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5 things I didn’t know till last week

I didn’t know that …

2303081878_4449697345_m Carrots came in various colours like red, yellow and even black. The orange coloured carrot was developed by the Dutch in respect of their national colour.
Additional reading at Orange Journey.

There is something called sea-burial. They take the body placed in a coffin and sail into the sea from certain approved locations across a few European countries and drop off the coffin there. The coffins are made of biodegradable material so that it completely decomposes once it hits the sea bed.
Additional Reading: Sea Burial ServicesSea burial a hit in land-starved UK (from Times of India)

We all grew up eating the much abused fast food and never stopped, yet. But did you know there is the exact opposite called Slow Food. From USA today, Slow Food aims to be everything fast food is not.
Additional Reading: What is Slow Food?

There is a way to solve the world’s drinking water crisis. And NASA may have that solution worked out. From USA Today – NASA has spent decades perfecting a system to transform urine into water that can be used in space for drinking, food preparation and washing. Agency officials say the water from the system will be cleaner than U.S. tap water.
Additional Reading: On tap in space: Urine will not go to waste

Babe Ruth was probably the first famous face to be used as a brand ambassador in advertising. [Source: PBS American Photography (episode 2 of 3).]
Additional Reading: The Babe Ruth Times

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