Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Day 76: One Heck Of A Hill Of Beans

A little history lesson:

"The mundane bean has for at least eight centuries been regarded as the epitome of worthlessness. Even if you know how many beans make five you are unlikely to consider any one of them to be valuable. Part of the strength of the fairy tale of Jack and the Beanstalk is the contrast between the valueless beans Jack was given in exchange for the cow and the riches revealed by the full-grown beanstalk."

An excerpt from "World Wide Words". Find more here

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