Today In History with Bob Carikker | The Vegetable Lamb
UL History Bob Carriker joins us on Thursdays for a fun take on history. This week he told us about lambs growing on stalks in the 1300's. They actually called in "the vegetable lamb". Sound too good to be true? Well, it all stems from a written account of the origins of cotton as a fabric.
Listen to the segment below:
During the mid-16th Century, an equally influential account of the vegetable lamb appeared, this time penned by the celebrated scholar-diplomat Baron Sigismund von Herberstein (1486-1566), who had twice been the German emperor's ambassador at the Court of Muscovy (a Russian principality centering upon Moscow). In his account, published in 1549 within his magnum opus Notes on Muscovite Affairs, he added several important details, derived from information passed on to him by a number of different Russian sources.