The Fruit orange was first called orange by the French dating back to the 13th century. then 200 years later the orange color was announced by the Oxford dictionary. So the fruit came before the color. rd.com/article/orange-wor…
Bell Peppers contain more Vitamin C than oranges do, and contain higher amounts the riper the color becomes. A cup of chopped Red bell pepper "contains nearly three times more Vitamin C than an orangeβ€”190 mg." health.com/nutrition/12-f…
Tiger's orange-black skin color works very well as a camouflage in bushes or grass, because their preys are dichromats (red-green blind), like most mammals. royalsocietypublishing.or…
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess was written over a period of three weeks after he was misdiagnosed with brain cancer and given a year to live.He decided to spend that year writing five novels to provide for his wife after his death. Ironically, he outlived her. heraldscotland.com/arts_e…
The orange balls on power lines are called visibility marker balls (or just marker balls, for short), and they help make power lines more obvious to low-flying aircraft like planes and helicopters. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
, that in 1987 MLB pitcher Charlie Kerfeld signed a 1 year contract with the Houston Astros for $110,037.37 AND 37 boxes of orange Jell-O, to be used in future pranks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Bell Peppers have more Vitamin C than Oranges abcnews.go.com/Health/Wel…
The common California Navel Orange is a sterile mutation of regular oranges originating in Brazil. Because they don't have seeds, Navel Oranges must proliferate via grafting. Thus, thousands of modern CA Navel Oranges originated from the same branches of just a few parent trees en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Was…
The 90s game POGs originated in the 1930s, using the bottletops of Hawaiian drink, Passion Orange Guava. firstwefeast.com/drink/20…
The equivalent of the English-language idiom "comparing apples and oranges" in Serbian is "grandmothers and toads"; in Romanian it's "the grandmother and the machine gun" or "the cow and the longjohns"; and the equivalent Danish idiom is "What is highest, the Round Tower or a thunderclap?" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/App…
Sweet oranges are a sterile hybrid, with all varieties coming from cultivated mutations after a single domestication event around 300 BCE in the Southern China/Northeast India area. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ora…
Oranges in Vietnam and Thailand are Green Through Maturity en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cam…
Stanley Kubrick used over 450,000 feet or about 85 miles of film to shoot "A Clockwork Orange" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_C…
The English word orange should have been "norange" with the similar roots of the Spanish word "naranja". thelanguagenerds.com/fun-…
As many as 1 million Vietnamese people are disabled or have health problems as a result of U.S. use of Agent Orange in the Vietnam War. Nearly 20 million gallons of various herbicides and defoliants were sprayed over Vietnam between 1962 and 1971 by the U.S. military. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age…
(According to Brent Berlin and Paul Kay's 1969 study Basic Color Terms: Their Universality and Evolution) Names for brown, purple, pink, orange, and gray will not emerge in a language until the language has made a distinction between green and blue. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bas…
Most humans see about a million colors due to three retinal cones: red, green, and blue. Some humans have a fourth cone for orange light and can see 100 million variations in color. thecut.com/2015/02/what-l…
Goldfish (the animal not the snack food) is a small member of the carp family, were first selectively bred in ancient China over 1,000 years ago, and come in a variety of colors. Various combinations of white, yellow, orange, red, brown, and black are known to exist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gol…
White Tigers are not albino nor a sub-species of tiger but actually are Bengal tigers with a genetic defect that expresses a different colour. White tigers lack the pigment called pheomelanin, which is found in Bengal tigers with orange fur. wildcatsanctuary.org/the-…
The Golden Gate Bridge's famed color, "International Orange" selected by architect Irving Morrow for aesthetics and for visibility in fog, won out over the US Navy's preferred color scheme. The Navy wanted it black with yellow safety stripes --the better for ships to see it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gol…
Farmers put citrus fruit in ethylene gas chambers to make the skins turn orange, even though it doesn't improve the taste. seasonal.substack.com/p/m…
A rockoon is a rocket launched from an atmospheric balloon to reach higher altitudes, and that in the first tests they'd fail to launch because the atmosphere was too cold, which was solved by putting heated cans of orange juice along with the rocket. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc…
We get oranges in our Christmas stockings, to represent little bags of gold, left by St Nicholas. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
An outbreak of Syphilis caused a surge in Wigmaking. Wigs covered up baldness and head sores caused by Syphilis. Powdered Wigs were popular because the powder contained lavender or orange, to cover up bad smells. mentalfloss.com/article/3…
Most recordings of "White Christmas" skip the opening verse and start with the chorus. The opening verse, though, reveals the song is being sung by someone in "Beverly Hills, LA," where "the sun is shining, the grass is green/The orange and palm trees sway," but is "longing to be up north." kqed.org/news/83832/why-w…
A top-level Dutch football club signed up an 18-month old for a ten year contract, after his father posted a video of the boy kicking a ball into his toy chest 3 times in a row. After scribbling his signature for the club, the toddler celebrated with a glass of orange juice en.espn.co.uk/football/sp…
Today I learned about the Oslo Breakfast, a meal that began to be served to Norwegian schoolchildren starting 1932. A typical version included an orange, milk, whole-wheat bread, rye biscuit, cheese, carrot and a spoon of cod-liver oil. It reportedly increased the average height of 14 year olds by 4 inches. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osl…
The original orange (fruit) was tangerine-pomelo hybrid. And the color was originally green instead of orange. rd.com/list/interesting-f…
Today I learned of the MT Vulcanus, a freighter ship that was converted into an incinerator ship to burn hazardous waste, including Agent Orange from the Vietnam War. The ship burned hazardous waste at sea in the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, and South Pacific from 1972 until 1990. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MT_…
Yams and sweet potatoes are entirely different vegetables. If you're American, you've likely never eaten a real yam in your life--most of the so-called yams you see in American grocery stores are actually orange-fleshed sweet potatoes bonappetit.com/story/diff…
A New Jersey man bought a $5 bottle of orange juice from Shoprite; his wife said it was too expensive and sent him back to return it, because it was on sale for $2.50 elsewhere. He then decided to buy 2 lottery tickets with the cash refunded from the OJ; he won $315.3 million. abcnews.go.com/US/lucky-j…
The final chapter of β€œA Clockwork Orange” was omitted from the US published version in 1986, in which Alex sees the error of his ways, decides he has lost his taste for violence and resolves to turn his life around - a complete 180 from the US published ending and the Stanley Kubrick movie. wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Cloc…
Pham Xuan An, one of the first Vietnamese live in Orange County, California (1957-1959). He was a journalist and correspondent for Time, Reuters and the New York Herald Tribune, stationed in Saigon during the war in Vietnam. Also he was a perfect spy of North Vietnam. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ph%…
The name of mid-90s fad, "Pogs" was actually an acronym for Passion/Orange/Guava, which was the type of juice that kids used the caps of when it was first invented in Hawaii youtube.com/watch?v=eBF4K…
Sodium laureth sulfate, an ingredient in toothpaste, makes it hard to taste sweetness, and that's why drinking orange juice after brushing your teeth tastes weird. southspringsdentalgroup.c…
In 2010 the band Imperial Stars blocked the 101 freeway with a truck and played a set that included their song "Traffic Jam 101" on the blocked road. Their site claimed they were "set to launch a new campaign to transform the Orange County Music scene by epic proportions.” beverlypress.com/2010/10/…
The US sprayed 31,000 km2 of Vietnam with Agent Orange - 9% of the countries total land area en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age…
Odwalla was started by three people squeezing oranges with a secondhand juicer in a backyard shed. 21 years later they sold the company for $181 million. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odw…
Stanley Kubrick wanted to use Pink Floyd's Atom Heart Mother suite in A Clockwork Orange. Pink Floyd's bassist Roger Waters refused when he found out Kubrick would edit the music to fit the film. Later, Waters asked Kubrick to use sounds from 2001: A Space Odyssey on a record. Kubrick refused. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_C…
Today I learned that chocolate milk is actually more nutritious than orange juice. bodyandsoul.com.au/nutrit…
There's no such thing as naturally orange cheese popsci.com/why-is-some-ch…
In 2011 radio personality Ira Glass claimed to have tracked down Coca-Cola's secret recipe, to a 130-year-old notebook belonging to inventor's best friend. He said that the closely guarded formula is: alcohol and six oils – orange, lemon, nutmeg, coriander, neroli and cinnamon. theguardian.com/business/…
Fiestaware, along with almost all other red/orange ceramics produced from the 1920s-60s, are radioactive because their glazes contained uranium. unitednuclear.com/index.p…
An outbreak of Syphilis caused a surge in Wigmaking. Wigs covered up baldness and head sores caused by Syphilis. Powdered Wigs were popular because the powder contained lavender or orange, to cover up bad smells. mentalfloss.com/article/3…
There is no discernible difference in the taste of white cheddar and yellow, or orange, cheddar cheese. huffpost.com/entry/orange…
Today I learned that brown is a really dark shade of orange. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bro…
While 1971 Kubrick classic 'A Clockwork Orange' was passed uncut for UK cinemas, the film was later withdrawn from British release in 1973 at the request of Kubrick, in response to allegations that the film was responsible for spawning a multitude of copycat violence throughout the UK. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_C…
Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) is the uncle of actor Alexander Siddig (DS9, GoT). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mal…
Today I learned about the Black tiger. A tiger with the melanistic trait, which gives it more of a black coloring than the traditional orange. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
Contrary to popular belief, 'orange' does rhyme with Blorenge (a mountain in Wales) and sporange (a sac where spores are made) dictionary.reference.com/…

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