Saturday, January 17, 2009

Dates

I love dates. I mean the food type, not the meeting type. The majhool species we buy dried is soft, sticky and sweet. Perfect dessert after dinner.
About 2000 years ago, some guy was eating a date in Masada, watching the Romans as they prepare for the seige of the fortress built by Jewish Roman King Herod the Great. The stones he spat were found by world-renowned Israeli archeologist and former army chief of staff, Yigael Yadin, in 1963 and recently sprouted by Israeli scientists.
The seed, nicknamed Methusaleh after the oldest person in the Bible, is now a ~1.5m baby palm tree.
Read the entire marvelous story here.

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