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)?