Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Did you know...?

The word "broccoli" comes from the Latin word "brachium," meaning "branch," via the Italian "brocco." (Also from the same word are "brachial" and "brachiosaurus." Tolkien Boy, please note the spelling. Then please note that I can't remember how I was trying to spell it, so I can't remember who was right. Drat.)

Broccoli consumption has increased 940% over the past 25 years.

Pliny the Elder wrote about a vegetable that might have been broccoli.

A broccoli/cauliflower hybrid, the broccoflower, was invented in Europe around 1988.

In the April 6th, 2006, Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert insists that broccoli is "in the mustard family, related to the cauliflower and having clusters of green flower buds. A fruit." (Good old Stephen Colbert, master of truthiness. His gut must have told him so.)

Facts > Creativity.

-Petra

2 Comments:

Blogger Tolkien Boy said...

Ah, but your mom > facts.

5/09/2006 5:07 PM  
Blogger bawb said...

Broccoflower is horrible.

5/10/2006 7:25 AM  

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