We bring you WHO KNEWS about cranberries, cashews and espresso coffee!
Who Knew? November 23rd is…
National ‘Eat a Cranberry’ Day
A tart, but healthy snack, packed with antioxidants and rich nutrients….just in time to be featured on Thanksgiving Day tables everywhere!
The name for Cranberry was originally craneberry, derived from the German “kraanbere”. Why would a berry be named after a bird? The craneberry got its name due to the English believing that the flowers and stem resembled the neck of that same bird, the Crane!
National Cashew Day
Cashew trees can get really big. The world’s largest cashew tree can be found in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, and covers well over 81,000 sq ft. To put that into perspective, that’s a tree that covers 1.8 acres, or nearly 70 times that of a normal cashew tree.
After harvesting cashew nuts, you may want to store them up until you have a decent number, because processing them is a bit of an ordeal. The edible meat of the cashew is surrounded by a shell and a very dangerous, caustic liquid related to poison ivy. USE CAUTION WHEN PROCESSING YOUR CASHEWS. Wear long sleeved clothing, gloves, and goggles to keep the liquid from getting on your skin or in your eyes.
National Espresso Day
A shot of espresso is a refinement of coffee, distilled down to its most potent elements and delivered in special cups that should have a warning label that reads “High Vibration and Caffeine Jitters Ahead”!
In Turin, Italy, in 1884, thanks to the innovative methods of Angelo Moriondo, coffee had seen a new age of enlightenment, as his new machine found a way to separately control the passing of steam and water through the coffee. This innovation made it possible to extract the fullest possible potential from the humble coffee bean.
Who Am I?
- I was born November 23, 1859 in New York City but some theorize I was born on September 17th
- My real name was Henry McCarty, but my pseudonym was William Bonney
- My father’s death led our family to move to Indiana, then Kansas, then New Mexico
- I was orphaned at 15 when my mother died
- I became a thief and a fugitive before settling as a rancher in Arizona
- My life was a series of conflicts, crimes and gunfights before I died in 1881 at 21 years of age
- There is only one authenticated picture of me
I am… Billy The Kid. Congratulations to Kari from Mount Vernon, who guessed correctly and wins a copy of We The Kingdom’s self-titled CD!
Thanks for listening, Happy Thanksgiving and we’ll talk to you Monday!
– Joe and Dylan