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Onion facts!

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You thought you’d get through the semester without seeing a third onion snapshot, didn’t you? Well, you thought wrong. You get onion facts!

Onions are one of the oldest plants known to humans: there’s evidence that our ancestors in 5,000 B.C. (over 7,000 years ago!) ate onions during the Bronze Age. Ancient Egyptians revered onions, believing that their round shape and inner rings symbolized eternity. Because of this, they were placed in the tombs of pharaohs, in order to bring prosperity in the afterlife. And, most importantly, during the Middle Ages onions were used as currency, being used to pay for rent and food, and were even used for gifts!

So yeah, onions are cool. And, with Christmas coming up, maybe you should give one as a gift. It’ll save you from spending extra cash you could use for your own onions.

Image: Simer Haer/The Cascade

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