Callery Pear tree flowers smell like semen theawl.com/2013/04/your-s…
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…
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…
The pearly razorfish (Xyrichtys novacula) has the remarkable ability to escape predators by diving headfirst into the sand in a split-second breathtaking maneuver. It can also use its razor-sharp teeth to cut fishing line and netting by rotating its jaw to more than 90Β° to clip any entanglement. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea…
, 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…
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…
In California, survivors of the Pear Harbor attack can get a special licence plate to commemorate the event. dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/det…
John Glenn was the first American to eat in space. His menu included a toothpaste-like tube filled with pureed beef and vegetables, a tube packed with applesauce, and some sugar tablets that he dissolved in water. astronomy.com/news/2020/0…
Cultured pearls only have a thin layer of nacre (the pearly calcium carbonate) over a non-pearl body while natural pearls are nacre almost all the way through. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cul…
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…
Pears have a gritty texture because of "stone cells". These cells are what make cherry pits and walnut shells hard. cooksinfo.com/pears
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…
The flowers of the Callery Pear tree smell like Semen vice.com/en_us/article/qk…
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 Earth is slightly "pear-shaped", with a larger southern hemisphere surface area than in the northern hemisphere. image.gsfc.nasa.gov/poetr…
Comic book characters come back to life after dying so often that they are aware of the likely resurrections. Professor X said "in mutant heaven there are no pearly gates, but instead revolving doors." After one X-Man died, his daughter refused to mourn him because he'd be alive again. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
Henry Croft, born in a workhouse and raised in an orphanage, went on to become the first Pearly King and 400 Pearly Kings and Queens attended his funeral. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
Brad Pit voluntarily went to a dentist to have his front teeth chipped for the role of Tyler Durden in Fight Club. Once production on the film was done, his pearly whites were restored popsugar.com/celebrity/Br…
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…
A flowering Bradford Pear Tree smells like a mix of rotting fish and semen. businessinsider.com/bradf…
Pear-shaped nuclei exists, meaning that time travelling could be theorically impossible because of the lack of symmetry. bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-…
Christopher Columbus Actually Thought the World Was Shaped Like a Pear and Had a Nipple on Top dontknowmuch.com/2016/10/…
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…
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…
A cider made from pears is called "Perry" oregonlive.com/dining/ind…
Bradford pears are awful for your yard and scientists once thought they were completely sterile greenvilleonline.com/stor…
The Queen's coronation dress had emblems of an English Tudor rose, a Scots thistle, a Welsh leek, an Irish shamrock, an Australian wattle, a Canadian maple leaf, a New Zealand fern, South Africa’s protea, an Indian pearly lotus, an Ceylonese opalescent lotus and Pakistan’s wheat, cotton and jute nga.gov.au/ByAppointment/
The full size pears inside some bottles of liquor are actually grown in there by hanging the bottles from the tree westfordhill.com/growing_…
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…
There is a species of prickly pear cactus native to Ohio trekohio.com/2013/07/03/a…
There are 364 gifts given in the song β€œThe 12 days of Christmas”. That’s one gift for almost every day of the year. intmath.com/blog/mathemat…
Avocados used to be called "alligator pears." washingtonpost.com/news/w…
Avocados used to be referred to as "Alligator Pears" in some places. npr.org/templates/story/s…
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…
At the end of the 12 Days of Christmas song, you end up with 184 birds. birdspot.co.uk/bird-brain…
Eating pears before drinking reduces the severity of a hangover blog.csiro.au/pre-pair-yo…
The Great Pyramid of Giza used to be a pearly white because of its limestone covering. fastcodesign.com/3037815/…
Pears will ripen faster when placed next to bananas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea…
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 correct term for "pear cider" is "perry". Cider is only made from apples. camra.org.uk/ciderfaq
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…
The pear in pear brandy is grown in the bottle. youtu.be/uOz0HE5Uygk
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 need time to ripen after you bring them home from the grocery store, like bananas. usapears.org/pear-ripenin…
A Chinese farmer developed a way to make pears grow from the tree in the shape of little baby Buddhas. inventorspot.com/articles…
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…
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…
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…
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…
"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…
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…
There is a cactus native to Ohio - the prickly pear cactus. trekohio.com/2013/07/03/a…
Mint toothpaste is mainly an American invention. Around the world they have more flavors like pear, pumpkin pudding, and curry. science.howstuffworks.com…
Today I learned that Strawberry Splash "flavored" Fruit Gushers are actually Pear-flavored en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fru…
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…
In Poland, people put mint and pear on their pizzas chelseataylorcomedy.com/b…
A new knee ligament was identified in 2013, 134 years after a French doctor noticed a "pearly, resistant, fibrous band" during a dissection. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2…
The Earth is not quite a perfect sphere: it is slightly pear-shaped, elevated at the North Pole and flattened at the South Pole. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
Teeth are naturally yellow. It's ok not to have pearly white ones! britishteeth.co.uk/?page_…
It is taboo/bad to give Chinese people the gift of clocks, umbrellas, green hats, or pears (among other things) hanban.com/chinese-cultur…
It took a Chinese farmer 6 years to grow a Buddha-shaped baby pear, now he has 10,000. dailymail.co.uk/news/arti…
The common Bradford Pear tree is also known as the "semen tree" due to its distinctive smell, which has been descried as a cross between rotting fish and semen. businessinsider.com.au/br…
Avocados are also known as an alligator pear, and are botanically a large berry. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avo…
Scarabs are actually a type of dung beetle and because their young hatch from pear-shaped poo-balls, the Egyptians mistakenly inferred that the female beetle was able to reproduce without needing a male. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sca…
Flowering Pear Trees smell like "rotten fish and semen" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyr…
Apples, pears, strawberries, rasberries, plums, apricots, and cherries are all members of the rose family wildflowers-and-weeds.com…
Pears grown in Hanyuan County of China must be pollinated by hand after bees were wiped out in the 1980s by pesticides. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han…
In Taiwan, avocado is called luΓ² lΓ­ or "cheese pear" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avo…
The Survivor Tree - the last living thing to come out of the rubble after 9/11, is still going strong. Seedlings of the tree are sent every year to communities that have suffered great tragedy and loss atlasobscura.com/places/s…
Tree that smells like semen when it blooms is actually an ornamental pear tree theawl.com/2013/04/this-s…
Avacados are berries and can also be called alligator pears. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A…
Avocados are botanically considered large berries and are also known as alligator pears en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A…
Apples, pears, cherries, peaches, raspberries, and strawberries all come from the same plant family, Rosaceae. In biological classification, felines are also a family. Raspberries are as close to apples as cats are to lions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ros…
A 4-month-old Cinnamon bear provided much of the voice of Chewbacca. Other Chewbacca noises were voiced by three other bears, a badger, a lion, a seal, and a walrus from Long Beach. theatlantic.com/technolog…
"five golden rings" may have originally referred to pheasants, rather than jewelry, so the sequence of birds is uninterrupted. mentalfloss.com/article/3…
The eggs of a Common Murre (a seabird) or the Guillemot are pear-shaped and not ellipsoid, to keep them from rolling off sea cliff ledges where they are laid. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
"alligator pear" is another name for an avocado. dictionary.reference.com/…
Christopher Columbus thought the earth was shaped like a pear. sacred-texts.com/earth/bo…
The Callery Pear or Linden tree releases a "Semen" like odor when flowering alloveralbany.com/archive…
There is a pair of conjoined twins that pear to share their thoughts, emotions, sensations and vision with one another. nytimes.com/2011/05/29/ma…
Sperm Whales got their name from whalers. Apparently, after they cut their heads open they found a pearly white wax substance that resembles sperm. whalefacts.org/spermaceti…
Snapple actually uses pear juice to simulate the taste of a real apple in "Snapple Apple" consumerist.com/2011/06/2…
Fresh apples sold at supermarkets might've been picked a year ago today.com/food/apple-you-…
The "Pears Soap" brand was once advertised as "a potent factor in brightening the dark corners of the earth as civilization advances" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea…
Prickly pears were so invasive in Australia, they created 20-foot high cactus jungles and crushed homes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opu…
Apples and pears are accessory (false) fruits and what would normally be considered fruit is actually the core. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pom…
Argentina is the world's largest exporter of pears, vegetable oil and soccer players. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The Bradford Pear tree smells like human fluids. businessinsider.com/bradf…
Columbus thought the world was pear-shaped, not round. sacred-texts.com/earth/bo…
Avocados are also commonly called alligator pears. dictionary.reference.com/…
Christopher Columbus thought the world was pear shaped. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voy…
The unofficial mascot of Funabashi, Chiba (Japan), is a spastic β€œpear fairy” named Funasshii. It won a β€œRegional Mascot General Election” to determine the most popular of the so-called regional mascots. japancrush.com/2013/pictu…
A Japanese submarine shelled California during WWII and the commander directed his gun to fire at a spot where he had an embarrassing fall before the war en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bom…
The cells/tissue that gives a pear its grittiness is the same tissue that makes hemp so strong- sclerenchyma. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/S…
There are Buddha pears ifood.tv/blog/spiritual_f…
The Stinky Tree with White Blooms is the Bradford Pear bradfordpeartree.net/

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