MANNA, n. A food miraculously given to the Israelites in the wilderness. When it was no longer supplied to them, they settled down and tilled the soil, fertilizing it, as a rule, with the bodies of the original occupants.
2007 Update: Food as it once fell freely from the skies before it was synthesized in beakers.
From the Supplementary Mischief and Ingratitude Department: Pia was a true friend during my vacation, objecting on my behalf to those scoundrels among you who felt the need to create a fictional vacation for me. No good deed should go unpunished. Click here to help see her thoughtfulness appropriately rewarded.