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- A type of plastic can be made from Milk. The resulting product is odourless, insoluble in water, biodegradable, antiallergenic, antistatic and virtually nonflammable.
- Ancient Greek scientist Eratosthenes used nothing more than shadows, geometry, and a dude he hired to pace out the distance between two cities to determine that the earth was curved, and roughly 40 thousand kilometers in circumference, and he was right.
- Tolstoy was an adamant vegetarian. In one instance his aunt requested chicken for dinner. When arriving at the table, she found a live chicken tied to her chair, and a butcher knife on her placemat.
- The last meal is based on a superstition from pre-modern Europe. By accepting the last meal, the condemned was believed to forgive the executioner, the judge, and witness(es). This would prevent the condemned from returning as a ghost to haunt those responsible for their killing.
- The Guinness record holder for the largest meal in the world is a traditional Bedouin wedding dish: a whole camel, stuffed with a whole lamb, stuffed with chickens, stuffed with fish, stuffed with eggs.