4 things I never knew but feel like I should have

1. Carrots are the roots of young Queen Anne’s lace.
2. Some people ski without an ACL.
3. The people of Easter Island cut down all of their trees. Rats ate all the seeds. Without trees, they couldn’t make canoes. So they were stranded on their own island. Overfished what they could reach from shore. One of Earth’s first man-made ecological catastrophes?
4. According to Professor Norman Hammond, “bulldozing Maya mounds for road fill is an endemic problem in Belize.” Those Mayans were generous enough to leave road fill materials in conveniently stacked piles.

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