Honey is the sweet, viscous fluid honeybees produce from flower nectar. The worker bee transports the nectar to its hive in its honey sac, and enzymes in this sac convert the nectar into honey. Bees produce honey in much greater amounts than is necessary for survival, and humans have made use of this excess honey for centuries. In addition to its uses in cooking and baking, honey has antibacterial properties and was used in ancient Egypt, Rome, and Greece as a wound salve. What is â€œMad Honey?â€
Back in the day
The WWII Japanese occupation of the Malayan region weakened British influence there and unleashed anti-colonial, Malayan nationalism. With the help of the Chinese, the Malayan Communist Party grew increasingly strong, fought the Japanese occupation, and came to threaten British interests. In response, the British established the multi-ethnic Federation of Malaya in 1957 as a part of a wider anti-communist plan. In 1963, "Malaya" became "Malaysia" with the acquisition of what territories?
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Kutuzov was a Russian prince and field marshal who commanded the Russian army during major engagements with Napoleon between 1805 and 1812, including the battles of Austerlitz and Borodino. A national hero in Russia for having turned the French back during the Patriotic War in 1812, he figures as a popular leader in Tolstoy's War and Peace, and a number of monuments have been erected in his honor. Where are they located?