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Medicinal plant use in WWII - A curious forgotten bit of history has come to light while sorting through the archives—the county herb committees whose members collected medicinal plants across England during the war years.

from Red Tricycle

5 Can’t-Miss Exhibits For Kids at LACMA

Calling all Moms! Feeling cabin fever? Why not get those curious kiddos out of the house to explore some culture? Say no to couch potato and scoot on over to the newly expanded and revitalized Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Wilshire’s Miracle Mile, which has lately become one of the most kid-friendly play…

A pig farmer from central China’s Hunan Province has caused a splash with his new method of bringing more tasty pork to the table: training his piggies to be diving masters. Huang Demin has even made his rural home in Guanshan village, Ningxiang county an attraction, as curious visitors come to watch the hogs leap from the high board. Huang said by diving each day, the pigs have grown up faster and healthier, and the muscular hogs are more delicious than their sedentary friends

from UncoveringPA

The Coudersport Ice Mine: Pennsylvania's Coolest Natural Oddity

The Coudersport Ice Mine in Potter County, Pennsylvania, is a natural ice cave that has to be seen to be believed:

A curious crystal of bicolor Fluorite, whose inner part is yellow and its core is blue, with forms of dissolution extraordinarily well marked, really uncommon for the samples from this locality. It is partially coated by an aggregate of very elongated white scalenohedral crystals of Calcite. The sample is with a label from the Tom Wiesner collection that we'll send to the buyer. Annabel Lee Mine, Hardin County, Illinois USA

Perseverance Photograph by James B Wheeler, via Flickr. Photographer states, "I'm curious to know if the old Cunningham House or this wonderful old tree stood first. Maybe the tree was planted after the house was built? Either way, I hope they both continue to stand proudly for many years to come. Located in Allamakee County, Iowa."