Today I learned of Alice Blunden, a woman who was so knocked out after having ingesting a large amount of poppy tea that a doctor pronounced her dead. She was quickly buried, but exhumed when people could hear her voice from the grave. She was so close to death, she was once again accidentally buried alive. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali…
Poppies aren't always red, they can also be white, pink, yellow, orange and purple homeguides.sfgate.com/col…
Australian wallabies are eating opium poppies and creating crop circles as they hop around "as high as a kite" news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-…
Parrots that eat poppy flowers get instant energy similar to the effect of tea or coffee for a human. Wild parrots feeding on poppies are destroying poppy crops in Madhya Pradesh, India. Opium specialist Dr. RS Chundawat said that once the birds feel the energy, they quickly become addicted. bbc.com/news/world-asia-i…
Scallops have up to 200 eyes, each the size of a poppy seed, that contain a miniature mirror made up of millions of square tiles nytimes.com/2017/11/30/sc…
888,246 red ceramic poppies were "planted" in the moat of the Tower of London to commemorate every man from Britain and the Commonwealth who died during WWI. telegraph.co.uk/gardening…
In 2009, mysterious crop circles were found in Tasmanian poppy fields. They were caused by stoned wallabies hopping in circles. reuters.com/article/us-wa…
"Tall Poppy Syndrome" describes aspects of a culture where people of high status are resented, attacked, cut down, strung up or criticised because they have been classified as superior to their peers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tal…
Today I learned of the War Horse Memorialβ€”a statue honoring the nearly one million horses mules, and donkeys that lost their lives during the First World War. The statue features a horse named Poppy who possesses a gaunt physique and barbed wire wrapped around its hooves. bbc.com/news/uk-england-b…
Afghanistan's opium poppy harvest is so large that it produces more than 90% of illicit heroin globally and provides about 400,000 jobs in Afghanistan, more than the Afghan National Security Forces. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opi…
Australian Wallabies eat opium poppies and then create crop circles as they hop around "high as kites" abc.net.au/radio/adelaide…
The symbolism of a poppy on Remembrance Day started with a poem written by a WWI brigade surgeon who was struck by the site of the red flowers growing on a ravaged battlefield. history.com/news/world-wa…
35 Restaurants In China Were Busted or Under Investigation For Dosing Food With Opium Poppy In Order To Get Customers Hooked cnn.com/2016/01/22/asia/c…
By 3400 B.C. the Sumerians were growing the opium poppy and called it Hul Gil, the 'joy plant'. pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontl…
Tasmania, Australia produces ~50% of the world's opium poppys en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pap…
People can get high be eating honey made from bees that live near poppy fields. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee…
There were four female fighter pilots originally filmed to appear in "Return of the Jedi". All but one were cut from the final film, and in the shots of the remaining female pilot, played by British actress Poppy Hands, her lines were dubbed over by an American man. kotaku.com/5967701/wow-th…
Poppy seeds can cause drug tests to test positive for heroin teens.drugabuse.gov/blog/…
Australian Wallabies have been found to make crop circles in Tasmania after ingesting opium poppies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cro…
Asbestos was commonly used for fake snow in early Hollywood, including the scene in the Wizard of Oz where it snows in the Poppy Field. kazanlaw.com/the-wizard-o…
A Swiss national is serving a 4 year jail term in UAE, after 3 poppy seeds from a bread roll he ate at Heathrow airport were found on his clothes. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_ne…
Alice Blunden (1656-1674) is the only case of a person being mistakenly buried alive, twice. The obese Englishwoman passed out after drinking "poppy water" (opium) and was believed dead. She was exhumed twice, each time showing signs of struggle. The town was fined for her ultimate death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali…
Laws of possessing the Opium Poppy are vague in the U.S. What determines whether or not you'll be charged is whether you KNOW the plants contain drugs. It's your knowledge that makes it a crime. michaelpollan.com/article…
The UAE has a long prison sentence for anyone possessing poppy seeds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pap…
Heroin originally came from the poppy plant. After the extraction process, it is made into bricks. Heroin sold on the street today is about 50 to 60% pure while heroin sold a couple of decades ago rarely got more than 10% pure. pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontl…
Today I learned of Tall Poppy Syndrome, a phrase used in egalitarian English speaking countries, where successful people are looked down on by their peers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tal…
Wallabies in Tasmania were eating poppies and running around in circles, making tracks that were mistaken for UFO crop circles. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/C…
British Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver has five children, named Poppy Honey Rosie, Daisy Boo Pamela, Petal Blossom Rainbow, Buddy Bear Maurice, and River Rocket. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
Jamie Oliver's children's actual legal names are Poppy Honey Rosie, Daisy Boo Pamela, Petal Blossom Rainbow, and Buddy Bear Maurice. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
When Canada minted coins with poppies for Remembrance Day, visiting US contractors mistook them for suspicious nanotechnology and filed espionage reports about them cbc.ca/news/technology/po…
Australian wallabies in Tasmania had been found creating crop circles in fields of opium poppies, which are grown legally for medicinal use, after consuming some of the opiate-laden poppies and running in circles wikipedia.org/wiki/Crop_c…
It's illegal to burn poppies in the UK theguardian.com/uk/2012/n…
Today I learned of the red Common Poppy or "Corn Poppy" associated with Remembrance Day and WWI. An agricultural weed, they grow naturally in conditions of disturbed earth throughout Western Europe. The corn poppy is different from the opium poppy, which is a different cultivar, and has white/pink petals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pap…
Tall Poppy Syndrome is a tendency to resent, attack, cut down, or criticise people of genuine merit because their talents or achievements distinguish them from their peers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tal…
Jamie Oliver's children's first names are: Poppy Honey Rosie, Daisy Boo Pamela, Petal Blossom Rainbow, Buddy Bear Maurice. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
The Lone Star Tick larvae are the size of a poppy seed. These clusters. barely visible to the human eye, are known as a "tick bombs". They will swarm in the hundreds waiting on prey cues like C02 vapor trails or vibrations. This behavior is known as questing. futurity.org/like-tiny-pr…
Opium poppies are the only crop in Afghanistan that both can be sustainably grown in a drought, AND provide a farmer with enough money to feed a family npr.org/sections/parallel…
In 2007 the U.S. Defence issued a warning that Canadians were planting spy coins on U.S. army visitors. Turned out to be quarters with the coloured remembrance day poppy. thestar.com/news/2007/05/…
A British traveler in the UAE was arrested for posession of 0.003 g of marijuana. Additionally, a Swiss man is currently serving a jail sentence for having 3 poppy seeds on his shirt. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/72347…
Poppy Seeds can potentially be detected on a drug test. usada.org/can-poppyseeds-…
Water buffalo that graze on opium poppies become "docile as lambs" and withdrawn from the herd. After the harvest, they suffer from tremors and convulsions - withdrawal symptoms books.google.co.uk/books?…
Use of the opium poppy predates written history. Images of opium poppies have been found in ancient Sumerian artifacts (circa 4000 BC). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pap…
In 2004, Canada issues special 25 cent quarters with a red poppy on the reverse, making it the first colored circulation coin in the world en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
A Canadian commerative coin featuring a coloured poppy flower honouring the memory of the armed forces members who have died in the line of duty caused an espionage scare in the U.S. because defense contractors thought that the coin was filled with nano-technology. chron.com/news/nation-wor…
Australian wallabies get high on legally grown opium poppies and run around in circles, thus creating crop circles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cro…
Tall Poppy Syndrome (TPS) - Cultural social tendency of certain people to cut down others who achieve success. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tal…
The Poppy Is Worn To Commemmorate The Service of Prior and Present Soliders In The United Kingdom en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/R…
The reason poppies symbolize the war dead is that they grow only on disturbed ground. bbc.co.uk/remembrance/how…
Australian wallabies are known to enter medicinal opium poppy plantations and create crop circles while "as high as a kite". news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/81182…
Ancient Romans snacked on roasted dormice, drizzled with a little honey and poppy seeds. tribunesandtriumphs.org/r…
Jamie Oliver's four children are named: Poppy Honey Rosie Oliver, Daisy Boo Pamela Oliver, Petal Blossom Rainbow Oliver and Buddy Bear Maurice Oliver. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/J…
It is a policy of the USA to import at least 80% of its narcotic raw materials from India and Turkey as they are traditional suppliers of the opium poppy. deadiversion.usdoj.gov/fe…
In addition to the red poppy pins used as a remembrance symbol in the UK, there is a white poppy pin advocating peace. ppu.org.uk/whitepoppy/whi…
A small farm in Dorset (South UK) grows miles of opium poppies for medical use. dorsetecho.co.uk/news/909…
In WWI,Flanders(Belgium)faced destruction and death.Though what stood out was the fact that each year,during the warm months,poppies grew everywhere.Including the graves of soldiers.It inspired John McCrae to write a poem,which eventually led to poppy becoming a symbol of Remembrance day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rem…
Unlike English remembrance poppies, Scottish poppies do not have a leaf, reducing costs by Β£15,000. poppyscotland.org.uk/inde…
In many countries a white poppy is worn on 11/11 (Veterans Day) to show that we remember the sacrifice of those who have served during wartime. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
There is a movement to wear white - instead of red - poppies to commemorate the victims of war as well military and civilian servicemen and women, and as a general symbol of peace. (The Royal British Legion considers that the colouration "is a matter of choice".) ppu.org.uk/whitepoppy/ind…
The idea for "buddy poppies," the artificial poppies distributed in the U.S. in exchange for donations to support disabled veterans, was developed by Moina Michael, a WWI YMCA Overseas secretary from Georgia. teachinghistory.org/histo…
There are only six countries which have legal opium poppy production - Australia, France, Hungary, India, Spain and Turkey. hurriyetdailynews.com/Def…
Wallabies in Tasmania got high by eating poppy seeds, then hopped around in circles producing a crop circle effect. nbcnews.com/id/31539546/n…
The members of the British Parliament wear a red poppy pin to honor the 11th hour of the 11th month of the 11th year (Veterans day) answers.yahoo.com/questio…
Poppies are worn in New Zealand on ANZAC Day rather than Armistice Day due to the ship carrying the poppies arriving too late nzhistory.net.nz/war/anza…
The Canadian poppy quarter with its red center, alarmed U.S. Defense department officials. They thought they were spy coins. youtube.com/watch?v=41ZPf…
Remembrance poppies were first worn by Americans to commemorate deaths in WWI. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rem…
Wallabies in Australia have become stoned off poppies and made crop circles by running around in circles en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cro…

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