, Robert L. Scott Jr., a retired USAF Brigadier General and WWII flying ace, in 1980 at the age of 72, gained national attention by hiking the 1,900 miles (3050 km) of the Great Wall of China. The journey took 94 days and he sustained himself with 1,200 oatmeal raisin cookies. historynet.com/col-robert…
The Quaker Oats Company and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology agreed to pay $1.85-million to settle a federal lawsuit over an experiment in which radioactive oatmeal was fed to boys at a state institution in the 1940s and 1950s. chronicle.com/article/mit…
The World Porridge Making Championship, held in Scotland, awards a main prize of the "Golden Spurtle" for the best traditional porridge made with only oatmeal, water and salt en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wor…
Quaker Oats fed disabled children radioactive oatmeal smithsonianmag.com/histor…
Quaker Oats 35% Less Sugar Oatmeal contains 35% less oatmeal per packet, despite being the same price as the regular version latimes.com/food/sns-dail…
Quaker Oats fed radioactive milk and oatmeal to unsuspecting special needs kids under the guise of a science club in order to find out how beneficial certain nutrients were in their oats. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
In the 1940s and 50s MIT scientists fed unsuspecting boys oatmeal laced with radioactive materials at a school for mentally disabled and abandoned boys latimes.com/archives/la-x…
Nickelodeon's Iconic Slime Is Made Of Vanilla Pudding, Applesauce, Oatmeal, and Green Food Dye. mentalfloss.com/article/3…
In Qauker Instant Oatmeal with fruit pieces, the strawberries and peaches are actually dehydrated apples, and the blueberries are dehydrated figs. quakeroats.com/products/h…
All oatmeal is porridge, but not all porridge is oatmeal mnn.com/food/recipes/blog…
The oatmeal raisin cookie was originally labeled as β€œhealth food” despite being almost equally fattening and sugary as chocolate chip cookies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oat…
"Porridge" is actually a generic term for boiled grain foods including oatmeal, maize, congee, grits, polenta, kasha, gruel, etc en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Por…
The "strawberries" and "peaches" in Quaker Instant Oatmeal are actually flavored dehydrated apples. The "blueberries" are flavored dried figs. quakeroats.com/products/h…
From 1946 to 1953, the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and the Quaker Oats corporation fed 73 mentally disabled children with radioactive oatmeal to track "how nutrients were digested". The children were not told what they were being fed but instead that they were joining a "science club". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Une…
Quaker Oats once ran a promotion in which each oatmeal box came with a coupon redeemable for a plot of land in Connecticut. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qua…
The Manhattan Project secretly tested the effects of radiation on its own citizens, including injecting pregnant women and feeding schoolboys radioactive oatmeal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Quaker Oatmeal packages in 1902 contained a coupon redeemable for an actual deed to a small plot of land in Milford, CT. ctpost.com/local/article/…
The US military has a 26 page document dictating the makeup, size, and consistency of brownies and oatmeal cookies. everyspec.com/MIL-SPECS/M…
There is more fiber in one sweet potato than in a bowl of oatmeal. sweetpotato.org/content/n…
There is a military specification for making chocolate covered oatmeal cookies and chocolate covered brownies... it is 23 pages long... everyspec.com/MIL-SPECS/M…
Oatmeal raisin cookies were the original energy bar and chocolate chip cookies were invented by accident spoonuniversity.com/lifes…
In Massachusetts, 57 developmentally disabled children were fed oatmeal laced with radioactive tracers in an experiment sponsored by MIT and the Quaker Oats Company. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The Fernald School for the "feeble minded," part of America's Eugenics movement, forced children to perform most manual labor, including cutting up the brains of retarded people for scientific study. The boys were also given radioactive oatmeal in a study for Quaker Oats. cbsnews.com/news/americas…
The Manhattan Project tested radiation by injecting pregnant women and feeding children radioactive oatmeal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Dolly Parton's father paid the doctor who delivered her with a bag of oatmeal. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
When Dolly Parton was born, her father paid the doctor with a bag of oatmeal. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/D…
There is a military specification (aka "mil spec") for Oatmeal Cookies and Brownies and it's 26 pages long. liw.iki.fi/liw/misc/MIL-C…
One serving of oatmeal has the same amount of protein as two eggs. growth-focus.com/105/oatm…
The crisp and crumble differ from the cobbler in that the top layer of the former may also include rolled oats made with oatmeal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cob…
Wardenclyffe Tower, the site of Nicholas Telsa's attempt to create a transcontinental wireless telegraph station, was purchased in 2013 by "a non-profit organization supported by The Oatmeal." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War…
Quaker Oatmeal used to give coupons redeemable for land in their oatmeal boxes ctpost.com/local/article/…
The Quaker Oats company (and MIT) fed radioactive oatmeal to developmentally disabled children. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The inventor of the single-serve butter pat, Sanford Redmond, also invented Australia's predominant sauce packet (Americans may remember it from Oatmeal Swirlers in the 90s) and helped design a high-speed camera for the Manhattan Project. nytimes.com/2000/07/30/bu…
Oatmeal is porridge, however porridge is not always oatmeal. thosefoods.com/porridge-v…
Cooking oatmeal with well water can cause green foam to form on top ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1…
Eating High Glycemic foods (white bread, instant oatmeal, etc.) causes excessive hunger and can increase your chance of overeating additional calories by 81%. isitunhealthy.com/are-low…
There is a traditional Scottish drink made from whisky, oatmeal juice, honey, and sometimes cream: atholl brose. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ath…
The US Military published a 26-page standard, MIL-C-44072C, with ultra-precise and extremely specific directions for mass producing oatmeal cookies and brownies. scribd.com/doc/31878583/M…
Oatmeal is naturally gluten-free, but usually cannot be labeled so because it becomes contaminated during processing celiacdisease.about.com/o…
When to use i.e. in a sentence -- The Oatmeal theoatmeal.com/comics/ie
MIT and Quaker Oats Served Radioactive Oatmeal to boys at the Fernald State School tech.mit.edu/V117/N65/bfe…
MTV's old catchphrase "I want my MTV!" was based off of a brand of maple-flavored oatmeal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May…
That, in Terminator 2: Judgement Day, the sound that the T-1000 makes when transforming was created by putting a condom over a microphone and dipping it into oatmeal. imdb.com/title/tt0103064/…
In the 1950s, Quaker Oats, along with Harvard and MIT fed children oatmeal contaminated with radioactive calcium and iron. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qua…
(via The Oatmeal's museum fund) there's a movie in the works about Nikola Tesla vimeo.com/24175298
Matthew Inman from The Oatmeal is a marathon runner menshealth.com.sg/guy-wis…
In defense of the Oatmeal, the EFF cited "Learned Hand" and that's a real judge [PDF Warning] eff.org/file/35126#page/1…
Quaker Oats was part of an experiment feeding children radiation to "prove the nutrients in Quaker Oatmeal travel throughout the body." news.google.com/newspaper…
Raisins are used when making Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies foodnetwork.com/unwrapped…

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