Category: Brain Dump

What did the Tudors eat?

Question from Kevin Watson Tudor England was generally selfsufficient, not needing to rely on imports. People ate a lot of fresh food because storing food was difficult. Even peasants had small pieces of land,...

How can we eat certain meats raw?

Question from Eduardo Raffaele Like us, animals carry microbes, most of which live on the skin or in the digestive system. Whole cuts of beef tend to be safe to eat rare because their...

Why do some geysers erupt regularly?

Question from Davood Ahmed Each geyser sits atop a unique network of cavities and fractures within a rock, and it is unclear what differentiates regularly erupting ones. Geysers require a rare combination of geothermal...