Greenland actually has a forest. It's a 9 mile stretch of birch and willow trees called the Qinngua Valley, which is located on the southern tip of the island. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qin…
"Pussy willow" is a name given to many of the smaller species of the genus Salix (willows and sallows) when their furry catkins are young in early spring. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pus…
R2D2 was controlled by a man inside its body; Kenneth George Baker was an English actor and musician. He portrayed the character R2-D2 in the Star Wars franchise and also appeared in The Elephant Man, Time Bandits, Willow, Flash Gordon, Amadeus and Labyrinth. syfy.com/syfywire/star-wa…
, Edsel Ford was responsible for previous generations of the Lincoln Continental automobile, and would also bring hydraulic brakes to cars, he also had a role in producing military products at Willow Run in the 1940s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eds…
Today I learned about the alive and well easter tradition in slovakia for men to get day drunk, throw buckets of water on women, and spank them with willow whips. welcometobratislava.eu/tr…
Industrial Light & Magic created the visual effects for the 1988 film "Willow", which led to a breakthrough in digital morphing technology. The techniques developed for the sequence where one of the characters morphs into different animals, was later used for Terminator 2: Judgement day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
From old times Pyongyang has been called Ryugong meaning a city of willows. It was the capital of Kojoson, first ancient state established 5,000 years ago by Tangun, founder of Korean nation, and later it was the capital of Koguryo, known as the powerful state in the Korean history koreakonsult.com/Attracti…
In 2016 British historian Adrian Greenwood was tortured and murdered at his home by a thief intent on stealing his rare 1908 copy of The Wind in the Willows. The book was later recovered by the police. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Jaden and Willow Smith were named after their parents, just the opposite gender dolly.com.au/celebrity/we…
In 1977 the University of Michigan sold the Willow Run Airport to Wayne County for $1 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Long ago, people chewed on tree bark as a method of pain relief. Willow bark has a high amount of salicylic acid, an ingredient still used in aspirin today. migrainetreatmentgroup.co…
Today I learned about Dyngus Day, a Polish-American tradition i which boys throw water over girls and spank them with pussy willow branches. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5…
Guillermo del Toro was working with Disney on an adaptation of The Wind in the Willows but left the production team as an executive said: 'Could you give Toad a skateboard and make him say, 'radical dude'. Del Toro responded: 'It's been a pleasure...' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The first use of Google as a transitive verb was on TV was in the "Help" episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (October 15, 2002), when Willow asked Buffy, "Have you googled her yet?" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goo…
Warwick Davis was only 13 when he played the role of the Ewok 'Wicket' in Return of the Jedi, and 18 when playing the title role in *Willow* imdb.com/rg/an_share/name…
During WW2, at it's peak Ford's Willow Run bomber factory made a new B24 Liberator bomber every hour. In a week, 650 bombers were being produced. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
During World War II the Ford factory at Willow Run switched to 24-hour operations, and produced a new B-24 Liberator bomber, which had over 1.5 million parts, every 63 minutes. pbs.org/thewar/at_home_wa…
James Horner 'borrowed' the main themes for the Willow score from a Bulgarian folk song and a symphony by Schumann. youtu.be/DXQ-eZqnVe0
Guillermo del Toro quit working on an adaptation of "The Wind in the Willows" for Disney after they asked him to "give Toad a skateboard and have him say 'radical dude' things". rottentomatoes.com/m/mimi…
After BeauprΓ© Edouard ,who grew to 8 foot 3 inches, died the remains were to be sent to Willow Bunch, but the family was too poor to pay the transportation costs. The undertakers decided to recover their expenses by putting the body on display. biographi.ca/en/bio/beaup…
The two headed dragon in the movie Willow was called an Eborsisk after Siskel & Ebert. They slayed it before they could slay the movie. earwolf.com/show/i-was-th…
There's a series of books called, "Chronicles of the Shadow War" which is co-written by George Lucas which is a continuation of the film "Willow." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
A year after its initial publication in 1908, Theodore Roosevelt (then-president of the U.S.), loved the children's book "The Wind in the Willows" so much that he wrote the author saying that he had "read it, reread it, and have come to accept the characters as old friends". theguardian.com/books/201…
Today I learned of Śmigus-dyngu, meaning "Wet Monday", a celebration held on Easter Monday in Poland and Ukraine. Traditionally, boys throw water over girls and spank them with pussy willow branches on Easter Monday, and girls do the same to boys on Easter Tuesday. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5…
Willow tree twigs can be chewed on, and the juices can be swallowed, to relieve headaches. artofmanliness.com/2013/1…
There are 400 species of Willow tree, including one that is only 6 cm tall. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
By 1944 Ford was rolling a Liberator off the Willow Run production line every 63 minutes en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Willow Management (created by Warwick Davis) not only helps actors under 5 feet tall, it also helps actors over 7 ft tall. willowmanagement.co.uk/wi…
When neighbours of a boy racer in Lubczyna, Poland were fed up of him driving dangerously they borrowed a crane and hoisted his car atop a 20 ft high willow tree to stop him driving. metro.co.uk/2012/05/09/fe…
Warwick Davis, besides his acting career, also runs Willow Personal Management, "The biggest agency for short actors in the world" imdb.com/name/nm0001116/b…
Before aspirin was produced, ailing patients chewed the bark of the white willow tree (from which aspirin is derived) to help alleviate fever and pain. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
The Dwarf Willow (salix herbacea) is the world's smallest tree. It only grows to a height of 6cm or 2.4 inches. forestry.about.com/od/tre…
Warwick Davis was only 17 when he started filming "Willow" imdb.com/title/tt0096446/
From 1984 to 1995 German architects successfully grew and shaped a 3 story high tower made from living willow trees. bio-pro.de/magazin/index.…
Today I learned that my Slovak culture has an Easter tradition called "őibačka", where men are meant to douse women in cold water and beat them with willow branches
In the movie Willow from 1988 was the last time George Lucas did anything not Star Wars or Indiana Jones related imdb.com/name/nm0000184/?…
There is a popular book that recommends switching (swatting) infants only a few months old on their bare skin. The author describes switching her own 4 month old daughter on the bare legs with a switch that was a 12 inch long, one-eighth-inch diameter sprig from a willow tree. whynottrainachild.com/201…
At the Ford Willow Run plant during World War II, one B-24 Liberator long-range bomber came off the line every 63 minutes. The factory ran for 24 hours a day. pbs.org/thewar/at_home_wa…
John Squire of the Stone Roses worked as a set artist for the classic Cosgrove and Hall adaptation of The Wind In The Willows before finding fame with the band. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Will Smith had a child before he married Jada and had Jaden and Willow Smith. He was born in 1992 and he goes by Trey. imdb.com/name/nm1624357/?…
Will Smith has 3 kids, not 2. Jaden, Willow, and his oldest son Trey who's 20. imdb.com/name/nm1624357/
"Willow" was nominated for two '89 Oscars as well as two '89 Golden Rasberrys. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9th…
Tony Cox was in "Spaceballs" ,"Willow", & was an Ewok in "Return of the Jedi" m.imdb.com/name/nm0185272…
George Lucas followed up Willow with a book trilogy called "The Chronicles of the Shadow War" in which a teenage Elora Danan is the central character. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
There is a celebration on Easter Monday called Śmigus-Dyngus where boys throw water at girls and spank them with pussy willow branches. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/%…
In Poland there is a easter monday celebration called "Śmigus-Dyngus" or "Wet Monday" where boys throw water over girls and spank them with pussy willow branches. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Śmi…
The French introduced a Republican Calendar with metric time. So Feb 27 2011 is: Year: 219, Month: VentΓ΄se, Week (dΓ©cade): 16, Day: Nonidi the ninth. Today is the day of the Goat Willow. OK as a non-Christian, I'm using this from now on. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Moose eat willow, birch, and aspen wood in large quantities in the spring and autumn adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm…

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