During the Civil war, the basement of the Capitol building was converted into a bakery to feed the troops. There were about 20 ovens that produced 1000 loaves a day. Each ration included two slices of freshly baked bread, some meat and coffee or soup. senate.gov/artandhistory/…
In 1999 Yugoslavian Lt Col ZoltΓ‘n Dani was responsible for shooting down an F-117A with a surface-to-air missile. The American pilot, Dale Zelko, ejected safely and twelve years later became friends with Lt Col ZoltΓ‘n Dani, who now runs a bakery. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/199…
Greyston Bakeries in Yonkers, NY hires without any interviews, resumes, or background checks via their 'Open Hiring'. This has dramatically opened up opportunities for low income workers and ex-offenders. The approach has since been taken up by companies such as The Body Shop. fastcompany.com/90462746/…
L Collin Street Bakery, which is known for its Fruit Cakes, is making a film about Sandy Jenkins' scheme at Collin Street Bakery dallasnews.com/arts-enter…
Today I learned of Robert Hubert, who was accused of causing the Great Fire of London. He declared that he had thrown a grenade through a window into the bakery where it had started. Yet, he hadn’t been in England, the bakery didn’t have any windows, and he was a cripple. He was still executed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
Twinkies were invented as a way to use a Continental Bakery's shortcake pans for the 46 weeks each year outside of strawberry season. In the Depression these were cheap and easy to mass produce. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twi…
In 2002 a bakery (focacceria) in Altamura, Italy, defeated McDonald's with the local product of the city: "focaccia" a sort of bread that is stuffed with diffrent kind of products. McDonald's tried in every way to attract the attention of the citizens, but was forced to close after 2 years. nytimes.com/2006/01/12/wo…
During the shooting of 'Groundhog Day', a crowd of 500 had gathered to watch. Bill Murray said "You know what these people need? Danishes!", went in to the bakery, bought all the cakes he could find and gave them to the crowd. whatculture.com/film/20-m…
In Yreka, California, a bakery operated for 100 years called the Yreka Bakery, which formed a palindrome. When the business closed and a gallery opened in the same spot, they named themselves the Yrella Gallery so that it would also form a palindrome. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yre…
Today I learned of the Ross Village Bakery. Located in rural Tasmania, it is believed by many to have been the inspiration behind the bakery in "Kiki's Delivery Service". Roughly 200 fans of the movie visit every day, and people can pay to spend the night in the "Kiki Room", a loft above the bakery. japantimes.co.jp/life/201…
Indian revolutionary, Rash Behari Bose who fought to overthrow British rule was sheltered by a prominent bakery couple in Japan and had met with Sun Yat-Sen cnn.com/2020/05/09/asia/j…
In 2017 the FDA banned a bakery from listing 'love' as an ingredient on its granola bloomberg.com/news/articl…
Today I learned of "The Mother Dough." The oldest in the USA can be found at the Boudin Bakery in San Francisco. Over 400 loaves of bread a day are made from a living yeast strain over 160 years old. The yeast/dough mixture doubles in size every day. 7x7.com/secret-san-franci…
The meat substitute Quorn was launched as a joint venture between a bakery (Rank Hovis) and a heavy chemicals manufacturer (ICI). The process used to produce Quorn is a spin-off from ICI research into the commercial production of high protein animal feed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quo…
A loaf of bread made in Pompeii in first century AD was discovered. Impressed on it was a Roman bread stamp, which bakeries were required to do to prevent fraud. ridiculouslyinteresting.c…
A vigilante in Bristol, England has been sneaking out at night for 10 years to fix grammar and punctuation errors on signs such as β€œHerberts the Bakery,” using stickers and an eight-foot-long tool he calls the β€œapostrophizer.” independent.co.uk/news/uk…
Ben Hawkey, the actor in Game of Thrones who plays Hotpie, opened his own bakery and sells Direwolf shaped bread. hypebeast.com/2017/7/game…
The parent company of many baked goods brands like Entenmann's, Sara Lee, and Thomas' English Muffins is "BIMBO BAKERIES" bimbobakeriesusa.com
Today I learned that the cake in portal was modeled after a black forest cake sold by a bakery nearby Valve Headquarters regentbakeryandcafe.com/b…
In 2017, 48 onlookers at a bakery fire in India were injured whilst taking selfies despite announcements telling them it was dangerous. indiatoday.in/india/story…
In France, by law a bakery has to make all the bread it sells from scratch in order to have the right to be called a bakery fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bou…
A man was executed for starting the Great Fire of London after he claimed he threw a fire-bomb through a bakery window. This was despite the fact that he was heavily crippled, the bakery had no windows, and it was proven at his trial that he was not even in the country at the time. theregister.co.uk/2006/09…
When the largest bakery chain in the U.K β€˜Greggs’ announced the removal of the Macaroni Pie from its menu, the Scottish public signed a petition with at least 1,300 names, and the subject was discussed in Scottish Parliament as a result. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan…
After visiting the Cambridge Hotel, Gordon Ramsay payed for 4 years of the chefs college, helping him to achieve his dream of owning a bakery. The only thing he wanted in return was a loaf of bread. blog.timesunion.com/table…
The Boudin bakery in San Francisco, has been making sourdough bread for 166 years and every loaf of sourdough bread they make has a portion of the original β€œmother dough” from 1849 in it. boudinbakery.com/meetboud…
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…
Lt. Colonel Dale Zelko, who's F117A was shot down in the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, is now friends with and runs a bakery with the Serb who shot him down: Colonel ZoltΓ‘n Dani. bbc.com/news/world-europe…
In 2003 a bakery owner from Sweden filed a report against a bakery that called their chocolate balls "negerboll" (swedish for "black balls", a traditional name), but the case was dismissed because she wasn't personally offended by it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hav…
One company produces up to 80% of the communion wafers used in U.S. Catholic churches​. The company is a secular industrial bakery that churns out more than 25 million wafers every week. vice.com/en_us/article/vv…
The CIA secretly spiked the bread from a bakery in the French village of Pont-Saint-Esprit with enormous quantities of LSD as part of its cold war mind-control experiments. boingboing.net/2010/03/11…
Up until two years ago, there was a law in Paris that required local bakeries to spread out their vacation time so that there was enough bread for the city during the holidays. cnbc.com/2017/08/25/vacat…
There is an Honesty Bakery in Mecca that has no cashier, instead they rely on trust. goodthingsguy.com/people/…
A bakery has more locations in the UK than McDonald's or Starbucks. Greggs sells 2.5 million sausage rolls and 1 million cups of coffee a week at its 1,698 bakeries. theguardian.com/global/20…
The C64 era composing legend Martin Galway (Ocean Loader, Hyper Sports, Comic Bakery, Arkanoid) now works as a driver for a ridesharing company in Austin youtu.be/bwh328284TE?t=16
Girl Scout cookies have regional differences depending on which bakery they get their cookies from. money.cnn.com/2017/03/10/…
The Prefecture of Police of Paris is charged with verifying that, during summer holidays, at least one bakery is open in every neighborhood. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
David Ives wrote "Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread." It consists of Philip entering a bakery and having a conversation with the owner and two female customers. However, the dialog is split up and repeated constantly, creating an effect similar to the repetitive rhythms of Glass's music. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phi…
An employee has embezzled almost $17M from a bakery for years, while living the most lavish lifestyle in a tight knit community, and no one has suspected a thing texasmonthly.com/articles…
In 1999 an F-117 stealth bomber was shot down over Yugoslavia, the commander of the group that shot it down opened a bakery and became friends with the pilot en.wikipedia.org/wiki/199…
There are only two bakeries that bake Girl Scout Cookies and both use different recipes so cookies might be different from state to state mentalfloss.com/article/7…
Fraggle Rock's exterior footage varies from country to country. In the UK, it's a sailor who lives with his dog in a lighthouse, in Germany beneath the workshop of an inventor, and in France in a bakery with Sprocket's alter-ego Croquette. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Australia's first ever iron clad war ship once fired a shell in the wrong direction and blew the roof off of a St Kilda bakery. environment.gov.au/cgi-bi…
The cronut, a combination of a croissant and doughnut, sold at a bakery in NYC, has its own black market, and scalpers sell them for ~$100 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cro…
Robert Hubert, a French watchmaker, was hanged on the charge of starting the Great Fire of London in 1666. Hubert falsely confessed to have thrown a fire grenade through the window of a bakery, which in fact had no windows, even though he arrived in England two days after the fire had started. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
Paris was ruled for 2 months in 1871 by a radical pro-worker government after radicalized National Guard troops & workers revolted. The Paris Commune instituted separation of church & state and increased workers' rights (e.g. banning overnight for bakery workers) before being crushed by the army en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
Homeboy Bakery, a non-profit organization, takes Los Angeles gang members and turns them into bakers. nytimes.com/2008/03/20/bu…
The bakery responsible for starting the Great Fire of London apologised for doing so...in 1986 eyewitnesstohistory.com/l…
The "same" girl scout cookies have different names and recipes because there are really 2 different bakeries. babble.com/best-recipes/s…
The first fortune cookies were made in a San Francisco bakery. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For…
A bakery being used to smuggle drugs into Greece accidentally served cocaine covered biscuits to funeral mourners leading to the arrest of the drug traffickers nzherald.co.nz/world/news…

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