Off topic: Cloned monkeys, saffron history, slave ship discovery, ‘dibs’ origin

Cloning method used for Dolly the sheep produces two female monkeys. The history of saffron, the world’s most expensive spice that’s also said to have healing properties. A reporter may have found the Clotilda, the last ship known to have brought slaves into this country. And an etymology lesson: what a child’s game has to do with calling “dibs.”


Photo: The remains of a ship that could be the Clotilda, the last slave ship documented to have delivered captive Africans to the United States, are shown Jan. 2, 2018. The Clotilda was burned after docking in Mobile, Alabama, in 1860, long after the importation of humans was banned, and experts say the remains found by a reporter from Al.com could be what is left of the long-lost wreck. (Ben Raines/Al.com via AP)

 
 

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