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This is How Our Food Looked in the Wild Hundreds of Years Ago

If you’re thinking of going back to the land to harvest the earth’s bounty, you may get second thoughts when you take a look at these

If you’re thinking of going back to the land to harvest the earth’s bounty, you may get second thoughts when you take a look at these.

Anyone who has eaten fruits and vegetables is used to the comfortable and familiar way they look, from canned greens, to packed and frozen produce, and even to the usual round, oblong, and spheroid-shaped fruits found in organic and weekend markets.

If you were to take a time machine back to when man was a hunter-gatherer on a bountiful, lush-growing earth, you might take a step back when confronted by plants you may have thought were familiar.

Take a bite of this wild purple carrot

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Animals have evolved through the millennia, and yes, so have plants. When man stopped being wandering nomads, and settled down to farm the land, he also started domesticating plants and fruit trees to make them easier to harvest.

If you shudder at the thought of consuming GMOs, just think that it is a process that has been going on for as far back as 8000 BC when man started cultivating crops, and began genetically modifying them via selective breeding.

From their earlier days, plants and fruits have drastically changed in appearance compared to how they looked hundreds, and even thousands of years ago in the wild.

Corn just doesn’t look like it used to anymore

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If you find yourself in the Neolithic period, for instance, and looked around for something to eat, you wouldn’t recognize half the edible plants you’d come across.

Hundreds and thousands of years later, they are not the same fruits and vegetables you are used to seeing in supermarkets, fruit stalls, and on your table.

Enjoy your wild tomato…er, eggplant

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With selective breeding occurring for millennia, vegetables like corn, carrots, and eggplant, as well as fruits like bananas and watermelon just aren’t what they used to look like way before you were born.

In a fact, in a 17th century painting by Italian still life painter, Giovanni Stanchi, even watermelons appeared drastically different than they are today.

The inside of a Martian’s head…er, watermelon

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Are you brave enough to eat these fruits and vegetables?

Sources: aplus, historyworld

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10 Extraordinary Stories About Sleep and Waking Up

These are ten extraordinary and mind-boggling stories about sleeping and waking up to strange occurrence.

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For most of us, sleeping is a way of resting our tired bodies and restoring our energy for next day's activities. For others, it's a escape from reality. Some dream in their sleep, others don't, while others do things without having any memory of it the next day. Some feel revitalized the next day, while others feel even more tired and restless.

These are ten extraordinary and mind-boggling stories about sleeping and waking up to strange occurrence.

Woman mistakenly declared to be dead woke up in a mortuary freezer and died shortly afterwards

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These El Salvador Gangsters Are So Fearsome That Guards Are Afraid to Enter their Prison

Located in one of the most violent countries in the world, Penas Ciudad Barrios currently houses the members of notorious street gang Mara Salvatrucha.

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We all know that a prison holds the most fearsome and vilest criminals humanity has ever produced. But have you ever heard of a prison containing such notorious and dangerous inmates that even jail guards fear entering the premises? Not yet? Well then, it's time you learn about El Salvador's Penas Ciudad Barrios, which houses the members of the Mara Salvatrucha street gang.

Located in one of the most violent countries in the world, Penas Ciudad Barrios currently holds 2500 inmates which is in excess of its original capacity of 800. Inside its walls, the notorious street gang Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13 is in control, running a bakery, rehab center, hospital, and workshops.

Majority of the inmates in Penas Ciudad Barrios are from the slums or the barrios.

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10 Reasons Kanye West Would Make an Interesting President

Considering that The Terminator became the governor of California and the Kings Row actor actually served as the 40th President of America, anything is possible in this free world.

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By now, everyone in the modern world probably heard of rapper Kanye West’s insane announcement at the MTV Video Music Awards this year. Apparently, the incredibly talented Mr. Kim Kardashian has got serious plans to become the next President of the United States of America.

While majority of mankind will simply deem Kanye’s announcement as something absolutely ridiculous, there’s a slight possibility  that Yeezy might have been serious with his statement. Considering that The Terminator  became the governor of California and the Kings Row actor actually served as the 40th President of America, anything is possible in this free world.

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