Today I learned of North Dumpling Island in NY, owned by Dean Kamen, creator of the Segway. It has its own currency (the Dumpling) a passport that requires a picture of your face and behind, and Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield are the ministers of Ice Cream. today.com/news/welcome-se…
In 1967 a Munich resident Helmut G. Winter built a catapult to launch Bavarian potato dumplings at noisy planes flying over his house forcing the West German Luftwaffe pilots to concede defeat and change their flight path. reuters.screenocean.com/r…
Georgians make dumplings similar to Xiao Long Bao, probably due to the Mongol Empire introducing them to the Caucasus Region. bbc.com/travel/story/2019…
Chinese dumplings are called "Peking ravioli" in the Boston area because when Joyce Chen opened her Chinese restaurant in Cambridge she thought it would sound more appealing to the large Italian population in the area. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
There is an 87 year old woman in Japan who owns a restaurant by day and spins techno at a local club in Tokyo by night. They call her DJ Dumpling youtu.be/Cgbz-HwKWZo
Emperor I Ferdinand of Austria had 20 seizures per day, and could not speak coherently. The only intelligible sentence he ever spoke during his 13 year reign was: β€œI am the emperor, and I want dumplings!” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fer…
In 1997, a dumpling weighing 1,058 pounds was made to celebrate the reunification of Hong Kong and China. It is unknown on whether it was steamed or fried factmonster.com/math-scie…
Ferdinand I of Austria's only known quote was "I am the Emperor, and I want dumplings!" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fer…
Today I learned of North Dumpling Island, a private island owned by the inventor of the Segway, the sole resident who jokingly claims to have seceded from the United States. The island is energy independent, powered by wind, solar, and occasionally cow manure. today.com/news/welcome-se…
The noni fruit, which goes by names like β€œvomit fruit” and β€œdog dumpling” and which smells so bad Polynesian shamans use it to ward off evil spirits, is frequently consumed across the globe and supports a millions-of-dollars supplement market atlasobscura.com/foods/no…
'snickerdoodle' is a corruption of the German word Schneckennudeln, which means β€˜snail dumpling.’ grit.com/food/the-sweet-s…
Dean Kamen (inventor of segways) bought an island, named it "North Dumpling Island" and refers to himself as Lord Dumpling en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
There's a Chinese New Year's tradition of putting a coin in the dumplings, whoever eats the coin will have good fortune. news.at0086.com/Chinese-C…
Russian Pelmeni dumplings may have originated in Siberia as a simplified version of the Chinese Wonton en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pel…
The first place prize at the 2010 World Karaoke Championship was 1,000,000 Siberian dumplings. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
The patch "逃"on Chiaotzu's cloths in dragon ball means dumpling, but the patch was removed by the start of dragon ball Z dragonball.wikia.com/wiki…
They get the soup in soup dumplings by using a gelatin that liquefies when the dumplings are steamed mmm-yoso.typepad.com/mmmy…
In China, crowded public swimming pools are called boiling dumplings. ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/9df07…
How they get the soup in a soup dumpling seriouseats.com/2011/04/h…

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