Pumpkins evolved to be eaten by wooly mammoths and giant sloths. Pumpkins would likely be extinct today if ancient humans hadn't conserved them. sciencemag.org/news/2015/…
The first Thanksgiving meal included eels, shellfish, wildfowl, and deer, and there was definitely no cranberry sauce or pumpkin pie. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
For decades, southern states considered Thanksgiving an "act of northern aggression." Pumpkin pie was seen as a "Yankee food" and a symbol of anti-slavery sentiment. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Pumpkin is not a vegetable, scientifically it is a berry. countryliving.com/gardeni…
Today I learned of "The Vegetable Orchestra" - a group consisting of ten musicians, one cook, and a sound technician. They play a wide range of music on vegetables (carrot xylophones, pumpkin drums, leek violins, onion maracas, et al). After performances, the vegetables are cooked into a soup for the audience. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Libby's account for most if not all canned pumpkin's in the U.S. This was very apparent when poor weather affected the crop in Illinois where most of their farms are located and was known as the great pumpkin shortage in 2009. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lib…
Today I learned about he sandbox tree, also known as the "Dynamite Tree", is covered in spikes, full of poison, and grows exploding fruits. The fruit looks like little pumpkins, but when they fully mature they explode with a loud bang and fling their seeds at up to 150 mph. britannica.com/plant/sand…
After β€œIt’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" aired, people mailed in bags of candy to Charles Schulz's office for Charlie Brown, feeling so bad for him. livestly.com/5-facts-abou…
Today I learned Bananas, Cucumbers, and Pumpkins are berries. However Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, and Cherries are not berries. mcgill.ca/oss/article/did…
Bumblebees hate pumpkin pollen. When bumblebees are fed the pollen, it causes all kinds of problems. Adults have damaged and distorted digestive tracts and colonies fed cucurbit pollen failed to rear any offspring. phys.org/news/2020-03-bum…
Despite their wildly different physical appearances, the zucchini (courgette), yellow squash, and pumpkin are different cultivars of the same species, Cucurbita pepo en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuc…
In Oregon there is a boat race called the Giant Pumpkin Regatta where participants race in giant pumpkins instead of boats. travelportland.com/events…
America's Favorite Pie is Pumpkin Pie. Apple Pie is the 3rd Favorite American Pie, with Pecan being 2nd. parade.com/621697/ccopela…
Zucchinis and pumpkins are actually members of the same species, and the word "zucchini", in fact, comes from the Italian word for "pumpkin". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zuc…
Strawberries, raspberries and blackberries are not by definition "berries" but watermelon, pumpkin or eggplant are.. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins is the president of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
Cucumber is not only a fruit but also a type of squash, related to pumpkins. journaltimes.com/lifestyl…
Berries are simple fruits stemming from one flower. This means that pineapples, bananas, watermelon, pumpkins, and avocados are berries. stanfordmag.org/contents/…
The band name Smashing Pumpkins doesn't mean breaking a gord; the "Smashing" in it is an adjective not a verb. So smashing as in "fantastic". bandnameexplained.com/201…
In October 2017, Spam shared a picture of Pumpkin Spice Spam and noted that it was not a real product they were selling. Two years later, Spam announced a legitimate limited edition Pumpkin Spice product for the autumn season. In less than 7 hours on the day of release, the Spam had sold out. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pum…
20 years ago, someone impaled a 60 pound pumpkin on the top of a spire at Cornell University in the middle of the night. It was over 170 feet off the ground. To this day, no one is really sure how this was accomplished without anyone noticing.... news.cornell.edu/stories/…
That, according to the scientific definition of the term, bananas, pumpkins, and watermelons are all considered berries, whereas blackberries, strawberries, and raspberries are not. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
Pork fat is ranked 8th among top 100 most nutritious foods, just below Swiss chard 7th, Pumpkin seeds 6th, and then Chia seeds 5th. asiaone.com/health/pork-f…
Thomas Grasso's last meal before his execution was 24 mussels, 24 clams, a double cheeseburger, 6 ribs, 2 strawberry milkshakes, half a pumpkin pie, strawberries, and a can of SpaghettiOs. His final statement was, "I did not get my SpaghettiOs. I got spaghetti. I want the press to know this." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
Bananas, avocados, and pumpkins are berries while raspberries and blackberries are not. mcgill.ca/oss/article/did…
Today I learned of Pumpkin Chucking: a sport where pumpkins are "chucked" by mechanical means. The longest distance a pumpkin has been chucked stands at 4,694.68 feet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pum…
There are competitions all aroun the world to grow the largest and heaviest pumpkin, with the current record being over a ton. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pum…
The Mr. Ed talking horse show was pitched by a secretary. The horse's real name was Bamboo Harvester and he had a stunt horse named Pumpkin. metv.com/lists/horse-arou…
90% of the pumpkins grown in the US are raised within a 90 mile radius of Peoria, Illinois. seecalifornia.com/farms/p…
Contrary to popular belief, turkey does not contain an extraordinary amount of tryptophan. In fact, ounce per ounce, turkey only contains about two-thirds the amount of tryptophan that pumpkin seeds do. myfooddata.com/articles/h…
Today I learned about β€œBring me the head of Charlie Brown.” A cartoon made by Jim Reardon (who would go on to make Wall-E, Wreck it Ralph, and be a major writer/director on The Simpsons) This cartoon depicts the great pumpkin putting a bounty on Charlie Brown, and all of the peanuts gang trying to kill him. youtu.be/A15v4tTab0Y
The scientific definition of a berry includes grapes, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants, bananas, chili peppers, persimmons, watermelons, and pumpkins. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
Pumpkins have been grown in North America for almost 5,000 years and they are considered an American native plant. almanac.com/plant/pumpkin…
Pumpkins and other gourds(cucumber, zucchini, melons) can be poisonous en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuc…
The largest pumpkin boat weighed 1364 pounds. bbc.com/news/av/uk-englan…
'Angel' by Sarah McLachlan (the song famously used for the ASPCA animal cruelty PSA's) is actually about the fatal overdose of Smashing Pumpkins keyboardist Jonathan Melvoin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
Long before pumpkin carving became popular, Celtic people in Ireland were carving turnips and lighting them with embers, to ward off evil spirits. This Celtic custom is the historical root of Halloween pumpkin carving. pumpkinnook.com/halloween…
Houses with teal pumpkins on their front step at Halloween means they offer non-food treats or allergy safe alternatives for children with food allergies. This is known as the "Teal Pumpkin Project." usatoday.com/story/life/2…
Strawberries are not berries, but Avocados and Pumpkins are. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
Certain scents like candy-cucumber, banana nut, and pumpkin pie-lavender increase female arousal. old.post-gazette.com/maga…
That- botanically- bananas, pumpkins, watermelons, grapes, and eggplants are all types of berries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
Botanically, strawberries are not berries. Neither are raspberries or blackberries. But bananas, eggplants, and pumpkins are. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
There is a race in Canada where people are racing in boats made of giant pumpkins. ici.radio-canada.ca/nouve…
"Angel" by Sarah McLachlan (the sad song in the ASPCA commercials), is actually about Jonathan Melvoin- the Smashing Pumpkins touring keyboard player who passed away from a heroin overdose in 1996. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon…
Pumpkin seed oil is an effective cure for overactive bladder syndrome, and also Nocturia (a condition where one must urinate constantly throughout the night). sciencedirect.com/science…
The married couple in the music video for "Tonight, Tonight" by the Smashing Pumpkins is Tom Kenny and Jill Talley, who would later gain fame as the voices of Spongebob and Karen on Spongebob Squarepants. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton…
Charlie Brown repeats the line "I got a rock" in the 1966 special "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown". This caused an overwhelming viewer response leading to bags and boxes of candy being sent to creator Charles Schulz "just for Charlie Brown." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%…
The travelers in Smashing Pumpkins Tonight Tonight are the voices of SpongeBob and Karen. Bonus TIL they are married in real life! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton…
A Baltimore school was evacuated and hazardous materials crews were called due to a strange odor. The source of the odor was a pumpkin spice air freshener. wbaltv.com/article/cristo…

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