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  • cee134cee134 Member Posts: 33,770 Member Member Posts: 33,770 Member
    TIL we call people with red hair "red heads" as opposed to "orange heads" because the phrase has been around longer than the color orange. The color orange was described as red up until the 1500's when the first reference of orange in the English language can be found.
  • cee134cee134 Member Posts: 33,770 Member Member Posts: 33,770 Member
    cee134 wrote: »
    TIL Bears eat bees, not honey. They endure stings on their faces and ears to get to the pupae and larvae, although the bees can't penetrate the bears thick fur. Once the bear leaves the hive, it will shake out the remaining bees from it's fur like it would water.

    So bears eat baybees

    Winnie the Pooh has a lot of explaining to do.
  • cee134cee134 Member Posts: 33,770 Member Member Posts: 33,770 Member
    cee134 wrote: »
    TIL we call people with red hair "red heads" as opposed to "orange heads" because the phrase has been around longer than the color orange. The color orange was described as red up until the 1500's when the first reference of orange in the English language can be found.

    Or geoluhread (yellow-red). Orange the color came after orange the fruit which was named for orange the tree. Most fruits were referred to as some kind of apple. Oranges were "apple of the orange tree". The Swedish word for orange is apelsin. Pomme is French for apple and Pomme de terr is French for potato (lit. "Earth apple")

    Ain't no way I'm eating any apples grown on an Orange tree.
  • JetJaguarJetJaguar Member Posts: 781 Member Member Posts: 781 Member
    cee134 wrote: »
    cee134 wrote: »
    TIL we call people with red hair "red heads" as opposed to "orange heads" because the phrase has been around longer than the color orange. The color orange was described as red up until the 1500's when the first reference of orange in the English language can be found.

    Or geoluhread (yellow-red). Orange the color came after orange the fruit which was named for orange the tree. Most fruits were referred to as some kind of apple. Oranges were "apple of the orange tree". The Swedish word for orange is apelsin. Pomme is French for apple and Pomme de terr is French for potato (lit. "Earth apple")

    Ain't no way I'm eating any apples grown on an Orange tree.

    I have a friend who has an orange tree in their yard, except one branch grows lemons (it was spliced on).
  • cee134cee134 Member Posts: 33,770 Member Member Posts: 33,770 Member
    JetJaguar wrote: »
    cee134 wrote: »
    cee134 wrote: »
    TIL we call people with red hair "red heads" as opposed to "orange heads" because the phrase has been around longer than the color orange. The color orange was described as red up until the 1500's when the first reference of orange in the English language can be found.

    Or geoluhread (yellow-red). Orange the color came after orange the fruit which was named for orange the tree. Most fruits were referred to as some kind of apple. Oranges were "apple of the orange tree". The Swedish word for orange is apelsin. Pomme is French for apple and Pomme de terr is French for potato (lit. "Earth apple")

    Ain't no way I'm eating any apples grown on an Orange tree.

    I have a friend who has an orange tree in their yard, except one branch grows lemons (it was spliced on).

    I forgot they can do that. I'm not sure it would work with an apple but now I'm reconsidering my "no apple" stance.
  • cee134cee134 Member Posts: 33,770 Member Member Posts: 33,770 Member
    TIL Jimi Hendrix’s contract for Woodstock stipulated that no act could play after him. The scheduled performance times went so far off that he didn’t take the stage until 9am Monday morning. Most people had already left, and only about 10,000 people actually saw him play.
  • JetJaguarJetJaguar Member Posts: 781 Member Member Posts: 781 Member
    cee134 wrote: »
    JetJaguar wrote: »
    cee134 wrote: »
    cee134 wrote: »
    TIL we call people with red hair "red heads" as opposed to "orange heads" because the phrase has been around longer than the color orange. The color orange was described as red up until the 1500's when the first reference of orange in the English language can be found.

    Or geoluhread (yellow-red). Orange the color came after orange the fruit which was named for orange the tree. Most fruits were referred to as some kind of apple. Oranges were "apple of the orange tree". The Swedish word for orange is apelsin. Pomme is French for apple and Pomme de terr is French for potato (lit. "Earth apple")

    Ain't no way I'm eating any apples grown on an Orange tree.

    I have a friend who has an orange tree in their yard, except one branch grows lemons (it was spliced on).

    I forgot they can do that. I'm not sure it would work with an apple but now I'm reconsidering my "no apple" stance.

    Yeah, I don't know if an apple branch on an orange tree would work. I'd think that the grafts would have to be from trees in the same family, but I'm no gardener and don't really know.
  • BuddhaBunnyFTWBuddhaBunnyFTW Member, Premium Posts: 128 Member Member, Premium Posts: 128 Member
    I learned to love others. I was snarky on the forums and got a warning. I realized instead of a knee jerk reaction and just saying to myself: well they started it! I should have had compassion and love for them and myself. How can I hear another person if I’m not listening?
  • cee134cee134 Member Posts: 33,770 Member Member Posts: 33,770 Member
    TIL that the desert planet of Tatootine in Star Wars was originally meant to be a jungle planet. One of the producers found sites in the Philippines, but thought director George Lucas would be "itchy" from all of the filming in the jungle, so Lucas decided to make Tatootine a desert planet.
  • RevGym2RevGym2 Member Posts: 239 Member Member Posts: 239 Member
    that you can’t improve unless you commit to change!

    But I learned that years ago, not today!

    Be sunshine to the world!
  • cee134cee134 Member Posts: 33,770 Member Member Posts: 33,770 Member
    TIL that the real Top Gun School imposes a $5 fine to any staff member that quotes the movie.
  • cee134cee134 Member Posts: 33,770 Member Member Posts: 33,770 Member
    TIL Iron Man was considered such a minor character when Marvel Studios began developing the 2008 movie that about 30 writers passed on writing the script, and Marvel produced three animated "advertorials" to introduce the character and show audiences that he wasn't simply a robot.
  • yukfooyukfoo Member Posts: 706 Member Member Posts: 706 Member
    TIL
    Fast food chains are seeing declining breakfast sales due to the gaining popularity of intermittent fasting.
  • yukfooyukfoo Member Posts: 706 Member Member Posts: 706 Member
    TIL
    Voyager 2, currently 10.5 billion miles away, will reach Sirius in approximately year 298,000 AD. Musn't forget to set a Google reminder..
  • cee134cee134 Member Posts: 33,770 Member Member Posts: 33,770 Member
    TIL that Teller (the silent half of Penn and Teller) began doing magic in complete silence when performing at fraternity houses as he found it reduced heckling and beer thrown at him during his act.

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  • cee134cee134 Member Posts: 33,770 Member Member Posts: 33,770 Member
    TIL the creator of The Sims, Will Wright, was inspired to make the game after losing his home and most of his material possessions in a fire in 1997. Thinking about the value of material needs as he rebuilt his life gave him the idea of a game where players managed the life of a suburban household.
  • cee134cee134 Member Posts: 33,770 Member Member Posts: 33,770 Member
    TIL The massive ancient library of Ninevah (think: Mesopotamian equivalent of the library of Alexandria) was burnt by the Medes. Unlike a library containing organic documents, the fires treated the ~30,000 clay tablets and preserved the cuneiform text very well rather than destroying it.
  • cee134cee134 Member Posts: 33,770 Member Member Posts: 33,770 Member
    TIL that gorillas sing happy songs while they eat. They don't sing the same song every time and they even sing louder while eating their favorite food.
  • yukfooyukfoo Member Posts: 706 Member Member Posts: 706 Member
    TIL
    In 1949, shoe designer, Adolf Dassler parted business ways with his brother Rudolf. Then named his new company adidas (originally it was lowercase like that) after his nickname Adi and his last name Dassler. So Adi Dassler became adidas. Rudolf went on to create rival company Puma.
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