Fun Fact Friday, Number Sixteen!

Well that’s just peachy!  Today’s unique facts will center on peaches.  Were you aware that peaches were . . .

  • members of the almond family (Real Fact #21)? — hmm, their pits do look a bit like almonds?
  • also members of the rose family, along with apples and raspberries (Real Fact #422)?
  • the first fruit to be eaten on the moon (Real Fact #722)?

In addition, did you know that . . .

  • the game of basketball (as we enter NCAA March Madness) was first played using a soccer ball and two peach baskets (Real Fact #221)?
  • the phrase “you’re a real peach” originated from the tradition of giving peaches to loved ones (Real Fact #1017)?
  • George Washington was a successful liquor distributor, making rye whiskey, apple brandy, and peach brandy in his Mount Vernon distillery (Real Fact #1140)?

Source: https://www.snapple.com/real-facts

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2 Responses to “Fun Fact Friday, Number Sixteen!”

  1. Greg Bevis Says:

    *Thought they (Dr. Naismith and players) used a volleyball with the peach baskets?! Whatever! While not a graduate I am a fan of KU and a native born KS resident. KU is the home of Dr. Naismith’s “Rules of Basketball,” housed in a special facility adjacent to Allen Fieldhouse. Again, whatever*

    *Greg*

    *A retired librarian*

    On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 5:02 AM, The Gun-Carryin’ Librarian wrote:

    > Tom Rink posted: “Well that’s just peachy! Today’s unique facts will > center on peaches. Were you aware that peaches were . . . members of the > almond family (Real Fact #21)? — hmm, their pits do look a bit like > almonds? also members of the rose family, along with appl” >

  2. Tom Rink Says:

    That could very well be . . . I didn’t cross check the “Real Fact” (courtesy of Snapple). Tough loss this year in the tournament, but KU should be just fine again next year.

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