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Facts For your Thursday

With us being close to the end of the week, our brains are tired, were looking forward to the weekend and in need of some mental stimulation. Here are some facts, figures, challenges and general fun to keep us all occupied for one more day.

Did you know? 

  • 84% of a raw apple and 96% of a raw cucumber is water!

Applecuc

  •   Nutmeg is far more dangerous than you think. Incredibly toxic if injected intravenously, excessive consumption can also have deadly consequences as well as cause hallucinations, nauseam dehydration and generalised body pain. It contains Myristicin a natural organic  compound that has neroutoxic effects and psychoactive properties.Nutmeg
  • No plant whether it has been grown naturally or artificially has a flower or blossom that is absolutely black.

Black-flower

  • Onions have been shown to have health benefits beyond just being a vegetable. They have been shown to contain a mild antibiotic to help burns, bites, stings and itches. It also contains chemicals shown to low chances of certain cancers and reduces blood pressure.

Onion
Riddle

What lives in winter, dies in summer and grows with its root upward?

(To see the answer highlght the text below)

An icicle

Joke

What do you get if you divide the circumference 
of a pumpkin by its diameter?

(To see the answer highlght the text below)
Pumpkin pi.  

1 response to Facts For your Thursday

#1 Diane on Sep 08 2011 at 1:53 PM

I knew nutmeg was toxic in excess but didn't realise onions were so good for you! Good job I've grown lots of onions on my allotment!

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