In 1911, physicist George de Hevesy suspected his landlady was bulking up his meals with leftovers; he proved it by sprinkling radioactive material over his dinner and detecting it in the next day’s portion tech.snmjournals.org/cont…
Warren Buffet, the world's third richest man with a net worth of 75 billion took Bill Gates to Mcdonalds and paid for his meal using coupons. cnbc.com/2017/02/17/warre…
Countess Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova was convicted of killing 38 female serfs by beating and torturing them to death. Imprisoned at Ivanovsky Convent in Moscow; for the first 11 years, she was chained in a basement dungeon without a window and only given a candle during meals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dar…
The renouned British pub meal, 'Ploughman's Lunch', was invented in the 1950s as a marketing exercise. The Cheese Bureau, a marketing body, began promoting it in pubs as a way to increase the sales of cheese, which had recently ceased to be rationed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plo…
The spotted hyena is a strong, capable hunter which can digest things such as skin and bones. Aside from that, they can also eat one-third of their body weight at one meal, they have powerful jaws, which gives them a strong bite. animals.sandiegozoo.org/a…
A "Bean-Feast" is an informal term for a celebratory meal or party, especially an annual summer dinner given by an employer to their employees. Now the song from Willy Wonka makes sense! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bea…
I learned that blood meal is powder which is made by drying the blood of animal,cut in the slaughter house. Blood meal is high in protein and nitrogen. It is mostly use as fertiliser in the soil to balance the soil composition. Specially while grow green vegetables high nitrogen content is good. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blo…
"larger crocodiles can go for over a year without eating a meal. In extreme situations, crocodiles appear to be able to shut down and live off their own tissue for a long period of time." pbs.org/wnet/nature/super…
In nightclubs in Ireland in the 80's & 90's the music had to be turned off and lights turned on half ways through the night because the nightclub had to serve a substantial meal by law so the clubs could keep their alcohol licence dublininquirer.com/2017/0…
In 2010, French cuisine earned a spot on UNESCO's World Heritage List. The "gastronomic meal of the French" is alongside other embodiments of "intangible" cultural heritage, including Peking opera and Corsican polyphonic chant, on UNESCO's list celebrating world art forms and traditions. content.time.com/time/wor…
Today I learned about Clink restaurants (UK) where your meal will be cooked and served by prisoners who are training towards gaining their accredited qualifications. The aim is to increase future prospects of the prisoners who want to turn their lives around and reduce reoffending. theclinkcharity.org/
In 2007 that Philip Ray Workman requested a vegetarian pizza for his last meal, and that the pizza be given to homeless person. The prison refused but due to the media spreading word of his request, thousands of pizzas were donated to TN homeless shelters, with one shelter receiving 170 pizzas. nydailynews.com/news/crim…
The first Thanksgiving meal included eels, shellfish, wildfowl, and deer, and there was definitely no cranberry sauce or pumpkin pie. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
Napoleon did not like to eat set meals, intead choosing to eat when he was hungry. Napoleon's preference forced his palace chefs to constantly have chickens roasting on spits to suit his erratic hunger. Additionally Napoleon preferred eating with hands rather than use utensils. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Earlier this year, Eminem's Marshall Mathers Foundation donated over 400 meals of "Mom's Spaghetti" to Detroit area frontline hospital workers. detroitnews.com/story/ent…
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…
Today I learned about the PokΓ©mon Jets. Since 1998, 11 Boeing planes with PokΓ©mon liveries have been flown by All Nippon Airways. Onboard, flight attendants wore PokΓ©mon themed uniforms and the headrests and meal containers were decorated with PokΓ©mon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pok…
Dan Giusti, a former chef Noma, a Copenhagen-based Michelin-starred restaurant, now runs a company called Brigaid that cooks meals for public school kids for Connecticut and New York. eater.com/2018/11/8/18068…
Mr. Goodbar was created in response to the Great Depression. It was marketed as a "meal replacement bar" for lunch and allowed the Hershey company to be one of the only major companies to not lay off a single employee. hersheyarchives.org/encyc…
The toothbrush was invented by William Addis, a prisoner in the 1770s who tied bristles to a leftover bone from his meal as an alternative to cleaning his teeth with a rag and soot en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Today I learned dog poo doesn't turn white any more because they stopped putting bone meal in dog food drool.pet/blogs/articles/…
Today I learned of James Edwards Smith, a man executed in Texas in June 1990, who requested for his last meal.... a lump of dirt (it was not given) mysterynibbles.substack.c…
Joaquin Phoenix lived on "lettuce, asparagus and apples" to slim down for 'Joker'. The Oscar-winning actor previously revealed he'd lost over 50lbs (22.6kg) for his lead role in the movie and has admitted he undertook a "horrible diet" involving just one very limited meal a day. perthnow.com.au/entertain…
Today I learned of the primordial pouch: a skin flap on the stomach area of some cat breeds which appears regardless of weight; it helps to store energy when a cat goes a long period in between meals, and to protect vital organs when involved in fights. sepicat.com/primordial-po…
Just 5% of salt is added at the table and only 10% of all salt comes from food freshly prepared at home. Restaurant meals and store bought foods - including crackers, breads and soups - account for over 70% percent of salt intake. webmd.com/food-recipes/ne…
The first recorded pizza delivery was in 1889 to Queen Margherita of Savoy. Reportedly, she was tired of courtly fare and requested a local peasant meal; they delivered a white, green, and red pie to symbolize the newly unified Italy's flag. She called it "delicious" and the rest is history. foodandwine.com/news/poli…
The Manchu–Han Banquet was one of the grandest meals ever documented in Chinese culinary history and consisted of (at least) 108 dishes served in six meals over the course of three days en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
The weight of silverware in restaurants impacts how much a customer is willing to pay for their meal flavourjournal.biomedcent…
That, while McDonald's is famous for the Happy Meal, Burger Chef (opened in 1958 by Donald & Frank Thomas, who used McDonald's as their inspiration) was the fast-food chain that pioneered the kids' meal concept. First sold in 1973, their "Fun Meal" bundled burgers with a dessert and toy. businessinsider.com/burge…
Crows in Japan learned to crack walnuts by dropping them in a crosswalk. the birds hop in front of the cars and place walnuts. After the lights turn green the vehicles drive over the nuts, cracking them open. when it’s time to cross again, the crow join the pedestrians and pick up their meal. pbs.org/lifeofbirds/brain…
Today I learned about Rebecca Coolidge, President Coolidge's pet raccoon who was originally going to be served as a Thanksgiving meal, but was kept as a pet because of her friendly nature. They also had another raccoon named Reuben that was gifted to keep Rebecca company. presidentialpetmuseum.com…
The human bot fly, native to Central and South America. A female bot fly will catch a mosquito mid-flight and deposit eggs on its body. When the mosquito takes a blood meal, the eggs hatch and enter the skin through the bite wound. The larvae feeds on the host for 6-12 weeks before crawling out ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Turkeys were always presented to presidents to be killed for their Thanksgiving meals. Then in 1989 George HW Bush became the first to pardon a turkey instead. history.com/news/a-brief-…
Oklahoma is the only state to have an official state meal (not just a state food). It consists of squash, cornbread, fried okra, BBQ pork, grits, biscuits, sausage and gravy, corn, chicken-fried steak, black-eyed peas, strawberries, and pecan pie. okgazette.com/oklahoma/ok…
Today I learned of John Monash, an Australian WWI general who was so good at organising battles and overseeing the wellbeing of his troops, that during the Battle of Hamel in 1918, he managed to arrange the delivery of hot meals to troops, even up to the front line. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
"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 of the Raines Sandwich. In 1896, New York passed the Raines law to reduce Sunday drinking. The law had a loophole allowing bars to serve alcohol only with a meal. Staff added a sandwich to every drink order, then took it away, serving it to the next customer - the sandwich often lasted all day. atlasobscura.com/articles…
A customer died of a heart attack while eating at the "Heart Attack Grill" in Las Vegas, which gives free meals to patrons weighing more than 350 lbs. usatoday.com/story/dispat…
Today I learned about the Volkswagen currywurst, a meal produced by the German automaker which, measured by units sold, overtook the amount of cars they produce every year. In order for it to be available for every dealership it has, just like every other car part, its own part number. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vol…
In ancient HawaiΚ»i, men and women ate meals separately and women weren't allowed to eat certain foods. King Kamehameha II removed all religious laws that and performed a symbolic act by eating with the women in 1819. This is when the lΕ«Κ»au parties were first created. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lua…
A pilot and copilot of a flight are adviced not to eat the same meals in case one causes food poisoning. businessinsider.com/why-p…
26 states in the U.S. do not require employers to provide meal or rest breaks to their employees. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bre…
The drawer under your stove is not originally intended for storing extra cookware, but for keeping cooked food warm during meal preparation. businessinsider.com/drawe…
Sarah Cummins & her fiancΓ© canceled their wedding yet were left with catering for 170; so she invited local shelters for the meal, including bourbon-glazed meatballs, chicken with artichokes & Chardonnay cream sauce, & wedding cake. The community donated dresses & sport coats for guests to wear. cbc.ca/news/world/wedding…
The food in Alcatraz Prison was so good that the guards and prison staff ate the same exact meals as the prisoners. This was because the warden believed most trouble in prison is caused by bad food. bonappetit.com/entertaini…
Convicted murderer Victor Feguer the last person to be put to death in Iowa requested a single olive with the pit still in it as his last meal. He hoped once dead, the seed would produce an olive tree which would be seen as a symbol of peace murderpedia.org/male.F/f/…
People have been drinking almond milk since at least the 13th century. Because nuts are permitted in fasting seasons almond milk is substituted into meals for Lent and Ramadan. Also in 2013, almond milk surpassed soy milk as the most popular plant-based milk in the United States. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alm…
In 1962, K Kamaraj, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, India, introduced midday meal scheme which improved literacy rate from 21 to 45% in 20yrs in that state en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid…
In 1954, when the Swanson TV dinner was first sold in retail outlets, it was controversial: men wrote to the company complaining that they preferred their wives cook from scratch like their mothers did as opposed to the "just heat and serve" meal. eater.com/2014/8/21/62144…
Along a lonely stretch of highway in Awa-shi, Japan, a rare vending machine sells homemade meals of fresh curry over rice. The vending machine owner, Tadashi Yoshimoto, grows the rice in every meal just down the road on his own farm! youtu.be/O_CSLU28hCI

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