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• The Malus domestica, the apple tree, originated in eastern Turkey. More apples are grown in China than any other nation, about half of the world’s supply. The United States is a distant second, producing about 5% of the world’s apples, while Turkey is in third place. About 70 million tons of apples are grown worldwide annually. • When the Pilgrims arrived in North America in the 17th century, they discovered crabapples, but disliked their sour and woody taste. The colonists requested that seeds and cuttings be sent from England on subsequent voyages, and North America’s first apple orchard was planted in Boston in 1625. During the early 1800s, Massachusetts native John Chapman traveled across Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois planting apple trees, and became known as Johnny Appleseed.

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• In 1820, a London sea captain brought seeds to North America’s western coast, the origin of the state of Washington’s apple crop, the largest in the U.S. More than 60% of America’s apple crop of 220,000,000 bushels are grown in Washington. That’s a lot of apples, considering that one bushel is 48 lbs.! • Although we think of Eve convincing Adam to eat a forbidden apple in the Garden of Eden, the Bible’s Book of Genesis does not actually identify the fruit as an apple. It refers to it as the fruit of the “tree of the knowledge of good and evil.” In ancient languages, the word “apple” was used as a generic term for any round fruit that grew on a tree, bringing about the common misconception that Eve was tempted with an apple. • Apples were associated with pagan religious practices and as mythological symbols. Norse mythology portrays apples as a source of eternal youthfulness, while Greek and Roman myths refer to the fruit as a symbol of love and beauty. Remains of apples have been found in the graves of early Germanic people. • The Jonathan apple is mostly red with patches of lime green. There are differences of opinion as to how this variety got its name. Some say an Ohio woman, Rachel Higley, was responsible for discovering it in 1804, and cultivating an orchard of this tart fruit, naming it after her husband Jonathan. Others claim it was first discovered in 1826 in Woodstock, New York, and was named after Jonathan Hasbrouck, who first introduced the fruit. • The McIntosh apple has its origins in Canada, discovered by John McIntosh on his Ontario farm in 1811.


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APPLES (continued) • The flavor of the Golden Delicious apple varies depending on the climate. When grown in a cool climate, the amount of acid increases, resulting in a sweeter taste, while in a warmer climate, the acid quantity is lower, and the apple has a milder flavor. This variety was first discovered on a West Virginia farm in 1890 and was known as the Mullins Yellow Seedling for 25 years before being renamed. The Golden Delicious has been used as a parent to develop several other varieties including the Gala, Ambrosia, Pink lady, and Jonagold. • The number of apples imported from New Zealand is increasing every year. The popular Braeburn apple was developed there in 1952, and another favorite, the Gala, was cultivated in New Zealand beginning in the 1970s. • The phrase “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is a common one. But where did it originate? The first recorded use of the old proverb is in the 1860s in a Pembrokeshire, Wales, publication in a little different form: “Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.” • It’s certainly true that apples help keep a person healthy. They are loaded with nutrients and antioxidants that keep the body on track. Their supply of Vitamin C helps the body resist infection and disease, while an apple’s B-complex vitamins are vital to a healthy metabolism. Its potassium content aids in controlling heart rate and blood pressure. • Apples are full of fiber, about 4 grams in a medium-size fruit. Research has shown that those who eat high-fiber foods have a higher protection against Parkinson’s Disease and high cholesterol.

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• Apples also have their place in folklore. Legend has it that if you can peel an apple in one long strip, then toss it backwards over your left shoulder, the shape made by the peel will be the initial of your future spouse. An old wives’ tale says that warts can be cured by cutting an apple into the number of pieces equal to the number of warts. Rub each apple piece on a wart, then bury the pieces. As the fruit rots in the ground, the warts are said to disappear. During Yuletide, many cultures engage in the ancient custom of wassailing the apple trees to drive away bad luck and ensure a good harvest. Farmers choose one tree, and the village folk gather round it, drinking to the tree with cider. Cider is also thrown over the roots, followed by placing a piece of bread soaked in cider into a fork of the tree’s branches.


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• Carrey first became well-known in 1990, when he landed a regular slot on the comedy show In Living Color. The year 1994 was a big one for Carrey, as he had the leading role in three hits, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Dumb and Dumber, and The Mask. An Ace Ventura sequel came out the following year and Carrey’s stardom was secured. He took over the role of The Riddler in 1995’s Batman Forever. In 1996, he became the first actor to command a $20 million salary for a film in his role in The Cable Guy. • Jim Carrey is not all about crazy facial expressions, flexible body movements, and slapstick comedy. In 1998, he took on a serious role in the critically-acclaimed The Truman Show, which garnered Carrey his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama. His second Best Actor Golden Globe came the following year when he portrayed entertainer Andy Kaufman in the bio Man in the Moon. • Carrey has acknowledged that he has ADHD, and has at times battled depression. Although he treated his depression with Prozac, he now declares himself medication-free, and avoids all stimulants, including coffee. • In his free time, Jim Carrey enjoys painting and sculpting, and in recent years, his work has been featured at various exhibits. • Although Carrey was granted U.S. citizenship in 2004, he retains dual citizenship with Canada, stating, “I have no intention of giving up my Canadian heritage, and all those who loved and supported me. I will always be proud to be a Canadian.”

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October is Squirrel Awareness Month. How much do you know about this family of rodents? Follow along and see! • Scuiridae is a family of small or medium-size rodents that includes tree squirrels, ground squirrels, chipmunks, marmots, woodchucks, gophers, flying squirrels, and prairie dogs. Squirrels are the largest group of living mammals, with over 360 species making up 40% of all mammal species. • The word “squirrel” has its origins in the ancient Greek language from the word Skiouros, which translates “shadow-tailed.” • The smallest squirrel is the African pygmy squirrel with a length of just 2.8 to 3.9 inches and a weight of 0.35 oz. The largest, the Alpine marmot, living high in the Alps and Pyrenees, grows up to 29 inches long, and can weigh 18 lbs.

• You've surely heard of the long-distance buses known as Greyhounds, but you might not be aware of the company's humble origins. In 1914, a car dealer named Carl Eric Wickman ran a car dealership in Minnesota. When business was slow, he used one of the unsold cars to offer rides between the towns of Alice and Hibbing to miners going to

• In 1955, just a few weeks before he was killed in a car crash, actor James Dean made a commercial aimed at teenagers. The subject? Auto safety. In the ad he says, "Drive safely. The life you save may be mine." • If you're like the average American, you drink only one-sixth as much wine as the average French citizen. *

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• Those who study such things say that when bears, squirrels and other mammals hibernate, the flow of oxygen to their brains can drop by as much as 98 percent.

• The body of a squirrel has many unique characteristics. Its very large eyes give it an excellent sense of vision. Because the eyes are high and on the side of the head, the animal has a wide field of vision without having to turn its head. A squirrel can also rotate its hind feet 180 degrees at the ankle, which enables it to easily descend a tree head first. It also has special whiskers known as vibrissae on its head and limbs, which gives the squirrel an exceptional sense of touch.

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• Play-Doh was originally marketed as a wallpaper cleaner. It wasn't until kids started using it as modeling material that the company saw its potential in the toy market.

work. The idea was so profitable that Wickman opened long-distance routes within two years. He painted the vehicles gray in order to hide the road dust, prompting a hotel owner along one route to comment that the cars looked like greyhound dogs. Wickman liked the idea so much he started using the slogan "Ride the Greyhounds," and the rest is business history.

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• It was British Prime Minister Winston Churchill who made the following sage observation: "A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."

• In order to remain healthy, an adult squirrel must eat about a pound of food every week. The average squirrel enjoys a diet of nuts, seeds, and fruit, but will consume bird eggs, bugs, and even the dead body of another animal in a pinch. The brain of most squirrels is about the size of a walnut.

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SQUIRRELS (continued): • Squirrels are the cleanest animal in the rodent DEERE. JOHN DEERE. family, taking a long time to(continued): perform groom• ing It was while living in Illinois John no-as tasks. Surprisingly, the malethat takes twice ticedasthe farmers long theproblems female tothat groom itself.faced when attempting to till soil. Because the area had

• They’re also loners, with adult squirrels norformerly been woodland, the soil was rich mally living alone. it gets with hummus, whichWhen clumped and extremely clung to cold, they will allow other squirrels their the blades of the plows farmers wereinto accusnests to conserve body heat, but as soon as it tomed to using. While repairing a broken cirwarms up, it’s backstumbled to their upon solitary cular saw, Deere an lifestyle. idea. He

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smith leaving skills to wet fashion the steelon • Ifemployed you see ahis squirrel footprints blade into the shape of a plow. He affixed a sidewalk, it must be a hot day. The sweat two wooden spokes, then hitched the device glands are located in the pads of the feet, and to a horse. It plowed the heavy Illinois soil the tiny footprints are the product of perspiralike a charm. In fact, a farmer who happened tion. to be observing the test run immediately put

• Ever a squirrel finds plow. the nuts it in anwonder order forhow his own John Deere buries? Before it buries the nut, the squirrel • In short order, Deere gave up his blacksmith licks to applyonitsmaking personalplows. scent The to it, shopthe andnutfocused enabling the rodent to sniff it out when hunger company grew steadily and added many emstrikes. ployees. In the late 1840s, John relocated the DIFFERENCES: 1. Cornerstone is missing. 2. Aid kit is missing. 3. Ball is moved. 4. Stripe is missing. 5. Number is different. 6. Chimney is missing. © 2014 King Features Synd., All rights reserved.

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entire operation to Moline, Ashamed • That big fluffy tail isn’t justIllinois. for show. Squirof his own lack of education, John sent his rels often use their tails as a signaling device children to the state’s finest schools. One of to communicate. his proudest days occurred when son Charles • Don’t about contracting from a earnedworry the equivalent of an MBArabies from Bell’s squirrel bite, because rabies is practically unCommercial College in Chicago.

in squirrels. There is no record of a hu• known With his son Charles managing the company, man a squirrel bite. HowJohngetting found rabies time tofrom pursue philanthropic inever, a squirrel bite is nothing to take terests. He co-founded both the First casually. NationSome species have bite force of 7,000 lbs. al Bank and the Firsta Congregational Church. per inch. the How strong that? in Compare Hesquare was elected mayor of is Moline 1873, of hiswhose first actions – the isreplaceitwhere to theone human, bite force around ment the square city’s open with a sewer 500 lbs.of per inch.drains The squirrel’s teeth pipe system – saved countless lives by reducare always growing, due to the constant wear the spread of disease. oningthem. Incisors grow about six inches per • year. The original John Deere logo, registered in 1876, depicted a deer that was native to AfriThanks Reading Tidbits! ca. Thirty-sixfor years later, in 1912, it was replaced with the image of a North American white-tailed deer. In the decades that followed, the now-familiar “outline” logo.COM took f Grand of Forks East GDeere rand Forks over as the O symbol the• John brand.

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Apple seeds contain small amounts of sugar and cyanide compound, which can be toxic if consumed in large amounts. However, your body is protected from the toxin by the seed's hard coating. Seeds swallowed whole pass through the digestive system easily. Chewing the seeds does expose an individual to the chemicals inside, but it's a small dose that the body easily detoxifies.

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