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  1. It takes significantly more effort to farm agriculture than it would to farm crickets. 00:46

  2. For every 100 grams of spinach, 50 small bugs are allowed. 01:32

  3. In the Congo, families eat as much as 96 tons of caterpillars every year. 01:58

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  1. Tesla had more than 700 patents under his belt when he died. 00:37

  2. Wireless transmission became a concept Tesla was fixated on. 05:41

  3. J.P. Morgan once commissioned Tesla to build a power plant. 06:23

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  1. An accent refers to the way a language is pronounced, whereas a dialect refers to that plus the grammatical rules used in speech. 00:21

  2. When a group becomes distinct, through dress or food or other cultural markers, their accent also becomes distinct. 01:29

  3. The perception of an accent being high- or low-status isn't inherent to the accent. 05:04

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