~ 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.