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Ian Dunn
182086.  Tue Jun 12, 2007 9:53 am Reply with quote

The Fibonacci number sequence often appears in nature, including in sunflowers and fruits.

Fibonnacci numbers are numbers that are the sum of the two preceding numbers. The sequence therefore goes:

0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987, 1597, 2584, 4181, 6765, 10946, 17711, 28657, 46368, 75025, 121393, 196418, 317811

Wikipedia article on Fibonacci numbers

 
smiley_face
182159.  Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:48 pm Reply with quote

Also note the Fibonacci Spiral, which IIRC appears on the QI set:

 
Ian Dunn
182349.  Wed Jun 13, 2007 7:48 am Reply with quote

This is one for General Ignorance.

The Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) comes from North America, not Jerusalem, and is not an artichoke.

The "Jerusalem" part of the name comes from folk etymology.

Wikipedia wrote:
When the Jerusalem artichoke was first discovered by Europeans it was called Girasole, the Italian word for sunflower. The Jerusalem artichoke is a type of sunflower, in the same genus as the garden sunflower Helianthus annuus. Over time the name Girasole transformed into Jerusalem, and to avoid confusion people have recently started to refer to it as sunchoke or sunroot, which is closer to the original Native American name for the plant.


The "Artichoke" part of the name comes from the edible tubers, which look similar to an artichoke.

Wikipedia article on Jerusalem artichokes

 
Ian Dunn
226334.  Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:15 am Reply with quote

Here's an idea if we do have a "Flowers" episode.

All of the buzzers could be connected with greenery.

Buzzer 1 - The Floral Dance
Buzzer 2 - Green Green Grass of Home
Buzzer 3 - Music from "Green Hill Zone" from Sonic the Hedgehog (the very first Sonic level)
Alan - American Idiot by Green Day

 
King of Quok
227449.  Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:57 pm Reply with quote

Or might I suggest any from Artificial Flowers, Tulips from Amsterdam, Red Roses for a Blue Lady, Tiptoe Through The Tulips, Edelweiss, Marigold, Wallflower, Build Me Up Buttercup, Blue Orchid, Lilac Wine, Morning Glory or The Rose?

 
Jenny
227926.  Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:09 am Reply with quote

Excellent suggestions all. I'm not sure if there's a copyright issue in using snips of those tunes though.

 
Ian Dunn
228095.  Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:30 pm Reply with quote

Jenny wrote:
Excellent suggestions all. I'm not sure if there's a copyright issue in using snips of those tunes though.


Who would own the copyright to The Floral Dance?

 
samivel
228102.  Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:37 pm Reply with quote

The performer would own the copyright of their specific rendition.

 
gerontius grumpus
228144.  Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:07 pm Reply with quote

Helston town band?

 

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