Yeah, the avocados require way too much water, so plantations in general aren't great for the environment and particularly disruptive in areas where they wouldn't normally grow.Today (okay, technically last night) I learned that the crazy international demand for avocados has lead to the forming of cartels in Mexico and causing water shortages in Chile.
Which is sort of ironic, given how oil-y avocados are, or not if you're a botanist.Yeah, the avocados require way too much water
I just learned the news lied to me. The story I read said a new study discovered 1 dog year = 30 human years, now it's been edited and it says a puppy is about 30 years old or something. :(I just learned his dog is 300 years old
Of the seventy-five actors and actresses who had bit parts and larger roles in Casablanca, almost all were immigrants of one kind or another. Of the fourteen who were given screen credit, only Humphrey Bogart, Dooley Wilson, and Joy Page were born in America. Some had come for private reasons. Ingrid Bergman, who would lodge comfortably in half a dozen countries and half a dozen languages, once said that she was a flyttfagel, one of Sweden’s migratory birds. Some, including Sydney Greenstreet and Claude Rains, wanted richer careers. But at least two dozen were refugees from the stain that was spreading across Europe. There were a dozen Germans and Austrians, nearly as many French, the Hungarians SZ Sakall and Peter Lorre, and a handful of Italians.
“If you think of Casablanca and think of all those small roles being played by Hollywood actors faking the accents, the picture wouldn’t have had anything like the color and tone it had,” says Pauline Kael. Dan Seymour remembers looking up during the singing of the Marseillaise and discovering that half of his fellow actors were crying. “I suddenly realized that they were all real refugees,” says Seymour.