Tuesday, October 13, 2009


~ There are more than fifteen thousand different kinds of rice. Rice is grown on more than 10% of the earth's farmable surface and is the main food for half of the people of the world. (Especially on Survivor!)

~ At the height of its power in 400 BCE, the Greek city of Sparta had 25,000 citizens and 500,000 slaves.

~ In the Middle Ages, everyone believed - as Aristotle had - that the heart was the seat of intelligence.

~ As much as 50 gallons of maple sap are used to make a single gallon of maple syrup.

~ Leif Ericson was the first European to set foot in North America, in 1000 AD, no Columbus.

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