HONEY

MAKER OF STICKY SIT­U­A­TIONS

History Revealed - - TOP TEN… FOODSTUFFS -

The sweet con­coc­tion care­fully crafted by bees was loved in the pre-sug­ar­cane world, in­clud­ing by the Ro­mans, who had made a num­ber of en­e­mies. In Tur­key, a tribe de­cided to get its own back on the le­gions by plac­ing hon­ey­combs made from poi­sonous rhodo­den­drons along the route. The Ro­mans lapped it up, suf­fered hys­ter­i­cal fits, and were eas­ily de­feated by the lo­cals.

The Ro­mans were like bees to honey when Turk­ish tribes played a mean trick

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