The thistle beer glass, made for heavy scotch ales, is meant to resemble the national flower of Scotland winecellarinnovations.com…
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 tumbling tumbleweed (Kali tragus), a long standing symbol of the lonely American West, is actually a foreign introduced species from Asia commonly called 'Russian thistle'. wikipedia.org/wiki/Kali_t…
The full British royal coat of arms also has vegetation for three kingdoms of which they are the monarch: a Tudor rose (England) a thistle (Scotland) and a shamrock (Ireland) royalcentral.co.uk/blogs/…
The tumbleweed was introduced to America in 1873 by Russian immigrants settling in South Dakota. They brought with them flax seeds that were contaminated with Russian thistle seeds. When Russian thistle plants die, they turn into tumbleweeds mnn.com/earth-matters/wil…
Today I learned of Yellow Star Thistle. California's most invasive plant species that also kills horses by causing brain lesions articles.latimes.com/1991…
In 2013, scientists sequenced genome of a horse that had been kept frozen for the last 700,000 years in permafrost in at Thistle Creek, Yukon, Canada sci-news.com/genetics/sci…
Scotch Thistle's Genus Botanical Name (Onopordum Acanthium) Means "Donkey Fart Thorny Food" In Ancient Greek. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ono…
Today I learned of Truman Everts, a hapless bureaucrat who got lost in Yellowstone Territory and survived for 37 days with no equipment and only thistles to eat. Yellowstone Park was founded partly as a result of his mishaps. outsideonline.com/2104231…
Tumbleweed (Kali tragus), the iconic plant featured in Westerns, appeared first in the U.S. in 1870's South Dakota when flaxseed from Russia turned out to be contaminated with Russian Thistle Seeds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kal…
Today I learned about Milk Thistle, its ability to protect and even repair our liver, and can be enjoyed as food! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
In 1983 the town of Thistle, Utah was destroyed by a landslide and the resulting flood. The disaster was the costliest landslide in United States history. geology.utah.gov/map-pub/…
Tumbleweeds -- "the seemingly historic icon [of the Western U.S.A.] is actually an invasive weed. Contaminated flax seed, brought by Russian immigrants to South Dakota in 1873, is thought to be the source of Russian thistle invasion". usu.edu/weeds/plant_speci…
In 1983, a landslide caused a flood which annihilated Thistle, Utah. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thi…
That, in 1870, Truman C. Everts became lost in what is now Yellowstone National Park for 37 days without supplies. He ate thistle, used geothermals to ward off hypothermia, wore his feet down to the bone, and weighed 55 pounds when found. Then claimed he could have made it out by himself! youtu.be/3UlgE0prjQ0
Tumbleweeds aren't native to American West, or the Americas but are a foreign introduced weed. The so-called "Russian thistle" is said to have arrived in the United States in shipments of flax seeds to South Dakota, perhaps about 1870. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tum…
Scottish Soccer club Partick Thistle asked Turner Prize nominated artist David Shrigley to design their sport mascot. The result, named 'Kingsley' was described as "Lisa Simpson on meth" and "the mascot of children's nightmares". theguardian.com/football/…
Scotlands national animal are unicorns and it's national flower are thistles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sco…
Artichokes are actually thistles. The part we eat consists of the flower buds before the flowers come into bloom. Once artichokes bloom, the base of the flowers are still edible - the bright purple flowers are sometimes used in floral displays. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art…
In 60 patients poisoned by amatoxin, (a deadly poison in certain Amanita sp. mushrooms), all survived after being treated with "anti-hepatotoxic" compounds from the milk thistle, Silybum marianum. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Des…
The Kenora Thistles hold the distinction of being the Stanley Cup winner from the smallest town. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken…
Tumbleweed seen in western movies is actually Russian Thistle, which was introduced into the US in 1870. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
Tumbleweed is also known as Russian Thistle and was accidentally trasnplanted in the U.S. by Volga German immigrants in the late 19th century when the seeds were accidentally mixed in with wheat seeds they smuggled into the country carolynbleonard.com/Carol…
The artichoke is actually a thistle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art…

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