1- If you were wondering what new things to cook this weekend, you can always try grasshoppers. People in
do it and they are a delicacy, but apparently grasshoppers are not that safe
and organic. It seems that you tend to get lead poisoning when you ate them, so
do it in moderation. Mexico
Here's an easy recipe on how to cook them, if you dare.
2 - There’s nothing like a beer on a hot day! If you want to try something new, you can always try the spit beer. Yeah, it involvesspitting. It comes from
Latin America and it’s
made from corn. The process is a little bit weird: people take corn, chew it
and spit it out. I think I will avoid drinking beer in Latin America if I ever get the chance to go there.
3- Witch hunting was almost like a sport in the Middle Ages and it seems there have been 40,000 to 100,000 witches executed, which makes me think that they really enjoyed this. The last witch execution was in 1782 in
Switzerland, however it seems that there were
still witchcraft trials in
at the end of the 18th century. Poland
4- We all heard in school about Einstein and the fact that he failed math. Unfortunately for those of us who were hoping that we can still be genius scientists even if we fail math, Einstein didn't fail math. This is a common misconception. It seems that Einstein actually had very goodgrades in math which is pretty logical since he was super smart.
5- If you were searching for the longest word, search no more. Here it is: Nordöstersjökustartilleriflygspaningssimulatoranläggningsmaterielunderhållsuppföljningssystemdiskussionsinläggsförberedelsearbeten – it had 130 letters and it’s a Swedish word meaning Northern Baltic Sea Coast Artillery Reconnaissance Flight Simulator Facility Equipment Maintenance Follow-Up System Discussion Post Preparation Work(s). I really hope they don’t have spelling contests in
here’s another one, this time from the island Anglesey in Sweden : Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.
I know it looks like somebody sat on my keyboard but it’s actually a village. One
of the longest village names. Wales
6- Feodor Vassilyev was just a peasant in
you didn’t know was the fact that his wife had 69 children. I guess they really
wanted to be parents and birth control was probably not an option in Russian
village from the 18th century. Russia
7- Pond’s is probably one of the most famous cosmetic brands but what you probably didn’t know about it is the fact that it has been around since 1846. Scientist Theron T. Pond extracted a tea from witch hazel which healed cuts. This became really popular and when he died it took the name of Pond’s Extract. Pond’s advertisement campaigns became really popular because they had a lot of celebrities. One of these celebrities was Queen Marie of
who was so impressed by the
products, she accepted to do an ad campaign in the late 1920s. Romania
Here's the ad: