Today I learned about Percy L Julian a research chemist pioneered the production of affordable steroids, ie. estrogen and testosterone , from soy beans and Mexican yams. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per…
The body of water which the Israelites crossed in the Bible (Torah), traditionally understood as the Red Sea, was, as the literal translation, the Reeds Sea (Yam Suph), with several theories as to where this was - probably a lake, close to the (now) Suez Canal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yam…
Today I learned about the three grand soups, a Japanese term referring to the 3 best soups in the world: Borscht, Bouillabaisse, shark fin soup, and tom yam kung. There is no consensus about which of the 3 out of 4 are the true grand soups. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thr…
Today I learned about the Trobriand Islanders. Because yams (a natural contraceptive) make up such a large portion of their diet, for much of their history they didn’t realize that pregnancy results from sex; there simply wasn’t enough of an observable correlation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tro…
Yams and sweet potatoes are entirely different vegetables. If you're American, you've likely never eaten a real yam in your life--most of the so-called yams you see in American grocery stores are actually orange-fleshed sweet potatoes bonappetit.com/story/diff…
The Yoruba people of Nigeria have the highest rate of twin birth probably because of a type of yam that they eat. medicine.yale.edu/news/ya…
Bungee jumping was actually inspired by the ritual known as β€˜land diving’ and was believed that a successful Yam harvest could only be achieved if the ritual took place. talk-business.co.uk/2016/…
Sesame Street in Nigeria has a version of Cookie Monster named Zobi the Yam Monster. Since not many Nigerian children have access to cookies, the producers decided to give Zobi an insatiable craving for one of the country’s staple foods. He often shouts out, β€œMe eat yam!” mentalfloss.com/article/2…
Sesame Street in Nigeria has a version of Cookie Monster named Zobi the Yam Monster. Since not many Nigerian children have access to cookies, the producers decided to give Zobi an insatiable craving for one of the country’s staple foods. He often shouts out, β€œMe eat yam!” mentalfloss.com/article/2…
Yam is a staple of the Nigerian and West African diet, which provides some 200 calories of energy per capita daily. It is said that "yam is food and food is yam" and has an important social status in gatherings and religious functions, which is assessed by the size of yam holdings one possesses en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yam…
What most people in the US call "yams," are actually sweet potatoes. thekitchn.com/whats-the-d…
A yam and a sweet potato, although often used interchangeably, are starchy vegetables from two different crop sources. grammarist.com/usage/yam-…
Kit Kat candy bars are so popular in Japan that there have been over 200 different varieties since 1973 including green tea, purple yam, adzuki bean, and lemon vinegar. kit-kat-flavors.com/japan…
Sweet Potatoes and Yams are different veggies. What Americans call "Yams" are actually mislabeled Sweet Potatoes. Yams are a round, white fleshed veggie similar to a potato. youtube.com/watch?v=CCDeM…
Yams are more closely related to lilies than they are to sweet potatoes extension.illinois.edu/ga…
Trobriand Islanders don't believe sex causes pregnancy, trade yams for sexual favors, have sex as young as 6, draw blood as a turn on. But don't share meals before marriage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tro…
Engineers in Ghana invented the Fufu Machine in 2004 that could make pounded yam in just a minute. It previously required thirty minutes to make fufu with the traditional pestle and mortar, where many families seek the help of a man for the task of continuous pounding en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuf…
In Nigeria and Ghana, the fufu ball, a staple food made from yam, is often not chewed but swallowed whole. Chewing fufu is considered offensive en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes…
Tapioca comes from a plant that looks like a yam en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tap…
Hong Kong's current coin designs were done quickly and covertly in "a simple scissors and paste job that a primary school child would find easy" according to the designer, Joseph Yam. hkma.gov.hk/eng/publicati…
"Yams", a popular Thanksgiving food, are made of sweet potatoes, not yams. wikipedia.org/wiki/Yam_(v…
Green bananas and yams are a natural anabolic steroid jamaicaobserver.com/sport…
Today I learned of a small town in South-West Africa that has the highest number of twin births in the whole world--coming in at 4 times higher than average. Studies suggest this is due to their high consumption of yams, a food high in phytoestrogen, an estrogen compound that stimulates ovulation. vanguardngr.com/2013/05/c…
Residents in Ogidi, Nigeria are known for protecting pythons, as the creature is regarded as a deity and there is a 11 day festival that takes place after cultivation of yams en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogi…
In the US sweet potatoes labelled as yams are lying to consumers because they're two distinctly different vegetables. loc.gov/rr/scitech/myster…
What Americans call "yams" (the ones with the bright orange flesh) are actually not yams, but sweet potatos; yams are an entirely different thing. huffingtonpost.com/2012/1…
Actual Yams are a giant African tuber that can grow to be over 5 feet long and weigh 150 pounds. They are completely unrelated to the American Sweet Potato that is commonly referred to as a Yam. huffingtonpost.com/2013/1…
The Tasaday tribe appeared to only eat food from forage, such as wild fruit, yam, tadpoles, grubs, and roots.The calories in such a diet was calculated to be less than the amount needed for survival and when dietitians suggested further research, they were banned from visiting the tribe worldlibrary.org/articles…
During Yam Festival the women of the Trobriand Islands form groups to attack and rape men from other villages books.google.com/books?id…
The Yoruba people in central Africa have the world's highest rate of twins - probably because of a certain yam they eat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ide…
The U.S. government has perpetuated the error of labeling sweet potatoes "yams." m.huffpost.com/us/entry/1…
The Flu Pandemic of 1918 hit Africa the hardest because the first wave mostly missed Africa so it was more susceptible to the stronger second wave, killing 2.2M people in sub Saharan Africa. This created 10-12M orphans and also lead to planting of cassava over yams due to labor shortages. encyclopedia.1914-1918-on…
Yams and sweet potatoes are not actually the same thing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yam…
It is not the tryptophan in turkey (or turkey at all! ) that caused you to feel sleepy after a thanksgiving meal, it is actually due to all the carbs (mashed potatoes, sweet candied yam, stuffings, dinner rolls, pumpkin pies, etc) that we eat! webmd.com/food-recipes/fe…
The birth control pill was first derived from hormones found in Mexican yams. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
Various herbs have been utilized to treat premature ejaculation including winter cherry, peppermint, clove, and wild yam. livestrong.com/article/33…
A Sweet Potato isn't really a Yam en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yam
The hormones in birth control pills are from Mexican yams en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Today I learned that a small town in Saskatchewan, Canada once experienced a record setting 167-day-long frost-free period in 1978, which was, to the dismay of a number of residents, sl not a long enough growing season for yams or sweet potatoes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
Sweet Potatoes are Healthier than Yams. There is a difference between the two.

Here's two links. the first one is to sweet potatoes. The second one is to yams. damn.

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2667/2

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2726/2

Eating yams may increase a woman's chances of having twins afp.google.com/article/AL…
Not only are sweet potatoes and yams different vegetables, but they aren't even remotely related. kitchendaily.com/2011/11/…
Not only are sweet potatoes and yams not even closely related, but that they also have distinct nutritional differences associatedcontent.com/art…
During the Yam harvest in the Trobriand Islands, young relatives of the farmer will sing to announce the harvest while provocatively thrusting their hips. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tro…
The oldest verified case of tuberculosis was found in the ancient, submerged Neolithic village of Atlit Yam off of Israel. It was destroyed by a tsunami approximately 8,500 years ago. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atl…
9-10% of the Yoruba are twins, perhaps because they eat a particular type of yam (which has a natural phytoestrogen) causing ovaries to more frequently release two eggs during ovulation. bbc.co.uk/worldservice/pe…
There is a chain of islands that use yams as currency en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tro…
Trobriand Islanders emphasize a relationship between yams and sexuality. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tro…
A yam can weigh up to fifty-five pounds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yam…

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