Saturday Snippets… 5th March 2022…Ears…from Apples?


Welcome to Saturday Snippets one-word prompt today is “Ears”

Where did the word “Ears” come from? It is like every one-word prompt my muse just drops it in my lap…and as most faces have two it seemed like the obvious choice…our ears have two main functions hearing and balance or three if you count the fact that I hang my sunglasses on them and currently my face mask…

This is so cool…take an apple get someone to carve it into an “ear” remove the cells add human cells and watch what happens…this is fascinating…

I defy anyone not to be awed by this…

Ear Mountain, Finland…

Not a natural phenomenon but a manmade one but nevertheless it is stunning…the southern side of this mountain in Korvatunturi is a nearly 100 metres tall ear-shaped rock formation… a fabulous feat of engineering this ear shaped rock cleverly mimics an elf’s ear…it even has a gigantic ear canal and it is said you can hear whispers from the other side of the world…all part of Santa Claus, Finland.

Andy Timmons…with  Ear XTacy (Remastered)

Did you know!

Fingerprints may become obsolete in the future as a method of proving our identity as like our tongue our ears are actually unique to each and every person, so much so that they are comparable in uniqueness to the fingerprint.

Research has even suggested that ears may be a more effective identification tool than a fingerprint through the use of a new “image ray transform” technology…the wonders of science.

Orecchiette Pasta…

Also known as “little Ears”…Orecchiette is made with durum wheat semola flour. Outside of Italy, this flour is often called semolina flour. It is hard wheat flour that is slightly yellow in colour. It is, also, the flour used in almost all Italian dried pasta as well as most of the traditional pasta shapes from Southern Italy.

Ear Cheese…

You most certainly would not want this on your cheese board or in a sandwich…”Ear Cheese” (Yuk)…a mixture of dead cells, bacteria, sweat and oils that accumulate because of natural bodily processes and a lack of exfoliation in the area…and you ladies or gents can accumulate this “Ear Cheese” in your earing posts…a completely normal occurrence we just need to ensure we regularly remove and clean around the ear and earrings or piercings.

Ears of Corn…

The average ear of corn has 800 kernels…The ear is the spiked part of the corn plant that contains kernels. The kernels are the delicious yellow tidbits we love to eat.

Each ear of corn is wrapped in a husk. The husk is the green, leafy layer that we peel back before munching on our corn…

Golden Ears Waterfall…

Gold Creek Falls, reached by the Lower Falls Trail, is a popular hike in “Golden Ears” Provincial Park, near Maple Ridge, British Columbia…It is named after the prominent twin peaks which are commonly referred to as Golden Ears (Mount Blanshard)…

Do fish have ears?… Yes…

Of course, I will always find a connection to food..and this is no exception …

All parts of the “Catsear “plant are edible; however, the leaves and roots are those most often harvested. The leaves are bland in taste but can be eaten raw in salads, steamed, or used in stir-fries. Some recommend mixing them with other vegetables. Older leaves can become tough and fibrous, but younger leaves are suitable for eating. In contrast to the edible leaves of dandelions, catsear leaves only rarely have some bitterness. 

The root can be roasted and ground to form a coffee substitute.

Of course, there are also “Elephants Ears”…To read more about these then click the highlighted link below it will take you to a post I wrote a few years ago when to my surprise I found out what Elephants Ears really were… please click this link……

Thank you for joining me today for Saturday Snippets I hope you have enjoyed the connections to “Ears”…I look forward to your comments as always xx





31 thoughts on “Saturday Snippets… 5th March 2022…Ears…from Apples?

  1. petespringerauthor

    Fascinating video about using garbage. What a brilliant guy! My biggest takeaway was, “Play is a key part of my scientific process.” I would have underestimated the number of kernels in an ear of corn.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I absolutley loved the Such enthusiasm and you are absolutely correct, Pete as was he that play plays such an important role in creativity…. Ahhh everyone is going to be counting the kernals now… Lol.. 🤗

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  2. Zahra Usman

    I really enjoyed the connections to ear ma’am and not only that, including “did you know” that ears may be more effective identification tool than fingerprints. Now I know that 😱! Well done ma’am good job 👍🏿 Keep it up ma’am 😉

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  4. Darlene

    ‘Ears to you! A great report on ears. I found that Owls have ears when I did research for my latest book, Amanda in Malta. Of course, I had to include it. Have a great weekend, Carol.

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