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Trivia 1 lists the many and weird interesting facts about carrots.

Trivia 2 which gives examples of the carrot in the Arts and Sciences together with some fascinating "rock art" discovered by Brian Lee in America. Here you will also find the famous icy sparks microwave effect explained, and examples of carrot tattoos.  Carrots can make antifreeze and see if carrots could unlock the mysteries of the universe!
Were Carrots the first step in cloning?  and so much more .........

Trivia 3 concentrates on Carrots in Literature, Poetry and Quotations.

Trivia 4 starts to register the carrot in Films and Television.

Trivia 5 - Even More "one liner" trivia items!.

Fine Art works containing depictions of Carrots are now on a separate page. Click here to go there.

Carrots have been mentioned and used in many films and tv series, here are several located by the World Carrot Museum.  If you know of more please let us know.

Lost in Space, Captain Carrot, Carrotblanca (Bugs Bunny), The Carrot Seed

Lost in Space 

Tybo The Carrot Man from Lost in SpaceNo carrot website can be complete, however, without a link to the 1960's television series episode of "Lost in Space". Smith lands the pod on a planet where plants are the highest form of intelligence next to the writer of this episode. The Robinsons lands only to be captured by Tybo a giant carrot. He plans to turn them into trees while Dr. Smith becomes a stalk of celery.

In this classic episode (season 3 episode 23, 28 February 1968) Dr. Smith is attacked by a giant carrot. Millions of American children feared carrots after this episode was broadcast...and also ran around the house waving their arms shouting "Moisture! Moisture! I need moisture!" whenever they were thirsty!  - (from the episode The Great Vegetable Rebellion - On another planet) Dr. Smith plucks a flower, arousing accusations of murder from a giant, talking carrot, who plans to punish the Robinsons by turning them into plants.

Tybo - An intelligent carrot creature (played by Stanley Adams) who accused Dr. Smith (Jonathan Harris) of murdering plants when he picked some flowers for the robot's birthday celebration on the February 28, 1968 episode "The Great Vegetable Rebellion" on the sci-fi adventure Lost In Space(CBS/1965-68).

For his actions, Tybo sentences Dr. Smith to be turned into a plant. Shades of celery stalks! Then Tybo imprisons the other members of the Robinson family space expedition inside a greenhouse force field in preparation for their own flora and fauna transmutation.

Of course, everybody escapes the hothouse. In the end, John Robinson (Guy Williams) offers Tybo some water to drink, thus calling a truce of sorts between the animal and vegetable kingdom.

Trivia note: In 1997, TV Guide named "The Great Vegetable Rebellion" episode (written by Peter Packer) one of the greatest TV episodes of all times. The episode brought awareness that all living things feel pain and that maybe we should be a bit more open-minded to the issues of other species. Stanley Adams who played Tybo is also remembered for his role as a swindling space trader ("Wanna buy a Tribble?") in the classic Star Trek episode "Trouble with Tribbles."

For more information about this cult tv series click hereYoutube clip here.

Captain Carrot

Captain Carrot (real name Roger Rodney Rabbit) is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe, an anthropomorphic rabbit.

Captain Carrot is a superhero who lives on the other dimensional world of Earth-C, an alternate Earth populated by sentient animals.

His first appearance was in The New Teen Titans #16 (February 1982).

At the beginning of the Captain Carrot series, he was referred to as "Roger Rabbit"; later in the series, "Rodney Rabbit" was usually used, to avoid legal issues involving the literary (and later film) character Roger Rabbit. Read more about this DC Comic Book here.


Carrotblanca from Warner Bros (YouTube video here)
Directed by Douglas McCarthy,  Produced by Timothy Cahill & Julie McNally, Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.  Release date(s) August 25, 1995, Running time 8 min.

Douglas McCarthy; Writing credits Tim Cahill (story) & Julie McNally Cahill (story)

Genre: Comedy / Family / Short / Animation (more)

Tagline: The Suspense...The Intrigue...The Carrots!

Plot Outline: A spoof of the classic film Casablanca (1942),the film to which it is both a parody and an homage starring Warner Bros.' Looney Tunes characters.

Cast: Joe Alaskey as Sylvester and Daffy Duck.
Bob Bergen as Tweety.
Greg Burson as Bugs Bunny, Foghorn Leghorn and Pepe Le Pew.
Maurice LaMarche as Yosemite Sam.
Tress MacNeille as Penelope Pussycat.

Daddy Day Care starring Eddie Murphy who fights his colleague who wears a giant a carrot suit. YouTube clip here.

Greatest carrot moment in the history of movies and tv?

In Gone with the Wind, when Scarlett rips a carrot from the earth and says, "...As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again."

Featured in "Compressed Hare" - Jones/1961

Shoot em up 2007 -  In this movie the hero snacks on raw carrots and also uses them as a weapon in several deadly ways. It's worth a viewing as long as you take the movie in the "tongue  in cheek" spirit in which its meant.Hobbit Fellowship of the ring Albert Dreary

 Stars:Clive Owen, Monica Bellucci and Paul Giamatti

The Hobbit Fellowship of the Ring 2001 - when Frodo Baggins, Samwise Gamgee, Peregrin Took, and Meriadoc Brandybuck went to visit the inn to meet with Gandalf, Albert Dreary appeared eating a carrot and belched as they went past him.(picture right)

Life's Too Short a brief mention of carrots is made in the Ricky Gervais produced HBO mockumentary Life's Too Short. This is one of the more humorous, albeit short, inclusions of the carrot found in the media. A Youtube link is given below. The section comes from episode five of the series and the aforementioned section where the main character Warwick Davis begins to mention carrots starts at around the 1:30 part of the video. Youtube link here.  

The Royle Family Christmas 2008 - Denise and Dave cook carrots

In Frank Capra’s 1934

Oscar-winning comedy, It Happened One Night,

Clark Gable nervously munches on carrots.

Reina Zanahoria (1977) (Queen Carrot)
Directed by
Gonzalo Suárez

Writing credits
Mónica Pastrana
Gonzalo Suárez
Genre: Comedy

happened one night clark gable carrot

Le Roi Carotte (King Carrot) 
- Jacques Offenbach (1819 - 1880)
"Opérette-féerie", comic opera (three acts - eleven tableaux). Théâtre de la Gaîté, Paris, January, 1872. 19th century.

 I. a. in front of an inn, outside the city-wall b. a room inside a tower c. the royal palace, or its garden

II. a. the wizard Quiribibi's study b. the ruins of Pompeii c. Pompeii before its destruction d. the royal palace e. the realm of insects III. a. the royal palace b. a market-square c. the royal palace.

14 Carrot Rabbit (1952)
Directed by Friz Freleng

Writing credits Warren Foster (story)

Genre: Family / Animation / Short / Comedy (more)

Plot Summary: Bugs goes a little crazy whenever he's standing close to gold, and the trait intrigues claim-jumping Klondike miner Chillicothe (Yosemite) Sam.

Full cartoon on youtube here.

The Great Carrot-Train Robbery (1969)
Directed by
Robert McKimson

Writing credits
Cal Howard (story)   
Full cartoon on youtube here.

Genre: Crime / Family / Animation / Short / Comedy (more)

Plot Summary: Bunny and Claude are still at their carrot caper. This time, they rob a train as the Sheriff is once again called out to stop them.

Wallace and Grommit Curse of the Were Rabbit (right)

Poil de Carotte (Carrot Head) 1932 - a French Film

The absolute worst sub-titles notwithstanding, this is a great film because visually the story is clearly told (it is a remake of a silent picture by the same director). And because there is the sweetest pastorale quality about the filming of this picture, like Babe, the pig who-would-be sheepdog. The adult actors deliver an inspired reading; trained in classical theater they were also successful on the stage at the time. The boy who plays Carrot-top (or Carrot-head if you prefer) was discovered walking on the Champs-Elysée. Harry Baur, Catherine Fonteney, and Robert Lynen are superb in the story of a boy devastated by an abusive mother and a distant father. The film shows the fragile, yet resilient childhood world of the boy by employing numerous and ingenious imagery suggesting dreams and fear of the dark.

The Carrot Seed (Ruth Krauss’ Book)

To listen to the full MP3 version of this great Carrot Tale click here.




Little Boy:

Oh Carrots grow from carrot seeds
I’ll plant a seed and grow it
I’ll water it, I’ll pull the weeds
Carrots grow from carrot seeds

Father’s know a lot of things
Little boys don’t know
So don’t be disappointed
If your carrot does not grow

Mothers know a lot of things
Little boys don’t know
So don’t be disappointed
If your carrot does not grow

Nyaaah. It won’t come up
Nyaaah. It won’t come up
Nyaaah. It won’t come up
Your carrot won’t come up


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