Hemp was commonly used to make sail canvas. The word "canvas" is derived from the word cannabis. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hem…
Although canvas is usually made of cotton or linen today, historically it was made from hemp. This explains its similarity to the word cannabis. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
The first documented use of toilet paper dates back in 589AD in early medieval China. Elsewhere, wealthy people wiped themselves with wool, lace or hemp, while others used their hand when defecating into rivers, using rags, wood shavings, leaves, grass, hay, stones, sand, moss,water, snow, etc. wikipedia.org/wiki/Toilet…
1k-10k sheets of toilet paper were manufactured during the early 14th century, what is now Zhejiang province... Elsewhere, wealthy people wiped themselves with wool, lace or hemp, while less wealthy people used their hand when defecating into rivers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toi…
In order to bolster the English navy with rope, sails, and netting, Henry VIII ordered that farmers grow 1/4 acre of hemp for every 60 acres of farmland, otherwise they’d be fined three shillings and four pence. Elizabeth I raised the fine to Β£5. ecohustler.com/article/th…
All border collies can be traced back to one dog, Old Hemp colliepoint.com/border-co…
Manila folders are named after Manila hemp, a fiber from a banana plant which is native to the Philippines (Capital: Manila). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
The Manila Envelope is Called That Because of Its Main Component: Manila Hemp jampaper.com/blog/why-are…
In Common Sense, a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine advocating independence from Great Britain for the 13 Colonies, when listing the defense resources they have, says there is so much Hemp flourishing in the colonies "even to [the point of] rankness" ushistory.org/paine/commo…
Hemp was used to to remove radioactive isotopes from the ground of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site. leafbuyer.com/blog/why-he…
Ford once created a vehicle made out of plant materials. "Ford's 1941 biological car β€” made of soybean, wheat, hemp, flax and ramie fibers in a soy-based phenolic resin β€” weighed 1,000 pounds less than a steel car" exclusive.multibriefs.com…
Today I learned: U.S. military members aren’t allowed to use any hemp products. army.mil/article/146680/a…
The tensile strength of plated bamboo cables is as strong as or stronger than a steel cable of the same size. Hemp rope loses 20% of its strength when wet while bamboo cables increase in strength by as much as 20% when wet. makawear.com/blog/things-…
The safety system for the Chicago Pile, the first nuclear reactor, consisted of a man with an ax and a man with a bucket. In the case of a runaway reaction, one would cut a hemp rope attached to a control rod, and the other would throw a bucket of concentrated cadmium nitride over the pile en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scr…
Today I learned about Hempcrete or Hemplime: a bio-composite material- a mixture of hemp hurds and lime used as a material for construction and insulation. It is marketed under names like Hempcrete, Canobiote, Canosmose, and Isochanvre. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hem…
In the UK, Henry VIII and Elizabeth I both passed laws mandating landowners grow a quota of hemp on their land. Earliest evidence of hemp in the UK is found in Viking settlements, likely for fishing nets and rope. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
Today I learned about "Hemp for Victory" - A film made by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture to promote farmers growing Cannabis Sativa for WWII. youtube.com/watch?v=d3rol…
The word β€œcanvas” is derived from the word β€œcannabis” because canvas used to be made from hemp fiber. potvogue.com/facts-about-…
One acre of hemp (grown in a single season) yields as much paper as up to 4 acres of trees. hempbasics.com/shop/hemp-…
The word "canvas" is traced to Old French canevas, which in turn may be from Vulgar Latin cannepaceus, meaning "made of hemp," derived from the Greek word κάνναβις (cannabis). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
The US military once encouraged US hemp production and made a movie called Hemp for Victory globalhemp.com/1942/01/he…
Henry Ford Invented Hemp Cars That Ran On Hemp Fuel awarenessact.com/henry-fo…
In 1586 a pregnant widow wrote a letter to her partner, who had died at the age of 30. This was found by archaeologists in South Korea in 1998, intact with the man's mummified body and a pair of sandals woven from hemp and the woman's hair. lettersofnote.com/2012/09…
The English words 'cannabis' and 'canvas' come from the same Scythian (or Thracian) word. Which the Greek called 'KΓ‘nnabis' and in Vulgar Latin 'Cannapaceus' which means "made of hemp". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ety…
Manila Envelopes are so named because they were originally made from the hemp of bananas native to the Philippines. (Manila is the capitol of The Philippines.) jampaper.com/blog/why-are…
In Chernobyl they planted hemp to remove toxins from the soil in a process that's called "phytoremediation" mhhe.com/biosci/pae/botan…
All Pure-bred Border Collies can trace their lineage back to one dog, born in 1893, "Old Hemp" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bor…
The Ancient Greeks used Hemp known as "Scythian Fire" as an incense in the cult of Asclepius, the god of healing cannabisculture.com/conte…
Today I learned of the Indian Hemp Drugs Commission, released in 1894 by the British Government. It was the first real scientific study about the effects of marijuana, and stated that moderate use of the drug was almost completely harmless. wikiwand.com/en/Indian_He…
The first products designed specifically to wipe after using the bathroom were aloe-infused sheets of manila hemp but people rejected them in favor of the Sears Roebuck Catalog mentalfloss.com/article/2…
"hemp" produces more protein per unit area of land than any other vegetable, grain or animal en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edi…
The earliest archaeological evidence of humans smoking weed stems from a 5,000 year old grave site in Romania which contained a "pipe-cup" with burnt hemp seeds in it. researchgate.net/publicat…
William Randolph Hearst used his influence to help push marijuana tax act 1937 to squash the hemp industry to protect his paper making business. Basically halting use of hemp one of the worlds strongest natural fibers just for his personal profit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
The first American flag was made of hemp theblaze.com/stories/2013…
In Americas first settlements marijuana/hemp was required to be grown by all farmers drugwarrant.com/articles/…
In 1941 Henry Ford made a car from hemp and soybean plastic which ran on ethanol en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soy…
An acre of hemp produces more paper than an acre of trees. didyouknow.org/hemp/
In 1941 Henry Ford made a car from hemp and soybean plastic. It ran on ethanol. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soy…
In 1941, Ford built a car made out of "soybeans, wheat, hemp, flax and ramie". thehenryford.org/collecti…
The manila folder was originally made from manila hemp and was invented during the Civil War when a document folder was needed during a retreat en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
Wild hemp grows everywhere in Nebraska tokeofthetown.com/2011/08…
In 1937 legislators intentionally used the wrong word (marijuana) in their devastating new tax law against cannabis to get it passed secretly. This was designed to keep hemp from becoming a competitor with a product the secretary of the treasury had massive investments in: nylon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
George Washington grew Indian hemp, and wrote in his personal journal about separating the males from the females. lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/am…
Hemp seeds contain the perfect ratio of omega-3 fatty acids to omega-6 fatty acids. wondergressive.com/2012/0…
Today I learned of the Indian hemp drugs commission in 1893-94 which investigated the physical, mental and moral consequences of using hemp en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ind…
The use of the word "marijuana" instead of cannabis, hemp, etc. increased dramatically in the 1930s, when it was preferred as an exotic-sounding alternative name. It has been suggested that it was popularized by opponents of the drug, who wanted to stigmatize it with a "foreign-sounding name". books.google.com/books?id…
Manila folders are made out of Manila Hemp which is a relative to bananas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
U.S. soldiers are prohibited from eating foods that contain hemp seeds or hemp oil. army.mil/article/146680/A…
When Rudolph Diesel produced his engine in 1896, he assumed that it would run off of vegetable and seed oils - especially hemp. ozarkia.net/bill/pot/blun…
Hemp and Sunflowers Can Clean Up Radioactive Waste eco-blog.com.ar/ecology/m…

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