Tag Archives: nature

January 13

5 quick facts about persimmons

1.  Persimmons belong to the genus Diospyros, and like tomatoes, persimmons are technically berries   2. Persimmons originated in China, eventually brought to California in the mid-1800s. China is the world’s top persimmon producer.   3. The name persimmon roughly translates from Greek into “fruit of the Gods”   4. Persimmons are high in dietary […]

July 24

8 reasons mosquitoes prefer some people over others

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2013 – For years scientists and researchers have been trying to explain why some people seem to get bitten by mosquitoes more often than others. Male mosquitoes do not feed on blood, but females need the protein in blood to produce eggs. “One in 10 people are highly attractive to mosquitoes,” says Jerry Butler, Ph.D., […]