A woman experienced a Brazil Nut allergy after the allergen was passed to her from her partner's semen during intercourse. The researchers believe this to be the first case of a sexually transmitted allergic reaction. jiaci.org/summary/vol17-i…
Pine Nuts come from Pine Cones thespruceeats.com/what-ar…
One single Brazil nut contains >100% your recommended daily intake of selenium, and they confer about 1000x more radiation than most common foods. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
Coco de mer nuts that washed up in the Maldives used to be considered property of the king and keeping one was punishable by death en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leg…
That the nut that is attached to the main rotor of a helicopter is referred to as the "Jesus nut." If it comes loose, the only option you have is to pray. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jes…
Softwood and hardwood trees are determined by their seed type not by their wood density. Cones vs flowers, fruits and nuts make this difference. royomartin.com/softwoods-…
In 2014 Korean Air vice president Heather Cho was so angry about receiving macadamia nuts in a bag instead of on a plate, she forced the plane to taxi back to gate and unload the offending flight attendant. "Nutgate" ended up costing her 5 months in jail en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nut…
The State of California by itself produces 50% of the nation's Fruits, Nuts, and Vegetables... and 20% of its Milk cdfa.ca.gov/farm_bill/
Some crows in Japan are known to drop walnuts on pedestrian crosswalks, wait for cars to crack the nuts by running them over, and then wait until the next light to safely eat the cracked nuts. bbc.com/earth/storyoflife…
Early in his career, H.B. Reese, inventor of the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, created two nearly identical candy bars. The "Lizzie Bar" was named after his oldest daughter and the "Johnny Bar" was named after his son. The only difference between the two was that the Johnny Bar had nuts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._…
Shea butter is a fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She…
Pecan is a Native American word meaning " β€œall nuts requiring a stone to crack.” ilovepecans.org/history
There is a low nickel diet for those with allergic contact dermatitis; restricted foods include whole wheat, shellfish, nuts, seeds, beans, lentils and peas, spinach, kale, lettuce, canned food, cocoa and chocolate skinanddiet.com/post/2018…
A coconut can be classified as a fruit, a nut, and a seed. However, botanically speaking, a coconut is a fibrous one-seeded drupe, also known as a dry drupe. loc.gov/everyday-mysterie…
Today I learned of John Smeaton, an airport worker who kicked an attempted suicide bomber in the nuts. He would later be awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gla…
Too many Brazil nuts can make you sick and cause toxicity and even hair loss! wildoats.com/blog-posts/6…
Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream sold a flavor called "Can't Stop the Nuts" as part of the promotion of 1980 Village People film Can't Stop the Music en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
Squirrels' brains grow in size during the fall to help them remember where they bury their nuts. Their brains are smaller the rest of the year. lsa.umich.edu/psych/news-…
Crows in Japan learned to crack walnuts by dropping them in a crosswalk. the birds hop in front of the cars and place walnuts. After the lights turn green the vehicles drive over the nuts, cracking them open. when it’s time to cross again, the crow join the pedestrians and pick up their meal. pbs.org/lifeofbirds/brain…
There is a recording of President of United States Lyndon B. Johnson ordering pants, asking for enough waist for 10-15 lbs of weight change each month, an extra inch "from where the zipper ends...back to my bunghole." to "let out...down where your nuts hang." youtube.com/watch?v=S3GT9…
Today I learned about Ghost Stories, an anime that did so poorly in Japan they gave the American dub free reign to do whatever they wanted and the voice over team went nuts. bloody-disgusting.com/tv/…
Today I learned of NUTS, a competing theory to MAD which claims that limited nuclear exchanges can take place without escalating into total annihilation; therefore, nuclear first strikes against enemy states should be considered a viable option. It was adopted by the US in the 1980s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuc…
Today I learned about space waste and space junk. An estimated 400,000 Earth pounds (~181,436 kg) of waste has been left on the Moon by humans, including things from wet wipes to over 70 discarded probes. 95% of objects in Earth's orbit are junk (dead satellites, nuts, bolts, tools, garbage bags, and debris). interestingengineering.co…
There is a more extreme form of veganism called fruitarianism where you can only eat plant parts that do not damage the plant -primarily fruits, nuts, and seeds en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fru…
In 1968 Immediate Records managed to annoy the British public to the point of being directly criticized in press articles. The controversy came from an ad for Small Faces' "Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake" that parodied the Lord's Prayer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogd…
People have been drinking almond milk since at least the 13th century. Because nuts are permitted in fasting seasons almond milk is substituted into meals for Lent and Ramadan. Also in 2013, almond milk surpassed soy milk as the most popular plant-based milk in the United States. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alm…
Almonds are a member of the rose family. The same as a peach, apricot, plum, and cherry. Because the fruit of the almond is a drupe, consisting of an outer hull and a hard shell with the seed, which is not a true nut, inside. aboutnuts.com/en/encyclop…
Crows have been found to place nuts on the road so their tough shells can be broken open by passing vehicles. They even know to wait for the red light of traffic signals to retrieve the nuts. scienceabc.com/nature/ani…
Papau New Guinea has the highest rates of oral cancer in the world, due in large part to a large portion of the population chewing betel nut as a stimulant thenewhumanitarian.org/fr…
In the Siege of Bastogne in 1944, the Germans sent a letter offering surrender. The US commander's response was "To the German Commander: NUTS! The American Commander". This was translated by the US interpreter as "Go to hell". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sie…
ABBA's famous outfits were chosen because of Swedish tax law. If they bought cloths for performance they could get a tax deduction, but they had to prove they couldn't be worn on the street. According to BjΓΆrn "we looked like nuts [...] Nobody can have been as badly dressed on stage as we were" theguardian.com/music/201…
Jams are made from actual fruit, jellies are made from fruit juice. Preserves have chunks of fruit, conserves have dried fruit or nuts, and marmalades have peel and pulp. thekitchn.com/whats-the-d…
In 2013 Federal District Court in San Francisco dismissed a lawsuit from Dairy Farmers to rename Almond Milk to "Nut Juice" for false advertising since "Nuts don't Lactate" It was rejected as "No reasonable consumer would mistake a product like soy milk or almond milk with dairy milk from a cow” nytimes.com/2017/02/13/we…
Today I learned of the "California Nut Crimes", including the theft of 35 truckloads of nuts worth about $10 million between 2013 - 2017. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
A UK study found that North American gray squirrels are smarter than UK red squirrels at tasks to get hazelnuts. Both gray & red equally opened a clear flap to get a nut. But in a multi-step task including operating a lever to get a nut, 91% of gray squirrels solved it vs 62% of red squirrels. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
An elixir containing cocaine from the coca leaf and caffeine from the African kola nut was marketed in Atlanta. It was sold as a brain tonic recommended as a medication for headaches, alcoholism, morphine addiction, abdominal pain, and menstrual cramps. This elixir, appropriately named Coca-Cola emedicinehealth.com/cocai…
Henry Ford allowed injured laborers to continue work from their hospital beds; screwing nuts on small bolts without getting out of bed. It was optional, but allowed employees to receive their normal salary while hospitalized. Ford believed the work to hasten their recovery. henry-ford.net/english/fa…
The "nut" in "Honey Nut Cheerios" used to be ground almonds in the recipe, but it's now made from natural almond flavouring which is typically manufactured not from almonds, but from peach pits. consumerreports.org/consu…
The cashew "apple" is a light reddish to yellow fruit, whose pulp can be processed into a sweet, astringent fruit drink or distilled into liquor. The cashew β€œnut” is the seed of the fruit. The shell of the cashew seed is used for lubricants, waterproofing, paints and arms production. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
Cashew nuts grow on the bottom of cashew apples. garden.eco/how-are-cashew…
Donuts were invented in New York and were originally called "Oily Cakes". The name later changed to Donut because nuts were added to the middle because the center would not cook properly. doyouremember.com/115457/…
Peanuts are actually not nuts. Instead, they are legumes. So they are closer botanically to peas, beans and chickpeas rather than to nuts like walnuts and almonds en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea…
Several of the peoples of the eastern New Guinea Highlands have developed an "avoidance language", used when collecting pandanus nuts in order to not use words that are thought of as being "unhealthy" for the plants. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
Police in Australia spent over $1000 to track down a man who stole a $3.95 bag of Nobby's Nuts by hiding them in his pants en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nob…
Breakfast being β€œthe most important meal of the day” originated in a 1944 marketing campaign launched by General Foods, the manufacturer of Grape Nuts, to sell more cereal. During the campaign, grocery stores and radio ads promoted the importance of breakfast. theatlantic.com/business/…
Squirrels will pretend to bury nuts to thwart other squirrels who want to steal the nuts they bury telegraph.co.uk/news/scie…
Some crows have evolved the ability to drop hard-shelled nuts onto roads and wait for cars to crack them open. Some have even figured out that dropping them onto pedestrian crossings can give them the safety of retrieving the nut without getting run over. youtube.com/watch?v=NenEd…
40 real squirrels were trained to crack nuts for Charlie & the Chocolate Factory instead of using CGI news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magaz…
Pistachios are expensive because the trees take up to 20 years to reach peak production, and are "biennial-bearing", meaning a light harvest every other year. The nuts used to be dyed red to hide stains caused by hand picking, most pistachios are now machine picked and dyeing is unnecessary. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pis…
"Nut" in Honey Nut Cheerios refers to the almond flavor cheerios.com/products/hon…

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