Alan Alda met his wife of over 60 years at a dinner party when they were the only two guests who ate the rum cake after it fell on the kitchen floor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ala…
Bob Marley gave a credit on "No Woman, No Cry" to one of his friends who ran a soup kitchen, to ensure the royalty checks would keep it open. ledgernote.com/blog/inter…
Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace have horological conservators. Their job is to check the 400(WC) and 600(BP) clocks daily, wind them all once a week, and reset them for Daylight Savings Time. The clocks in the kitchen are set 5 minutes fast to ensure the food comes out on time. bbc.com/news/in-pictures-…
The chef’s hat is very symbolic. The height of the hat indicates the rank within the kitchen, with the tallest hat belonging to the head chef. The 100 folds? They represent the number of ways an egg can be prepared. 12tomatoes.com/why-are-th…
During The Great Depression, crop prices dropped so much some farm families burnt corn instead of coal in their stoves because corn was cheaper. Sometimes the countryside smelled like popcorn from all the corn burning in the kitchen stoves. iowapbs.org/iowapathways/…
Around 60% of the restaurants on Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares closed businessinsider.com/many-…
Today I learned Mobster Al Capone Ran a Soup Kitchen During the Great Depression history.com/news/al-capon…
To prevent a rodent infestation, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia owns around 70 cats. The cats spend their days mostly in the basement and are taken care of by the museum staff. The museum has a small kitchen and a pet clinic dedicated to the well-being of the cats. telegraph.co.uk/travel/de…
Today I learned of a man in England was jailed for the manslaughter of his ex-girlfriend, after she came to his home with an 8 inch kitchen knife in her handbag, that she fell on after he pushed her during an ensuing argument bbc.com/news/uk-england-l…
During the Great Depression Al Capone started one of the first soup kitchens, called β€œFree Soup Coffee & Doughnuts for the Unemployed." Capone’s soup kitchen served breakfast, lunch and dinner to an average of 2,200 Chicagoans every day. history.com/news/al-capon…
The fourth funnel on the Titanic was fake. It was for appearances only: it made the ship look bigger. It was not connected to the charcoal ovens, but it was connected to the first-class smoking room, making it a sort of oversized kitchen hood. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS…
The food court at Costco makes so much money selling pizza to hungry shoppers, it's ranked as the 14th largest pizza chain in the US - even beating out California Pizza Kitchen, among others businessinsider.com/costc…
Today I learned of the Windows on the World restaurant, which occupied the 107th floor of the world trade center north tower. More than 60 languages were spoken among the staff and it's kitchen was run by celebrity chefs. In it's final year it was the highest grossing fine dining establishment in the country. ny.eater.com/2013/9/11/65…
Two girls, an 11 year old and a 12 year old, brought kitchen knives, pocket knives, and a pizza cutter to school in order to "sacrifice" classmates and get closer to Satan. thedailybeast.com/eerie-p…
Most refrigerator doors are reversible to account for different kitchen spaces thekitchn.com/kitchen-des…
Most people in the ancient city of Rome lived in apartment buildings that lacked kitchens. Thus most people relied on prepared food was sold at pubs, inns, and food stalls. Some establishments had counter tops fitted with openings for pots that may have kept food warm for extended serving. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo…
Cleveland Steamers are actually a brand of steamers used in restaurant kitchens clevelandrange.com/Produc…
Svetlana Savitskayaβ€”the second woman in spaceβ€”arrived at Mir (first modular space station) in 1982, she was greeted with an apron as a welcome present, and jokingly told to get to work in the kitchen by her fellow cosmonauts. spacecentre.co.uk/blog-po…
A 7-year-old boy named Zhenya Tabakov was posthumously awarded Russia’s Order of Courage. He died defending his older sister from being assaulted by a criminal in their home. Zhenya stabbed him with a kitchen knife and he let his sister go. She ran for help. The criminal stabbed Zhenya 8 times. real-life-heroes-and-good…
Carl Benz's wife Bertha was the first motorist. In the summer of 1888 Bertha decided to β€œtest drive” the second prototype Motorwagen on a journey from Mannheim to Pforzheim, a distance of more than 50 miles in a single day and left a note for Carl on the kitchen table heacockclassic.com/articl…
The UB40 song Rat in Mi Kitchen was written when Astro asked lead singer Ali Campbell if he had any new ideas for songs and Campbell, who had a rodent problem in his new house, responded, "Oh God, I don't care about the album for a minute, I've got a rat in the kitchen!" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat…
In 2006, a Norwegian woman living in an apartment above a pub, suddently found her kitchen tap pouring beer, and not water, due to a plumbing error in the pub. cbc.ca/news/world/kitchen…
Today I learned of Rotha Lintorn-Orman, who decided to become a facist in 1923 to save Britian from communism one day when she was weeding her kitchen garden en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rot…
In the ancient Roman city of Puteoli there was an octopus that would sneak into kitchens through the sewer and eat pickled fish. theconversation.com/talki…
Most sitcoms two-storey houses will have two staircases going upstairs usually in the living room and in the kitchen. This is meant to provide additional entry and exit points which helps with staging for the characters. Some examples I know: 8 simple rules, Grounded for life and That 70s show. branchedesign.com/blog/20…
In the wake of Hurricane Dorian, a Celebrity cruise ship rerouted to deliver food, water and aid to survivors in the Bahamas. Kitchen staff made around 10,000 meals & guests volunteered to pack them. nbcnews.com/news/world/af…
During the Great Depression, Al Capone, the notorious gangster from Chicago, established the first soup kitchen. u-s-history.com/pages/h16…
An American man spent 12 years bulding his own 'castle' in the Nevada Desert from scratch. It features 22 rooms, including 2 kitchens, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a man cave with home thater. It's now on the market for $699,900, down from $3.2 million. houseandhistory.com/hard-…
Richard the Lionheart knighted his cook after one particularly memorable feast. Richard made him β€˜lord of the fief of the kitchen of the counts of Poitou’. In those days of little hygiene, the cook was an important member of a noble household because his mistakes could kill his employer. historyextra.com/period/m…
Dogs were once used in kitchens to turn spits for roasting meats. The Canis vertigus, or turnspit, was an essential part of every large kitchen in Britain in the 16th century. The small cooking canine was bred to run in a wheel that turned a roasting spit in cavernous kitchen fireplaces. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
A typical kitchen sponge has about the same bacterial density per cm as an average human stool. time.com/5254808/how-to-w…
Despite eating alone virtually every day, English writer and politician William Thomas Beckford would have his kitchens prepare food for 12 and then send the surplus food away. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fon…
Princess Diana was a self-mutilator. She publicly admitted throwing herself down stairs whilst pregnant and cutting herself with razors, penknives, and other kitchen tools because of her torment over her marriage relationship. history.com/news/explosiv…
A woman in Mexico named Ines Ramirez performed a C-section on herself after hours of painful contractions. Fearing that her baby would be stillborn, she drank 2 cups of high-proof alcohol and used a kitchen knife to make the incision. Both the mother and the baby survived. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
The loofah(luffa) is a plant from the cucumber family that when matured and dried becomes very fibrous and is used as a sponge in kitchens and bathrooms. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luf…
The word restaurant comes from the first public dining establishments in Paris. The kitchens sold soups and broths which were advertised as 'restoratives' which is where we get the modern word restaurant from. nationalgeographic.com/cu…
Hitler believed women should follow the 3 "K's" of Kinder, Kuche, and Kirche (Children, Kitchen, Church). Payment was given for each child conceived and volunteers were allowed to sleep with SS officers. Thin women were discouraged as they may have trouble with childbirth. bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides…
There's an extinct breed of dog that was bred to run on a wheel in order to turn meat on a cooking spit in kitchens. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tur…
Colgate once tried to expand their product line by making frozen dinners. "Colgate Kitchen Entrees" remains one of the worst brand expansion attempts in history. huffpost.com/entry/6-hila…
I don't need to buy yeast to make bread, it will spontaneously grow in the kitchen. cbc.ca/news/canada/calgar…
There are two KENWOOD companies, KENWOOD Limited (UK) that makes kitchen appliances and KENWOOD Corporation (JP) that makes mainly audio equipment, and that they have no relation to each other en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken…
Microwave ovens are pretty old technology, the first commercial microwaves were sold to restaurants as early as 1947. In 1965 they were small enough to fit in a countertop and they became a common kitchen appliance in the 70s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
60/77 Restaurants on Kitchen Nightmares have closed kitchennightmaresupdates.…
Today I learned that you should not wash your chicken or poultry after getting it from the store. Raw chicken may have bacteria on them but you'll kill them when cooking your food. But by washing your chicken you are can splash these bacteria around your kitchen and even making them airborne. youtube.com/watch?v=6BP6L…
At Jon Bon Jovi's restaurant, JBJ Soul Kitchen, you can pay for your meal with either a donation or one hour of volunteer work in the kitchen. In 2014, JBJ served 11,500 meals, and half of them were paid for with a donation, and the other half were paid for with volunteer work. mnn.com/lifestyle/respons…
Just five years after winning the first season of Hells Kitchen, Micheal Wray was divorced, had lost his daughter shortly after birth, was addicted to drugs and living under a freeway over pass in LA mashed.com/171701/michael…
Kevin Conroy (Batman in Batman the Animated Series) volunteered at a kitchen serving first responders after 9/11 and cheered up the diners by doing his Batman voice youtube.com/watch?v=wThPH…
It's completely normal when moving into an apartment you are renting in Germany you have to supply your own kitchen. goseewrite.com/2019/05/th…
Knives used in airport restaurant kitchens have to be tethered and accounted for so that those knives do not make it onto airplanes. ajc.com/business/reasons-…
Alan Alda has been married for 60 years and has three daughters. He met his wife at a mutual friend's dinner party; they bonded when a rum cake accidentally fell onto the kitchen floor and they were the only two guests who did not hesitate to eat it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ala…

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