What have you learned?
Of all the things you've learned from reading Diana Gabaldon's books, what are some of your favorites?
That's an open-ended question on purpose, because I'm hoping it will generate some discussion. <g> It could be an obscure bit of historical trivia (like the hanged-man's grease from DRAGONFLY IN AMBER), or a strange-but-true fact about animal or plant life mentioned in the books, or something about the history of 18th century Scotland or North Carolina that particularly caught your interest. What I'm looking for are things you didn't know before you read the books, or maybe things/places/people/events you first encountered in Diana's books that you've been inspired to learn more about.
For myself, I think I'll let my Friday Fun Facts index speak for me. <g> Nearly 300 items on the list already, and the vast majority of them are things I did not know before I read Diana's books.
What about the rest of you?