Did You Know?

The tomato is the world’s most popular fruit. And yes, just like the brinjal and the pumpkin, botanically speaking it is a fruit, not a vegetable. More than 60 million tons of tomatoes are produced per year, 16 million tons more than the second most popular fruit, the banana. Apples are the third most popular (36 million tons), then oranges (34 million tons) and watermelons (22 million tons).

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Creepy Animal Facts

The world is full of fascinating animals that have unique characteristics. Some just happen to be pretty terrifying and strange! From eating their own eggs to cannibalism, these animals have some creepy behaviors that will make you cringe, and possibly never put your foot out in the wild ever again…

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Did You Know? Random Fact

Did you know Viking men wore makeup?

It’s no doubt that Vikings were some of the toughest men in history books. However, they cared about their appearance enough that makeup was a part of their everyday routine.                           

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Gravity Facts, You Will “Fall” For

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They say there aren’t movie stars anymore. Sandra Bullock’s performance in “Gravity” would beg to differ. The sci-fi film is basically a two-hander between the star and the director. And yet, in an era of massive casts packed with big names “Gravity” still grabbed people’s attention. It’s a riveting film both immense and claustrophobic at the same time. Strap in for 20 facts about “Gravity” you might not be aware of.

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National Hispanic Heritage Month Facts

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Pumpkin Facts

Pumpkin Facts

Depending on the ultimate size of the pumpkin, it takes 80 to 120 days for a pumpkin to grow from seed to fruit.

Pumpkins are native to North America and are one of the oldest domesticated plants.

The word pumpkin is derived from the Greek word pepon, which means “large melon”.

Pumpkins have male and female flowers. You can eat these flowers! They are good for fighting colds, helping your bones, and strengthening your eyes with Vitamin A.

Honeybees play a significant role in fertilization.

The seeds from a mature pumpkin can be used to grow more pumpkin plants during the next growing season.

Pumpkins are a warm-weather crop and are typically planted in July.

95% of the US Crop of pumpkins are grown in Illinois.

All pumpkins are winter squash.

The color of pumpkins derives from orange carotenoid pigments.

Although pumpkins are typically orange, they can be yellow, white, green, and red.

According to science, the pumpkin is a fruit.

The largest pumpkin ever recorded was over 1800 pounds.

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