There’s No Such Thing As “Irish” Potatoes (And Other Crazy Facts)

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Golden Palm Trees, San Marino, CA

Golden Palm Trees, San Marino, CA

Palm Trees

Palm Trees

Workers plant palm trees on Wilshire Boulevard between Western and Wilton in 1926
Security Pacific National Bank Collection, Los Angeles Public Library

Cherry Blossoms + Washington Monument

Cherry Blossoms + Washington Monument

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Redhill Garden - Apr 2012 - Cherry Blossom Bokeh

Avocado fruit

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Avocado

Avocado

Peru – Day-hiking Ollantaytambo to Inti Punku Sun Gate 15

Peru - Day-hiking Ollantaytambo to Inti Punku Sun Gate 15

Oranges in The Borough market. London

Oranges in The Borough market. London

Orange

Orange

Orange tree

Orange tree

Burmese python in the Everglades

Burmese python in the Everglades

Burmese Python 1

Burmese Python 1

Pythons

Pythons

Potatoes

Potatoes

Grilled potatoes

Grilled potatoes

Asiago Potatoes

Asiago Potatoes

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fortune cookies

fortune cookies

Handmade Fortune Cookies

Handmade Fortune Cookies

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Making Rice Cakes

Making Rice Cakes

The girl with a crude potato in hands
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Hundred percent Irish stamp
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http://www.kcet.org/updaily/socal_focus/history/la-as-subject/a-brief-history-of-palm-trees-in-southern-california.html

http://www.californiaavocado.com/california-avocado-history/
http://websites.lib.ucr.edu/agnic/webber/Vol1/Chapter1.htm
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/big-but-nearly-invisible-in-the-wild-officials-give-up-on-evicting-pythons-from-everglades/2014/03/16/58cab268-aa37-11e3-8599-ce7295b6851c_story.html
http://www.nps.gov/ever/naturescience/burmesepythonsintro.htm
http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/reptiles/burmese-python/
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/ist/?next=/history/how-the-potato-changed-the-world-108470605/

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