Weekly Facts #23

It takes about 75,000 crocus flowers or Crocus sativus to produce one pound of saffron. It is the most expensive spice in the world by weight.

Beer is any fermented beverage made with cereal grain. It basically had four ingredients of grain (barley malt), hops (flower cones), yeast, and water. Water makes up about 95% of beer.

The moon’s orbit moves about one and half inches away from Earth every year. The Earth rotates faster than the moon which creates a bulge and pushes the moon into a higher orbit.

Monaco is the world’s second smallest nation and borders France. The native people are called Monégasques and the majority of the population left are French nationals, Italians, and British. It has the highest number of millionaires and billionaires per capita and has a high cost of living.

The word robot was first used in 1922. It’s origins come from the Czechoslovakian word robata (compulsory labor).

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