Tea, coffee, wine, beer and rubber can all be made from dandelions.
In the Midlands of Britain around the area where Shakespeare came from, a goldenlad is dialect for a dandelion in full yellow flower and a chimney-sweeper is the name for a dandelion ‘clock’.
Flamenco dancer Jose Greco (1918-2000) took out an insurance policy through Lloyd’s of London against his trousers splitting during a performance.
A dancer with the Royal Ballet gets through about 120 pairs of shoes a season.
Dandelions are also known as Pissy beds, Jack-piss-the-bed, Wet-the-bed, Wet-a-bed, Tiddlebeds and Pissenlit.
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Didn’t know about those other dandelion names…must be a British thing! ;)