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The history of tea – Shunan Teng

The history of tea – Shunan Teng

During a long day spent roaming the forest in search of edible grains and herbs, the weary divine farmer Shennong accidentally poisoned himself 72 times. But before the poisons could end his life, a leaf drifted into his mouth. He chewed on it and it revived him, and that is how we discovered tea. Or …

Why Mao Zedong Was The Most Brutal Tyrant

Why Mao Zedong Was The Most Brutal Tyrant

In the Steven Pinker book, “The better Angels of Our Nature” – a history of violence and an attempt to understand the darker side of humanity- the man who is the focus of today’s show plays almost a starring role among many of the other tyrants, criminals and government-sanctioned sadists. He is sometimes called the …