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Tea, coffee, wine, beer and rubber can all be made from dandelions.


Taraxacum or Dandelion

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.

See other: Quite Interesting Facts

The World’s Age

“So I’ve learnt that the world is 4500 million years old. If you’re very religious, then it’s not 4500 million years old, it’s 6000 years old. One of these is not correct.”

– Eddie Izzard