Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Betcha' didn't know.....

1. A strawberry isnt a berry but a banana is.
2. Avocados and watermelon are berries, too.
3. Cashews grow on trees like this:
4. And Brussels sprouts grow in long stalks like this:
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5. Chocolate milk was invented in Ireland.
6. Ketchup used to be sold as medicine.
7. Carrots were originally purple.
8. McDonalds sells 75 hamburgers every second of every day.
9. Yams and sweet potatoes are not the same thing.
10. Ripe cranberries will bounce like rubber balls.
11. An average ear of corn has an even number of rows, usually 16.
12. Betty White is actually older than sliced bread.
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13. Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas.
14. Honey never spoils. You can eat 32,000-year-old honey.
15. Peanuts are not nuts. They grow in the ground like this, so they are legumes.
16. Vending machines are twice as likely to kill you than a shark is.
17. Coconuts kill more people than sharks every year. So do cows.
18. Pound cake got its name from its original recipe, which called for a pound each of butter, eggs, sugar, and flour.
19. The probability of you drinking a glass of water that contains a molecule of water that also passed through a dinosaur is almost 100%.
20. Honey is made from nectar and bee vomit.
21. Pineapples grow like this:
22. Quinoa is the seeds of this plant:
23. Kiwis grow on vines:
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24. Ginger is the root of a plant:
25. And cinnamon is just the inner part of this tree:
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26. And artichokes are flowers that are eaten as buds. This is what they look like when flowered:
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27. Spam is short for spiced ham.
28. Popsicles were invented by an 11-year-old in 1905.
29. Apples, like pears and plums, belong to the rose family.
30. The official state VEGETABLE of Oklahoma is the watermelon. 
31. Peas are one the most popular pizza toppings in Brazil:
32. There are over 7,500 varieties of apples throughout the world, and it would take you 20 years to try them all if you had one each day.
33. The twists in pretzels are made to look like arms crossed in prayer.
34. Canola oil was originally called rapeseed oil, but renamed by the Canadian oil industry in 1978 to avoid negative connotations. Canola is short for Canadian oil.
35. And no matter what color Froot Loop you eat, they all taste the same.


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    1. Gotta add crumbled bacon to 'em! Yummy! :o)

  2. And cashews are related to Poison Ivy so if you are very allergic to Poison Ivy you might want to be careful. They also say the orangey-red fruit is quite tasty but doesn't store or ship well. What we call raw cashew, aren't they are processed just not toasted.

    1. Funny you should mention that - I was never allergic to poison ivy until we moved up here!!! Now I just have to even look at it..... :o(

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    1. Glad you enjoyed them, Anon! Lots of stuff there that I didn't know!

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    1. You would LOVE the way I make 'em! :o)

  5. I love Brussel sprouts. We steam them and have the with butter, salt and pepper. However, bacon sounds like a giant leap in flavor. I wonder how they would taste if you halved them and after steaming and then after cooking the bacon put them in the skillet cut side down to brown a little in the bacon fat.
    I was interested the rapeseed = canola oil, that answered a question.
    Another great posting, thanks.

    1. I gently boil them, drain and then back to the frying pan with the crumbled bacon and a little bit of bacon fat to coat them. Stir them gently around and serve hot, but make sure you taste 'em first because that's the only time you'll get to eat them - they go FAST in our house!

  6. Interesting!! I am glad this wasn't a quiz...I would've failed. There is a town in Saskatchewan, that was known as the rapeseed capital of Canada, their Town sign had the slogan 'Land of Rape and Honey' until they finally changed it last year.

    1. You just HAVE to find an old sign!!! :o)


    3. OMG! Love those pics - thank you!!! :o)

  7. I just love this sort of thing!
    Great post!

    1. Thanks, Cuz!! Didn't know how the Brussels sprouts grew or the pineapples! (And a LOT of the other stuff, too!)