A condition among waterfowl called angel wing can be caused by eating bread. In ducks and geese with angel wing, their wings become deformed because the carpal joint grows incorrectly making them unable to migrate. instead of bread, feed corn and peas to ducks and geese. reconnectwithnature.org/n…
A Massachusetts man who was rushed to hospital with a collapsed lung came home with an unusual diagnosis: a pea plant was growing in his lung. bbc.com/news/world-us-can…
At banquets, Roman Emperor Elagabalus would serve peas with gold, lentils with onyx, beans with amber, and rice with pearls, as well as sprinkling pearls in lieu of pepper. At the end of the banquets, he would bring out lions and leopards, panicking the invitees, who were unaware they were tamed penelope.uchicago.edu/Tha…
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…
The term sweet-pea does not refer to a pea that is sweet, rather a sweet pea is a flower. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swe…
There is no practical way to draw our solar system to a visible scale. With Earth reduced to pea diameter, Pluto would be the size of a bacterium, 1.5 miles from Jupiter. With Jupiter the size of a period, Pluto would still be 35 feet away from it, and reduced to the size of a molecule. space.fm/astronomy/planet…
Oklahoma is the only state to have an official state meal (not just a state food). It consists of squash, cornbread, fried okra, BBQ pork, grits, biscuits, sausage and gravy, corn, chicken-fried steak, black-eyed peas, strawberries, and pecan pie. okgazette.com/oklahoma/ok…
Fergie was not an original member of Black Eyed Peas. She replaced Kim Hill who left from growing concerns of objectification as the group was going mainstream in the early 2000s. youtube.com/watch?v=KkSDN…
The Black Eyed Peas hold the record for the longest uninterrupted time at #1 on the Hot 100, a total of 26 consecutive weeks from April to October 2009, with "Boom Boom Pow" and "I Gotta Feeling.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Oklahoma and Louisiana both have an official state meal; The official state meal of Oklahoma consists of fried okra, cornbread, barbecue pork, squash, biscuits, sausage and gravy, grits, corn, strawberries, chicken fried steak, pecan pie, and black-eyed peas. statesymbolsusa.org/symbo…
Around 150 years before bimetallic Euro coins appeared, some bimetallic coins circulated in England. In J. Moore's 1840s privately-made "one penny model," proposed replacements for large copper pennies, a copper donut held a pea-sized silvery Queen Victoria disc. Some shopkeepers accepted them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/184…
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…
Rip Torn's father Elmore "Tiger" Torn was an agricultural who worked to promote the consumption of black-eyes peas, particularly as a custom of New Year's Day. texascooppower.com/food/t…
The French word for the cultivar group that includes snap peas and snow peas is "mangetout", which literally translates to "eat all" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
Before electrical and mechanical alarm clocks were common, working people used to hire "knockers-up" to wake them by banging sticks or shooting dried peas at their windows. atlasobscura.com/articles…
In 1774 English criminal John Rann arrived at his execution in a specially made pea-green suit adorned by a large bouquet of flowers. He cheerfully bantered with the crowd and hangman and danced a jig, before being hanged. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Spray/aerosol cans don't always have metal ball bearings in them, they can also be marbles and are known as 'peas' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aer…
Winston Churchill once said that one of life's four essentials was cold champagne and so he drank over 42,000 bottles of champagne during his lifetime(about two bottles a day). The other three essentials were hot baths, new peas and old brandy thedrinksbusiness.com/201…
Oklahoma's state meal is chicken-fried steak, barbecued pork, fried okra, squash, cornbread, grits, corn, sausage with biscuits and gravy, black-eyed peas, strawberries, and pecans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Black Eyed Peas’ song β€œLet’s Get it Started” was originally β€œLet’s Get Retarded”. wikipedia.org/wiki/Let's_…
Before there were alarm clocks, there were β€œknocker-uppers”, who were hired to shoot dried peas from a blow gun at people’s windows in order to wake them up in the morning. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kno…
A "London Fog" was yellow smog so thick you couldn't see the ground. These "pea soupers" often carried toxic chemicals and one in 1952 killed 4,000 people in five days. Due to the Clean Air Act the last London Fog was in 1962. nytimes.com/2015/11/08/op…
Today I learned that sweet peas should be eaten in moderation because the contain β€œantinutrients” which can cause bloating and can interfere with mineral absorption. healthline.com/nutrition/…
Before there were alarm clocks, there were β€œknockers-up”, who were hired to shoot dried peas from a blow gun at people’s windows in order to wake them up in the morning en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kno…
Every tomato we eat is a mutant of an ancestor with fruits the size of a pea. smithsonianmag.com/travel…
Today I learned about one of jazz's most famous and unusual duos. Jazz player Duke Ellington's and the little known cowriter of one of his most well known songs, "Take The A Train", Billy "Sweet Pea" Strayhorn. thedukeellingtonsociety.o…
Gregor Mendel, the founder of modern genetics, may have falsified data in his famous pea experiment in order to better correspond with his expectations. thegreatcoursesdaily.com/…
The character Sally Brown on the Charlie Brown TV series has been voiced by Fergie (Black Eyed Peas), Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie Tanner on Full House), Ami Foster (Margaux Kramer from Punky Brewster), and Claire Corlett (Sweetie Belle on My Little Pony), most before they were famous. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
Despite being 99% of the actual mass of an atom, the nucleus is very small. So small that it can be compared to a pea in the middle of a racetrack, or a fly in the middle of a cathedral academic.brooklyn.cuny.ed…
The Harvard Semitic Museum hosted an event on ancient Mesopotamian cuisine. Local chefs recreated 4000 year old ancient recipes, including a lamb stew with dried apricots and black-eyed peas, and side dish of wheat and lentils hmsc.harvard.edu/event/an…
Pea plants are able to associate stimuli with reward, similar to Pavlov's dog. Pea plants were conditioned to associate light with the presence of a fan. nature.com/articles/srep3…
The original version of the Black Eyed Peas "Lets get it Started" was originally called "Lets get Retarded". In order to be used in a promotion for the 2004 NBA playoffs the song was reworked to be appropriate for TV. The new version was so well received that the song got its own official single youtube.com/watch?v=4JL6v…
Peanuts are not nuts, they grow underground, and are related to peas and beans. almanac.com/content/how-g…
People ate black-eyed peas for luck as early as 500 A.D. as a part of the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. But the American tradition of eating black-eyed peas with rice is African in origin. southernliving.com/new-ye…
Today I learned about the pea crab, a kleptoparasite crab that finds a permanent home in oysters and is considered a delicacy pangeashellfish.com/blog/…
Before there were alarm clocks, there were β€œknockers-up”, who were hired to shoot dried peas from a blow gun at people’s windows in order to wake them up in the morning. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kno…
Split peas were used to compare rivets in the manufacture of Supermarine Spitfire fighter aircrafts en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spl…
Today I learned of Entada gigas, a flowering woody vine in the pea family, that releases a heart-shaped buoyant seedpod into rivers and some make it to the world's oceans. These seeds can float along the Earth's ocean currents for up to 2 years until they encounter land where they can implant themselves. www2.palomar.edu/users/wa…
Male pea crabs will spend hours "tickling away at the opening to [a] bivalve's fleshy edge until allowed in" so that the male can mate with a female residing within the bivalve news.nationalgeographic.c…
A 16th century serial killer murdered 964 individuals. This including 6 of his newborn babies, birthed from a sex slave he held captive 7 years, before she convinced him to let her go to town where she betrayed him by dropping peas for the town's men to follow and capture him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
It's possible to grow edible radishes, peas, rye, and tomatoes from soil that is similar to dirt found on Mars. phys.org/news/2016-06-dut…
Black Eyed Peas are eaten on New Year's day for good luck and prosperity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
The reason southerners eat black eyed peas on New Year's Day is because during Sherman's bloody march to the sea the only thing northerners didn't loot or burn were black eyed peas. Thus making them the primary source of food. americancivilwarforum.com…
A retired teacher who had been struggling for breath for months was amazed when doctors told him there was a PEA plant growing in his lung. healthland.time.com/2010/…
Before alarm clocks were neither cheap nor reliable, it was common for people in Britain and Ireland to hire a 'knocker-upper", a person who's job was to wake people by using a long stick to tap on their windows, or in some instances, they would use a pea-shooter. bbc.com/news/uk-england-3…
There is such a thing as ball lightning which refers to reports of luminous, spherical objects that vary from pea-sized to several meters in diameter. Though usually associated with thunderstorms, the phenomenon lasts considerably longer than the split-second flash of a lightning bolt. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bal…
Acme City whistle founder Joseph Hudson accidentally dropped his violin and it shattered on the floor. As the violin broke, it emitted a unique warbling sound and led him to an idea to putting a pea in a whistle. Pea whistles went on to replace policemen’s ineffective rattles for communicating. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
If we accept that tomatoes are a fruit not a vegetable then we also have to declassify cucumbers, eggplants, squash, pumpikins, corn, peppers, beans, peas and mushrooms among others - the reason we have the tomato as the meme for this phenomenon comes down to a US tax ruling in the 19th century. theplate.nationalgeograph…
Mixing frozen peas and carrots in the microwave arcs and produces plasma inspection.gc.ca/food/inf…

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