Posted by: Patrick Allen Foster | November 14, 2014

Assorted Links

1. “There are already more speakers of Aramaic in metropolitan Detroit (around a hundred thousand) than in Baghdad…”

2. Johnny Appleseed and Booze on the American Frontier: “The apples that Chapman brought to the frontier were completely distinct from the apples available at any modern grocery store or farmers’ market, and they weren’t primarily used for eating—they were used to make America’s beverage-of-choice at the time, hard apple cider.” Also, apparently many of the trees that John Chapman planted were cut down by federal agents during Prohibition. (H/T: Ann Althouse.)

3. Scientists Uncover a 70,000-Year-Old Mammoth Skeleton in Idaho. (H/T: Will Truman.)


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