Claudius Drusus, the eldest son of the Roman emperor Claudius, died when he choked to death after he launched a pear into the air and it landed on his mouth (as thought by Suetonius) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cla…
The majority of Egyptian hieroglyphs represent sounds, not objects/ideas. In English, this would be like using pictures of a pear, ant, and hood to write "parenthood." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egy…
In 20 AD, Claudius Drusus died while playing. He threw a pear up into the air, and when it came back down, he caught it in his mouth, but he choked on it, and died of asphyxiation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cla…
Admiral Sir William James, born in 1881, was, as a young child, the model for a famous painting titled "Bubbles" which was subsequently used to advertise Pears Soap. This fame dogged him throughout his life and he was regularly nicknamed "Bubbles", much to his chagrin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
There was no mention of Apple as the Forbidden Fruit. Possible fruits include apple, grape, pomegranate, fig, carob, etrog or citron, pear, and mushrooms. There was a misunderstanding of – or a pun on – mΔƒlum, a native Latin noun which means evil and mālum, borrowed from Greek μῆλον or apple. wikipedia.org/wiki/Forbid…
Callery Pear tree flowers smell like semen theawl.com/2013/04/your-s…
Leonard Nimoy only appeared once in public as Spock as the grand marshal of the Pear Blossom Parade in Medford, Oregon in 1967 handitv.com/allstartrek/s…
, nopales picked from a prickly pear cactus taste better if harvested in the morning. Acid content is lower in the morning, but builds with sunlight, so nopales harvested at the end of the day is more bitter. I guess, the early bird catches the sweeter nopales. gardeningknowhow.com/orna…
Today I learned of Tiberius Claudius Drusus, the son of Roman Emperor Claudius who was choked by a pear. Claudius Drusus was playing and tossed a pear high in the air. When it came back, he caught it in his mouth but he choked on it. He died of asphyxiation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cla…
Wisconsin has an area with very sandy soil which is able to support a desert like environment including prickly pear cactus and a few species of lizard. wpr.org/believe-it-or-not…
In California, survivors of the Pear Harbor attack can get a special licence plate to commemorate the event. dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/det…
Pears have a gritty texture because of "stone cells". These cells are what make cherry pits and walnut shells hard. cooksinfo.com/pears
The rose family is one of the six most economically important crop plant families. It includes apples, pears, quinces, medlars, loquats, almonds, peaches, apricots, plums, cherries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and roses among the crop plants belonging to the family. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ros…
The Earth is slightly "pear-shaped", with a larger southern hemisphere surface area than in the northern hemisphere. image.gsfc.nasa.gov/poetr…
Today I learned about the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) laboratory that studied parapsychology. Established in 1978 at Princeton University by the Dean of Engineering. In short, the lab used the scientific method to show results that can not be explained by our current understanding of science thecrimson.com/article/20…
The flowers of the Callery Pear tree smell like Semen vice.com/en_us/article/qk…
Pear-shaped nuclei exists, meaning that time travelling could be theorically impossible because of the lack of symmetry. bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-…
The "Barney Rubble: trouble" joke from Ocean's Eleven was an example of "Cockney rhyming slang." Other examples include "lemon flavour: favour," "butcher's hook: look," and "apple and pears: stairs." Only lemon, butcher, and apple are spoken. For example: "he did me a lemon." vox.com/2015/2/16/8045999…
The full size pears inside some bottles of liquor are actually grown in there by hanging the bottles from the tree westfordhill.com/growing_…
Christopher Columbus Actually Thought the World Was Shaped Like a Pear and Had a Nipple on Top dontknowmuch.com/2016/10/…
A flowering Bradford Pear Tree smells like a mix of rotting fish and semen. businessinsider.com/bradf…
A group of growers got together in 1915 to try and make their "Alligator Pears" sound more appealing. Collectively, they decided to change the name of the fruit to "Avocados." theatlantic.com/health/ar…
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…
Avocados used to be called "alligator pears." washingtonpost.com/news/w…
Bradford pears are awful for your yard and scientists once thought they were completely sterile greenvilleonline.com/stor…
There is a monument in Dalby, Queensland commemorating a species of moth that eradicated the invasive Prickly Pear Cactus that had spread across 15000 square miles of Australia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pri…
A cider made from pears is called "Perry" oregonlive.com/dining/ind…
In the United States, the USDA stipulates that canned "fruit cocktail" must contain a certain percentage distribution of pears, grapes, cherries, peaches, and pineapples to be marketed as fruit cocktail. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fru…
Eating pears before drinking reduces the severity of a hangover blog.csiro.au/pre-pair-yo…
Avocados used to be referred to as "Alligator Pears" in some places. npr.org/templates/story/s…
There is a species of prickly pear cactus native to Ohio trekohio.com/2013/07/03/a…
The correct term for "pear cider" is "perry". Cider is only made from apples. camra.org.uk/ciderfaq
In the US the Avocado was once called Alligator Pears. A California Avocado collective began pushing to replace the name with the more-exotic and less-menacing β€œavocado,” a word that was adapted centuries ago from the Aztec β€œahuacacuahatl,” or β€œtesticle tree.” theatlantic.com/health/ar…
Pears will ripen faster when placed next to bananas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea…
A Chinese farmer developed a way to make pears grow from the tree in the shape of little baby Buddhas. inventorspot.com/articles…
The pear in pear brandy is grown in the bottle. youtu.be/uOz0HE5Uygk
In 1834, the newspaper Le Charivari was ordered to publish a judgement against them, after they printed a caricature of King Louis-Philippe in the shape of a pear. The newspaper did as instructedβ€”but the text was in the shape of a pear. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
The annual consumption of the Alligator Pear (avocado) has grown from 1.5 lbs/pp to 5 lbs/pp in last 20 years. theatlantic.com/health/ar…
The flowers of a Bradford Pear tree, smell like a mixture of rotting fish and semen. The tree’s flowers smell are likely due to a type of chemical called amines businessinsider.com.au/br…
A Danish medical study found that pear-shaped women with wider hips live longer than apple-shaped women who are bigger around the middle. abcnews.go.com/GMA/Health…
Pears need time to ripen after you bring them home from the grocery store, like bananas. usapears.org/pear-ripenin…
There is a pungent species of pear tree called Pyrus Calleryana which (during its flowering stage) is known for smelling of either chlorine, rotting flesh or semen. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyr…
Pears and Almonds are members of the rose family. britannica.com/topic/list…
Columbus didn't think the earth was spherical, and actually thought the earth was shaped like a pear, the top of which had "a prominence like a woman's nipple". sacred-texts.com/earth/bo…
Mint toothpaste is mainly an American invention. Around the world they have more flavors like pear, pumpkin pudding, and curry. science.howstuffworks.com…
Not all fruits continue to ripen after they're picked. Apricots, bananas, cantaloupe, kiwi, nectarines, peaches, pears, plantains and plums continue to ripen at home. OTOH, apples, cherries, grapefruit, grapes, oranges, pineapple, strawberries, tangerines and watermelon should be picked ripe. food.unl.edu/fruits-conti…
"Stinking Bishop" pears, and the famous cheese made with them, acquired their name on account of the foul reputation of the variety's breeder, a Mr Bishop. He allegedly once shot his kettle after it came to the boil too slowly for his liking. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sti…
There is a cactus native to Ohio - the prickly pear cactus. trekohio.com/2013/07/03/a…
Today I learned of Cockney rhyming slang, in which rhyming phrases replace words (and the second rhyme is dropped) to obscure meaning. Because "stairs" rhymes with "apples and pears," you could say "I went up the apples" instead of "I went up the stairs." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhy…
Today I learned that Strawberry Splash "flavored" Fruit Gushers are actually Pear-flavored en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fru…

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