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.
Because of the movement of the Earth’s tectonic plates, Australia is drifting so fast that they plan to adopt a moving GPS system by 2020 to compensate for the changes.
Captain Christopher Jones of the Mayflower forced their ship to land early at Plymouth Rock because of the ships dwindling supply of beer. Before pasteurization was discovered in 1864, beer through the process of fermentation, was safer to drink than water.
People who post Facebook status updates about their romantic partner are more likely to have low self-esteem, while those who brag about diets, exercise, and accomplishments are typically narcissists.
Servers’ wages, in top restaurants, have increased by over 300% because of tipping, while the culinary team’s wages have only increased by about 20%. Meaning the people serving your food are making a lot more than those who went to school in order to make it.