Today I learned about the Christmas pickle. A supposedly German tradition, where you hide a pickle in the Christmas tree and whoever finds it first gets a reward. Apparently this is a well known tradition in the US, but not of German origin and in fact completely unknown in Germany. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
In the Deep South, you can dig into a jar of sweet and sour Kool-Aid pickles (also know as Koolickles). fodors.com/news/restauran…
Mustard or pickle juice are often used to get rid of Charley Horses quickly, and research found that the remedy likely works because Charley horses are caused by misfiring nerves in the muscles, and strong flavors can stimulate nerves in the mouth, which somehow relieves the issue. roanoke.com/archive/the-p…
Jason Mraz once was a pickle boy at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, where he would offer to trade you his dill for a bill. startribune.com/mystic-la…
Cleopatra claimed pickles made her beautiful mentalfloss.com/article/2…
Today I learned of the most famous person ever to have literally been in a pickle, Horatio Nelson. He died at sea, so the surgeon on board pickled his body in brandy to preserve it for the long trip to England. 2 weeks into the journey, gaseous pressures burst the cask lid, making Nelson "rise from the dead." atlasobscura.com/articles…
When mangoes were first imported to the Americas in the 17th century, they had to be pickled because of lack of refrigeration. Other fruits were also pickled and came to be called "mangoes", especially bell peppers, and in the 18th century, the word "mango" became a verb meaning "to pickle." w.wiki/R2w
Mt. Olive pickle company is based in a town called Mt. Olive and the street is One Cucumber Blvd, at the intersection of Cucumber and Vine. mtolivepickles.com/contac…
China consumes nearly 75% of the worlds pickles app.indexbox.io/report/07…
The voice ACTRESS Elizabeth Daily (aka E. G. Daily) who voiced Tommy Pickles (the bald baby from Nickelodeon cartoon Rugrats) sang a song for SCARFACE youtube.com/watch?v=FeFms…
BΓ©la Kiss was a Hungarian serial killer, who is is thought to have murdered at least 23 young women and one man, and attempted to pickle their bodies in large metal drums that he kept on his property. His eventual fate and number of victims remains unknown. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C…
Today I learned of Khalid Sheldrake, a British Pickle Manufacturer who moved to Xinjiang and was declared King of Islamistan in 1934 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kha…
Today I learned about Wilfred Pickles, a northern English BBC newsreader during the Second World War. Because of his strong Yorkshire accent, he was chosen for the job as "a deliberate attempt to make it more difficult for Nazis to impersonate BBC broadcasters". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Since 2012, there has been a pickle jar that sits on the guardrail on the I-270 North in Des Peres, Missouri. Every time the jar falls, breaks, or disappears, it is always replaced, but who does it remains a mystery. atlasobscura.com/articles…
The law that requires pickles to bounce in Connecticut is a myth libguides.ctstatelibrary.…
The part that holds the wing to the body of an airplane is called a β€œpickle fork” komonews.com/news/local/e…
Pickles work as a palate cleanser by sweeping fat away from your taste buds allowing you to taste the food like it was your first bite. justapinch.com/groups/dis…
The average American eats 9 pounds of pickles per year, which is equivalent to about 77 pickles per year. statista.com/statistics/2…
There's a legend that Cleopatra attributed her beauty and health to eating pickles history.com/news/pickles-…
Today I learned of the US tradition known as a Christmas pickle. Apparently you hide a glass or plastic ornamental pickle in the Christmas tree. On Christmas morning, the first child to find the pickle receives good luck or a special prize from Santa. It's origins are disputed. wikipedia.org/wiki/Christ…
A family has been passing down a pickle in a jar since 1876. npr.org/2011/10/09/141167…
Former Toronto Maple Leafs owner Harold Ballard once asked the arena superintendent if he could make pickles in the tank that circulated the cold mixture under the ice. pensionplanpuppets.com/20…
Kool-aid soaked pickles (koolickles) are a common snack in the US's southern states seriouseats.com/2013/04/h…
Pickles are served with most meals because they serve as a palate cleanser. thekitchn.com/why-pickles…
The Vlasic pickle Stork mascot was an attempt to capitalize on pregnant women's craving for pickles. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/V…
Since 1948, by state law in Connecticut a pickle has to bounce to be considered a pickle. libguides.ctstatelibrary.…
The singer in the dance scene of Better off Dead is E. G. Daily, better known for voicing Tommy Pickles in the Nickelodeon series Rugrats. youtube.com/watch?v=5ox3k…
In 1966, the world cup trophy was stolen off England, only to be found 7 days later in a garden by a dog named pickles news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/…
The mascot for Vlasic pickles is a stork because they're associated with delivering babies and pregnant women crave pickles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vla…
A Hungarian man murdered 24 women and attempted to pickle their bodies in beer before enlisting to fight in World War 1. When his crimes were discovered, he evaded capture and was never heard from again. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C…
The German tradition of the "Christmas Pickle" is relatively unknown to Germans and 91% of Germans polled had never heard of the holiday tradition. nytimes.com/2016/12/23/wo…
The actress who voices 'Bubbles' from 'The Powerpuff Girls' also plays Timmy Turner/Poof, Ben 10, Raven, Princess Clara/Toot, Dil Pickles, Truffles, plus many more video game characters including Rikku from FFX and Harley Quinn from Batman: Arkham City. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar…
The Hungarian serial killer BΓ©la Kiss is thought to have murdered at least 23 young women and 1 man, and attempted to pickle them in giant metal drums. When WWI began, he was conscripted and left his house. When his crimes were discovered, he evaded capture and was never heard from again. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C…
Some Americans believe that there is a christmas tradition here in Germany called "Christmas pickle" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
In some parts of the southern United States, "Kool-Aid Pickles" are a popular snack. They are pickles that have been soaked in double-strength Kool-Aid and additional sugar for a week. nytimes.com/2007/05/09/di…
The voice actress for Bubbles from "The Powerpuff Girls" has done 573 other credited voice roles, including Timmy Turner from "The Fairly OddParents", Dil Pickles from "The Rugrats" and Omi from "Xiaolin Showdown". behindthevoiceactors.com/…
The Stolen 1966 World Cup Trophy was found by a Dog named Pickles who was then invited to the celebration banquet and allowed to lick his owners bowl. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pic…
Americans consume 26 billion pickles a year, which equals 9 pounds of pickles per person picklesburgh.com
Renowned explorer Amerigo Vespucci was previously a pimp and a pickle-dealer smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
Pickles and other pickled foods contain some carcinogens strongly linked to nasopharyngeal cancer. tnp.sg/lifestyle/health/e…
What a Pyrosome (often called a 'Sea Pickle') is; a collective mass of microbials, sometimes ranging in the hundreds of thousands known as 'Zooids' interlinking to form these underwater sea socks. youtube.com/watch?v=A3UUf…
"Mango" was used as a verb that meant "to pickle" in the American colonies in the 18th century ; any fruit that was pickled for shipment like the mango was colloquially referred to as a mango, which lead to the conversion of the word. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
If you apply an electric current to a pickle it will glow in the dark youtube.com/watch?v=aab8V…
The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the 57 varieties of pickles Heinz once sold en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hei…
Today I learned of Texas Representative J.J. Pickle, whose campaign trademark was "a 'squeaky pickle' rubber toy he handed out to those he met in area parades". He was re-elected 15 times. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._…
A dog named Pickles found the stolen 1966 FIFA World Cup trophy while going for a walk en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pic…
A Pickleback is a shot of whiskey followed by a shot of pickle brine. The combination neutralizes both tastes in your mouth, leaving no alcohol burn. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pic…
On the 20th March 1966, four months before the 1966 FIFA World Cup in England, the trophy was stolen during a public exhibition at Westminster Central Hall. It was found seven days later wrapped in newspaper at the bottom of a suburban garden hedge in South London by a dog named Pickles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIF…
Nickleback lost a popularity contest to pickles. theguardian.com/music/201…
Athletes are drinking Pickle Juice to avoid and reduce the duration of leg cramps. mindbodygreen.com/0-15529…
The boyfriend of Tommy Pickles' voice actress accidentally killed himself on the set of his TV show en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon…
The mascot of Vlasic pickles was conceived by merging the mythology of a child-bearing stork with the notion that pregnant women have an above average appetite for pickles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vla…
They pickle tea leaves in Myanmar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lah…
People from Mississippi invented koolickles, or pickles soaked in Kool-Aid. huffingtonpost.com/2014/0…
In the US sandwiches are served with pickles (pickled cucumbers) because they allow one to experience the sharp contrast in flavors and more fully appreciate the taste of the sandwich mentalfloss.com/article.p…
There was a punishment called "Derby's dose", in which "[A] runaway [slave] would be beaten, and salt pickle, lime juice, and bird pepper would be rubbed into their open wounds. Another slave would defecate into the mouth of the miscreant, who would then be gagged for hours." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Der…
At the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, β€œPickle King” H.J. Heinz tempted fairgoers with a β€œfree gift” if they visited his booth and tasted his wares. By the end of the fair, Heinz had given out some 1 million β€œpickle pins,” launching one of the most successful marketing gambits in U.S. history. history.com/news/hungry-h…
Today I learned of a tradition that involves a pickle ornament. The finder of the Christmas Pickle ornament on Christmas morning, gets an extra present from Santa Claus and will have a lucky year! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
Today I learned of the Christmas Pickle, a tradition involving hiding a pickle ornament on the Christmas Tree. whychristmas.com/customs/…
Johnny Depp once paid Leonardo DiCaprio $500 to sniff a rancid pickle. diply.com/laughitout/arti…
The vlasicβ„’ pickle brand put a child bearing stork as the mascot because of pregnant woman craving pickles. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/V…
In the state of Connecticut, by law, it is not considered a pickle until it bounces nbcconnecticut.com/news/p…
Pickles played an important role in Colombus’s discovery of America in 1492. Ample quantities of vitamin C-rich pickles were stored on the NiΓ±a, Pinta, and Santa Maria, helping to prevent scurvy outbreaks on the historic voyage across the Atlantic. exploratorium.edu/cooking…
In 1993, the U.S. Government spent $277,000 on β€œpickle research”. ncf-net.org/forum/fall-is…
After the World Cup trophy was stolen it was found by a dog named Pickles who was given a hero's thanks, placed in movies, voted dog of the year, and had his collar put in the National Football Museum en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pic…
The voice actress of Tommy Pickles, Elizabeth Daily, sang for Angus T. Jones in the intro of Two and a Half Men. behindthevoiceactors.com/…
That Heinz Pickle pins are one of the longest running and most successful promotions in history, with over 100 million pins made and lasting over a century. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hei…
Pickles (Specifically the vinegar in them) is a better remedy for heartburn than antacids... peoplespharmacy.com/2012/…
In Connecticut, a pickle can't be sold unless it bounces. msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/s…
One of St. Nicholas' most famous miracles is when an evil shopkeeper chopped up three small boys with an axe and pickled them, Nicholas resurrected them and made them whole, and the three were singing "Hallelujah" as they climbed back out of the pickle barrel. beliefnet.com/Faiths/Chri…
"Pickles have been around for thousands of years, dating as far back as 2030 BC" pbs.org/food/the-history-…
Newfoundland once had a cucumber warehouse nicknamed Peckford's Pickle Palace that grew cukes at a cost of $27.50 each cbc.ca/archives/entry/pol…
Today I learned that the names of the otters at the National Zoo are Chowder, Clementine, Pork Chop, Pickles, Saffron, Olive, Peaches, Turnip, Radish, and ... Kevin. nationalzoo.si.edu/Animal…
Months before the legendary 1966 England World Cup, the Trophy was stolen and hidden in a garden hedge. It was recovered a week later by a dog named 'Pickles' who was later invited to the celebration banquet after England won the World Cup. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pic…
The only reason each Chic-Fil-A Sandwich has two pickles is because that's the only condiment that Cathy had on hand at the time en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Aristotle praised the healing effects of cured cucumbers, and Julius Caesar fed pickles to his troops in the belief that they lent physical and spiritual strength. nyfoodmuseum.org/_ptime.h…
There is an American tradition to hide a pickle ornament in the Christmas tree. The first child who finds it gets either one extra gift from santa or good fortune for the next year en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/C…
Pickling began 4000 years ago in india and Ancient Sources claims that they have long been considered a beauty aid. Cleopatra attributed her good looks to a hearty diet of pickles. nyfoodmuseum.org/_ptime.h…
A pickle will emit light when a voltage (120V) is placed across (2:50) youtu.be/aab8VjzuXyM?t=1m…
Reagan never planned to make Ketchup count as a vegetable in school lunch. Instead, pickle relish was considered. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/K…
The primary income for the French company digging the Panama Canal was (for a short time) placing the bodies of workers who had died inside barrels full of pickle juice and selling them to medical schools as cadavers. historyhouse.com/in_histo…
In 1966 a dog named Pickles found the stolen World Cup trophy while on a walk with his owner. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pic…
Fried pickles were invented in Arkansas. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/F…
A dog named Pickles found the missing World Cup Trophy in a garden in 1966 en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/P…
Pickles are as bad for your teeth as most candies and sodas. healthcommkey.org/best-an…
Aristotle, Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Queen Elizabeth, and Napoleon were all immense fans of the pickle. nyfoodmuseum.org/_ptime.h…
Many movie theaters in the south sell pickles as snacks for patrons. reddit.com/r/Fitness/comm…
The names of the small-clawed otters at the National Zoo are Chowder, Clementine, Rutabega, Pork Chop, Pickles, Saffron, Olive, Peaches, Turnip, Radish...and Kevin. huffingtonpost.com/2012/0…
Some cities fight icy roads with cheese, beets, pickles, and potatoes. accuweather.com/en/weathe…
E.G. Daily (voice of Tommy Pickles) recorded the song 'Mind over Matter' for the 1987 film 'Summer School' and shot a music video for it. youtu.be/S1-_d1kVHh0
Bruce Willis played the Pickles family dog in Rugrats Go Wild en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rug…
There is a college for the arts with a fighting pickle, which apparently is a pickle wearing a tutu, as their mascot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
The saying "in a pickle" started with Shakespeare phrases.org.uk/meanings/i…
There is a pickle made by soaking a cucumber in Kool-Aid and pickle brine. It's referred to as a "Koolickle". en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/P…

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