900 AD: Western Europe, late-comers to the many medicinal and culinary uses for dill, obtain theirs from Sumatra. Centuries before, Romans considered dill to be good luck, while ancient Greeks considered it to be a sign of wealth. The word “dill” is from the Norse “dilla” which means to “sooth or lull”.
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Lactic acid was first isolated in 1780 by a Swedish chemist, Carl Wilhelm Scheele.
—Lactic Acid's Discovery
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