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10 Awesome Holiday Jell-O Shots

Candy canes, sugar cookies, fruit cake, pumpkin pie and egg nog -sounds like a great holiday party dessert table, but if you want to kick your party up a notch, then why not make those same great treats into Jell-O shots instead? Here are 10 great gellatin shots that I can’t wait to make for [...]

Guerrilla Grafters

A group of people in San Francisco called the Guerrilla Grafters surreptitiously graft fruit tree branches onto non-fruiting trees in public spaces in the city -about 50 trees so far. Tom Levy of SFGate spoke with two of the “undercover orchardists,” Tara Hui and Miriam Goldberg. “The intention of doing guerrilla grafting is not so much [...]

The 12 Most Unique Playgrounds in the World

Unless you had crazy parents who locked you up inside all day, all of us have enjoyed the freedom and wonder that make playgrounds magical. But it goes without saying that some playgrounds are far more spectacular and imaginative than others. Here are a few of the coolest playgrounds you’re ever likely to enjoy. Clemyjontri Park, [...]

A Plant Makes Mice Spit Out its Seeds

Plants develop tasty fruit mainly because the animals that eat it help disperse the seeds. The berry plant Ochradenus baccatus takes this a giant step further, with an enzyme and catalyst formula that causes mice to do its bidding. You know, like those drain cleaners that mix two chemicals to become extra-powerful for a short [...]

Sex Circuit of a Male Fruit Fly

Image: Vanessa Ruta Hello, Drosophila ladies! The good news is that scientists at Washington University in St. Louis have discovered the secret of what makes male fruit flies go crazy for you. The bad [...]

The ‘papple’ – is it a pear or an apple ?

Experts in New Zealand have produced a new fruit that is a cross between an apple and a pear. The hybrid ‘papple’ has the skin and texture of a pear b…

Why Do Beans Make You Fart?

Baked beans image via Shutterstock Beans, beans, the musical fruit. The more you eat, the more you toot. But don’t blame your flatulence on the poor legumes directly. The blame lies instead with the loads of little critters teeming in your gut. Once you mash a bowl of barbecue baked beans into a fine mush in your [...]

Strawberry Shortsnake

This adorable treat from FamilyFun magazine will require a careful hand for the decorative work, but it’ll be worth it. The eyes are made from green M&Ms and the tongue from “fruit leather”, which is another name for a fruit roll-up. Link -via Deloris Pittman

Wonder Woman Soup

This cute fruit soup of watermelon, raspberries and strawberries is topped with mango sliced into Wonder Woman’s crest. Make it for the wonder-inspiring women in your family. Find a simple recipe at the link. Link -via Tasteologie

Which Came First: Orange the Color or Orange the Fruit?

Reader Erica wrote in with a question about oranges. Is the fruit named for its color, or is the color named for the fruit? Crayon and orange images via Shutterstock The citrus definitely got named first. The earliest recorded use of orange the fruit in English is from the 1300s and came to us from the Old French [...]