Mundaneum, precursor of the Internet, is an institution created in
1920 by Belgian lawyers. It aimed to gather all the world’s knowledge and
classify it according to a system they developed called the Universal
Decimal Classification. The Mundaneum consists of
an enormous intellectual warehouse of books, documents, catalogues and
scientific objects housed in
Mons, Belgium (our hometown) since 1998.
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Sweet woodruff is
an attractive ground cover that broadcasts its aroma each May. The leaves develop
a distinctive scent of fresh-cut hay and vanilla only as they dry. In Luxembourg,
it is used to flavor May wine as a traditional way to greet this spring month.
The practice originated in the thirteenth century, and extends into Germany
where the Mai Bowle is served each day of the month. The German name is “Waldmeister”
(master of the forest) and a green syrup is made
with it and mixed with white beer in the Berlin area. May Day celebrations
have long marked the passage of winter dating back to ancient Druid rituals.
The plant is also known as Sweet-scented Bedstraw,
Wild Baby's Breath and Cudweed.