John Harvey Kellogg, inventor of Kellogg's Cereal, routinely administered half a pint of yogurt as an enema (placed it up his anus) because he believed it would clean out his system en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Many products that claim to include blueberries actual contain blueberry juice or imitations of blueberries. Imitation blue berries are often made of corn syrup and blue dye. Kellogg's justified the lack of blueberries in one of their cereals by defining "blueberry muffin" as a flavor. consumerreports.org/cro/m…
One of the merchandising tie ins for the original Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure was a cereal with the tagline β€œA Most Awesome Breakfast Adventure” mentalfloss.com/article/5…
There’s a cafe in east London called the Cereal Killer Cafe which is solely dedicated to selling cereals from across the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cer…
Today I learned of hacking phone lines via whistling. Captain Crunch aka Thomas Draper used a toy whistle packaged in boxes of Cap'n Crunch cereal to hack telephone lines ("phreaking") to get free calls. The blind pioneer of phreaking, Joybubbles, could even produce this 2600hz sound by whistling with his mouth en.wikipedia.org/wiki/260…
Golden Crisp cereal is still called Sugar Crisp in Canada postconsumerbrands.ca/bra…
Malt-O-Meal (makers of those "off brand" cereals) are owned by Post making them effectively not off brand at all startribune.com/post-buys…
"Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day" was actually a line created by Kelloggs to help sell their new cereal. daytwo.com/blog/nutrition…
Today I learned about Product 19. A cereal that was made by Kellogg's as a competitor to General Mills' Total cereal, by providing 100% daily amounts of various minerals and vitamins. It existed from 1967-2016 and was named simply due to being the 19th version of that cereal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
Today I learned about Jericho, a city in Palestine with history all the way back to 10,000 BCE. It is known as the earliest settlement to have a defensive wall, 1.8 metres high, and the first tower, 8.5 metres high. The people domesticated wild cereals and pulses, hunted wild animals, held rituals and made art. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jer…
George Lucas approved of Mel Brooks’ Star Wars parody Spaceballs and signed off on a fair use agreement. The only condition was that no Spaceballs merchandise would be made to compete with Star Wars merchandise. This is why there’s never been any Spaceballs figures, cereal, or flamethrower. legendsrevealed.com/enter…
In 1955, Quaker Oats gave away free land deeds as part of a cereal promotion. Participants could mail in their cereal box to redeem a plot of land sized 1 inch x 1 inch in a gold-rush region of Canada. wikipedia.org/wiki/Klondi…
The "Cheerios effect" is an interesting fluid dynamics phenomenon that happens in cereal bowls. When there are just a few bits of cereal left floating on top of the milk, they tend to cluster together in the middle or around the edges of the bowl, rather than dispersing across the surface. phys.org/news/2019-12-che…
The inventor of the cereal Apple Jacks is currently a professor of biological engineering at MIT and invented the cereal as a summer intern mcardle.wisc.edu/william-…
Breakfast being β€œthe most important meal of the day” originated in a 1944 marketing campaign launched by General Foods, the manufacturer of Grape Nuts, to sell more cereal. During the campaign, grocery stores and radio ads promoted the importance of breakfast. theatlantic.com/business/…
Cereal is so popular at Pixar that they even have a cereal bar with over a dozen types of cereal available. Workers eat cereal in the screening rooms, during meetings, and even at their desks. disneyfoodblog.com/2012/0…
Glenn Danzig (frontman for the bands Danzig and Misfts) is a poor homeowner. He tried selling his former house in Los Feliz for $1.2M as is, but it never sold. The outside was in serious disrepair, and the inside was littered with an assortment of toys, cereals, and other random things. consequenceofsound.net/20…
The original pet food was a biscuit made of mystery meat. Brands that followed after made wet dog food of horse meat until WWII when cereal companies finally invented and perfected the process to make kibble that is still used today. thefarmersdog.com/digest/…
Popcorn used to be eaten with milk and sugar as a kind of breakfast cereal during the 1800s en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
During the Great Depression, W.K. Kellogg structured his cereal plant to work four six-hour shifts instead of three eight-hour shifts, providing employment for more people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
The economic struggle in Venezuela caused Kellogg’s to sell breakfast cereal boxes without the colorful ink. The company claimed it was just more eco friendly packaging. nzherald.co.nz/business/n…
β€œbreakfast is the most important meal of the day” was an ad slogan invented in the 19th century by Seventh Day Adventists James Caleb Jackson and John Harvey Kellogg to sell their newly invented breakfast cereal. daytwo.com/blog/nutrition…
People in Ireland eat more breakfast cereal than any other country in the world, at 8kg per head. docsity.com/en/kelloggs-m…
A woman tried to sue the Captain Crunch cereal company because she believed crunch berries were real fruit for 4 years before she found out they were just cereal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
In 2006, the Mythbusters tested the myth that cardboard used in cereal boxes are healthier than the sugary cereal itself. Two groups of mice were given either item and the box group ended up eating each other while both Mythbusters made remarks about it. The myth was promptly never shown on TV. lostmediawiki.com/Mythbus…
Today I learned about "one of the biggest companies you've never heard of". Acxiom gathers information on some 700 m people, with up to 1,500 data points per person, for ultra targeted marketing. Down to the list of people who buy particular brands of cereal in your local supermarket. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acx…
The US Navy could not find anyone willing to build the Alvin Submersible, so General Mills Cereal Company was hired to create the sub instead whoi.edu/what-we-do/explo…
After four years of eating Cap'n Crunch with Crunchberries, a woman sued the distributor of Cap'n Crunch because she discovered that she was eating brightly-colored cereal balls, and that "Crunchberries" aren't a real fruit like she had thought. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
A nutrition professor lost 27 pounds off of a "Convencience Store" diet of Twinkies, Doritos, and sugary cereals in order to prove that weight loss relied on caloric intake, not nutrition. cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/11/08…
At one time General Mills' monster cereals line represented five classic movie monsters including Fruity Yummy Mummy and Fruit Brute as the werewolf. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
The cereal Golden Crisp has had several names including Happy Jax, Sugar Crisp, Super Sugar Crisp, Super Golden Crisp, before finally becoming Golden Crisp. A 70’s variation Super Orange Crisp contained almost 71% sugar. The current version still has one of the highest sugar contents on shelves. wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden…
Vodka has little flavor and aroma resulting from the distillation of a fermented juice based on potatoes, rye or a mixture of cereals. The little flavor and aroma is from the base... (wheat, corn, malted barley, etc.). laroussecocina.mx/palabra…
The Beverly Hillbillies theme song once had extra verses to promote cereal and cigarettes metv.com/stories/the-beve…
The popular Vine "Ryan Gosling Won't Eat His Cereal" was created by Ryan McHenry. McHenry was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma cancer and passed after battling for a year. In a tribute to McHenry, actor Ryan Gosling created a Vine account and ate a bowl of cereal. youtube.com/watch?v=V2Xps…
An estimated 15 – 21% of bakers have Baker’s asthma, which they develop following sensitization to cereal grains like wheat, rye and yeast. Guidelines have been set to limit the amount of flour dust per cubic metre and bakers employ strategies to minimize their exposure to flour dust. theconversation.com/how-b…
Today I learned of Genie, a "feral child", who until she was found at 13 spent her entire life strapped to a chair or bed in a room with blacked out windows. She was fed only baby cereal and was beat if she made any sounds. She was analysed for her teenage-hood and is still alive today in her early 60s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gen…
Nintendo produced a cereal in 1988 called the Nintendo Cereal System which had two vertical bags, each containing a different cereal. One side was the "Super Mario Bros. Action Series" and the other was the "Zelda Adventure Series", consisting of fruity or berry flavored characters and items. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nin…
John Harvey Kellogg (inventor of cereal) was editor of "Good Health" in 1917, which was first publication to claim that breakfast was the "most important meal of the day". huffpost.com/entry/breakf…
General Mills, the American cereal company, created a aeronautical research division and electronics division en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gen…
Cap'n Crunch cereal was one of the first to use an oil coating for flavor delivery en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
The 1946 film It’s a wonderful life pioneered a new way of making snow in film. The SFX advisor created a mix of foamite, sugar, water and soap flakes, and pumped it through a wind machine to create β€œfresh snow”. Before, white coloured cereal would be used and was too loud due to its crunch. bbc.co.uk/programmes/arti…
Lucky Charms is the first cereal to include marshmallows in the recipe. John Holahan came up with the idea after a visit to the grocery store in which he decided to mix Cheerios with bits of Brach's Circus Peanuts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luc…
General Mills cereal company removed the bee from boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios to raise awareness of declining bee populations time.com/4259416/honey-nu…
McDonald's based the Happy Meal on a box of cereal: place the food in a colorful box with a free toy inside. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hap…
A whistle included as a toy in Captain Crunch cereal could be used to make free phone calls due to the frequency it emitted atlasobscura.com/articles…
Disney while making Coco tried to trademark the phrase "Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)", a Mexican holiday for a centuries old sacred tradition. A trademark that also included applications pertaining to toys, cereals and jewelry. articles.latimes.com/2013…
First cereal ever created (Granula, 1863) had to be "soaked in milk overnight before it could chewed" and was "tough and tasteless". mrbreakfast.com/cereal_de…
Some breakfast cereals, like Wheaties, are fortified with enough iron that individual flakes can be lifted and carried using common magnets. snopes.com/wheaties-cerea…
The success of Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure led to the creation of a cereal called "Bill & Ted's Excellent Cereal" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
The original flavour for Cap'n Crunch cereal was created in 1963, by Pamela Low, a flavorist at Arthur D. Little, and a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a microbiology degree. The flavour was inspired by her grandmother, who used to serve brown sugar and butter over rice. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing Company, a large Australian and New Zealand company that produces breakfast and cereal products such as Weet-Bix and Up & Go, are exempt from paying taxes on their profits due to their ownership by a religious organisation, the Seventh-day Adventist Church. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
AirBnB sold politician based cereal boxes around 2007 to raise funding and avoid going under. amp.businessinsider.com/h…
Fruity Pebbles is the oldest cereal brand based on a t.v. show. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peb…
The Kellogg's cereal company has a royal warrant, in part because they make some of Queen Elizabeth's favorite breakfast cereals. royalcentral.co.uk/uk/the…
Kelloggs made their cereal boxes thinner in 2008 but kept the price the same so that buyers wouldn't perceive the smaller size box when viewed from the front. mouseprint.org/2008/07/14…
In 1955, the Quaker Oats Company launched the Klondlike Big Inch Land Promotion because of competition from other cereal companies. The promotion gave away a deed in each box of Quaker cereal for a one inch square of land in the Yukon Valley region of Canada. yukoninfo.com/dawson-city…
One hectare of land (2.471 acres) producing vegetables, fruit , and cereals, can feed up to 30 people. The same area, if used to produce meat, could feed between only 5-10. theecologist.org/green_gr…
Acorns appear to be higher in caloric content per unit weight than cereal grains, a reliable source of vitamin C and starch, and high in magnesium, calcium and phosphorus scientificamerican.com/ar…
The English word cereal is derived from 'Ceres', the Roman goddess of harvest and agriculture. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cer…
Quaker Oats promoted their cereal in 1955 by giving away 1 square inch of land in Canada in each box sold. In the end, it totaled up to 19 acres articles.mcall.com/2008-0…
Today I learned of Parthenium hysterophorus, one of the most harmful weeds which spread throughout Asia and Africa through cereal and grain shipments from U.S.A. during the 1950s fao.org/agriculture/crops…
There has been 27 different versions of Cap'n Crunch Cereal en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
Cereal brands have characters that are strategically placed on the box to look directly into a child’s eyes. This, creating a feeling of intimacy and brand loyalty. cbsnews.com/news/cereal-b…
The word cereal comes from the the Roman goddess Ceres, and her association with edible grains. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cer…
Frankenberry stool is an officially recognized ailment that was caused by people ingesting 1970's Frankenberry Cereal then pooping pink. atlasobscura.com/articles…
A single episode of "Family Guy" caused 188,368 FCC complaints after a scene aired where Stewie drinks horse sperm with cereal. newsmax.com/Hirsen/fox-fa…
Kerri Kenney-Silver's (Deputy Weigel from Reno 911!) father Larry was the voice of Lion-O on ThunderCats & cereal mascot Sonny the Cuckoo Bird dailyvoice.com/connecticu…
In 1971, John Draper used a whistle found in a Cap'n Crunch cereal box to hack AT&T. This gave him authorization into the phone companies system, essentially giving him operator like control, with the ability to place free long distance calls around the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
In 1972, Franken Berry Cereal had a pink pigment in it that could not be digested. This turned people's poop pink and was referred to as "Franken Berry Stool" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
When Kelloggs cereal first introduced the box prize in 1909 --the prizes weren't actually found inside the boxes. Instead the prize was given to customers in the stores by merchants at the time of purchase of two packages of Kellogg's Corn Flakes. culinarylore.com/food-his…
In 2009, a woman filed suit against PepsiCo after discovering that the crunchberries in a Cap'n Crunch cereal had not in fact been real fruit. The case was thrown out, with the judge remarking that to do otherwise would "ignore all concepts of personal responsibility and common sense". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
John H. Kellog, the father of Kellogs, devoted his life to preventing masturbation. He used acid to remove the clitoris and hoped that feeding children plain cereal every morning would help to combat the urges of "self-abuse" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
One of the leading advocates of circumcision was John Harvey Kellogg, inventor of the famous breakfast cereal. He advocated the consumption of Kellogg's corn flakes to prevent masturbation, and he believed that circumcision would be an effective way to eliminate masturbation in males. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Kellogg C. (The cereal company) has sued a non-profit organization for the use of toucan in their organization for Mayan cultural defense nonprofitquarterly.org/20…
London has a 'Cereal Cafe' where you can eat hundreds of different kinds of cereals from around the world cerealkillercafe.co.uk/
Almost half the calories humans consume around the world are in the grass family. Corn, rice, and wheat are in the grass family and known as cereal grains. wikipedia.org/wiki/Poacea…
Franken-Berry (children's cereal) Used to Turn People's Poo Pink Due to an Inability To Break Down the Heavily-Dyed Cereal. The Symptom Was Referred to as "Franken-Berry Stool" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gen…
Companies use Elmer's Glue as milk in cereal commercials so the cereal won't look soggy, and so they can strategically place the cereal in the bowl. amny.com/urbanite-1.81203…
Kix cereal ran a promotion in the 1940's where they included a ring that allowed you view radioactive plutonium striking a zinc surface en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kix…
Corn is classified as a cereal grain, yet the ears of corn are considered fruit en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
The Trix rabbit has actually eaten the cereal twice: in 1976 and 1980. generalmills.com/Brands/C…
The Rice Krispies cereal sounds called "Snap! Crackle! Pop!" in the U.S. are called "Riks! Raks! Poks!" in Finnish en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
According to the US soldiers who guarded him, one of the few times Saddam Hussein ever looked defeated in prison was when they brought him the wrong cereal. (Fruit Loops. He hated Fruit Loops.) gq.com/news-politics/big-…
- Quaker Oates and MIT conducted an experiment on unsuspecting, mentally retarded children. They tricked them into eating radioactive cereal by telling them they were in a "science club." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fer…
There is a Cereal Cafe in London where you can eat hundreds of different kinds of cereal from all around the world. It is called the Cereal Killer Cafe. cerealkillercafe.co.uk/th…
Dr. Kellogg firmly believed that red meat increased sexual desire and he advocated a diet rich in nuts and cereals. He began to develop a sort of anti-masturbation food and Kellogg’s Corn Flakes are meant to help decrease your likelihood of masturbation. iquitsugar.com/true-story…
Red dye in Franken Berry, a popular 1970's breakfast cereal, was once found to cause pink poop after numerous children were hospitalized smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
Just months after the Hiroshima bombing, Kix cereal offered an atomic-bomb-shaped ring in exchange for a box-top and 15 cents. Each contained a glowing sample of polonium. orau.org/ptp/collection/s…
The English word 'cereal' is derived from Latin 'Cerealis' ('of or relating to Ceres') - the Roman goddess of harvest and agriculture. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cer…
In 1907, an ad campaign for Kellogg's Corn Flakes offered a free box of cereal to any woman who would wink at her grocer. historytoday.com/richard-…
All colors of Froot Loops cereal are the same flavor: "froot" time.com/1477/breaking-br…
Nestle sells chocolate, coffee, cereal, pet food, ice cream ... and life insurance. Gerber Lifeβ€”part of the Gerber baby-products divisionβ€”is one of the US's largest insurance companies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ger…
A woman once sued Capt'n Crunch cereal because she believe "Crunchberries' were real fruit. loweringthebar.net/2009/0…
Popcorn used to be used as breakfast cereal en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
In the 60's and 70's some cereals came with a cardboard "flexi" record as a prize. The record could be cut out from the box and played on a turntable. mrbreakfast.com/list.asp?…
Post Foods (the breakfast cereal company) once used the prophet Elijah as a mascot for their corn flakes ripoff en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pos…
John Kellogg (the cereal tycoon) founded the Race Betterment Foundation, an organization which planned to sterilize minorities in the U.S en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ame…
The staple foods eaten in many parts of Africa are cereal grains such as millet and sorghum. African staples are rarely seasoned and often criticised for their lack of flavour but accompaniments provide flavor of the dish thespruce.com/sub-saharan…
There is a cafe that serves over 100 kinds of cereal in the UK called a Cereal Killer Cafe en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cer…
John Cena replaced Fred Flintstone on 4 million Fruity Pebbles cereal boxes because Dwayne Johnson called him a "Fruity Pebbles" eater in the ring. businessinsider.com/john-…

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