Why we should add cuisine to the cultural canon

http://aeon.co/magazine/culture/why-we-should-add-food-to-the-cultural-canon/

Great story on heirloom crops and recipes…I. want to make some watermelon molasses.

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St Scholastica Day riot

St Scholastica Day riot – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

This is a great story from the “you can’t make this stuff up” category.

TL/DR: In 1355 students from U of Oxford battled local townsfolk for 2 days over the quality of drinks at the local tavern, 93 people were killed. Even though the locals won the battle, they had to pay a yearly fine to the U for 470 years.

How the north ended up on top of the map

How the north ended up on top of the map | Al Jazeera America.

What a great historical lesson. My take away is that the Christians set us back 1500 years. About a third of the way through the article is a map by Ptolomy, a 2nd Century Hellenic Egyptian. Not only had he learned from earlier Greeks that the Earth was round, but he a had a pretty good idea of its relative size.

If Christianity would have remained the religion of Jesus instead of transmogrifying into the state-sponsored overbearing and nutty religion about Jesus, I am pretty certain that we would have colonized the moon by now.