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[ Tuesday, May 16, 2006 ]

Three things I didn't know before May this year
Starbuck [15:38] Comments: 0 []
  • Keck (or kek), is the traditional name for cow parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris, also known as Wild Chervil or Wild Beaked Parsley). Like many olden terms "keck" is dying out. Cack.

  • Sir Walter Raleigh planted the first potatoes in England at "Little Virginia" on Castle Green, Kenilworth, Warwickshire. Shipped over from the New World they were, dontchaknow, and from Virginia, natch.

  • In order to identify copyright theft, some commercial cartographers LIE to users of their maps about the geographical features portrayed by their publications. The nonexistent "Lye Close", a cul-de-sac supposedly located off Canynge Square in Clifton, Bristol, is one such "trap street". Bastards.

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