Harry Potter 1st Edition Breaks Auction Record
May 22, 2013
An author-annotated first edition of the first Harry Potter book has sold for $228,000, the highest ever paid for a book featuring "the boy who lived." An anonymous bidder agreed by telephone to pay 150,000 British pounds for the copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
U.N. Wants You to Eat Insects
May 19, 2013
Bugs are right up there with cows, pigs, and chickens. The Food and Agriculture Organization, an arm of the United Nations, has issued a report adding insects to a list of viable sources. Specifically, the FAO has included a few hundred species of insects that are edible and, actually, nutritious. On the list are species of ants, beetles, caterpillars, cicadas, crickets, dragonflies, termites, and wasps.