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me (stepping out of time machine): I come from the future!
soldier: oh, great! we could use your help. thousands of us have died in this war for a treasure called "salt"
me: what, like table salt? soldier: ? why do you call it that me:
soldier: Why do you call it that.
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    • Wasn't it more valuable than gold at some point? I'm sure it was.
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    • Salt was a precious resource worth it’s weight in gold for a time. That’s why the guy wants to know why something so precious would be called “table salt”.
      Vetalemo 6 aug
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    • Salt was valuable as hell because salted meat keeps for much longer than regular meat
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    • Salt used to be the most precious resource because food storage in warm climates was near impossible.
      Jaustt 6 aug
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    • Imagine dying in a war for salt, and your ghost just sees everyone with it on their tables and making lamps and shit out of it.
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    • If time travel was possible, and you only got one travel back and home, say you'd stay for 6 months, where/when y'all going? I'm heading to the library of Alexandria before the damn fire with a camera and a shit load of pens and copy books.
      JMcK 6 aug
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    • Salt back them used to be very hard to store in warm climates.Its a very dangerous job to mine it.It was a scarce thing.it was needed or else you can’t survive
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    • They crave that mineral
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    • Show this to all the people that say we live in “literally the worst” time in human history
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    • Wait why
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    • imagine how bland food was before salt
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    • M I N E R A L
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    • Salt was the only way to preserve certain food as it could absorb the water in it. This makes the food dry and salty but makes it last a lot longer. Think of it kind of like the first refrigerator. Like so others can see
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    • Can any history buff here Fill me in as to why salt was so valuable? Did it have any other purpose other than putting it on your food to taste good?
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    • spiteful screw
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    • Fun fact, since salt was so expensive, Roman would ferment fish and make a pulp from the mixture called "garum" and the saltier cells of the fish would substitute pure mineral salt.
      DrQuanta 7 aug
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    • He's gonna shit when he learns about pepper.
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    • Im more surprised at how many people didnt know of the insanely high value salt had more than anything
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    • Wait.. wha
      Danny 6 aug
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    • Me: How long does the update have? Game:
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    • I mean, why do we call it that?
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    • Time travel would be lethal because of body bacteria
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    • Salt means preservation of food for the winter in the olden days
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    • Salt or sal is the root word for salvation and salary because of this
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    • “what like diamond seasoning?” -someone from the future
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    • Tables don't exist this doesnt make any sense
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    • Its why there used to be an expression “worth your salt”
      KOmedic 9 aug
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    • Because it’s made from tables. It’s like you can’t even comprehend modern English, you early medieval to Victorian age low class soldier!
      Linebat 7 aug
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    • I love salt
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    • It makes no sense or i dont get it.
      Dubs1620 6 aug
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    • He sounds a bit salty
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    • Whole wars were fought over nutmeg
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    • Salt was the only thing they had to preserve food with back then.. that’s why it was valuable
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    • Its because they didn't have refrigeration salt was used as one of the only ways to preserve food so back then lot more valuable
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    • According to comments withstand shitload of likes... salt was worth more than gold... lololilololil odllej
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    • Pls say sike
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    • Klaus from the umbrella academy showing up in Vietnam
      Jinxzy 6 aug
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    • I'd totally fuck shit up for the future if I went back in time by trying to do the right thing
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    • They crave the mineral
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    • Don’t be salty
      Fritzor 6 aug
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    • Go back to 1300 and tell them you use aluminum to cover your food and throw it away afterwards
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    • Just go back 200 years with aluminum cans and blow everyone's fucking mind
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    • If only call of duty existed back then. All their problems would be solved.
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    • And just like that history has been changed
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    • Imagine someone coming from the future calling your gold “Table gold”
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    • Take him out save the space time
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    • What was keeping them from just putting ocean water in buckets and letting it evaporate?
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    • I'd gonna come home lookin like Migos
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    • Because we have refrigerators
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    • If they've lost all of the oceans they have bigger problems.
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    • 48 likes on a feature. I miss when you had to get the likes first to be featured
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    • Just have to go anywhere Democrat’s and their supporters are. They’ve been salty for the past 4 years.
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    • I’d time travel back to ww2 and try to convince America to give up
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    • Just want to point out, a pound of gold for a pound of salt may sound far fetched but consider this: Gold has no inherent value and a poind nugget of gold yields a pound sack of salt
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    • The second why did u call it that got me
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    • So I could be rich back then simply by living by the coast and making sea salt?
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    • Tables made of salt
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    • If anything our salt would be more valuable because it is iodinized
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    • Hopefully same thing will happen with oil where its not worth going to war over
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    • I would k1ll the guy who invented the microwave and take his idea
      Clif 9 aug
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    • Fun fact: Vanilla is worth more than silver & vanilla farmers in Madagascar hire armed guards to defend the plants from thieves near harvest time. It’s so common for people to die over it, that locals coined the term “vanilla murders” so I vote we change the meaning of vanilla from basic to extreme.
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    • Still is more valuable than golf in africa
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    • I mean if a time traveler came and told us that gold will be worthless in 800 years why would you care. It’s valuable now. Salt was valuable then
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    • The next post over is a guy filling his water with salt at a restaurant
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    • Was this before sea salt was used
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    • If only they’d have gone through Utah first
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    • I don't get it
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    • Why have a war when you can just go boil salt water
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    • So why does he call it that???
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    • Because tables taste like shit without salt, we discovered.
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    • I'm so worthless if I went back in time I would make absolutely no difference.
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    • “Salt was a badass Russian defect”
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    • They crave that mineral.
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    • It was valuable enough to be a form of payment for enlisted men, hence a good soldier being, "worth his salt"
      Aierleon 8 aug
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    • Could they not just go to the ocean?
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    • Imagine traveling to the future to ask for a loan & someone just says "what, you mean like toilet dollars?"
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    • Table gold
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    • You'd kiII everyone with your future germs. And probably also die from past germs.
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    • Salt was basically how food was flavored and preserved, so it was hella valuable
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    • I know there were/are salt mines, but did coastal countries not realise the ocean is like... super salty? Did they not understand evaporation yet or..?
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    • The English word salary is derived from the latin word for salt, as some forms of payment for work done could be in literal salt.
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    • I want to know what happens next
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    • My girl just over salted my hamburger and ruined it
      Gfreak 7 aug
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    • Imagine traveling back to 1550 and whipping out one of those spinners with all the spices
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    • If I could go back in time I'd go back to when Hitl'er was a kid a sneak into his room and rap'e him every night
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    • When you died in the great salt war and see the future
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    • Its 2030, tables are made of salt.
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    • The thing is if salt was used for preserving meat now like it was back then, wars would probably still be fought over it. But it’s demand dropped with the invention of refrigeration and other preserving methods
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    • Surprised the soldier spoke English
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    • I never really understood how it was precious because couldnt they have just boiled it out of sea water? I cant imagine a big tub running 24/7 would be slower than mining
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    • Step out holding some pineapples and now you're god of the world
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    • Also, aluminum was worth more than gold even though it's the most abundant metal in the Earth's crust other than silicon, because nobody knew how to refine it
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