Today I learned about the Oslo Breakfast, a meal that began to be served to Norwegian schoolchildren starting 1932. A typical version included an orange, milk, whole-wheat bread, rye biscuit, cheese, carrot and a spoon of cod-liver oil. It reportedly increased the average height of 14 year olds by 4 inches. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osl…
Kaiser Wilhelm II had an Invasion Plan for the US that Started with Cape Cod en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imp…
Codpiece (Middle English: cod, meaning β€œscrotum”), feature of 15-16th c. men’s fashion, was shaped & padded to emphasize the genital area. It became fashionable to design the codpiece to hold the penis in a position insinuating it was erect constantlyβ€”a statement of political and economic power. fashionhistory.fitnyc.edu…
Before Kurt Vonnegut became a successful writer, in 1957 he opened a Saab dealership in Cape Cod that went bankrupt in less than a year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kur…
In 1963 the navy undertook an expensive project to create a personal bedroom and nursery for Jacqueline Kennedy if she went into labour with her son while she was in Cape Cod. President Kennedy found out and was irate about the cost and personally called to have the furniture returned youtu.be/NtLTmg2vCzY
The Cape Cod Canal opened in 1914. The 7 mile long waterway cuts across Cape Cod saving ships as much as 135 miles. The canal was dug to to allow seawater through, there are no locks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
Today I learned about the Cod wars which were a series of confrontations between Iceland and the U.K. over fishing rights in the North Atlantic. There were three in total all of which ended in Icelandic victories. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cod…
Canada and Iceland are the only countries to have won every conflict they have been involved in, with Iceland even winning all three Cod Wars against the UK en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
Enough radioactive waste sits on Cape Cod that if it burned, the resulting fire could send across New England many times the amount of radioactive cesium-137 released in the Chernobyl disaster, and that due to a lack of waste storage nationwide the situation is common across American reactors. newyorker.com/tech/annals…
A Windmill originally built by the Pilgrims in 1633 was moved to Cape Cod, and in 1935 was moved again to Michigan when it was bought as a gift for Henry Ford, where it remains to this day. capecod.com/lifestyle/the…
There's a 235 year old 4'11" long lifelike sculpture of a cod hanging in the Massachusetts House of Representatives named "The Sacred Cod of Massachusetts" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sac…
In 2011 A middle aged man got heckled by some teens who he lost a game of COD to, so he found them irl and tried to choke one of them out mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…
Every vehicle crossing the two bridges to and from Cape Cod has its license plate recorded by the Massachusetts State Police. wbur.org/radioboston/2019…
Today I learned about Long Point, which is a ghost village at the tip of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. In the 1850s people started to leave the village and they brought roughly 30 houses with them by floating them across the ocean to a more accessible part of Provincetown. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lon…
The Massachusetts House of Representatives has a "Sacred Cod" that has hung in its chambers since 1784, and it was once "Cod-Napped" by a group of Harvard students. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sac…
During the cold war Iceland threatened to leave NATO (cutting off access to the crucial GIUK gap) over fishing rights, and ended up getting 370 km from the UK as a result - called the 'cod wars' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cod…
New York's Long Island and Fire Island, Massachusetts's peninsula of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, the Elizabeth Islands, and Nantucket, and Rhode Island's Block Island, as well as surrounding islands and islets, are collectively referred to by geographers as "The Outer Lands." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out…
"Shipping is cheap. So cheap that, rather than fillet its own fish, it is cheaper for Scotland to send its cod 10,000 miles over to China to be filleted and returned to Scotland." fastcoexist.com/3016687/1…
There have been three wars between Iceland and the UK (the cod wars), Iceland won every single one en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
MIT researchers studying tongue twisters developed "Pad kid poured curd pulled cod," which nobody could say 10 times fast. Some who tried it just stopped trying to talk. eurekalert.org/pub_releas…
A wooden sculpture of a codfish known as "The Sacred Cod" has hung in the Massachusetts House of Representatives since time immemorial and been destroyed twice and "cod-napped" twice. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sac…
In the late 1600s, cod was so plentiful off of Atlantic Canada and New England that β€œ...we hardly have been able to row a boat through them,”. Due to chronic over-fishing, Biologists aren’t sure if they will ever recover. wbur.org/cognoscenti/2014…
According to MIT the toughest tongue twister is: "Pad kid poured curd pulled cod" usatoday.com/story/news/n…
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson consumes 820lbs of cod alone per yer as a dietary staple people.com/article/dwayne…
The Rock claims to eat almost 5 lbs of cod a day. muscleandfitness.com/nutr…
Iceland's navy took on the UK, Germany and Belgium in three "Cod Wars", and won all three times with only one death en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cod…
What a penguin tastes like... "The penguin, as an animal, seems to be made up of an equal proportion of a mammal, fish, and fowl...[it tastes like] a piece of beef, an odriferous codfish, and a canvas-back duck, roasted in a pot, with blood and cod-liver oil for sauce" south-pole.com/p0000083.h…
The United Kingdom and Iceland fought a series of "wars" between the 50s and 70s over fishing rights in the North Atlantic, known as the Cod Wars britishseafishing.co.uk/t…
There have been 3 Cod Wars between the UK and Iceland involving disputes of Iceland's fishery zone. This included the deployment of four warships from the British Navy, and deployment of net cutting secret weapons by the Icelandic Coast Guard en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cod…
Today I learned of the "Cod Wars", three territorial expansion disputes between The United Kingdom and Iceland. Iceland won on each account and eventually expanded its water border out to 200 nautical miles as exclusive fishery zoning. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cod…
In 1918, a lone German U-boat attacked a tugboat off of the coast of Cape Cod. The U-boat had terrible aim and accidentally shelled the beach while locals gathered to watch in confusion. This was the only time US soil was hit by enemy fire during WWI. massmoments.org/moment.cf…
A clinic in Cape Cod once offered a coupon for a free pizza as part of their March Madness Vasectomy promotion, so men can watch the basketball games while on couch rest and get a free pizza newsfeed.time.com/2012/03…
The youngest ever documented pirate was around 10 years old. He was a rebellious child named John King whose ship was captured by "Black Sam" in 1716 & eagerly joined his crew. A year later he died when "Black Sam's" ship, The Whydah, sank off the coast of Cape Cod killing most of the crew. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Canada's Northern Cod fishery collapsed in 1992 when fish biomass dropped by 99%. Over-fishing led to 35,000 people becoming unemployed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
Scrod is just baby cod. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scr…
Britain went to war with Iceland 3 times in just under 20 years from 1958 - 1976, over multiple fishing disputes. These are known as the Cod Wars and only ended when Iceland threatened to close a major Nato base. britishseafishing.co.uk/t…
In the German version of CoD: World at War, all swastikas were removed and replaced with iron crosses, and all depictions of Adolf Hitler were replaced with other high ranking officers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
When the 93-foot fishing vessel Predator ran aground in Alaska earlier this year, it was carrying 300,000 pounds of cod. All 300,000 pounds later had to be discarded after it became unfit for consumption. thebristolbaytimes.com/ar…
The sperm whales in the Gulf of Alaska have learned how to team up to hunt fish right off long lines of Black Cod fishers’ hooks. Every year more whales are coming to eat from the fishing line buffet, leading some scientists to speculate that they’re somehow communicating and sharing tips. newsweek.com/2015/12/04/a…
Kaiser Wilhelm had plans for invading the United States in WWI. One involved invading Boston and New York City outright. Once that was deemed unrealistic, the Germans thought about invading Cape Cod. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imp…
Dwayne β€˜The Rock’ Johnson eats 821 pounds of cod per year fivethirtyeight.com/datal…
Peter Gabriel covered Vampire Weekend's Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa. He replaced one of the chorus lines with "and it feels so unnatural to sing your own name". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
There's $3 Billion dollars worth of platinum at the bottom of the ocean near Cape Cod. brobible.com/life/article…
The cost of shipping is so cheap that it actually makes financial sense for Scottish Cod to be sent on a 10,000 mile journey to be filleted in china. heraldscotland.com/scotla…
Bernard Challen Webber, a United States Coast Guardsman and his crew of three, rescued 32 of 33 crewmen of the stricken T2 tanker SS Pendleton which broke in half off of Cape Cod during a horrific storm on February 18, 1952 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
In 1975 Iceland threatened to close a NATO air base after a nearly 20 year long dispute with Britain over fishing grounds, in what was described as the Cod Wars britishseafishing.co.uk/t…
Iceland, strategically located in the northern Atlantic, once threatened to leave NATO because of the Cod Wars, a conflict between the UK and Iceland over fishing rights. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cod…
Today I learned about the "cod war" between Britain and Iceland. As British fishers took more and more of the cod from the waters near Iceland, Iceland kept expanding the fishing boundary from 3 kiles, to 4, to 12, to eventually up to 200 miles. Hostilities between the 2 grew to the extreme. ultimatehistoryproject.co…
The opening title for CoD Modern Warfare 2 was composed by Hans Zimmer en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
There's a wood carving of a fish known as "The Sacred Cod" hanging in the Massachusetts state house. Its first incarnation was supposedly a gift from a judge in the Salem Witch Trials, to commemorate the state's maritime industry. The holy fish has been "cod-napped" twice. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sac…

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