today I learned: though potatoes are native to the americas, the majority of the world’s potatoes are grown in asia. and though soybeans are native to asia, the majority of the world’s soybeans are grown in the americas. next, liza minnelli accepted the role of “lucille 2” in arrested development only because it was ron howard who had asked her personally; liza minnelli babysat ron howard when he was a little boy. next, there is a convicted cannibal (issei sagawa) living as a free man in japan due to a loophole in the law. he was checked into a psych ward, then found “sane but evil”, and then checked himself out as a free man. finally, charles manson’s mother once sold him to a waitress for a pitcher of beer. his uncle retrieved him some days later. yeeeesh, parenting, people. HEARD OF IT?!