THE "LATE SHOW" TOP TEN - "Fun Facts About Gardening"


From the home office in Wahoo, Nebraska...


"Fun Facts About Gardening"


[As presented by First Lady Michelle Obama on the Tuesday, June 5 broadcast of the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, seen weeknights (11:35 PM12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.]


10. Gardening was invented in 1822 by Albert Gardener.

9. Plant avocado, tomato, onions and cilantro together – grow a guacamole tree.

8. Eggplants were originally cultivated for use as doorstops.

7. In his lifetime, the average American will eat half a radish.

6. The largest zucchini ever grown contained a Starbucks.

5. Later this year, the Supreme Court will finally rule on “tomato” vs. “tomahto.”

4. If you have an actual green thumb, it might be scurvy.

3. Lettuce is 96% water and 4% lettuce.

2. The White House tool shed contains shovels, trowels and Weed Whacker One.

1. With enough care and effort, you can grow your own Barack-oli. (Holds up a large head of “broccoli” fashioned to look like the face of President Obama)


The LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN is a presentation of Worldwide Pants Incorporated. Barbara Gaines, Matt Roberts, Jude Brennan, Maria Pope, Eric Stangel, Justin Stangel and Rob Burnett are the executive producers.


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