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The Wasabi You Eat Probably Isn’t Wasabi

Published 281 days ago in Documentary. Submitted by sux2bu

Most of the time, the wasabi you get in a restaurant or buy in a store is fake. It’s actually horseradish that’s colored green. Why? Well, wasabi is a notoriously difficult plant to grow. In fact, it’s considered the most difficult plant in the world to farm com…
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The Surprising Plant Helping Kenyan Farmers Prosper

Published 281 days ago in Documentary. Submitted by sux2bu

Many families in Kisumu, Kenya survive by making rope out of sisal—a fierce-looking plant with sharp, sword-like leaves. The rope can be used to make bags, floor mats and other craft items. Yet because processing sisal is difficult and time consuming, there is more demand f…
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Making model trains. A lot of model trains

Published 284 days ago in Documentary. Submitted by Judge-Jake

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Why are Cashews Not Sold to Consumers in Their Shells?

Published 288 days ago in Documentary. Submitted by sux2bu

Soooo, cashews aren't really a nut...and peanuts aren't really a nut? So my two favorite nuts aren't nuts. Well crap.?

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Why knights fought snails in medieval art

Published 289 days ago in Documentary. Submitted by sux2bu

Look in the margins of medieval books and you'll find an unusual theme: knights vs. snails.
Medieval snails and knights — who knew? It turns out that medieval illuminated manuscripts featured a lot of bizarre imagery in the margins, but this pocket of art history might be…
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