Gold replica of an olive branch, the traditional symbol of peace, which was left on the Moon's surface by Apollo 11 crewmembers. The gesture represented a fresh wish for peace for all mankind. spaceflight.nasa.gov/gall…
Victor Harry Feguer, the last person to be put to death in the state of Iowa, requested his last meal consisting of just an unpitted olive. The seed found in his stomach implied that he had hoped for an olive tree to sprout forth at his burial site nydailynews.com/news/crim…
Mt. Olive pickle company is based in a town called Mt. Olive and the street is One Cucumber Blvd, at the intersection of Cucumber and Vine. mtolivepickles.com/contac…
William Marston, creator of Wonder Woman, was in a polyamorous relationship with his wife and with Olive Byrne, whose distinctive bracelets were the inspiration for the hero's trademark arm wear. He had children with both women and they continued to raise the children together after his death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oli…
The first olympic marathon gold medalist told hittler that he hoped he won't start a war. And brought him an olive tree branch instead of nazi waving. pappaspost.com/august-1-1…
Annually around 40 million Olive Ridley hatchlings are born in Odisha coast of India and they are monitored around the year from adults laying eggs to birth. Fishing and commercial activities are banned around particular coast. One of the most successful conservation story. youtu.be/KmjlzOm0LCY
The Australian Department of Health made cigarette packaging Pantone 448, considered by researchers to be the "ugliest color in the world." They initially referred to the color as "olive green", but the name was changed after concerns were expressed by the Australian Olive Association. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
Astronaut Micheal Collins thought the eagle on the Apollo 11 mission patch looked uncomfortable stating that he, β€œhoped he dropped the olive branch before landing.” nasa.gov/feature/the-maki…
Today I learned about Monte Testaccio, the 'Mountain of Pots' in Rome, a hill made entirely from around 53 million discarded ancient Roman containers used to carry olive oil. It is one of the largest ancient 'spoil mounds' in the world, and is now key in understanding Roman trade routes in Spain and Libya. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Olive Oil was used in Clasical Greece as sexual lubricant. menshealth.com/sex-women/…
Today I learned about Moroccan tree climbing goats. Argan trees produce a fruit that looks like a shriveled olive and ripens each year around June. The resourceful goats crave the bitter taste and aroma, climbing up to 30 feet above ground to get the fruit. nationalgeographic.com/tr…
After "the world’s largest beach clean-up" at Mumbai's Versova beach, Olive Ridley turtles returned to lay eggs for the first time in 20 years. globalcitizen.org/en/cont…
Olives are essentially inedible when picked. It takes an extensive curing process for them to become edible, with no history of how an inedible fruit became such a popular fruit. delallo.com/blog/olives-n…
It was Thomas Jefferson was a serious foodie, who introduced America to waffles, Mac and cheese, Parmesan, olive oil, and champagne. nationalgeographic.com/pe…
Green olives and black olives are the same fruit, the green ones being picked before ripening and black ones let to ripen on the tree. huffpost.com/entry/green-…
Today I learned of Varina Davis, first lady of the Confederacy. Criticized for her olive skin tone and high level of literacy, she later became a newspaper columnist, was friends with Julia Grant (widow of Ulysses S. Grant) and declared in an article in 1901 that "the right side won the civil war". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Var…
An 86-year-old wrote an upbeat review for her local paper about a new Olive Garden. She was mercilessly mocked by the Internet. Anthony Bourdain thought she had a valuable POV on small town dining. So he published a book of her reviews. eater.com/2013/8/19/63856…
Dipping bread in olive oil and vinegar isn't an Italian thing, it's a San Francisco thing tuscantraveler.com/2012/f…
During World War II, Steinway & Sons airdropped pianos with large parachutes and complete tuning instructions into the battle for the American troops. Called the Victory Vertical or G.I. Steinways, the pianos were to provide a bit of relaxation. The pianos came in olive, blue, and gray drab. steinway.com/news/feature…
Nabulsi soap, is a Palestinian hard olive-oil based soap where it is still hand-made in factories in the West Bank since the 10th century en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nab…
Because of the Italian Mafia 75-80% of Extra Virgin Olive Oil in the US Doesn't Meet the Legal Grade for Extra Virgin cbsnews.com/news/60-minut…
Olive Oyl was a comic strip character for 10 years before Popeye was created. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oli…
Today I learned about the bizarre death of silent film star Olive Thomas. She died in 1920, age just 25, of kidney failure after she mistakenly drank the mercury-based topical medicine her husband used for his syphilis sores. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oli…
Nazareth Village is an open-air museum in Israel that reconstructs and reenacts village life in the Galilee in the time of Jesus. The village features houses, terraced fields, wine, and olive presses all built to resemble a Galilee village in the 1st century, as well as living actors en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naz…
Ridley Scott tried to make Gladiator (2000) an authentic representation of Ancient Rome. An early script had Maximus doing a product endorsement for olive oil, which was historically accurate for famous gladiators to do, but the detail was left out in later scripts for being too unbelievable. ign.com/articles/2000/02/…
The first space patch was flown by Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova on the Vostok 6 mission in 1963. It depicted a small snow white dove clutching an olive branch, flying against a backdrop of golden sunrays collectspace.com/news/new…
Post Malone has the legal rights for the former slogan for Olive Garden, "When you're here, you're family", after Jimmy Fallon gave them to him. thedailymeal.com/entertai…
In 2014 Olive Garden shareholders voted to replace the company's entire board of directors after investors got into a disagreement over the promise of unlimited bread sticks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oli…
- The Olive Garden restaurant chain has locations in 9 different countries around the world and none of them are in Italy or even Europe for that matter. olivegarden.com/internati…
Aunt Bethany in Christmas Vacation sounds familiar because she was the voice of Betty Boop and Olive Oyl in the 30s, 40s, and 50s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mae…
In 1965 Milton Olive III sacrificed his own life to save a group of soldiers by smothering a live grenade. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor award, becoming the first African American of the Vietnam War to do so. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
In Italy, there grows WHITE OLIVES called Leucocarpa which are used primarily for religious purposes due to their whiteness which symbolizes purity oliveoiltimes.com/olive-o…
Food containing starches like fries, chips, coffee, roasted peanuts, bread, even black olives, that are heated above 280 degrees, contain a compound called Acrylamide. Acralylamid is highly linked to cancer, neuropathy, and birth defects. wikipedia.org/wiki/Acryla…
There is a fully intact Roman wine bottle sitting in Germany from the year 350 AD. It's fully drinkable but the Romans added a significant amount of thick olive oil as a preservative. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spe…
Black olives are just ripe green olives. olivetreegrowers.com/faq.…
Jimmy Fallon owns the rights to the Olive Garden slogan β€œWhen You’re Here, You’re Family.” A licensing agreement was reached when the restaurant decided to retire the slogan, which allows Fallon to use it on his show. articles.orlandosentinel.…
Up to 75% of the extra virgin olive oil sold in the US does not meet the legal standard for such a label and is often fraudulently composed time.com/3894609/extra-vi…
Olive Oyl was a main character for 10 years before Popeye's 1929 appearance. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oli…
Branches from a 3000 year old, still living, Greek olive tree were used to weave victors' wreaths for the winners of the 2004 Athens Olympics and the 2008 Beijing Olympics en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oli…
Neil Armstrong left a golden olive branch on the moon. The olive branch is an ancient Greek and Arabic symbol of peace and victory. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oli…
There is an artificial hill in Italy, over 100 feet tall, made entirely of empty olive oil pots, carefully placed over a period of 250 years by ancient Romans. atlasobscura.com/places/m…
The outer flesh of an olive contains up to 30 percent oilβ€”a concentration so impressive that the English word oil comes from the ancient Greek elaia, which means olive. nationalgeographic.com/pe…
In order to gain weight(30kg) for his role as Mark David Chapman, Jared Leto drank microwaved pints of ice cream mixed with soy sauce and olive oil every night. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
The olive trees, have an approximate lifespan of 500 years but some can live up to an incredible amount of 1500 years! homeguides.sfgate.com/lif…
Rats are sometimes eaten in parts of France. In Bordeaux, there is a recipe that calls for the use of alcoholic rats who live in wine cellars. The rats are skinned and eviscerated, brushed with a thick sauce of olive oil and crushed shallots, and grilled over a fire of broken wine barrels. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat…
Silent movie actress Olive Thomas was killed when she accidentally drank her husband’s syphilis medication, which contained high amounts of mercury. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oli…
As a child Shelly Duvall would be taunted by other kids calling her Olive Oyl. As an adult Robert Altman casted her as Olive Oyl in 'Popeye' telling her this was the part she was born to play. people.com/archive/olives…
Nearly 200 years before turducken became popular, there was the RΓ΄ti Sans Pareil: a bustard stuffed with a turkey-goose-pheasant-chicken-duck-guinea fowl-teal-woodcock-partridge-plover-lapwing-quail-thrush-lark-ortolan-bunting and garden warbler, the last being just big enough to hold an olive. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tur…
Today I learned of the 'rΓ΄ti sans pareil'β€”a bustard stuffed with a turkey, a goose, a pheasant, a chicken, a duck, a guinea fowl, a teal, a woodcock, a partridge, a plover, a lapwing, a quail, a thrush, a lark, an ortolan bunting, a garden warbler, an anchovy, an olive, and a single caper vice.com/en_ca/article/7b…
Green olives and black olives are not different species. The distinction reflects whether they were picked before or after ripening. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oli…
Most Italian extra virgin olive oil sold in stores is a fraud. Nearly 70% of cheaper olive oil is not from actual olives, but is cut with cheaper seed oil to lower the price, and much of the product doesn't even come from Italy. theguardian.com/books/201…
For their last meals, death row inmates notably have requested twelve chocolate bars, Hubba Bubba bubblegum, KFC, a Cuban cigar, Cheez Doodles, a single olive, a "lump of dirt," and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las…
Most of the Italian olive oil sold is not actually Italian. Italy is the biggest olive oil importer and exporter. They buy olive oil mostly from Spain rebrand it and sell it as Italian. thekitchn.com/did-you-kno…
Green olives are the same as black olives, but green olives are picked before ripening and black olives are picked while ripe marksdailyapple.com/olive…
At the inaugural modern Olympics in 1896, the winners received silver medals along with an olive branch while the runners-up received a copper medal with a laurel branch. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/189…
In 2007, the First Mount Olive Free Will Baptist Church purchased a $150,000 Bentley, neglected to pay their $12,000 water bill, and defaulted on their $1.5 million mortgage. The church was struck by lightning and the subsequent fire completely destroyed the building. articles.baltimoresun.com…
Spain produces more Virgin olive oil than the rest of the world combined yet most of it is sold as Italian virgin olive oil. prosodol.gr/?q=node/203
In the U.S. during WWII 15% of beer production was ordered to be set aside for the soldiers. A lot of the cans were even painted olive drab, which camouflaged them from enemy aircraft. allaboutbeer.com/article/…
The world’s most expensive hot dog is 18” long, on an herb/oil focaccia roll with truffle butter, and grilled. It’s topped with mustard, garlic/herb mayo, shallots, baby greens, bacon, tomato, moose cheese, cranberries, basil olive oil/pear-cranberry-coconut balsamic vinaigrette, and pepper. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot…
Olives all ripen on the tree and turn black. They are picked at different times based on eventual use. gardeningknowhow.com/edib…
There is a 35m high hill in Rome which consists of the shards of about 53 million olive oil amphorae from ancient times. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
The world's oldest person attributed her ripe old age (122) to a diet of olive oil, port wine and 1kg of chocolate per week. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jea…
Fresh olives are practically inedible and take several weeks of bringing/fermenting to get rid of the bitter compounds. That's why olives taste salty. madehow.com/Volume-5/Oliv…
In Ancient Greece people would scrape the accumulated sweat and olive oil (gloios) off of wrestlers after a match and sell it for its alleged medicinal properties. ancientanatomies.com/2017…
The term "Olive Branch" is biblical in origin, as it's told that a dove returned an olive branch to Noah as a sign the floods were receding. grammarist.com/usage/oliv…
It is very common for green olives to be stuffed with sliced pimento gelatine, instead of sliced pimento peppers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pim…
Olive Garden trains their staff in the art of "hospitaliano", their made-up Italian word for hospitality careerbuilder.com/jobs/co…
The Seven Species are two grains and five fruits - which are listed in the Hebrew Bible as being special products of the Land of Israel. They are wheat, barley, grape, fig, pomegranates, olive (oil), and date en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sev…
Black olives sold in cans are actually green olives that are treated with chemicals such as iron salt to oxidize and turn black and look 'more attractive'. oliveoilsource.com/askthe…
One olive tree can produce around four liters of oil every year for hundreds of years. epochproducts.com/blog/10…
Olive Garden has a special flavor of Andes mints made for them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And…
There is a popeye's episode (1978) spoofing star wars a new hope featuring popeye as luke, olive as leia, wimpy as han and pluto as darthfader youtube.com/watch?v=xhf11…
At the first modern Olympic Games in Athens, Greece in 1896, there was just one winner who was rewarded with an olive wreath and a silver medal. The 1904 Olympic Games in St. Louis were the first in which gold, silver and bronze medals were gifted to the 3 winners. olympic.org/olympic-medal…
Oleic acid, the main constituent of Olive oil, is also emitted by the dead corpses of insects and bees. If a live bee or ant is dabbed with oleic acid, it is dragged off for disposal as if it were dead. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ole…
An Italian mob pulled an elaborate heist involving olive oil, using adulterated and chemically treated oils and labelling their containers as extra virgin. The profit margin of this heist was said to have "three times the profit margin of cocaine." oliveoiltimes.com/olive-o…
The oldest person to have ever lived, Jeanne Calment, aged 122 at death, attributed her longevity to a diet of olive oil, port wine, and 2 pounds of chocolate every week. en.wikipedia.org/wiki?cur…
The following are technically fruits: avocado, beans, peapods, corn kernels, cucumbers, grains, nuts, olives peppers, pumpkin, squash, sunflower seeds and tomatoes. mayoclinic.org/healthy-li…
The earliest written evidence of lube is from ancient Greece in 350 B.C., when olive oil was being employed with the use of leather dildos learn.condomdepot.com/201…
Despite Olive Garden's advertising that it has a cooking institute in Tuscany, there is no institute. Olive Garden does send a number of employees to Tuscany each year, but they spend only a few hours at a local restaurant in its off-season. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oli…
Rome has an artificial hill consisting of 80 million ancient, used, olive oil amphorae. Monte Testaccio was in use by the Romans from 140 to 250 AD for disposing of these terracotta pots. atlasobscura.com/places/m…
One tablespoon of olive oil can calm half an acre of waves on a lake. oliveoiltimes.com/olive-o…
Cats love green kalamata olives. They contain a compound similar to that in catnip. reference.com/pets-animal…
Olive Oyl was drawn ten years before Popeye was. telegraph.co.uk/books/chi…
These days the pimento strip you get stuffed in green olives is actually pureed and formed pimento pepper en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pim…
Cats like olives because they contain a chemical similar to catnip. reference.com/pets-animal…
An anesthetic's potency can be predicted quite well from its solubility in olive oil en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nit…
American Airlines saved nearly $40,000 by eliminating one olive from the salad they served each passenger msnbc.msn.com/id/3073562/…
The Romans imported so much wine and olive oil that the city's trash heap (made up entirely of broken amphorae) reached a height of 35 meters and a circumference of 1km. The hill, called 'Monte Testaccio,' exists to this day. pilcrowmagazine.com/blog/…
The Mob was profiting from selling adulterated extra virgin olive oil-70% of the extra virgin olive oil sold is fake. In 2008 an investigation dubbed β€œOperation Golden Oil” was conducted by Italian officers which led to the arrest of 23 people and the confiscation of 85 farms. foodrenegade.com/your-ext…
A study in a Swiss population concluded: a Mediterranean diet, rich in extra virgin olive oil, with a Swiss twist of dairy products, lowers cancer and heart disease risk oliveoiltimes.com/olive-o…
Today I learned of Chinook olives, a delicacy eaten by the aboriginal Columbia valley people of the United States, made of dirt and grass buried acorns, soaked in the urine of a family over a five, six month period en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Due to many limiting variables, in order to get about 35 to 50 gallons of Olive Oil; you need approximately One Ton of Olives oliveoilsource.com/askthe…
The Donkey Kong arcade game was originally developed as a Popeye game, but Nintendo lost the license. Mario was Popeye, Pauline was Olive Oyl, and DK was Brutus. classicgames.about.com/od…
Mae Questel, the voice of Olive Oyl in the original Popeye cartoon, voiced Popeye himself in a few shorts where his voice actor, Jack Mercer, was unavailable allmovie.com/artist/mae-q…
Nintendo never intended to create Mario. The original arcade Donkey Kong was intended to be a Popeye game. When they lost the license, they came up with their own characters; Mario for Popeye, Donkey Kong for Bluto and Pauline for Olive Oyl. mentalfloss.com/uk/games/…
Olive Oil has been used as lube since Ancient Greece. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oli…
The Turkish national sport is oil wrestling where men douse themselves in olive oil and then wrestle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil…
Pork rinds is healthier than chips and contains healthy fat found in olive oil. menshealth.com/mhlists/he…
In 1981 American Airlines saved roughly $500,000 by removing the olives from salads. Soon afterward, an association of olive growers found out, and threatened to boycott the airline if olives were not restored. AA agreed, and stocked them onboard for passengers who requested them. books.google.com/books?id…
In 1980, American Airlines were able to save $40,000 a year by removing just one olive from the salad they served to first class customers. nytimes.com/2001/05/06/bu…

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