That, until 2014, NCAA rules dictated that any bagels served to college athletes could not be paired with cream cheese. thedailygopher.com/2014/4…
Today I learned about bagel head: a type of temporary body modification practiced in Japan that uses a saline drip to make the forehead resemble a bagel or doughnut for up to 24 hours. vice.com/en_uk/article/gq…
Mike Myers was emotionally needy and difficult during the filming of Wayne's World. The director attempted to calm Myers by having her daughter provide him snacks, and on one occasion he stormed off the set, upset that there was no margarine for his bagel. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Way…
The shape of bagels came from Europe centuries ago. One theory is that Jews in 13th century Poland were allowed to boil (but not bake) bread, and the shape distinguished the bread. But that's not the whole story, modern food science proves the shape increases cooking surface area and chewiness. mashed.com/151894/the-rea…
One of the most powerful unions in New York City in the 1960's was the Bagel Bakers Local 338. They made far more money than engineers, policemen, and teachers at the time. If they went on strike, bagels simply weren't available since the process hadn't been automated yet. getpocket.com/explore/ite…
In New York, a bagel that is toasted, buttered, or with cream cheese is taxable. Otherwise, a bagel by itself is exempt from taxation tax.ny.gov/pubs_and_bulls…
Ben & Jerry’s was originally going to be a bagel company, but Ben and Jerry found the bagel-making equipment to be too pricey. Their plan was to deliver bagels, lox, cream cheese, and the New York Times on Sunday mornings. benjerry.com/whats-new/20…
From the early 1900s to the 1960s almost every bagel sold in New York City was made by hand by the union workers of Bagel Bakers Local 338. One strike in 1951 caused a city-wide "bagel famine" and they also spelled bagel as "beigel" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bag…
Today I learned about JAB, a Germany family company that owns many brands such as Panera Bread, Pret A Manger, Einstein Bagels, Keurig Green Mountain, Stumptown, Caribou, Mighty Leaf Tea, Intelligencia and Peets Coffee, Krispy Kreme, Dr Pepper and Jimmy Choo shoes en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JAB…
That one company (Jab Holding) owns Krispy Kreme, Panera Bread, Einsteins bagels, Keurig and more. And the Keurig company is actually "Keurig Dr Pepper", and they own Dr Pepper, Snapple, Mott's Apple Juice, and of course Keurig (and more) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JAB…
Most Egg Bagels get their distinctive yellow color from food coloring, not egg yolks! myjewishlearning.com/the-…
Bagels originated in Poland smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
MontrΓ©al has it's own style of bagel, boiled in honey-water, believed by Montrealers to be the best in the world | AJA MontrΓ©al a son propre style de bagel, bouilli dans une eau de miel, considΓ©rΓ© par les MontrΓ©alais comme le meilleur au monde thetakeout.com/why-the-mo…
One family owns Panera Bread, Krispy Kreme, Bruegger’s Bagels, Keurig Green Mountain, and the Dr Pepper Snapple group. jabholco.com/
The NCAA once banned cream cheese to full scholarship students. Students were allowed unlimited snacks such as fruits, nuts, and bagels, and they were limited to three meals a day. Putting spreads on a bagel was prohibited because it would then be considered a meal. athleticscholarships.net/…
A study reported when dieters ate two eggs for breakfast for five days out of the week, they lost 65 percent more weight than dieters who consumed a bagel in the morning. livestrong.com/article/42…
Canadian astronaut Gregory Chamitoff was the first person to eat a bagel in space. He brought 18 bagels from his cousin's bakery in Montreal onto STS-124. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
While generally considered admirable, especially in the case of orphans, it was once a crime in Poland for children to sell bagels. Often police would beat these children and confiscate their bagels and bagel vending paraphernalia upon apprehension. myjewishlearning.com/arti…
The "bagel" button on the toaster not only increases the time, but increases the heat of the inner elements, and decreases the heat of the outer elements. brokensecrets.com/2010/12…
Bagel-related injuries are so common that hospitals have special names for them. cltnet.de/webmag/BTE_A1_5…
Today I learned about Bagel-Heading, a type of body modification pioneered in Canada and practiced in the Japanese underground scene. It is a temporary swelling distortion of the forehead created by a saline drip and often shaped to resemble a bagel or doughnut. wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagel_…
In 2007 a strict set of rules was created limiting the food that lobbyists can offer Congressmen. Lawmakers are basically only allowed to accept food on toothpicks, or bagels and muffins. dcist.com/2007/02/followi…
The Montreal style bagel is smaller, sweeter and denser than the New York (or Brooklyn) style bagel and has a larger hole. It contains malt, but no sugar or salt (unlike the New York style) and is boiled in honey-sweetened water before being baked in a wood-fired oven. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
The 'Bagel head' body modification was actually started in Canada (not Japan) and is a temporary change that only lasts between 6 and 24 hours en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bag…
Bagels are first boiled in water before baking en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bag…
In tennis, winning two sets to love (IE, 6-0, 6-0) is called a "double bagel" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glo…
The NYC bagel industry was formerly controlled by a union that passed down membership from father to son, until it was crushed by an automated bagel making machine and the Lender's company. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bag…
Bagels in NYC that are cut in half are subject to tax, whereas whole bagels are not huffingtonpost.com/2013/0…
Two jelly filled donuts at Dunkin' Donuts have fewer calories than a sesame seed bagel with cream cheese. ie.cpm-int.com/pdfs/Issue…
Human hair imported from China is a major source for l-Cysteine, an amino acid used as a baking additive in pizza dough and bagels. foxnews.com/story/2008/01…
There is a trend in Japan where people inject a saline drip into their heads in order to induce swelling, often shaped into a bagel or doughnut shape. thestar.com/news/world/20…
Bagels originated in Poland en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bag…
In Japan this year, it was fashionable to inject saline solution into your forehead, forming a protrusion that looks like a bagel. [Pictures and video in link] datelinenews.org/bagel-he…
A women killed her boyfriend over a cold bagel. post-gazette.com/local/ne…
Until 2013, according to the NCAA, a bagel was a snack but a bagel with cream cheese was a meal articles.latimes.com/2014…
New York has a tax on sandwiches, which includes hot dogs and burritos. According to NY a sandwich is anything "made on bread, bagels, on rolls, in pitas, in wraps, or otherwise". amny.com/eat-and-drink/ny…
There there are people who perform a temporary body modification called "bagel head" by injecting saline solution into their forehead. channel.nationalgeographi…
Before filming 'Superman', Marlon Brando wanted to portay Jor-El as "a bagel." hollywoodreporter.com/fea…
Bagels used to be given as a gift to women in childbirth en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bag…
New York charges an 8 cent tax on a bagel that is altered in any way (i.e.. sliced, with cream cheese) usatoday.com/story/money/…
Whenever you eat a New York bagel, you are eating the equivalent of a quarter to more than a half loaf of bread. nytimes.com/2001/06/19/sc…
Today I learned that a Cinnamon Crunch bagel from Panera Bread contains 430 calories. With cream cheese, it's worse for you than a Big Mac. panerabread.com/menu/nutr…
The bagel button increases the toasting time, increases heat of the inner and decreases temp of the outer elements. brokensecrets.com/2010/12…
Why a blueberry muffin or bagel is sometimes green around the blueberries: it's because the manufacturer used frozen blueberries (and possibly too much baking soda)!

I was just watching an old episode of Good Eats (The Muffin (Method) Man) and Alton said that since frozen blueberries have had their cell walls already punctured, they tend to bleed out or weep in batters, and the CO2 in baking soda turns the area surrounding them green. I can now finally eat Panera blueberry bagels again!

And a reliable website, in case Alton Brown wasn't a good enough source for you. :) http://www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov/month/berries.html

Before filming the 1978 Superman, Marlon Brando suggested that Jor-El should be portrayed instead as a suitcase or a green bagel, that spoke with Brando's voice supermanhomepage.com/movi…
When Mary Morgan's team first invented the rocket fuel later named Hydyne-LOX in 1956, she suggested that it be named 'Bagel' on the grounds that when combined with liquid oxygen it would be known as Bagel and LOX. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
There's a type of body mod surgery called the "Bagel Head"... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bag…
There was an International Beigel Bakers Union for bagel makers and they used to publish their meeting notes in Yiddish. nytimes.com/2015/09/22/bu…

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