Former Dunkin' Donuts spokesman Fred the Baker (played by actor Michael Vale) was so beloved by the public that he was given an official retirement including a parade in Boston and free donuts for six million people. baltimoresun.com/news/bs-…
, the color "Baker-Miller" Pink is use in prisons and Mental health institutes to "reduce hostile, violent or aggressive behavior" colourstudies.com/blog/20…
There are 2 versions of Girl Scout Cookies. They employ 2 different bakers for their cookies, ABC Bakers & Little Brownie Bakers (the cookies they make look differently, taste differently &, in some cases, even have different names). Where you live determines which type of cookie you will get! wideopeneats.com/girl-sco…
The price of bread was commonly regulated across medieval Europe. As bread was essential to the lives of medieval peoples, these laws protected common people from fraudulent bakers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ass…
During the sinking of the RMS Titanic, many passengers refused to evacuate, insisting they were safer on the ship than in the tiny lifeboats. Chief baker Charles Joughin eventually took it upon himself to forcibly drag reluctant passengers onto the deck and hurl them into the lifeboats en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Despite never going to Japan, Kathleen Mary Drew-Baker's studies on Seaweed resulted in a massive growth in Japanese Nori, and a local festival was made in her honor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kat…
Mary Baker Eddy started The Christian Science Monitor not for her religious reasons, but so that the world would have a source of news free from "Yellow Journalism" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
There is an β€œEjection Tie Club” for people who are saved by a Martin-Baker ejection seat in an emergency. As the name implies, they get to wear a special tie. martin-baker.com/ejection…
Edward Baker is the only US Senator ever killed in battle. His death in the disastrous Union defeat at Ball's Bluff in 1861 prompted Congress to create the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War, which would lead to political infighting for the rest of the conflict. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edw…
During the sinking of the Titanic, a drunken baker helped load women and children into the lifeboats, refused a seat for himself, threw deck chairs overboard for passengers to use as flotation devices, and somehow survived hours swimming in the freezing water until he was rescued at dawn. nationalpost.com/news/can…
The inventor of the Graham cracker, Sylvester Graham, spoke out against meat, alcohol, sex, warm baths, hard beds, and even store-bought bread. An angry mob of bakers and butchers once marched to the hotel he was lecturing at, only for his supporters to drop bags of lime on them from the roof. newenglandhistoricalsocie…
There is a law to ensure that every village in France has to sell bread and that until recently, French bakers has to coordinate their holiday plans to make sure there would be no shortages. renestance.com/blog/la-ba…
Lloyd Avery II, the man known for his role in Boyz in the Hood as the gunman who shoots down high school football star β€œRicky Baker” as he ran away, was later convicted of a double homicide in 2001 and sentenced to life in prison. While in prison he was killed by his cell mate in 2005. thetruecrimedatabase.com/…
Johann Sebastian Bach had 20 children. The family spawned 50 musicians and several notable composers: Joahnnes (a piper), Christoph (an instrumentalist), Johann Ambrosius (a violinist), and Veit (a white bread baker whose greatest pleasure was playing the Cittern). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bac…
On Pretzel Sunday, a spring celebration in Luxembourg, the Pretzel Queen and a group of bakers parade through the city of Luxembourg and hand out pretzels for free, accompanied by a small tourist train decorated with pretzels and a marching band. justarrived.lu/en/the-bre…
Today I learned of Miss Baker, a squirrel monkey who was one of the first animals launched into space by the USA to return safely. After her space flight, Miss Baker set a record for longest lived squirrel monkey before dying at age 27. Her grave can often be found adorned with one or more bananas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mis…
Today I learned that an actor, Kenny Baker, was actually operating R2D2 in 7 of the Star Wars movies. Standing at 3’8, he would be the perfect fit. He plays an additional role in 1983’s Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, as Paploo the Ewok. theguardian.com/film/2016…
Paris holds an annual contest to find the city’s best baguette. Around 200 bakers each submit two baguettes (must be eligible) to be graded on quality, look, smell, taste, and crunch. The winner wins €4000 and a contract to supply the French president fresh baguettes every day for 1 year. bbc.com/travel/story/2019…
The only person to ever win both an Olympic Medal and a Nobel Prize was Philip Noel-Baker. Baker won a silver medal for the 1500m in 1920 and a Nobel Peace Prize in 1959. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phi…
A bakers dozen is comprised of 13 because in medieval England there were laws that related the price of bread to the price of the wheat used to make it. Bakers caught cheating customers by overpricing undersized loaves were punished. For fear of coming up short, they would throw in extra. mentalfloss.com/article/3…
Vernon J Baker was awarded the Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism in action near Viareggio, Italy, The federal government later acknowledged racism was the reason he wasn't awarded the medal until 50 years later. wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernon…
Bakers Yeast has a symbiotic virus that encodes a toxin hat kills other yeast cells that dont have the virus. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2…
Frank Farian, the man responsible for Milli Vanilli was also responsible for Boney M (Rasputin, Ma Baker, Daddy Cool). Milli Vanilli got caught lip synching, but Bobby Farrell from Boney M was hired because of his dancing skills and also lip synched his performances. dw.com/en/boney-m-produce…
Able and Baker became the first monkeys to survive spaceflight. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ani…
A "Baker's Dozen" is a result of a 13th century English law saying that selling a dozen units that failed to meet a certain average weight could result in a fine. Bakers got around the law by selling by the "13" instead. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doz…
Although he was a fictional character, the actual address of 221b Baker Street, London England has been turned into the Sherlock Holmes museum sherlock-holmes.co.uk/
Today I learned about food scientist Robert Baker who invented the chicken nugget in a laboratory at Cornell University in the early 1960s. He successfully created a "chicken stick" that would retain form when freezing or frying. Instead of patenting the invention, he sent the recipe to hundreds of companies. carolinanewsandreporter.c…
The song "Black Betty" (made popular by Ram Jam) was recorded for the first time in 1933 by two US musicologists in a texas prison, with the first recorded version preformed by a prisoner called James "iron head" Baker. Original recording in the comments. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
The Ciabatta was created in 1982 by a baker in Verona, Veneto, Italy, in response to the popularity of French baguettes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cia…
Baker's yeast, used in making bread, is a single-cell microorganism found on and around the human body en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bak…
The Chief Baker of the Titanic survived paddling for three hours in the frigid Atlantic waters after the sinking of the ship. This was due to a combination of two factors; he'd drunk a decent amount of alcohol, and he was a very good swimmer. He was the last man to leave the ship. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
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…
German chocolate cake has nothing to do with Germany. It was invented in 1852 by American baker Samual German and was originally called "German's" chocolate cake. After the recipe became widely popular in the 1950s, it quickly lost the possessive form and became known simply as "German." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ger…
Coretta Scott King asked performer Josephine Baker if she would take her husband's place as leader of the Civil Rights movement, but Baker declined. She was also a WWII spy and had a pet cheetah with a diamond collar that ran amok during her performances. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos…
While a Danish is the name famously used to refer to the sweet pastry, they're actually called WienerbrΓΈd (Viennese bread) locally because of the Austrian bakers that introduced them to Denmark in the 19th century. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Famed dancer Josephine Baker was a spy during WW2 and had a pet cheetah. mentalfloss.com/article/2…
The chicken nugget was invented in the 1950s by Robert C. Baker, a food science professor at Cornell University, and published as unpatented academic work. Dr. Baker's innovations made it possible to form chicken nuggets in any shape. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Iconic scare from 2002's The Ring wasn't Amber Tamblyn in makeup, playing dead. It was actually a body double created by the now retired effects legend Rick Baker who photographed Tamblyn from multiple angles to make the figure look as convincing as possible. syfy.com/syfywire/hallowe…
Today I learned about Stank Baker, a man who had been booked to fly on the 1931 Avro Ten Southern Cloud disappearance only to cancel his flight and travel by train instead which saved his life. Because of this, he gained a fear of flying which became justified when he was killed by another flight 19 years later en.wikipedia.org/wiki/193…
R2D2 was controlled by a man inside its body; Kenneth George Baker was an English actor and musician. He portrayed the character R2-D2 in the Star Wars franchise and also appeared in The Elephant Man, Time Bandits, Willow, Flash Gordon, Amadeus and Labyrinth. syfy.com/syfywire/star-wa…
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes novels, was a first-class cricketer. He played 10 games for the MCC between 1900 and 1907, achieving a high score of 43 and taking one wicket. Also, the address 221B Baker street, is just down the road from Cricket's heaven, The Lord's. indiatoday.in/sports/stor…
Today I learned of the tomb of Marcus Vergilius Eurysaces. Eurysaces, a baker, who lived in Rome during the 1st century BC built himself a 33-feet tall tomb, sporting intricate designs and extravagant engravings. Eurysaces, though having died a wealthy man had come to Rome as a slave. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
Croissant is actually from Austria and was created as a celebration of viennese bakers who screwed ottomans' siege in the 17th century, and that's why it's crescent moon-shaped smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
In 1995, convicted killer Daniel Luther Heiss discovered that the key pictured on his prisoners' information handbook was the masterkey for the whole prison. Fellow inmate Shane Baker, a trained jeweller, replicated it and both escaped. news.com.au/national/kill…
Today I learned of Francis Noel Baker. the only man to win both an Olympic medal and a Nobel prize. he won a silver in the 1500m in the 1920 Olympics and the Nobel peace prize in 1959. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phi…
Today I learned of Kathleen Mary Drew-Baker, a British phycologist, whose research on the lifecycle of an edible seaweed saved and revolutionized Japanese production of nori, the principal seaweed used in sushi si.edu/object/siris_arc_3…
Today I learned of the lynching of Postmaster Frazier B. Baker and his infant daughter. Frazier was appointed postmaster of Lake City, South Carolina in 1897. Local whites objected and had undertaken a campaign to force his removal. When efforts failed to dislodge Baker, a mob attacked him and his family. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyn…
During one of the Graham Bond Organization concerts drummer Ginger Baker attacked his bandmate, bassist Jack Bruce, with a knife. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gin…
Manufacturer Martin-Baker provides a tie, patch, certificate, and membership in the "Ejection Tie Club" after the successful use of their ejection seats. The club currently has over 6000 members. martin-baker.com/ejection…
Ho Chi Minh, Communist Leader of Vietnam, claimed to have worked as a baker in Boston's Omni Parker House hotel in 1912 and that John Wilkes Booth stayed in that same hotel eight days before assassinating President Lincoln. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omn…

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