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 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Fergie was not the original female member of the Black Eyed Peas youtube.com/watch?v=KkSDN…
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…
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…
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/…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Every tomato we eat is a mutant of an ancestor with fruits the size of a pea. smithsonianmag.com/travel…
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/…
Split peas were used to compare rivets in the manufacture of Supermarine Spitfire fighter aircrafts en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spl…
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…
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 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…
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…
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…
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/…
Peanuts are not nuts, they grow underground, and are related to peas and beans. almanac.com/content/how-g…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Mixing frozen peas and carrots in the microwave arcs and produces plasma inspection.gc.ca/food/inf…
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…
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…
The song 'Near You' by Francis Craig, was the first song recorded in Nashville, TN (Music City) to hit #1 on the music charts. The song set a record for most consecutive weeks in the number one position and it held that record until 2009 when The Black Eyed Peas surpassed it. wikipedia.org/wiki/Near_Y…
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…
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/…
A 75 year old man was found to have a pea growing in his lung after inhaling it while eating. medicalnewstoday.com/arti…
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…
Scientists have turned skin cells into pea-sized blobs of living brain that are equivalent to 9-week-old fetus brains singularityhub.com/2015/0…
Today I learned of the "heath pea", an abundant Scottish plant that, when eaten, effectively stops the sensations of both hunger and thirst for days youtube.com/watch?feature…
I learned of a Pea farmer Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua in Kenya who spends his evenings traveling hours to deliver water to drought-stricken zebras, elephants and buffalo in Tsavo West National Park. youtu.be/GZqfmhpXAAQ
In the mid-1980s, Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas was the voice of Charlie Brown's sister Sally peanuts.wikia.com/wiki/St…
A book, called Ella Minnow Pea, is set on an island where the government slowly bans letters. As the letters are banned, they disappear from the writing in the book as well. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ell…
Peanuts are not nuts. They are classified as a legume, like lentils and peas. businessinsider.com/nuts-…
The "state meal" of Oklahoma is fried okra, squash, cornbread, barbecue pork, biscuits, sausage and gravy, grits, corn, strawberries, chicken fried steak, pecan pie, and black-eyed peas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okl…
One of the most popular folk songs sung by Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War was titled "Goober Peas" in reference to the peanuts in their rations. civilwar.org/education/hi…
The Black Eyed Peas song "Let's Get it Started" was originally "Let's Get Retarded" and was only reworked for promoting the NBA Playoffs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let…
A man was thought to have lung cancer, until a lung biopsy found out that a pea had sprouted in his lung. abcnews.go.com/blogs/head…
Andersen's Pea Soup was used as the projectile vomit in The Exorcist mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Peas are categorised as seeds, and the pea pod is a fruit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea
The Black Eyed Peas re-recored "Let's Get Retarded" as "Let's Get It Started" for an ad for the 2004 NBA playoffs. The remake they made for the ad proved to be more popular than the original version. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let…
The Black Eyed Peas' hit song "Let's get it Started" was only featured as a bonus track on the album "Elephunk" (after being re-released exactly one year later in 2004), the original single off the album was titled "Let's get Retarded" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
While peas themselves are classed as a vegetable, the entire pea pod while on the plant and alive, is classed botanically as a fruit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea
The Black Eyed Peas song "Let's Get It Started" was originally titled and sung as "Let's Get Retarted" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let…
"Let's Get it Started" by The Black Eyed Peas was originally "Let's Get Retarded". youtube.com/watch?v=LrkEc…
In India, McDonald's signature sandwich is the "McAloo Tikki" made of peas, potatoes, and spices. They serve no beef or pork. indiamarks.com/what-you-c…
In Sweden and Denmark, pea soup is sold in plastic, sausage-like tubes en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea…
Tinned peas are useful as a laxative for constipated fish fishchannel.com/fish-heal…
Some insects, like the Pea Aphid, can explode themselves to frighten or kill enemies. They have been observed doing this after being eaten. blog.nus.edu.sg/lsm1303st…
The Fertile Crescent was home to the eight Neolithic founder crops important in early agriculture (wheat, einkorn, barley, flax, chick pea, pea, lentil, bitter vetch), and four of the five most important species of domesticated animalsβ€”cows, goats, sheep, and pigs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fer…
Before alarm clocks, people known as "knocker-ups" or "knocker-uppers" were employed to rouse sleeping people in the early hours of the morning by shooting dried peas at their windows. metro.co.uk/2009/11/08/ce…
Apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas is legally blind en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All…
Pea-cock refers only to the male of the species and pea-hen refers to the female. They are all pea-fowl. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/P…
Eminem, Wiz Khalifa, and Black Eyed Peas are tied for longest time as Rap No. 1 song (12 weeks each) billboard.com/articles/co…
Vapniarka was a Nazi concentration camp in Ukraine where Jews were fed pea fodder that caused severe damage to motor neurons in the malnourished bodies, which left many of the prisoners paralyzed for life. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vap…
Lifelong smoker Ron Sveden went to the hospital afraid he had lung cancer, only to find out he had a pea plant growing in his lung. www1.whdh.com/news/articl…
Justin Timberlake co-wrote and sang the chorus to "Where is the Love" by The Black Eyed Peas. youtu.be/WpYeekQkAdc
Eazy-E discovered the Black Eyed Peas, and will.i.am still considers him a mentor. vibe.com/featured/vibe-ea…
A person once inhaled a pea, and it started growing in his lung. huffingtonpost.com/2010/0…
Canada, specifically southern Alberta+Saskatchewan, grows 35% of the world's pulse (peas/chickpeas/lentils/beans) crops. pulsecanada.com/pulse-ind…
In 2009, the Black Eyed Peas held the number 1 spot on the billboard hot 100 for a record breaking 26 weeks, or half a year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
If you inhale a Pea it can sprout and grow in your lung dailymail.co.uk/health/ar…
In 1922 Henry Parish of Meddybemps, Maine spent a month counting 1 million peas to win a bet of $2.50. weirduniverse.net/blog/co…
The most downloded song in iTunes is Black Eye Peas's hit "I Gotta Feeling" independent.co.uk/arts-en…
The Black Eyed Peas song "Let's Get It Started" was originally titled "Let's Get Retarded" and was only reworked to be used for the 2004 NBA Playoffs. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/L…
Lord Farquaad(from Shrek) is the son of Princess Pea and Grumpy the dwarf which explains his height and attitude. shrek.wikia.com/wiki/Farq…
Frozen peas can treat constipation in betta fish. nippyfish.net/2009/01/26/…
Nicole Scherzinger (from the Pussycat Dolls) was originally asked to join The Black Eyed Peas before Fergie. mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrit…
If you inhale a pea, it can sprout and grow in your lungs as it happened with a Massachusetts man in 2010. bbc.com/news/world-us-can…
The tradition of eating black eyed peas on New Years stems from an ancient Jewish practice dating to 500CE. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
All members of the Black Eyed Peas are 40 this year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Black Eyed Peas (Then Called Atban Klann) Were Originally Signed to Eazy-E's Ruthless Records and Even Featured on the Eazy song "Merry Muthaphuckkin' Xmas" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atb…
:Cucumbers, beans and peas are technically fruits mayoclinic.org/healthy-li…
A man beat his wife to death with a can of peas. Months later he died in his home after choking to death on a piece of chicken. nypost.com/2012/08/15/si-…
Some of the most popular pizza toppings around the world include peas, quail eggs, raisins, pickled ginger, and sardines. allday.com/post/1162-the-…
Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas wrote the opening theme to Samurai Jack en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
Will.i.am of Black Eyed Peas fame helped compose and performed the opening theme for "Samurai Jack" imdb.com/title/tt0278238/…
Corn, green beans, peas, and many other traditional vegetables, are technically fruits. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fru…
The Peter Thiel Burger King scene From HBO's Silicon Valley is based on Bill Gates real life fixation on peas. General Mills saw the power of plant protein and stocked up, creating global scarcity, which inspired Gates to invest. valleywag.gawker.com/the-…
. That in the mid-1980s, Stacy Ferguson of The Black Eyed Peas was the voice of Charlie Brown's sister Sally on the Peanuts Cartoon's. peanuts.wikia.com/wiki/St…
Clovers are part of the pea family wildflowers-and-weeds.com…
Some species of Pea aphids, when threatened by a lady bug can explode themselves, scattering and protecting their brethren and sometimes even killing the lady bug en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea…

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