In 1894, the Koreshans — a religious group that believed in gender equality, a hollow earth, and immortality through celibacy — made the banks of the Estero River in Florida their home. Despite the locals’ wariness of the settlement, known as the Koreshan Unity, they were tolerated because the rest of Estero benefited from their hard work. That was until the Koreshans decided to make an enemy of the local politicians by threatening their income, causing the death of their founder, Cyrus Teed.
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If you’re visiting a farm, keep an eye out for an ominous-looking bronze fog. Nitrogen tetroxide, a red-orange gas, is made by certain bacteria during fermentation when oxygen is lacking in the crop. The lack of oxygen causes the bacteria to use the nitrate within the crops, which then produces nitrogen tetroxide. Inhalation of the gas is known to cause permanent lung damage or kill people and livestock. To prevent this, farmers have started performing nitrate tests after four weeks of fermentation. Read full article here