In the late 1990s, a company secretly filmed hundreds of college wrestlers, football & squash players undressing and showering for videos like "Lockertime" and "Straight Off the Mats." 46 athletes sued Franco Productions (which did not appear in court) and were each awarded $11 million. abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?…
Today I learned of a variety of giant gourd shaped long-neck avocados (Persea americana Russell) with a glossy exterior that looks similar to zucchini or squash. They can grow to 13 inches long and weigh around 1.5 to 2.5 pounds while a typical Hass avocado usually weighs just 6 ounces. insider.com/what-are-long…
Today I learned of one of the most dominant competitors of all time, Australian squash player Heather McKay. McKay only lost two games in her career, going undefeated from 1962 to 1981, winning 16 British Opens, 2 World Opens and various national titles. squashinfo.com/players/23…
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…
Oklahoma is the only state to have an official state meal (not just a state food). It consists of squash, cornbread, fried okra, BBQ pork, grits, biscuits, sausage and gravy, corn, chicken-fried steak, black-eyed peas, strawberries, and pecan pie. okgazette.com/oklahoma/ok…
Butternut Squash were First Bred in the 1940s by an Insurance Salesman slocountyfarmers.org/an-i…
Loofahs sponges are dried out fibres from a plant related to a squash lewisginter.org/luffa-pla…
Oklahoma and Louisiana both have an official state meal; The official state meal of Oklahoma consists of fried okra, cornbread, barbecue pork, squash, biscuits, sausage and gravy, grits, corn, strawberries, chicken fried steak, pecan pie, and black-eyed peas. statesymbolsusa.org/symbo…
Cucumber is not only a fruit but also a type of squash, related to pumpkins. journaltimes.com/lifestyl…
Today I learned about the β€œMagic 8”. Before 1491, corn, beans, squash, chili, tomato, potato, vanilla, and cacao weren’t found anywhere in the world outside of the Americas. travelandleisure.com/food…
Today I learned about Jahangir Khan: A Pakistani squash player who won the World Open 6 times and went undefeated from 1981-1986, winning 555 games in a row which is the longest winning streak by any athlete in top-level professional sports as recorded by Guinness World Records. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jah…
There exists a sport called "Real Tennis"(also known as "The Sport of the Kings") which is a mixture of both Squash and Tennis and played in a doubly asymmetric court with walls on all 4 sides en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rea…
Oklahoma's state meal is chicken-fried steak, barbecued pork, fried okra, squash, cornbread, grits, corn, sausage with biscuits and gravy, black-eyed peas, strawberries, and pecans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Besides all the gimmicky cures for the hiccups -such as: reciting nursery rhymes, drinking water upside down or holding your breath while running- there is one solution that helps 19 out of 20 people squash these annoying contractions: eating a spoonful of granulated sugar. planet-science.com/catego…
Bat flies have become highly specialised parasites. For starters, their bodies became flattened and very hard, making it almost impossible for their hosts to squash them. Special "claws" at the end of each foot and hairs on the legs make it extremely difficult to dislodge them from fur. earthtouchnews.com/wtf/wt…
A Gorilla at the London Zoo named Kumbuka, escaped from his enclosure in 2016, he drank five litres (8.8 imperial pints) of undiluted blackcurrant squash that was in the keepers' area. bbc.com/news/magazine-377…
The native americans planted corn, beans, and squash together so that they would benefit eachother. The corn provides a structure for the beans to climb. The beans provide the nitrogen to the soil that the other plants utilize, and the squash spreads along the ground preventing weeds en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thr…
Words such as moose, skunk, raccoon, pecan, and squash, all originate from the language of the now-extinct Algonquian tribe, which inhabited what is now Roanoke Island. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
In 2016 a Silverback Gorilla named Kumbuka escaped from his enclosure in London Zoo and drank 5 litres of undiluted squash in the zookeepers' enclosure before being tranquilised bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-3…
In 2016, a silverback called Kumbuka escaped from his enclosure and drank five litres (8.8 imperial pints) of undiluted blackcurrant squash that was in the keepers' area en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squ…
Native Americans have Three Sisters Soup from their Three Sisters Agriculture from growing squash, climbing beans and corn together. The corn grows up, the climbing beans grow up the stalks, and the squash grows across the ground, covering all the roots and protecting them. wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_…
Butternut squash leaves a residue on your skin that leaves symptoms similar to dermatitis, leaving your hands dry and peeling. thekitchn.com/red-itchy-p…
The English words moose, opossum, pecan, raccoon, skunk, and squash all originated from the now-extinct language of the Algonquian people, the native tribe inhabiting the site of the earliest English colony in what is now the US at Roanoke Island. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
"Squash" comes from the Narragansett Native American word askutasquash, which means "eaten raw or uncooked." loc.gov/rr/scitech/myster…
Pakistani Squash Player Jahangir Khan won 555 matches in a row theballpoint.org/jahangir…
There are only nine genetically modified crops commercially available in the US: sweet and field corn, soybeans, cotton, canola, alfalfa, sugar beets, papaya, potatoes, and squash gmoanswers.com/current-gm…
[] The Titanic had a squash court. Upon its sinking, one player remarked to another "Perhaps we had better cancel our match for tomorrow morning." squashbloglife.com/a-squa…
If we accept that tomatoes are a fruit not a vegetable then we also have to declassify cucumbers, eggplants, squash, pumpikins, corn, peppers, beans, peas and mushrooms among others - the reason we have the tomato as the meme for this phenomenon comes down to a US tax ruling in the 19th century. theplate.nationalgeograph…
The "state meal" of Oklahoma is fried okra, squash, cornbread, barbecue pork, biscuits, sausage and gravy, grits, corn, strawberries, chicken fried steak, pecan pie, and black-eyed peas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okl…
A Pakistani squash player (Jahangir Khan) won 555 matches consecutively, the longest winning streak by any athlete in top-level professional sports as recorded by Guinness World Records. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jah…
The canned pumpkin most people use for pumpkin pie is actually just butternut squash. thekitchn.com/pumpkin-pie…
In 5 years, Jahangir Khan played 555 consecutive squash matches, maintaining an unbeaten run the entire time. During this winning streak, he won the International Squash Players Association Championship, without losing a single point. emel.com/article?id=89&am…
The following are technically fruits: avocado, beans, peapods, corn kernels, cucumbers, grains, nuts, olives peppers, pumpkin, squash, sunflower seeds and tomatoes. mayoclinic.org/healthy-li…
Today I learned of Jahangir Khan a Pakistani Squash player who had an unbeaten run which lasted for five years and 555 matches in Squash the longest winning streak by any athlete in top-level professional sports as recorded by Guinness World Records en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jah…
William Randolph Hearst used his influence to help push marijuana tax act 1937 to squash the hemp industry to protect his paper making business. Basically halting use of hemp one of the worlds strongest natural fibers just for his personal profit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Loofahs are actually squash skeletons. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luf…
Orange squash is generally not available in the United States, and quite expensive when it is en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squ…
The first ever human-designed nuclear reactor was constructed in a squash court at the University of Chicago. world-nuclear.org/info/Sa…
Today I learned of the game of Urban Golf where you hit squash or tennis balls around urban areas, often stopping by pubs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urb…
Today I learned of Jahangir Khan, a Squash player from Pakistan who won 555 squash matches, holding the longest winning streak by any athlete in top-level professional sports in history en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Win…
"Quash" is a verb used to describe something being crushed in a non physical sense, while "Squash" is a verb used to describe something being crushed in a physical sense. grammarphobia.com/blog/20…
Watermelons and Cucumbers are from the same family, Cucurbitaceae (As well as pumpkins, gourds and squash) homeguides.sfgate.com/wat…
Some people's skin reacts to touching raw butternut squash. The condition is called butternut squash dermatitis. thekitchn.com/red-itchy-p…
Cashews are not technically a nut, they are a seed from a squash-pepper looking fruit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
Trinity College (CT) Men's Squash team holds the record for the longest win streak. Winning 252 games and 13 national championships in a row. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
The longest winning streak in history is held by squash player Jahangir Khan, who won 555 consecutive matches. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jah…
Loofas come from a squash and not from the ocean. youtube.com/watch?v=0fMdF…
There are only six commercially available GMO crops: corn, soybeans, cotton, canola, squash and papaya. npr.org/blogs/thesalt/201…
The picture to the left isn't of a squash -- but of a cashew us1.campaign-archive.com/…

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