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The Diving Grandmas of Jeju Island

The elderly women who dive for seafood off the island of Jeju, Korea, are called haenyo, which means “sea women.” They are carrying on a century-old tradition that began when women realized they could bring home the seafood without paying the taxes that would be levied on men in the same profession. It is a [...]

9 Essential Facts for the Crustacean Enthusiast

1. LET THEM EAT LOBSTER! In colonial America, lobster wasn’t the delicacy it is today. In fact, it was so cheap and plentiful, it was a staple for prisoners and servants. One group of servants from Massachusetts actually grew so tired of eating lobster that they took the employers to court, where a judge ruled that [...]