Over the course of time, the residents of Jericho began cultivating plants and even developed an irrigation system to tackle large harvests. To tackle attacks from neighbouring places and raiders, they built a wall in 8000 BCE, the oldest known protective wall.
They even build a watchtower, whose shadow acted as a way to mark the summer solstice, which may have had significance in those days.
Presidential candidate Jeb Bush recently made headlines for losing 40 pounds on the campaign trail. Dropping that much weight is a difficult feat for anybody - and doing so on campaign stops that involve fried chicken and Philly cheesesteaks, washed down by soda and DQ Blizzards, is a Herculean task.
You've probably heard about the Paleo diet; maybe you've even tried it. The "primal eating" trend is everywhere. Paleo, of course, encourages us to eat like our ancient ancestors did. The concept is this: Humans evolved on a diet very different from today's eating habits.
The Netherlands is the world's second-biggest exporter of agricultural products. This is remarkable when one considers that the only country which tops the Netherlands, the United States, is 237 times bigger in land area. Nevertheless, the Netherlands exported almost $100 billion in agricultural goods in 2017 alone, as well as $10 billion in agriculture-related products.