Today I learned that conservationists recycle Wimbledon tennis balls as predator-proof shelters for Harvest Mice (The mice you see pictured sleeping in tulips). amusingplanet.com/2015/08…
Tulips have grown in the wild in Central Asia, and although tulips are commonly associated with the Netherlands, they were not introduced to the West until the 16th century, when Western diplomats to the Ottoman court observed and reported on them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tul…
In 1940, Princess Juliana of The Netherlands was evacuated to Ottawa Canada. When her child Margaret was born, Canada declared her rooms at the Hospital as extraterritorial so the baby would have Dutch nationality. As thanks, Princess Juliana has given Ottawa 10,000 tulip bulbs every year since. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jul…
These plants are toxic to pets: peony, mums, daffodil, lily, tulip, iris, foxglove, dieffenbachia (dumb cane,) autumn crocus, sago palm, and rhododendron/azaleas. petmd.com/dog/infographic…
Due to the plant hormone auxin, tulip stems continue to elongate after they are cut. bendbulletin.com/lifestyl…
Today I learned about Tulip Mania, during the 17th Century Dutch Golden Age, when prices for some tulip bulbs skyrocketed. Many think it is one of the first speculative bubbles to pop, but some historians believe it has been exaggerated over time. history.com/news/tulip-ma…
The Netherlands sends Canada 20,000 tulip bulbs every year to thank them for their help during WWII veterans.gc.ca/eng/rememb…
Cut tulips can continue to grow pss.uvm.edu/ppp/articles/…
The maternity ward of Dutch princess Juliana (sheltered in Canada during WW2) was declared international territory so that the child would be born in no country and inherit Dutch citizenship. In gratitude, she sent 100,000 tulips paving the way for the Canadian Tulip Festival. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
The Dutch royal family took refuge in Canada during WW2 occupation, upon the birth of Princess Margriet, the Ottawa maternity ward was temporarily declared to be Dutch territory by the Canadian government. Since then every year the Dutch people send Canada thousands of tulips in appreciation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
Almost all tulips that are grown in the Netherlands originate from the Ottoman Empire. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tul…
The story of the Dutch "Tulip Mania" is wildly exaggerated, and was propaganda created by religious Calvinists to promote the notion that "wealth is ungodly" smithsonianmag.com/histor…
For one day in 1940 a section of a hospital in Ottawa, Canada became international territory so a Dutch Princess could be born a full Dutch citizen (a requirement to be a Dutch Princess). Every year the Netherlands sends Canada a gift of tulips to show their gratitude. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pri…
Every year the Netherlands sends 20,000 tulip bulbs to Canada to thank them for their aid in the Second World War. canadacool.com/COOLFACTS/…
Tulip trading crashed the entire economy of Holland in the 1600’s which was the very first market β€œBubble” very much like the dot com bubble of the 90’s and more recent housing bubble. investopedia.com/terms/b/…
Tulips were so valuable when first introduced to Holland in the 1630s that one bulb could cost as much as a house bbc.com/culture/story/201…
There's a tulip species called 'Spongebob' in the Keukenhof Flower Festival 24oranges.nl/2009/04/16/y…
The Netherlands experienced a 'tulip mania' in 1637. Before the bubble collapsed, a single bulb could sell for 10-times the annual income of skilled worker en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tul…
The Netherlands has been sending Canada 10,000 tulips every year for the past 70 years in appreciation for the liberation of the Netherlands from Nazi forces. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
Audrey Hepburn was so slim because, from ages 9 to 16, she was severely malnourished during WWII in Holland. Among other things, she sustained herself on tulip bulbs. people.com/article/audrey…
Tulip Mania, while not a myth, is vastly overstated in popular culture and only applied to a small subset of the upper/upper-middle class. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tul…
The Netherlands sends 20,000 tulips to Canada each year as thanks for their aid during World War II. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
[] of Tulip Topping, a method of increasing bulb sizes by removing the top of the flower. The flowers are topped so that the plant is putting all it's energy into the development of the bulbs. youtube.com/watch?v=Z_CYJ…
The Netherlands sends 20,000 tulips anually to Canada in thanks for all the aid they provided in WWII en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
During the 17th century in the Netherlands, tulip bulbs became so prized that people could spend the price of a well-appointed house on them. theconversation.com/tulip…
People eat tulips, and cook with them. alloveralbany.com/archive…
If you wanted to buy a single rare Dutch tulip bulb in 1636, all it would cost you is: 2 lasts of wheat, 4 lasts of rye, 4 fat oxen, 8 fat swine, 12 fat sheep, 2 hogheads of wine, 4 turns of beer, 2 tons of butter, 1000lbs of cheese, a complete bed, a suit of clothes, & a silver drinking cup. web.archive.org/web/20080…
The Dutch royal family took refuge in Canada during WW2 occupation, upon the birth of Princess Margriet, the Ottawa maternity ward was temporarily declared to be Dutch territory by the Canadian government. Since then every year the Dutch people send Canada thousands of tulips in appreciation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
Tulips in the 1600's became extremely valuable (as valuable as 12 acres/5 ha of land) before the price crashed in just a few weeks and they became worthless en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tul…
The Dutch "Tulipmania" (where tulip prices skyrocketed in the 1630s) wasn't actually a bubble - it was driven by Dutch economic policy and changes in forecasted demand due to the 30 Years War. dklevine.com/archive/thom…
The Dutch Royal Family sent Canada a gift of 100,000 tulip bulbs after sheltering a princess during the Nazi occupation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
There Never Was a Real Tulip Fever β€” historians of the phenomenon have their own bubble to burst. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
"Tulip mania" refers to a period in the 1630's where the Dutch east India company and other merchants could sell a single tulip bulb for 10x the ANNUAL wage of a skilled craftsman! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tul…
Tiny Tim, who famously covered "Tiptoe Through the Tulips", named his daughter Tulip. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin…
In the 17th century in the Netherlands, there was a tulip flower bubble that allowed tulip traders to earn the equivalent of almost $62,000 USD a month. damninteresting.com/the-d…
Many Dutch viewed the Canadians as saviors for their effort to liberate the Netherlands and disturbe food to the starving populous; the Dutch show their appreciation by sending thousands of tulips every year. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/C…
Today I learned of Tulip Mania. The first speculative bubble which drove the price of tulips so high that at it's peak in 1637 some single tulip bulbs sold for more than 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsworker. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tul…
- In the 1600's, tulips cost 10x what an average working-class man earned in a year. teleflora.com/blog/10-wei…
There never was a real Tulip Mania smithsonianmag.com/histor…
In Holland during the early 17th century, a single tulip could cost as much as 2,500 Dutch Guilders, around 235,000 USD today. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tul…
One of the very first economic bubble took place in 1600s - when the dutch speculated on the price of tulips - tulip bulbs were valued at the same price as houses wisegeek.com/what-is-a-tu…
In the early 16th century the dutch were trading individual tulips for the equivalent of 10-15million dollars! It was called the tulip mania! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tul…
Today I learned of Tulip Mania, a period in Holland (1634-1637) in which the price of tulips rose drastically. One tulip bulb (Semper Augustus) was reportedly sold for an equivalent of $10-15 million. It created the first recorded economic bubble, causing an enormous economic crash. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Canada receives an annual gift of 10,000 tulips from the Netherlands. canadascapital.gc.ca/bins…
Tiny Tim died about an hour after performing his famous song "Tip-Toe Through the Tulips" biography.com/people/tiny…
In 1636 tulips were selling for more than people's homes. Until the market crashed and ruined the Dutch economy. economics.about.com/od/fi…
Each year the Dutch Royal Family send 10,000 Tulip Bulbs to Canada as thanks for sheltering Princess Juliana and her daughters for the preceding three years during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, in the Second World War. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
The Netherlands sends Canada 20,000 tulips every year as a thank you for the ongoing Canadian support during WWII. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
Today I learned of tulip mania, a bubble in the price of tulip bulbs in 17th century Netherlands. At its peak a single tulip was selling at about 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsman. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tul…
In Holland during the early 17th century, a single tulip could cost as much as a house would today en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tul…

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