Bogs are Ireland’s original refrigerators. And they are pretty goodβ€”even 3,000-year-old bog butter is edible. We know this because archeologists tended to eat it. The secret is the anaerobic nature of the bog. Without oxygen, neither the butter nor its wooden container decomposes. daily.jstor.org/irelands-…
Russia tried to pay for New Zealand butter with a nuclear submarine theguardian.com/world/201…
One of the towers of the cathedral of Rouen, France is named the "Butter Tower" because it was financed by the sale of indulgences which allowed people to eat butter during Lent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rou…
Pound Cake gets its name because of how it was made in the 1700s. Originally, the recipe called for one pound each of flour, sugar, butter, and eggs. ourstate.com/true-pound-c…
Early in his career, H.B. Reese, inventor of the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, created two nearly identical candy bars. The "Lizzie Bar" was named after his oldest daughter and the "Johnny Bar" was named after his son. The only difference between the two was that the Johnny Bar had nuts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._…
"How to Win Friends and Influence People" was a smash-hit in Nazi Germany, much to the author's surprise. He thought the idea of being smooth and charming wouldn't go well with the Nazi worldview. He wrote that he would rate "butter higher than guns as a means of winning friends". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How…
The fattiest pastry in all of Europe is a French cake called Kouign-amann that is 30% butter and 30% sugar en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kou…
Shea butter is a fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She…
A study found after a 90 min. workout, athletes who ate organic peanut butter, Clif Shot Bloks, Cytomax powder, PowerBars, & Gatorade showed no difference in insulin, glucose, cholesterol, or triglyceride levels compared to athletes who ate hotcakes, OJ, a hash brown, a hamburger, fries, & Coke. realclearscience.com/jour…
Today I learned about The Radium Craze. At the beginning of 20th century, radium was a miracle element, it was used in products from toothpaste to soap, hair and face creams, in food such as butter and milk. Doctors recommended it for the treatment of everything from arthritis to impotence to senility. thehistoryvault.co.uk/the…
Reese’s was sued by consumers in the Eastern District of New York for deceiving customers by allowing them to believe White Reese’s where white chocolate but they contain no cocoa butter, a required ingredient for chocolate. They are peanut butter in solidified milk cream. confectionerynews.com/Art…
Peanut butter is phosphorescent youtu.be/fUnSpEtnDNw
Today I learned about the Great Butter Rebellion of 1766, America's first college protest. Harvard students rallied against bad food, led by the cry of Henry David Thoreau's grandfather: "Behold, our butter stinketh! β€” Give us, therefore, butter that stinketh not.” thecrimson.com/article/20…
Some peanut butters contain xylitol, which is toxic to dogs. preventivevet.com/dogs/is…
Little Caesers signature Crazy Bread is just sliced pizza crust covered with butter and garlic. fabulesslyfrugal.com/reci…
Butter chicken was developed in the 1950s by three Punjabi restaurateurs who made it "by chance" by mixing the leftover chicken in a tomato gravy, rich in butter and cream. The dish is India's most popular curry, not only domestically but also globally en.wikipedia.org/wiki/But…
Part of France's Rouen Cathedral is the "Tour de Beurre" or "Butter Tower." Butter was normally forbidden during Lent but it was allowed by paying a "fat" indulgence. The money from the butter indulgences was used to build this tower of the cathedral. frenchmoments.eu/tour-de-…
Today I learned about a vigilante from the 1970s who called himself captain sticky. He was a peanut butter and jelly themed crime fighter who had a car that squirted PB&J from the front that he would use to stop kids from stealing hub caps and making graffiti. He later started targeting shady businesses. nightflight.com/meet-capt…
Scientists at the Bayerisches Geoinstitut in Germany have discovered that since peanut butter is so rich in carbon, it's possible to turn into diamonds. bbc.com/future/article/20…
The average American will eat 2984 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches over the course of their lifetime! Stacked together, that is taller then the Statue of Liberty! nydailynews.com/life-styl…
In spite of $50 million in sales, the PB Max candy bar was discontinued in the 1990's because members of the Mars family didn't like peanut butter en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PB_…
For color blind people peanut butter looks green instead of brown enchroma.com/blogs/beyond…
Today I learned of the Ben & Jerry's-inspired porn parody series called "Ben & Cherry's". Ben & Jerry's sued for trademark infringement, and a federal judge ordered 10 Ben & Cherry's porn titles removed, including "Boston Cream Thighs" & "Peanut Butter D-Cups". latimes.com/business/la-f…
Sticks of butter come in two different shapes in the US based on which coast you are on. marketplace.org/2014/10/3…
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…
Chinese government officials had failed to stop suicide attempts on a Guangzhou bridge by stationing guards at each end and putting up special fences. What finally worked was slathering butter on all climbable parts of the 1,000 ft. long steel bridge. en.people.cn/90001/90782/…
The peanut butter jelly time guy died in a police shootout and was relatives with Snoop Dog. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buc…
Today I learned the creator of Peanut Butter Jelly Time made another song called Milk & Cookies youtu.be/BXokI2SHy1M
One night at a hockey game in Canada, everyone was given a jar of peanut butter. After the home team blew an early lead and lost, the crowd started throwing the jars on the ice in frustration. One person didn’t throw far enough and hit someone else, and was charged with assault with a weapon. canlii.org/en/mb/mbca/doc…
Today I learned about the Elvis sandwich: peanut butter, jelly, and bacon on french bread messynessychic.com/2015/0…
Act II popcorn was preceded by Act I, an early form of the same product that needed to be stored in the fridge because it contained real butter en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Act…
Today I learned of a 1960's "Panic" that teens were getting high off Peanut Butter and Mayo hoaxes.org/weblog/comment…
Toasts with butter factually tend to fall on the buttery side due to a combination of aerodynamics, inertia, and gyroscopic effects. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/But…
Peanut butter was originally created for people in health spas and sanitariums as a protein rich food that didn't require chewing. Rich visitors popularized it amongst their friends and it was initially seen as luxury food. newyorker.com/books/page-…
The U.S. government used to buy the dairy industry’s excess cheese and butter in order to maintain the industry as a vital national resource. At its peak in 1983, the stockpile of excess milk fat, stored in cool caves in Missouri, grew to a value of more than $4 billion. nytimes.com/2010/11/07/us…
Alcatraz had some of the best food in the federal prison system including chili dogs, butter-drenched potatoes, pork chops, biscuits and gravy & banana pudding because the warden believed β€œmost trouble in prison is caused by bad food.” The prison staff ate the same food as the prisoners. bonappetit.com/entertaini…
Baking soda and vitamins B1 and B9 (found notably in butter and some fishes) are some treatments for alcohol poisoning. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2…
What a lamington is - it's an Australian dessert made from either butter cake or sponge cake with chocolate and coconut flakes, and it is served especially on Australian holidays. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lam…
Butter sticks are differently shaped and packaged differently depending on whether you live east or west of the Rocky Mountains. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/But…
Scientists aren't just working on lab-grown meat, but lab-grown milk as well, which will yield vegan-friendly cheese, butter, and ice cream, and also reduce the carbon footprint of the dairy industry. theguardian.com/environme…
In 1902, due to pressure from the butter industry, the U.S. government made it illegal to put yellow food coloring into margarine. This caused annual margarine consumption to drop from 54k tons to 22k tons due to the unappetizing stark white color of undyed margarine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Toffee is produced by heating a mixture of sugar and butter until it reaches the "hard crack" stage between 146 and 154 Β°C during which it begins to caramelize and become brittle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tof…
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…
Orange cheese is fake. Long ago, cow’s cheese had a natural yellowish tint (a mark of quality) from the beta-carotene in their diet. Cheesemakers then started skimming the cream (the color source) for butter, while adding coloring to make their cheese look high quality. This is still done today. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
During the Norwegian Butter Crisis of 2011, two Swedes were arrested for illegally smuggling more than 250kg of butter into the country. The police destroyed the confiscated illegal butter. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
In the 1870s margarine, the economical rival to butter, was mandated in New Hampshire to be dyed pink in order to help dairy farmers. The reasoning: nobody would buy pink margarine. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Anti-margarine Senator Gordon Roselip incorrectly identified margarine as butter in a blind taste test. His wife later confessed that she had been feeding him margarine and telling him that it was butter. nationalgeographic.com/pe…
The singer of Peanut Butter Jelly Time dies in an 11 hour standoff during which time his brother in law, Snoop Dogg, attempted to calm him down and for him to surrender. wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckwh…
Dan Frost, a German man, discovered a way to turn peanut butter into diamonds by extracting the oxygen from the C02 leaving behind carbon that, under intense pressure, forms diamonds popularmechanics.com/scie…
The Great Gama was Undefeated Wrestler in a career spanning more than 52 years & Bruce Lee was an avid follower of of his training routine. His Daily Diet & Training included 10 liters of milk, 5 pounds almond, Six pounds butter, Three buckets fruits, 5k Squats, 3k Pushups. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…

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