The poppy has been a symbol of fallen soldiers since the Napoleonic wars, when the war would turn the battlefields into barren muck; the blood-red poppy was one of the few flowers that could grow in the churned soil. bbc.co.uk/remembrance/how…
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-…
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…
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…
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…
"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…
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…
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…
By 3400 B.C. the Sumerians were growing the opium poppy and called it Hul Gil, the 'joy plant'. pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontl…
People can get high be eating honey made from bees that live near poppy fields. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee…
Tasmania, Australia produces ~50% of the world's opium poppys en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pap…
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…
Australian Wallabies have been found to make crop circles in Tasmania after ingesting opium poppies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cro…
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…
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…
Poppy seeds can cause drug tests to test positive for heroin teens.drugabuse.gov/blog/…
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…
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…
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…
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…
The UAE has a long prison sentence for anyone possessing poppy seeds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pap…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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/…
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…
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…
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?…
Poppy Seeds can potentially be detected on a drug test. usada.org/can-poppyseeds-…
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…

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