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From Flail to Machine: The Fascinating History of Threshing Grain

Grain has been a dietary staple for millennia, providing sustenance to countless civilizations. But before that fluffy white bread or steaming bowl of rice lands on your table, there's a crucial step: threshing. In the early days of agriculture, threshing was a community affair. Farmers would gather after harvest, wielding flails – simple tools consisting of a wooden handle attached to a weighted stick. They’d rhythmically beat the stalks, releasing the kernels in a shower of chaff.

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