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Post  RoOsTeR on 2/5/2012, 10:36 am

Only food that does not spoil: honey.

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Post  camprn on 2/5/2012, 1:32 pm

nKedrOoStEr wrote:Only food that does not spoil: honey.
I can hardly wait for honey day!!!

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Post  jhayford on 2/5/2012, 2:20 pm

nKedrOoStEr wrote:Thomas Jefferson grew a variety of different carrots in his gardens at Monticello. In 1814 he produced 18 bushels of carrots.



He grew another popular plant too. Expecially popular in California

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Post  Luci Dawson on 2/5/2012, 3:43 pm

@jhayford wrote:
nKedrOoStEr wrote:Thomas Jefferson grew a variety of different carrots in his gardens at Monticello. In 1814 he produced 18 bushels of carrots.

He grew another popular plant too. Expecially popular in California

Yep, he sure did...and yep, it sure was/is!

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Post  llama momma on 2/6/2012, 8:00 am

nKedrOoStEr wrote:Only food that does not spoil: honey.

..because (I think) it has anti-bacterial properties?


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Post  RoOsTeR on 2/6/2012, 8:04 am



Bananas

Globally, bananas rank fourth after rice, wheat and corn in human consumption; they are grown in 130 countries worldwide, more than for any other fruit crop.

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Post  Ha-v-v on 2/6/2012, 9:14 am

nKedrOoStEr wrote:

Bananas

Globally, bananas rank fourth after rice, wheat and corn in human consumption; they are grown in 130 countries worldwide, more than for any other fruit crop.

The gal that cuts my hair is giving me some banana plants from her trees Smile I will be building a box just for them :-D I dont want them to be so difficult to take out or move when needed. We use bananas a lot in our house.


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Post  newstart on 2/6/2012, 8:45 pm

@llama momma wrote:
@newstart wrote:
@CarolynPhillips wrote:
@newstart wrote:It is impossible to lick your elbow

lol!
I must be really tired cause I laughed til I cried thinking about how many people were trying to lick their elbow after reading this post.



Yeah I want to know who tried to do it.. I know I did Embarassed

OK! but I got within 5 inches... Razz



hahha my daughter read this and just tried lol

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Post  RoOsTeR on 2/6/2012, 8:50 pm

Sliced bread was introduced under the Wonder Bread label in 1930.

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Post  EatYourVeggies on 2/7/2012, 4:29 am

nKedrOoStEr wrote:Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

Don't know about everyday, but I'm doing my best to hold up to my end of the consumption process and the more veggies, the better. Very Happy

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Post  EatYourVeggies on 2/7/2012, 5:07 am

Coca-Cola was originally green. Shocked

Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury. Rolling Eyes

Did you know that there are coffee-flavored PEZ? Wink

Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.

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Post  RoOsTeR on 2/7/2012, 7:25 am

An orange tree may bear oranges for more than 100 years. The famous “Constable Tree,” an orange tree brought to France in 1421, lived and bore fruit for 473 years.

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Post  walshevak on 2/7/2012, 9:42 am

snip "Coca-Cola was originally green. Shocked "

And originally contained cocaine (the coke). My mother told me that when she was a teen, the slang for coco-cola was "dope" As in ordering a glass of dope.

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Post  llama momma on 2/7/2012, 10:01 am

From FactsAboutAnimals.net

A garden caterpillar has 248 muscles in its head.

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Post  RoOsTeR on 2/8/2012, 7:59 am

In the 16th century, Dutch carrot growers invented the orange carrot in honor of the House of Orange, the Dutch Royal Family. They did this by cross breeding pale yellow carrots with red carrots.

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Post  EatYourVeggies on 2/8/2012, 5:24 pm

@llama momma wrote:From FactsAboutAnimals.net

A garden caterpillar has 248 muscles in its head.

So do most teenagers. 245 of those muscles are located in their jaws rofl

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Post  happycamper on 2/8/2012, 8:38 pm

@EatYourVeggies wrote:
@llama momma wrote:From FactsAboutAnimals.net

A garden caterpillar has 248 muscles in its head.

So do most teenagers. 245 of those muscles are located in their jaws
Love it! Thank you for the laugh Very Happy

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Post  shannon1 on 2/9/2012, 12:14 am

nKedrOoStEr wrote:An orange tree may bear oranges for more than 100 years. The famous “Constable Tree,” an orange tree brought to France in 1421, lived and bore fruit for 473 years.
quite amazing Shocked

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Post  RoOsTeR on 2/9/2012, 7:43 am

Babe Ruth kept a lettuce leaf under his hat to keep cool during a game.

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Post  EatYourVeggies on 2/9/2012, 3:31 pm

nKedrOoStEr wrote: Babe Ruth kept a lettuce leaf under his hat to keep cool during a game.

Hopefully not the same one for his entire career Shocked If so, maybe he was into composting too. Very Happy

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Post  dixie on 2/9/2012, 11:12 pm

Peppers can contain up to
six
times as much vitamin C as oranges! The highest levels are found
when the peppers are in their "green" stage. Hot peppers contain
less vitamin C than the milder bell peppers.

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Post  camprn on 2/9/2012, 11:17 pm

Hi Dixie! That is a fabulous useful fact! thanks! What a Face

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Post  EatYourVeggies on 2/9/2012, 11:31 pm

@dixie wrote:Peppers can contain up to
six
times as much vitamin C as oranges! The highest levels are found
when the peppers are in their "green" stage. Hot peppers contain
less vitamin C than the milder bell peppers.

Despite that being great news, somehow breakfast with bell peppers instead of orange juice, just won't be the same. Very Happy

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Post  RoOsTeR on 2/11/2012, 8:11 am

A watermelon is actually a berry.

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