We all know salt is a preservative. The word "salt" comes from the Latin root "sal" which means to save. Before we had refrigerators salt saved our food from rotting. Sal can also be found in the word salvation, which literally means to be saved or protected.
Errrcalynn Errrcalynn
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9 Responses Jan 11, 2014

Salt has been used as a preservative for centuries. British ships (even the Romans) carried salted pork (barrelled) as reliable sustenance. Was common in the British Navy as well

Entomology is awesome! Good story!

There was a documentary on the history channel called the History of Salt. It was incredibly interesting. I never realized what an impact salt has had on our world.

Some plants can communicate if you connect their roots. For example, if you put one plant into a bright room, and the other in the dark, both of them will start the photosynthesis process because the one in the bright room will "tell" the other one that the sun has come up.

Interesting. Do they need to be the same species of plant?

They tested it with only one species. Anyway, I googled it up a bit, and heres something fairly new:


This just made my day! Thank you!

i knew that before ;)

Sorry that I failed to stimulate your mind lol

should no be meant negative ;)

Thanks for sharing this, Errrcalynn. I too love the study of words. Perhaps this is what Jesus meant in his sermon on the mount, when he said. “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.'' (Matthew 5:13)

It's up to us to save and preserve the earth and retain what is good is in ourselves

I love etymologies! :-) I'd never heard that one.