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Michelle Obama’s ‘Top 10 Fun Facts About Gardening’

Alex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- First lady Michelle Obama took her campaign to get children to live healthier lives to late-night television on Tuesday, counting down the “Top 10  Fun Facts About Gardening” on the Late Show with David Letterman.

Here is the full list:

No. 10: "Gardening was invented in 1822 by Albert Gardener."

No. 9: "Plant avocadoes, tomatoes, onions and cilantro together and grow a guacamole tree."

No. 8: "Eggplants were originally cultivated for use as doorstops."

No. 7: "In his lifetime, the average American will eat half a radish."

No. 6: "The largest zucchini ever grown contained a Starbucks."

No. 5: "Later this year the Supreme Court will finally rule on 'tomato' vs. 'tomahto.'"

No. 4: "If you have an actual green thumb, it might be scurvy."

No. 3: "Lettuce is 96 percent water and 4 percent lettuce."

No. 2: "The White House tool shed contains shovels, trowels and Weed Whacker One."

No. 1: “With enough care and effort you can grow your own Barack-oli.”

The appearance comes as the first lady promotes her new book, American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America.

Michelle Obama has been making the rounds of talk shows in recent weeks to discuss her book, the White House kitchen garden and the fight against childhood obesity.  She’s made appearances on ABC’s Good Morning America, The View and Comedy Central’s The Daily Show.

The show, which aired in full Tuesday night, marked the first lady’s second appearance on the Late Show.  She last appeared on the program in March.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

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