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Sony’s first product was an electric rice cooker.
Spanish rice is unknown in Spain.
The top six crops in the world, wheat, corn, rice, barley, sorghum and soy, are all fruits in the botanical sense of the word.
Over 20% of all calories collectively consumed by humanity are from a single food: rice.
90% of all the rice in the world is consumed in Asia.
Sushi is suggested to be eaten upside down, so that the fish is the first thing you taste and the molded rice base won’t disintegrate.
Korean Prince Sado was executed by order of his father, and died of starvation by being confined in a rice chest.
Snake wine is an alcoholic beverage produced by infusing whole snakes in rice wine or grain alcohol, which is considered an important curative according to Traditional Chinese medicine.
A man named David Rice Atchison was president of the United Sates for one day and didn’t know it. According to a nineteenth-century law, if neither the president nor the vice-president was in office, the president pro tem of the Senate became chief executive. On March 4, 1849, President James Knox Polk’s term had lapsed, and the newly elected Zachary Taylor could not yet be sworn in (it was a Sunday). So for one day Atchison was president. It was not until several months later that Atchison learned of this, as the law was then an obscure one. It has since been changed.