Monday, October 27, 2008

geography lesson on an onion!

this is a picture of an onion that i picked up last weekend at safeway (i'm calling it the "seven safeway" [in ward 7 at minnesota and benning] since i haven't seen it nicknamed elsewhere) after the coalition for smarter growth's downtown ward 7 walking tour.

why write about an onion? well, i thought this was a good spot for a quick geography/history lesson. note the name of this onion brand—mayan sweets. then note where it's from (you can click on the picture to view a larger image).

if you didn't know already, the mayan empire was in present-day guatemala, belize, and mexico. the incan empire was in peru (where this onion is from). someone needs to rename their brand...

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