In addition to the Seven Deadly Sins, there are Seven Heavenly Virtues: Chastity, temperance, charity, diligence, patience, kindness and humility.
In 2012 a Chinese father hired gamers to ‘kill’ his son in-game repeatedly to stop his gaming addiction.
President John Quincy Adams owned an alligator which he kept in the White House.
Handwriting has declined so much that 1 in 3 respondents to a UK survey said they had not written anything by hand in the previous 6 months.
Apple orchards rent thousands of bees in hives from bee keepers to pollinate their trees in the spring. After a couple weeks when the trees have been pollinated the bee keeper comes back for his hives and transports them to the next orchard in need.
Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang was not allowed to bring reindeer jerky with him on board a shuttle mission as it was “weird” for the Americans so soon before Christmas. He had to go with moose instead.
Humans used crop rotation 8,000 years ago. As far back as 6000 BC, farmers alternated planting crops each year. They did not understand the chemistry, but knew that doing so kept the soil healthy for good harvests.
Archaeologists have recreated some prehistoric recipes from the Stone Age, such as mussel salmon leek stew served with flatbread and blackberries with honey and nuts.
In Italy, it is not a crime to steal food if you are hungry and have no other means of nourishment.