A roast beef fast food chain originally went by the name JAX Roast Beef, then it was sold and changed to RIX Roast Beef, then sold and changed back to JAX Roast Beef, and then eventually changed to Rax Roast Beef, to be more suitable for franchising. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rax…
In Adnyamathanha mythology, the sun is believed to be a malevolent, man-eating goddess called Bila, and that sunlight is the result of the enormous cooking fire she uses to roast entire villages worth of people at once en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
The name of the chain "Arby's" stands for "R.B."; however, it wasn't named for "Roast Beef", but rather for "Raffle Brothers", the founders of the Arby's chain. youtube.com/watch?v=f3wT2…
Iridescent colors, or "beef rainbows", appearing on the surface of your sliced roast beef does NOT mean the meat has gone bad. It's caused by diffraction grating, which is the same thing that causes rainbows to appear on CD/DVD. theatlantic.com/health/ar…
Coffee is roasted until it "cracks." First crack (about 385 Β°F) = light roast, second crack (about 435 Β°F) = dark roast. If roasted past the second crack, the beans will fully carbonize and may combust. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cof…
Dark roast coffee actually has less caffeine than light roast coffee (per scoop) due to the roasting process it goes through. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cof…
Arby's doesn't stand for "Roast Beef," but for the cofounders, the Raffel Brothers arbys.com/faq/
Martha Stewart got high with Snoop Dogg at the Comedy Central roast of Justin Bieber. usmagazine.com/celebrity-…
Dark roast coffee actually has less caffeine than light roasts en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cof…
Coffee loses caffeine as it roasted, so a dark, "bold" cup of coffee actually has less caffeine than a lighter roast. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cof…
Coke is made by heating coal without air, akin to making charcoal from wood. The earliest evidence of it is in 4th century China for heating and cooking. It has been used to roast materials for beer and whiskey in Great Britain dating back to the 1600s, and was fuel for early steam trains. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cok…
Light roast coffee has MORE caffeine than darker roasts uk.businessinsider.com/li…
Britain's oldest Turkey is named "Dinner" despite dodging the Christmas roast for 16 years mirror.co.uk/news/weird-n…
Blonde or light roasts have more caffiene than dark roasts coffeecrossroads.com
Frequent Comedy Central Roast guest and standup comedian Greg Giraldo was planning on being a lawyer before becoming a standup comedian and even got a law degree from Harvard Law in 1990. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Japanese honey bees fend against hornets by smothering it in a ball, create heat from vibrating their wings and roast it till death. youtu.be/44lc2q8cuL8?t=51…
Coffee loses caffeine as it roasted, so a dark, "bold" cup of coffee actually has less caffeine than a lighter roast. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cof…
In 1993, during a Friar's Club roast of Whoopi Goldberg, her then-boyfriend Ted Danson appeared in 'black-face' and began telling racially charged jokes. Whoopi came to his defense because she infact wrote much of the material and even referred him to the makeup artist. nytimes.com/1993/10/14/ga…
Ronald Reagan roasted Franked Sinatra on Dean Martin's Celebrity Roast in 1978 youtu.be/viDnOz12BFM?t=55…
Bach dedicated one of his cantatas to coffee, which tells a story of a father who does not allow his daughter to drink coffee, and includes lyrics "If I couldn't, three times a day, be allowed to drink my little cup of coffee, in my anguish I will turn into a shriveled-up roast goat." emmanuelmusic.org/notes_t…
For many years Lawry's restaurant in Beverly Hills, where the famous seasoned salt developed, only offered a single entree on its menu: standing rib roast. It now offers lobster tails and vegetarian options. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law…
KFC in the early 70's had a spin off chain for roast beef sandwiches called 'Kentucky Beef'. youtube.com/watch?v=MBug-…
Light roast coffee typically has more caffeine than dark roast coffee wholebeanroasting.com/ins…
A comedian did come close to actually dying on stage. Harry Einstein, father of Albert Brooks and Bob Einstein (Super Dave Osborne), finished his monologue at a roast for Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and quickly developed heart problems. Doctors worked on him backstage but he died hours later en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
A market hog with a live weight of 250 pounds will typically yield 88.6 pounds of lean meat. This lean meat consists of an average of 21 percent ham, 20.3 percent loin, 13.9 percent belly, 3 percent spareribs, 7.3 percent Boston butt roast and blade steaks, and 10.3 percent picnic. thebalance.com/lean-hogs-…
In 1812, Grimod de la ReyniΓ¨re, the world's first restaurant critic, put out a recipe for the rΓ΄ti sans pareil, or roast without equal. It was a 17-bird version of the turducken, though no record exists of whether it was actually made. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
KFC use to have a spin-off restaurant called "Kentucky Roast Beef". (This one was in Bellevue, WA.) bellevuereporter.com/comm…
In 1955 USA used a nuke test to cook a roast beef to perfection, and it was eaten by the observers. youtube.com/watch?v=thPfj…
A Comedy Central Roast has been planned and cancelled for Kid Rock twice, both times because Comedy Central refused to accommodate Kid Rock's request that they be filmed in his home city of Detroit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
'The Roast of Chevy Chase' (2002) was so unusually mean, that Comedy Central has promised to never re-air it ew.com/ew/article/0,,6762…
KFC once sold Kentucky Roast Beef. newyorker.com/magazine/19…
Singer/Songwriter Neil Young accidentally gave a group of children a case of poison oak at his annual birthday celebration by having the children roast marshmallows on the poisonous tree's branches (which he had gathered himself). thedailybeast.com/article…
Roast level of coffee has little to no effect on caffeine levels, but brewed coffee has significantly more caffeine per serving than traditional espresso. driftaway.coffee/caffeine…
In reply to being called frogs by the British, the French came up with their own food-based humorous ethnic slur for the Brits: rosbifs, in an attempt to mock the UK's fondness for roast beef. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_ne…
Today I learned of William Buckland, an English paleontologist who 'insisted on dining on everything', including roast hedgehog, potted ostrich, panthers, porpoises, puppies, and - his greatest achievement by far - the heart of King Louis XIV. bestcollegereviews.org/10…
:The "Glen Beck raped and killed a girl in 1990" is based on Gilbert Gottfried's bit at Comedy Central's roast of Bob Saget. comedycentral.com/videos/…
Arby’s is named after the acronym RB, which in fact stands for the initials of the creators of Arby’s rather than roast beef as popularly believed. funtrivia.com/askft/Quest…
Chevy Chase's roast was so mean Comedy Central never re-aired it slate.com/articles/arts/t…
The light roast coffee has more caffeine than the dark roast. m.huffpost.com/us/entry/3…
British potato chips/crisps come in flavors such as Haggis & Cracked Pepper, Roast Ox, and Prawn Cocktail bbcamerica.com/anglopheni…
It's a myth that light roast coffee has more caffeine than dark. mrcoffee.com/blog/archive…
The notion that dark roast coffee contains more caffeine than light or medium roasts is false, and in fact, the opposite is true. cafealtura.com/roast-inte…
Comedian Albert Brooks's real name is Albert Einstein. His father was radio comedian Parkyakarkas, who died on stage at a roast for Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
JS Bach wrote a cantata extolling the virtues of coffee. Lyrics include, "If I can't drink my bowl of coffee three times daily, then in my torment, I will shrivel up like a piece of roast goat." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cof…
There is an animal that poops out coffee beans which humans then pay top dollar to roast and drink. sierraclub.typepad.com/gr…
Today I learned of the claimed dish of a Bedouin wedding. A whole roast camel, consisting of eggs stuffed in fish, stuffed in chickens, stuffed in a lamb, stuffed in a camel. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who…
The rainbow-like iridescence sometimes seen on roast beef does NOT mean it is bad meat. barfblog.com/2010/01/myst…

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