Marco Pierre White was the first ever Chef in England to get 3 Michelin Stars at the young age of 32 in 1994. White announced his retirement from the kitchen in 1999 and returned all his Michelin Stars en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Jeremy Clarkson was fired from "Top Gear" for punching a producer who told him the hotel kitchen was closed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jer…
Your delivery order from DoorDash or Grubhub could come from a β€œdark kitchen” basically the food you ordered is coming from a big name restaurant under another name. Examples being Pasqually’s Pizza being Chuck E. Cheese and It’s Just Wings being Chili’s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vir…
Today I learned about a Kiek in de KΓΆk. An artillery tower in Tallinn, Estonia, built in 1475. It gained the name from the ability of tower occupants to see into kitchens of nearby houses. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kie…
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…
For 17 years the Parkes Radio Telescope in Australia detected mysterious signals which left scientists baffled. The source of the signals turned out to be a microwave in the kitchen staffers used to heat up their lunches. theguardian.com/science/2…
Peugeot cars, motorcycles, bicycles and kitchen-service equipment are all made by different companies, all of which have the rights to use the Peugeot brand in their respective sectors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peu…
About Austin Rogers-a bartender that became a 12-time β€œJeopardy!” champion whose impressively broad knowledge helped him win more than $400,000 on the show. Today, Rogers still works as a bartender in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York City. abcnews.go.com/Entertainm…
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…
Today I learned about a Swedish guy called Richard Handl that tried to build a nuclear reactor in his kitchen for months. He spent around 850 USD on equipment and one of his experiments involved boiling radioactive. He was only caught after he called the authorities asking if what he was doing is actually legal en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
Kool-Aid used to be called Fruit Smack. In 1927, after experimenting in his mother’s kitchen, Edwin Perkins created the powder form and named it Kool-Aid. mashed.com/153073/the-unt…
The Breidings Home in KY was set on fire due to a kitchen accident, the whole family escaped but to their surprise the infant daughter was missing. As they panicked they were relieved to see their dog pulling the infant out to safety by her diapers. 9news.com/mobile/article/…
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-…
A study of quick-service-restaurant chain menus in 2016 had pizzerias offer both the most choice (Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen; 172 items) and the least choice (Little Caesars; 25 items) of all chains ranked. restaurantbusinessonline.…
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/…
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…
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 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 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…
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…
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…
Today I learned Mobster Al Capone Ran a Soup Kitchen During the Great Depression history.com/news/al-capon…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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-…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 refrigerator doors are reversible to account for different kitchen spaces thekitchn.com/kitchen-des…
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…
Cleveland Steamers are actually a brand of steamers used in restaurant kitchens clevelandrange.com/Produc…
During the Great Depression, Al Capone, the notorious gangster from Chicago, established the first soup kitchen. u-s-history.com/pages/h16…
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…
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…
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…
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…
A typical kitchen sponge has about the same bacterial density per cm as an average human stool. time.com/5254808/how-to-w…
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/…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
60/77 Restaurants on Kitchen Nightmares have closed kitchennightmaresupdates.…
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…
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…

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