Link: Since 1879, one company, Crane & Co in Dalton, MA, has made all of the durable paper the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing turns into currency.
U.S. currency paper is 40 percent of the company’s business.
In a new poll conducted by NPR and Truven Health Analytics, 39% of the respondents say they’re eating less meat than they did three years ago — and the main reason, they say, is a desire to eat healthier food.3 notes
Russia is home to a quarter of the trees on Earth.4 notes
“The one Melville resuscitation attempt that stuck was Carl Van Doren, a very influential American critic. And he, according to the legend, found a copy of Moby Dick in a used bookstore, went home, read it, was so blown away that this book had like completely vanished from – from literary consciousness, and he wrote an essay about it.
“D.H. Lawrence noticed that essay, E.M. Forster noticed that essay. And then in the teens and the twenties Moby Dick actually reentered American consciousness, and all of his books were brought back into print, in which they have stubbornly stuck since then.”10 notes