Thursday, January 24, 2008
Today is the saint's day of Macedonius the Barley Eater, who spent more than 40 years living in a deep pit in the Syrian desert, eating only barley mixed with water - he's about halfway down this list. What cards these ascetic saints were... It was also on this day that, in 1984, the first Apple Mac went on sale, and, in 1935, the first canned beer, courtesy of the Kreuger Brewing Co of Virginia - barley and water again.
Posted by Nige at 10:41 am