This photo of U.S. Army code breakers trained by William Friedman and his wife Elizebeth during WW1 spells out β€˜Knowledge is Power.’ By facing either forward or sideways, the soldiers formed a coded phrase utilizing Sir Francis Bacon’s biliteral cipher. cabinetmagazine.org/issue…
The 2010s Bacon Craze Was Started By The Pork Industry deadspin.com/you-like-bac…
Kevin Bacon went from being horrified about the game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon to creating a charity to use his celebrity status to help local charities. Back in 2012 he gave a TEDx talk about it. youtu.be/n9u-TITxwoM
Columbia Pictures were doubtful that Kevin Bacon was attractive enough to play the lead role in Footloose (1984). Then-studio-head Dawn Steel went around the lot flashing a photo of Bacon asking, "is he fuckable?" independent.co.uk/arts-en…
Today I learned about the Southern Bread Riots. Mostly women, protesting huge surges in food costs during the Civil War, rioted in Richmond, VA with chants of "bread or blood!" Food prices had soared to prices ten times higher than normal in many instances. Among the items stolen was 500 lbs of bacon. history.com/news/bread-or…
The two oldest cats ever recorded was owned by one guy: Creme Puff (38 years) and Grandpa Rex Allen (34 years). The owner even revealed what he believed to be the key to their longevity, a diet of dry cat food supplemented with broccoli, eggs, turkey bacon, coffee with cream and red wine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cre…
George Washington was referred to in Algonquian as Conotocarious, a term meaning β€œDevourer of Cities”. He inherited the name from his great-grandfather, who ordered a massacre on five chieftains during a diplomatic parley in Bacon’s Rebellion. mountvernon.org/library/d…
In 1826, a restaurant called Atwood & Bacon Oyster House opened in Boston in a building that was already more than 100 years old at the time. Today, it’s called Union Oyster House and is the oldest continuously operating restaurant in the US. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
In 1910 there was a "Hippo Bill" which would introduce Hippos into the wetlands of Louisiana to combat invasive water hyacinth and provide meet. It was supported by the Teddy Roosevelt, the USDA, and the "lake cow bacon" was championed in major newspapers It fell just short of passing en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip…
Whenever Kevin Bacon is invited to weddings, he frequently bribes the DJ to NOT play Footloose. He does this so that he does not upstage the bride and groom. thewrap.com/kevin-bacon-b…
An Australian restaurant called Pablo's Escoburgers came under fire for their burger called "The Patron," a double patty with candied bacon topped with a line of white powder (garlic flour) and a rolled up fake $100 bank note. They announced that people were "lining up for a taste." insider.com/pablos-escobu…
Bacon ice cream started as a joke in a 1973 Two Ronnie's sketch and was later made for real in 1982 as an April Fools joke. By 2005 however, chef Heston Blumenthal would be serving bacon ice cream at his 3 Michelin star restaurant, the Fat Duck - the #1 restaurant in the world at the time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bac…
In Frasier, many of the callers to Frasier's show were celebrities who phoned their lines into the studio without having to appear in person. Celebrities who called in include Christopher Reeve, Eddie Van Halen, Jay Leno, Matthew Broderick, Timothy Leary, Macauley Culkin, and Kevin Bacon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Min…
, Indiana once offered a bacon-scented scratch-off lottery ticket. One of the prizes was $250 of bacon for 20 years. abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/…
Creme Puff, the world's oldest living recorded house cat, lived on a daily diet of bacon, eggs, broccoli, coffee and red wine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cre…
Elvis Presley flew from Memphis to Colorado to eat a deep fried sandwich which consisted of a whole loaf of Italian bread, a whole jar of jelly, a whole jar of peanut butter and a pound of bacon. https://www.westword.com/music/did-you-know-elvis-presley-once-flew-all-the-way-to-denver-in-p westword.com/music/did-yo…
Today I learned about the Elvis sandwich: peanut butter, jelly, and bacon on french bread messynessychic.com/2015/0…
After conquering China, by 1241 the Mongols were expanding their empire to the west, using Chinese rockets (self-propelled flying bombs) in battles across Eastern Europe. And with them came secret of black powder - the recipe was first written down around 1250 by English scholar Roger Bacon. needforscience.com/astron…
Architect Edmund Bacon (Kevin Bacon's dad) illegally skateboarded across Philadelphia's LOVE Park, the plaza he helped design, to protest the city's skateboard ban. phillymag.com/news/2016/0…
A bill was proposed in 1910 to release hippos into the Louisiana bayous, both as a way to clear out invasive river plants and solve a critical shortage of meat. It was backed by Former President Roosevelt and The New York Times, which praised hippo meat as tasting like "lake cow bacon." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip…
The McCormick brand bacon bits are primarily made up of soy flour making them vegan. myrecipes.com/extracrispy…
In 1955, June Bacon-Bercey became the first African-American woman to receive a degree in meteorology; she went on to become America’s first female TV meteorologist. accuweather.com/en/weathe…
The original Ketogenic diet called for 90% of calories from fat. That means bacon or full-fat cheese would need to be mixed with roughly equal amounts of butter to make Keto meals. charliefoundation.org/cla…
Bee larvae taste like bacon abc.net.au/local/stories/…
The Baconian theory of Shakespeare authorship says that Sir Francis Bacon, philosopher, essayist and scientist, wrote the plays that were attributed to Shakespeare because Bacon's rise to high office might have been hindered were it to become known that he wrote plays for the public stage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bac…
"uncured" bacon is misleading, because it is actually cured and still contains unhealthy nitrites cspinet.org/news/cspi-con…
Creme Puff the oldest cat ever recorded with 38 years and 3 days (1967-2005) had an usual diet of, among other things, bacon and eggs, asparagus, broccoli, and coffee with heavy cream en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cre…
Until the discovery of the New World scholars believed that Atlantis was a metaphor for teaching philosophy that began with Plato. After Columbus returned from his voyage, historians began identifying the Americas with Atlantis. Francis Bacon later adopted this view and wrote 'New Atlantis'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loc…
Elvis Presley once flew from Graceland to Denver and back in one night just for a sandwich. 'The Fool's Gold Loaf' is a hollowed out loaf of bread filled with peanut butter, jelly, and a pound of bacon. It has an estimated 8,000 calories en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo…
In 2006 a wine-tasting robot confirmed that human flesh tastes like pork (especially bacon) engadget.com/2006/09/29/n…
Today I learned about The Dwarf House, the original Chik-fil-a, built in 1946. Originally known as The Dwarf Grill, it initially sold a β€œdeluxe steak” and the chicken sandwich wasn’t added to the menu until the 60’s. An item known as the Hot Brown, is chicken covered in gravy, with mashed potatoes and bacon. tampabay.com/features/tra…
Hunter S. Thompson's breakfast consisted of - 4 Bloody Marys, 2grapefruits, a pot of coffee, Rangoon crΓͺpes, a 1/2 pound of either sausage, bacon, or corned-beef hash with diced chilies, a Spanish omelette or eggs Benedict, a quart of milk, a chopped lemon, 2 margaritas & 6 lines of cocaine theatlantic.com/entertain…
The Flying Jacob is a Swedish casserole made with chicken, cream, bananas, chili sauce, roasted peanuts and Bacon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fly…
Kevin Bacon’s father, Edmund Bacon, was a hugely influential City Planner, often referred to as "The Father of Modern Philadelphia". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edm…
Cheeseburgers are called X-burguers in Brazil because the letter X in portuguese is pronounced like Cheese. There are also other types of burgers like the X-Tudo (X-Everything), which contains bread, meat, cheese, bacon, eggs, tomato, lettuce, ham, mayonnaise and sometimes even more ingredients. tudogostoso.com.br/receit…
Because of the way bacon was being packaged -- layered so as to emphasize the meaty side of the bacon and make it seem less fatty -- the federal government intervened in 1974 by enacting strict regulations requiring that a "representative slice" be made visible through a "transparent window." bloomberg.com/features/20…
The first meal eaten on the moon was bacon, peaches, and grapefruit juice smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Elvis Presley flew to Denver and back one night just to pick up a Fool's Gold Loaf: an 8,000 calorie sandwich made from a hollowed out loaf filled with an entire jar of peanut butter, one jar of jelly, and a pound of bacon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo…
There is a traditional dish in the United Kingdom called "faggots," which are meatballs made from minced off-cuts and offal, especially pork (traditionally pig's heart, liver, and fatty belly meat or bacon) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fag…
The New Deal, 1933 Agricultural Adjustment Act set production quotas on food during the Great Depression. It led to 6 million pigs being slaughtered and not made into bacon, causing a public outcry from starving Americans. livinghistoryfarm.org/far…
Kevin Bacon initially thought he hit a career low with the film "Tremors" even stating that he "broke down and fell to the sidewalk" screaming "I can't believe I'm doing a movie about underground worms!" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tre…
Today I learned of the Luther Burger, a bacon cheeseburger that is served on a bun made up of a Krispy Kreme doughnut. The burger was named after R&B singer Luther Vandross, who died at the age of 54 of a heart attack. snopes.com/fact-check/lut…
Researchers have patented a strain of seaweed that tastes like bacon when cooked and contains twice the nutritional value of kale. uk.businessinsider.com/se…
Hormel's "Spam" is so popular in Hawaii it has debuted it's "Portugese Sausage", "Black Pepper", and "Teriyaki" flavors at the Waikiki Spam Jam, an annual Honolulu street festival devoted to spam. "Honey Spam", "Spam and Bacon", and "Hot and Spicy Spam" are only available in Hawaii. wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam_(…
One night, Elvis flew from Graceland to Denver and back just to buy a Fool's Gold Loaf - an 8,000 calorie sandwich made from a hollowed out load of bread, a jar of peanut butter, a jar of jam and a pound of bacon. messynessychic.com/2015/0…
Beef bacon is a real thing, and is popular in Muslim countries. thekitchn.com/the-skinny-…
Kevin Bacon bribes DJ's at weddings with cash so they won't play Footloose uproxx.com/filmdrunk/kevi…
According to a report about movie theater popcorn by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, "A medium-size buttered popcorn contains more fat than a breakfast of bacon and eggs, a Big Mac and fries, and a steak dinner combined." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
The national dish of Luxembourg is literally called "Jew with beans". Despite its name, it doesn't actually contain any jews, but rather consists of smoked pork collar with broad beans, usually served with beer or wine and boiled potatoes fried in bacon. jta.org/jewniverse/2017/j…

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