Off topic: Sugar history, Antarctica waterfalls, shopping for forgotten words, fake ‘smart’ fruit

Reading this made my teeth hurt: the history of sugar in America. Don’t go chasing waterfalls? Scientists did — and found many of them in Antarctica. In Istanbul, there’s a shop dedicated to reviving forgotten Turkish words. And now there’s fake fruit with a purpose: to reduce wasted real fruit.


Photo: Just a teaspoon of granulated sugar. (Matt Rourke/AP)

 
 

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