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…
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…
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…
Today I learned that chocolate milk is actually more nutritious than orange juice. bodyandsoul.com.au/nutrit…
The FDA allows 11 rodent hairs per 25g paprika, 60 parasitic cysts per 100 fish, 2500 aphids per 10g of hops, and 1 maggot per 250ml orange juice fda.gov/food/ingredients-…
Contrary to popular belief, 'orange' does rhyme with Blorenge (a mountain in Wales) and sporange (a sac where spores are made) dictionary.reference.com/…
Drinking a mix of orange lemonade and cola is a very German(-speaking) thing, and although such drinks are marketed by Coca Cola and Pepsico, they are only sold in Central Europe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mez…
"Orange" as a color was named after the fruit. Before oranges were discovered, "geoluread" (yellowred) was the English word used to describe it. oranges.com/orange-the-co…
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/…
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…
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…
If you mix 25 or more random pictures from the internet, you will get orange. theatlantic.com/technolog…
Flight recorders, commonly referred to as "black boxes", are actually orange! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fli…
Oranges aren't naturally occuring, and the first ones weren't even orange hivelighter.com/published…
The roof of some Tesla models appear orange and red when wet due to a protective UV/infrared layer in the glass to reduce heat. Water droplets cause light to bounce around and reflect some of the infrared light (normally not visible to us) in a form that is visible to our eyes adonisdetail.com/why-does…
The Beatles made a petition in order to try to get Mick Jagger to portray Alex in A Clockwork Orange. rollingstone.com/movies/m…
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 all Navel Oranges are genetically identical, the trees originally grafted in the 1800's from one mutant branch on a tree in a monastery in Brazil. The mutation that made it seedless just happened to cause a smaller conjoined twin to grow on one end, the "navel". npr.org/templates/story/s…
Today I learned about the Orange Alternative movement. Known as the Revolution of Dwarfs, attracted more than 10,000 people who marched through the city centre in WrocΕ‚aw, wearing orange dwarf hats. culture.pl/en/article/the…
Diners started using orange handle coffee pots for decaf because the colour orange was associated with the orange coloured label on Sanka, a once popular brand of instant decaf coffee. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
In 'A Clockwork Orange', the term used to refer to Alex's band of antisocial delinquents ("droogs") is derived from the Russian word for friend or buddy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_C…
Clockwork Orange was so controversial in the UK that Stanley Kubrick requested Warner Brothers withdraw the movie from any further releases in the country only a year after its release, and thus up until Kubrick's death in 1999 it was very difficult to watch the movie legally in Britain. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_C…
Bats have unique smells that can range from corn tortillas to burnt oranges and fungus, usually based on their species, the individual and that their health. batcon.org/article/bat-sm…
Tons of popular restaurants use red,orange or yellow as those colours makes people hungry-er some examples are: McDonalds,KFC,Jack in the box and Dairy Queen. dvo.com/newsletter/weekly…
In 2009, Tropicana invested $35 million to rebrand their Orange Juice packaging. Within two months of the change, sales dropped 20% and they lost significant market share before switching back to their original carton. The failed marketing experiment cost them over $50 million. thebrandingjournal.com/20…
On multiple occassions, scientists have in fact compared apples and oranges, and according to one study performed at the NASA Ames Research Center in 1995 they have been found to be "remarkably similar". ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
The reason there are no green mammals --- mammals are hairy, and mammalian hair has only two kinds of pigment: one that produces black or brown hair and one that produces yellow or reddish-orange hair. nwf.org/en/Magazines/Nati…
Today I learned the word supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is a real word that was first used in 1931 by Helen Herman in the Syracuse University Daily Orange. wikipedia.org/wiki/Superc…
That, despite being on opposite ends of the country, Disneyland and Disneyworld are both located in Orange County en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ora…
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…
100 percent of Florida’s orange trees are infected with a deadly fungus and face extinction. civileats.com/2019/01/23/…
While a grad student, botanist Arthur Galston discovered the use of an acid to encourage the flowering of soybeans, noting that high levels had a defoliant effect. The military later developed this acid into agent orange. Galston became a bioethicist, and his objections led Nixon to ban it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art…
The foul smelling odor of feces is due to high concentrations of the compound skatole (3-methylindole). The same compound in low concentrations has a flowery smell and is found in several flowers and essential oils, including those of orange blossoms and jasmine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ska…
Watermelon, oranges, and tomatoes are berries foodandwine.com/fruits/me…
In 1911, Bobby Leach was the 2nd person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel. He died 15 years later from slipping on an orange peel and getting gangrene technology.org/2019/04/15…
Poppies aren't always red, they can also be white, pink, yellow, orange and purple homeguides.sfgate.com/col…
The colored beads in Silica Gel packets are a humidity indicator. If the beads are blue or orange the silica gel can still adsorb more moisture. If the beads are pink or green, then the silica gel is spent and can adsorb no more moisture. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sil…
Wendy Carlos is not only the pioneer of EM (soundtracks composed include Clockwork Orange and The Shining) but also an inspiration for the LGTBQ community as the first trans woman to come out publically. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wen…
Today I learned about the Black Sapote or Chocolate Pudding Fruit. When ripe, the fruit has the texture and taste of chocolate, and can be used as a substitute in recipes or milkshakes. It also contains 4 times as much vitamin C as an orange. messynessychic.com/2014/0…
The fruit, orange, was named before the color, which was commonly referred to as β€œyellow-red.” Hence why people with orange hair are called β€œredheads” and not β€œorangeheads.” mentalfloss.com/article/2…
Anthony Burgess sent a preliminary draft of A Clockwork Orange to Rolling Stone in place of an article and Hunter S. Thompson wrote a letter rejecting Burgess' "limey bullshit" and calling him "cheapjack scum." esquire.com/entertainment…
The clementine is a random cross between mandarin oranges and sweet oranges discovered at an orphanage in Algeria. Father Marie-Clement Rodiers found the new fruit growing in his orphanage’s garden in the late 19th century. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cle…
Nutrias are easily recognized by their large orange teeth.Their enamel is richly pigmented with iron affording these semiaquatic rodents chisel-like strength while gnawing. Originally native to subtropical South America, they have since been introduced to North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
In Japan, establishments like banks & convenience stores visibly keep baseball-sized orange orbs behind the counter. These β€œanticrime color balls” are filled with bright pigment that burst on impact & are for employees to lob at robbers (or getaway vehicles) to improve the chance of arrest. japantimes.co.jp/news/200…
Over 14 months, artists in Mexico turned a low-income neighborhood into one giant mural, painting the facades of 200 homes bright lavender, lime green, & incandescent orange. theguardian.com/world/201…
The Jim Varney character 'Ernest P Worrell' was originally used by an ad agency to sell everything from orange juice to air conditioners. youtu.be/fvFcBh1eKzA
Stunt performer Bobby Leach was the second person to go over Niagra Falls in a barrel. He was rescued three times from attempts to swim the Niagra Whirlpool Rapids. He died of a broken leg after slipping on an orange peel. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob…
Oranges can spray fire. This happens because inside the peel is a oil called D-limonene. You can use this to help light fire pit or even show of some tricks like a bartender. astrocampschool.org/orang…
Sharks are attracted to any high-contrast color, such as yellow, orange, or red. These colors are easier for the shark to see, especially in murky water or up against a bright surface. scubadiverlife.com/shark-…
Oranges are not actually fruit that was found in the nature but a hybrid between pomelo and mandarin en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ora…
In the northernmost Canadian territory of Nunavut grocery store prices are so expensive that a 3.5L container of orange juice costs $26.29. Prices soar even higher in the winter when all food must be flown in and ferries are unable to operate. huffingtonpost.ca/entry/f…
The Rainbow Eucalyptus tree has multi-coloured streaks on its trunk that comes from patches of outer bark that are shed annually at different times, showing the bright-green inner bark. This then darkens and matures to give blue, purple, orange and then maroon tones. amusingplanet.com/2011/10…
In 1536, French explorer Jacques Cartier and his crew were cured of scurvy by drinking tea of pine needles and by eating bark given to them by the Iroquois after the crew suffered months of nutritional deprivation at sea. Pine needles have approximately 3 to 5 times more vitamin C than an orange wildedible.com/pine-needl…
Narwhals tusks are elongated teeth, can grow up to 10 ft, and can bend up to a foot to one side without breaking. Their purpose is still not well understood. Some narwhals do not have tusks. Their skin is very rich in vitamin C, the same as an orange by weight. There are none in captivity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nar…
Grapefruit are a hybrid of sweet orange and pomelo, and their pink hue was caused by deliberate radiation-induced mutations. wikipedia.org/wiki/Grapef…
We call people with red hair "red heads" as opposed to "orange heads" because the phrase has been around longer than the colour orange. The colour orange was described as red up until the 1500's when the first reference of orange in the English language can be found. mentalfloss.com/article/2…
Orange peels are rich in several nutrients, including fiber, vitamin C, and plant compounds like polyphenols. In fact, just 1 tbsp (6g) of orange peel provides 14% of the Daily Value of vitamin C β€” nearly 3 times more than the inner fruit. The same serving also packs about 4x more fiber healthline.com/nutrition/…
The Glorious Revolution, was the November 1688 deposition and replacement of James II and VII as ruler of England, Scotland and Ireland by his daughter Mary II and his Dutch nephew and Mary's husband, William III of Orange. This was also when gin (jenever) was introduced in England. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glo…
Today I learned of the Pomelo, one of the original citrus species from which the rest of cultivated citrus' have been hybridized, such as today's oranges and grapefruit, etc. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pom…
Bobby Leach, the 2nd person to go over Niagara falls in a barrel and survive, spent six months in the hospital recovering from his injuries. He traveled the world recounting his ordeal in vaudeville shows. Years later he slipped on an orange peel, injured his leg, and died from complications en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob…
Disneyland is in Orange County California, and Disneyworld is in Orange County Florida en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ora…
, Andy Warhol made an adaptation of A Clockwork Orange in 1965. The film, "Vinyl", is about Victor, who spends his time lifting weights, dancing and torturing people before being arrested. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin…
In 1898 the US Department of Landscaping set up a committee to search the world for crops that could be grown back home in the US. It was this committee that brought avocados, mangoes, and new varieties of oranges. While at it they introduced America to Dates from Iraq because of Aladdin. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
In 1929 the NFL team, the Orange Tornadoes from Orange, NJ wore letters on their uniforms instead of numbers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
The colors of a karate belt is based from the Sun. White is birth, Yellow is first beam of sunlight, Orange is growing strength of the sun, Green is growth, Blue is sky & light, Purple is dawn, Brown is maturity & harvest, Red is red hot strength of the sun, and Black is darkness beyond the sun. nymaa.com/martial-arts-bl…
Snoop Dogg. broke the Guinness World Record for biggest gin and juice by stirring up a drink that contained 180 bottles of gin, 154 bottles of apricot brandy and 38 jugs of orange juice. billboard.com/amp/article…
Orange peels helped revive a Costa Rican forest princeton.edu/news/2017/0…
The Kinabalu giant red leech (Mimobdella buettikoferi) is a large bright orange-red colored leech that is endemic to Borneo. It can grow to a length of over 50 cm (20 in). In the comments, this huge flesh-eating leech can be seen ingesting a giant earthworm like spaghetti. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kin…
In 2002, Tropicana aired a half-hour orange juice infomercial called "Breakfast Americana" on Lifetime, A&E, TLC and Discovery Channel. When it also aired on local CBS affiliates, some major markets drew higher ratings than NBA basketball and 'Everybody Loves Raymond'. dmnews.com/marketing-chan…
In February 1961, East Orange, NJ police arrested 14 people from their beds at home after midnight. Their crime was failing to return library books that were more than four months overdue. nytimes.com/1964/07/25/ar…
Despite Orange juice being marketed as 100% juice, with no water or sugar added, flavour packs are added provided by fragrance companies giving its distinctive processed orange taste and smell. newyorker.com/books/page-…
Beavers have orange teeth because they are made of iron instead of magnesium like other rodents. The iron causes the orange colouring in beavers’ teeth, makes the teeth stronger against mechanical stress, and makes them more resistant to acid. mcgill.ca/oss/article/did…
Major orange juice producers add chemical fragrances called "flavor packs" to their juice to provide the signature taste of their brand because OJ loses its flavor during pasteurization and de-oxygenation. civileats.com/2009/05/06/…
Orange Crush soda originally had orange pulp in the bottles, giving it a "fresh squeezed" illusion even though the raw pulp was merely added during bottling, rather than actually being the remains from freshly squeezed oranges en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cru…
A "sporange" is a rare alternative form of sporangium, a botanical term for part of a fern. Found in the 20-Volume Oxford English Dictionary, it is the only perfect rhyme for the word "orange." lexico.com/explore/are-th…
The monkey face orchid, or scientifically, the Dracula simia, is a rare orchid which is native to the tropical cloud forests of Southeastern Ecuador and Peru and likes to live in elevations above 2,000 feet. Its fragrance can described as a ripe orange scent which it emits when it blooms. wideopeneats.com/monkey-f…
The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit finds Sanofi improperly listed insulin device patent in FDA’s Orange Book raps.org/news-and-article…
In the 90s Costa Rica saved a dying forest by dumping 12,000 tons of waste orange peels and pulp (1000 truckloads) princeton.edu/news/2017/0…
Oranges aren't naturally occurring fruits. telegraph.co.uk/men/the-f…
In 1975 A Clockwork Orange author Anthony Burgess wrote an early draft script for The Spy Who Loved Me which climaxed with James Bond using acupuncture to foil hippy terrorists newstatesman.com/culture/…
Carrots were originally purple. The orange ones we are familiar with today started as a hybrid intended to be sweeter. zmescience.com/other/purp…
Golden Gate Bridge is named after the strait that connects San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean. The bridge's orange color was selected by consulting architect Irving Morrow because it complements the natural surroundings and enhances the bridge's visibility in fog. wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden…
A Spanish archives director who only showed up to work to sign-in & sign-out for 10 years. During the time that he was "working," he ran a male brothel and was an erotic comic book artist who created a busty superheroine named Fallarela "who hurls flaming Valencia oranges at her enemies" news.com.au/finance/work/…
The first known decorated eggs are 60,000 years old. These ostrich eggshells, discovered in South Africa, were likely used as water flasks. Many were engraved and colored black, beige, yellow, orange, teal and even bright red. cam.ac.uk/research/news/e…
Dogs are red-green colorblind and can have trouble differentiating orange toys from the grass when they are playing outside. akc.org/expert-advice/hea…
In the 50s, Orange Julius stands handed out Bible tracts, but by the 70s, adopted the devil as their mascot before being sued. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ora…
The flight recorder, aka the "Black Box", is actually orange en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fli…
The color orange was called "red-yellow" until the English-speaking world was introduced to the fruit that was named "orange." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ora…
100% orange juice that you buy in the grocery store is highly processed and up to a year old before it’s purchased by the consumer wnyc.org/story/last-chanc…
The orange color is a registered trademark on Reese’s packages newfoodeconomy.org/food-c…
Orange cheese is fake. Long ago, cow’s cheese had a natural yellowish tint (a mark of quality) from the beta-carotene in their diet. Cheesemakers then started skimming the cream (the color source) for butter, while adding coloring to make their cheese look high quality. This is still done today. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
In 1888 a hailstorm in India killed 246 people with hail as large as goose eggs, oranges, and cricket balls. The storm holds the record of being the highest mortality from hail ever recorded to this day. wmo.asu.edu/content/world…
New York was, for a short period of time, named New Orange (in honor of William III of Orange) after the Dutch capturing of the area in 1673. Around a year later, the Treaty of Westminster reverted the territory back to English control and the name was changed again to New York. history.com/news/why-is-n…
Velveeta, American and Cheddar cheeses are only orange because it makes them look high quality. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann…
Oscar the Grouch was orange for the first season of Sesame Street --- and he was supposed to be magenta. gizmodo.com/oscar-the-gro…
Hippos produce a natural antibacterial sunblock. The β€˜sweat’ is made of a red pigment, which contains an antibiotic, and an orange pigment, which absorbs UV rays. These two pigments work together to protect the hippos from both bacterial infections and sun damage. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
The first two NASA space shuttle launches, STS-1 & STS-2, had the main external tank painted white instead of the more familiar orange color. Designers revise the tank materials which eliminated the need for painting and just left them orange. In doing so, this also saved 600 lbs. of weight. nasa.gov/multimedia/podca…
Berghia coerulescens is a species of sea slug, a marine nudibranch, first discovered along the French Mediterranean coast. It also occurs in the Atlantic Ocean, from the Brittany coasts to the Canary Islands. The cerata are bright blue with yellow tips and the rhinophores orange-brown in color. seaslugforum.net/find/ber…
, in addition to Agent Orange, there were also Agents Blue, White, Pink, Purple and Green. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai…

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