Today I learned about the moulboard plough: a heavier plough that historians believe led to a huge increase in agricultural productivity throughout medieval Europe, leading to increase in population and growth of cities. medievalists.net/2013/06/…
'Mrs Grundy' is a figurative name for an extremely conventional or priggish person, and she first appeared Thomas Morton's play Speed the Plough in 1798. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mrs…
[] The stump-jump plough was a plough invented in South Australia in the late 19th century to solve the particular problem of preparing mallee lands for cultivation en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stu…
There is no difference between "plough" and "plow" grammarist.com/spelling/p…
New York has a website that tracks how recently a snow plough has gone down each road. maps.nyc.gov/snow/#
Greek, stone-chiselled text used to be written 'as the ox ploughs'; i.e written left to right, then right to left, then to left to right again... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bou…
The Big Dipper/the Plough constellation is NOT a constellation. todayifoundout.com/index.…
The Big Dipper is known as "the Plough" in UK/Ireland en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big…
Greek, stone-chiselled text used to be written 'as the ox ploughs'; i.e written left to right, then right to left on alternating lines. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bou…
Today I learned about the poem, 'To a Mouse'. Written by Robert Burns in 1785, it is dedicated as an apology to a "mousie" whose nest he had turned over whilst ploughing a field, conveying his guilt at its happening. poetryfoundation.org/poem…
Today I learned of the Iron harvest, where unexploded ordnance and equipment from WW1 is uncovered by French and Belgian farmers when ploughing their fields each year en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iro…
Today I learned of β€œiron harvest”, in which nearly 900 tons of WWI unexploded munitions are recovered each year by Belgian and French farmers after ploughing their fields. messynessychic.com/2015/0…
A furlong is the length of an acre, and a chain is the width. simple.wikipedia.org/wiki…
Societies that historically used the plow in agriculture have greater gender inequality today. Researchers theorize the upper body strength needed for the plow generally favored men over women, which consequently sparked unequal gender norms that have been passed down through generations. freakonomics.com/2011/06/…
After the SS Arctic collided with the SS Vesta in 1854, its captain ordered full speed ahead to shore, ploughing into a lifeboat that had been launched from the Vesta and killing all but one of its dozen occupants. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_…
When war broke out in 1914, as most English horses were called to action, elephants from circuses replaced them in roles such as ploughing and towing heavy objects bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england…
Today I learned of the 1983 'Mack Truck Murders' where an intoxicated truck driver, refused service at a bar near the base of Australia's Ayers Rock(Uluru), ploughed his rig into the bar, killing five patrons en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dou…
Every giant panda left in existence belongs to China. The pandas in captivity (and any cubs that might be born there) China loans to the tune of $1million a year. Much of these profits are ploughed back into conservation efforts, thereby contributing to the survival of the species. www1.american.edu/ted/pan…
Russian ice slides of the 17th century inspired the modern roller coaster. They were wooden structures often 70-80 ft high with ice frozen over a sloping ramp which stretched out 100s of feet. Riders ploughed into a pile of sand to slow them down. entertainmentdesigner.com…
On 15 August 1939 during a demonstration flight to Nazi generals, a formation of 13 Ju-87 dive bombers ploughed into the ground en masse, whilst diving through lower-than-expected cloud cover (!). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jun…
A ploughing match is judged by the straightness and neatness of the resulting furrows. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plo…
An acre was defined in the Middle Ages, being the amount of land that could be ploughed in one day with a yoke of oxen. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acr…
CitroΓ«n 2CV design requirement was be able to drive across a ploughed field while carrying eggs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cit…
Today I Learned that Charles Darwin spent 40 years studying earthworms upon returning home from his voyage on the HMS Beagle npr.org/2009/02/12/100627…
Pornhub offered Boston a free snow plowing in March 2017, but there is no evidence that they did the deed. bostonmagazine.com/news/2…
The acre was originally defined as the area of land one pair of oxen could till in one day en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acr…
"imposter" and "impostor" are both acceptable. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imp…
The Mr. Plow episode of "The Simpsons" had originally featured Lenny (not Barney) to play the role of Homer’s Plow King rival. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr.…

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