The first Thanksgiving meal included eels, shellfish, wildfowl, and deer, and there was definitely no cranberry sauce or pumpkin pie. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
For decades, southern states considered Thanksgiving an "act of northern aggression." Pumpkin pie was seen as a "Yankee food" and a symbol of anti-slavery sentiment. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Nirvana considered making a video for All Apologies that featured Kurt Cobain playing Lee Harvey Oswald, singing to the camera and making a pie in the book depository. Cobain would then throw the pie out the window, which would hit Kennedy (played by Grohl or Novoselic) in the back of the head. vice.com/en/article/7bmvd…
Apple pie is not American. Pie was invented in Medieval England, while the modern recipe for apple pie with a lattice crust was created and perfected by the Dutch. insider.com/amazing-food-…
Today I learned of Star-Gazey pie - a Cornish dish pastry dish where the fish heads poke out of the pie en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
Kubrik Originally Had A Pie Fight As The Ending to Dr Strangelove www2.bfi.org.uk/news-opin…
"Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie" was a real thing. pri.org/stories/2015-07-1…
Weird Al wanted to make a parody of β€œLive and Let Die” titled β€œChicken Pot Pie”; but Paul McCartney refused because he is vegetarian, and couldn’t condone a song about eating meat. mentalfloss.com/article/7…
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…
Today I learned about "snickers pie", considered to be "one of the most unhealthy recipes ever published" wikipedia.org/wiki/Snicke…
Hawaii's is the only state in the US that still have McDonald's deep fried apple pie. McDonald's Hawaii outsell their mainland counterparts in Apple Pies and they also have taro pie and haupia (coconut) pie. honolulumagazine.com/Hono…
In 1975 actor Oliver Reed had a pie thrown in his face at a premiere. Then a man came up to him with a card saying "Pie in the Face International. You have been selected by Mr. Keith Moon to become a member." and a certificate with the words "You are a member, sponsored by Keith Moon.". rollingstone.com/music/mu…
At 8 minutes 42 seconds, American Pie by Don McLean is the longest song to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ame…
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…
Because of the altitude at which they fly, U-2 pilots have to suck their food - provided in a toothpaste-like tube - through a straw built into their spacesuits. Because of the length of U2 missions, options include things like β€œcaffeinated apple pie” and β€œcaffeinated mac and cheese.” airman.dodlive.mil/2016/0…
The city of George, Washington celebrates national holidays such as the Fourth of July, and Washington's Birthday, with cherry pies. The world's largest cherry pie is also baked every year on July 4, and served to a crowd. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
America's Favorite Pie is Pumpkin Pie. Apple Pie is the 3rd Favorite American Pie, with Pecan being 2nd. parade.com/621697/ccopela…
"the day the music died" in the song American Pie is the literal day when Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and "The Big Bopper" J. P. Richardson were killed in a plane crash. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
A team of international scholars have been working to recreate recipes from 4000 years ago from tablets. One Mesopotamian dish resembles a chicken pot pie, with layers of dough and chunks of bird smothered by a sort of Babylonian bΓ©chamel sauce bbc.com/travel/story/2019…
Today I learned Shepherd's Pie is made with minced lamb or mutton, while one with minced beef is properly called a cottage pie. culinarycraftiness.com/co…
The pie chart in France is named after the round cheese Camembert. It is is called "un diagramme en Camembert." youtube.com/watch?v=atOpL…
The first version of a toy Frisbee was invented by the Frisbie Pie Company in 1948. They were inspired by local college students who would throw the empty pie tins to each other, yelling β€œFrisbie!” as they let go. history.com/.amp/this-day…
In 1937 Fred Morrison got inspiration to create a plastic flying disc after initially throwing a pie pan from the Frisbie Pie Company. Twenty years later, the disc was named a Frisbee, as a nod to the pie company. atlasobscura.com/articles…
The word pie chart in English is obviously pie chart, in French it's camembert cheese, in Chinese it is pancake, and in Italian it is cake. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie…
Today I learned about Belgian pie thrower NoΓ«l Godin who's pied the likes of Bill Gates and Nicolas Sarkozy. His sworn enemies are "authority, depressing laws, the return of moral order, nuclear power, and any form of political power." His pie of choice is a simple whipped cream and chocolate on a soft sponge. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No%…
In 1972 Canadian radio station CBC held a poll to find a national simile (an answer to 'As American as apple pie'). The winning response was "As Canadian as possible under the circumstances." dougdyment.com/hscott.htm…
The Philippines has its own version of apple pie made from coconuts and condensed milk. Buko pie is believed to be invented by Soledad Pahud, she discovered apple pie while working as a maid in the United States, she returned to the Philippines where the lack of apples led to her coconut recipe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buk…
Oklahoma and Louisiana both have an official state meal; The official state meal of Oklahoma consists of fried okra, cornbread, barbecue pork, squash, biscuits, sausage and gravy, grits, corn, strawberries, chicken fried steak, pecan pie, and black-eyed peas. statesymbolsusa.org/symbo…
"the day the music died" in the song American Pie is the literal day when Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and "The Big Bopper" J. P. Richardson were killed in a plane crash. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
There is a city in Washington named 'George'. Every year, George, Washington celebrates the 4th of July by baking the world's largest cherry pie. cityofgeorge.org/about/ab…
"Granny Smith" namesake of the apple, was a real person. Maria Ann "Granny" Smith first cultivated her famous apple tree after throwing away tazmanian crabapples' seeds and cores while baking a pie, and taking care of the tree that sprouted as a result en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Disney's "Enchanted" film was originally written as a R-rated comedy princess movie with borrowed elements from "American Pie" and "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" that focused heavily on sex and profanity en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enc…
Are You Afraid of the Dark? was nominated for a NAACP award because it featured such a diverse cast. Nickelodeon turned away kids for the show that were "too Disney." Creator D.J. MacHale described "too Disney" as "apple pie, freckles, cute, over-the-top acting." mentalfloss.com/article/8…
The idiom "Pie in the sky" comes from the song β€œThe Preacher and the Slave” by labor activist Joe Hill, which he wrote as a parody of the Salvation Army hymn β€œIn the Sweet By-and-By”. The song criticizes the Salvation Army for focusing on people’s salvation rather than on their material needs progressive.org/dispatche…
Both George Lucas and Don McLean were fans of Weird Al Yankovic's "The Saga Begins" (a Star Wars parody of "American Pie"). McLean said that the parody's lyrics sometimes enter his mind during live performances and a Lucasfilm representative said "You should have seen the smile on Lucas's face." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%22…
Thomas Grasso's last meal before his execution was 24 mussels, 24 clams, a double cheeseburger, 6 ribs, 2 strawberry milkshakes, half a pumpkin pie, strawberries, and a can of SpaghettiOs. His final statement was, "I did not get my SpaghettiOs. I got spaghetti. I want the press to know this." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
, CBC had a contest to complete the phrase "as Canadian as ____" (by analogy with "as American as apple pie"). The winner: "as Canadian as possible, under the circumstances" theglobeandmail.com/opini…
There is a pecan pie vending machine in Cedar Creek, Texas. The machine is open 24/7, is stocked daily, and contains full-sized pies and other sweet pecan treats. atlasobscura.com/places/p…
Weird Al wrote a parody for Paul McCartney's Live and Let Die called Chicken Pot Pie, but didn't release it because McCartney felt it conflicted with his vegetarianism (Weird Al still performed it live) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liv…
Paul McCartney wouldn’t approve Weird Al's β€œLove and Let Die” parody that condoned consumption of animal flesh, titled "Chicken Pot Pie" rollingstone.com/music/mu…
A movie called "Duck Soup" came out in 1927, six years before the famous Marx Brothers movie. It was a silent film with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Laurel spends much of the 20-minute movie in drag. "Duck soup" was slang for something easy to do, used like "a piece of cake" or "easy as pie." youtube.com/watch?v=58l9V…
On March 6, 1967, Stalin's daughter - 41-year-old Svetlana Alliluyeva - defected at the U.S. embassy in New Delhi, India, where she publicly denounced Communism and β€œembraced God, America and apple pie.” history.com/news/god-amer…
"The Saga Begins," Weird Al Yankovic's parody of the song "American Pie" where he lays out the plot of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, was written almost entirely based on internet spoilers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Similar to Italian produced westerns being called Spaghetti Westerns, Australian produced westerns are called Meat Pie Westerns. "The Story Of the Kelly Gang", a 1906 film considered by some to be the world's first feature length film, is a Meat Pie Western. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mea…
Doctor Strangelove was supposed to end with a pie fight between the world leaders. Kubrick decided to cut that scene because it didn't fit the rest of the film's tone. lostmediawiki.com/Dr._Str…
Frisbees were inspired by a pie tin AND that those pies are now coming back atlasobscura.com/articles…
The cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation performed a comedy skit in 1994 in support of Comic Relief (hosted by Billy Crystal, Robin Williams and Whoopi Goldberg), in which the crew discusses show memorabilia found on an archaeological mission, and make cracks about the name β€œwho-pie”. youtube.com/watch?v=Hra0I…
The first person to use pie charts was Scottish engineer and political economist. William Playfair en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie…
Seann William Scott, who played Stifler in the American Pie films, was extremely shy and nervous around women and did not have a girlfriend until he was 30 years old. imdb.com/name/nm0005405/b…
Pringles has at least 162 different flavors. This includes Mushroom, Pecan Pie, and White Chocolate Peppermint. snackhistory.com/pringles

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