Fun fact 12/11/2017

Piper methysticum, meaning intoxicating pepper, is the scientific name for kava. Dennis J Mckenna, Kenneth Jones, Kerry Hughes, Virginia M Tyler. Botanical Medicines: The Desk Reference for Major Herbal Supplements, Second Edition, p 595. 2012.

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Fun fact 12/04/2017

That wonderful, fresh post-rain smell? It has a name. FACT PORTION: It’s called “petrichor,” from the Greek words “petra,” meaning “stone,” and “ichor,” which refers to the fluid that flows like blood in the veins of the gods. NOT COMPLETELY CONFIRMED FACT PORTION: When a raindrop hits a porous surface it traps tiny pockets of air. […]

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