Pizza Hut restaurants in China stopped offering one trip salad bars- due to customer's creating elaborately engineered "salad towers" carefully balanced on one plate.โ€ฆ
The maรฎtre dโ€™ of the Waldorf Hotel in NYC for 50 years, Oscar Tschirky invented the velvet rope and the Waldorf saladโ€ฆ
Today I learned of the 1984 Rajneeshee bioterror attack in Oregon where the salad bars of ten restaurants were contaminated with salmonella. Prominent followers of an Indian mystic hoped to incapacitate the voting population of the city so their own candidates would win the electionโ€ฆ
The Caesar Salad was not named for Julius Caesar but rather for itโ€™s inventor, an Italian restaurateur named Cesare Cardini who created the salad in his restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico in 1924โ€ฆ
In the early/mid-1900s, a dish called "candle salad" was popular. It involved a banana stuck through a pineapple wheel with whipped cream dripping off. It looked exactly like you'd imagine.โ€ฆ
Jell-O used to offer celery, tomato and โ€œItalian Saladโ€ flavorsโ€ฆ
Surrealist painter Salvador Dalรญ and the Marx Brothers had planned on making a movie called "Giraffes on Horseback Salad" together, but it was never produced. A graphic novel was eventually made based on the screenplay.โ€ฆ
The 1984 Rajneeshee bioterror attack was the food poisoning of 751 individuals in The Dalles, Oregon, through the deliberate contamination of salad bars at ten local restaurants with Salmonella.โ€ฆ
In medieval times, all fruit and vegetables were cooked as it was believed that raw fruit and vegetables caused disease. One book from 1500 even warns: โ€œBeware of green salads and raw fruits, for they will make your master sickโ€.โ€ฆ
NBC refused to produce a Seinfeld episode whereโ€”in the scriptโ€”George got in trouble for saying heโ€™s never seen a black person ever order a salad.โ€ฆ
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) taproots can penetrate soil up to 3 to 6 meters (10 to 15 ft). All parts of the plant can be eaten and are found in salads, roasted, fried, or made into wine, tea, or a coffee-like drink. Dandelions have a taste similar to chicory or endive with a bitter tinge.โ€ฆ
Ron Schur became obsessed with the salad dressing at The Galley Restaurant. He kept asking what was in it and every time he was told it was a secret. Finally, an annoyed waitress asked him, "If you want to know so badly, why donโ€™t you buy the fucking place?" In 1989, he did.โ€ฆ
Carrageenan has been harvested since 600AD & is used in applications including ice cream, salad dressing, beer, processed ham, toothpaste, Fruit Gushers, firefighting foam, shampoo, air freshener gel, shoe polish, soy milk, diet soda, pet food, personal lube, & veggie hot dogs... among others.โ€ฆ
A McDonald's Caesar Salad has more calories, fat and salt than a Double Big Mac burgerโ€ฆ
Celebrity chef Antony Worrall Thompson accidentally recommended the toxic, psychoactive henbane as a "tasty addition to salads" in the August 2008 issue of Healthy and Organic Living magazine.โ€ฆ
Paul Newman started a salad dressing company as a joke. Writer AE Hotchner made fun of him for calling at any hour just to talk about something as banal as salad dressing. The brand was born shortly thereafter.โ€ฆ
The Caesar salad is named after the Italian restaurateur Caesar Cardini, who first created the salad in his restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico.โ€ฆ
A Caesar salad at McDonald's contains more calories and fat, as well as less protein, than a double Big Macโ€ฆ
The Caesar Salad was invented in Tijuana Mexico, not Rome, in 1924 by Caesar Cardiniโ€ฆ
Before 2012 the largest buyer of kale in the US was Pizza Hut, and they only used it as garnish around their salad barโ€ฆ
Today I learned of the fruit cocktail or fruit salad tree. Created by grafting, they can grow up to 6 different fruits on a single tree. blogs.scientificamerican.โ€ฆ
In 1984 a cult spread salmonella on salad bars at restaurants in an Oregon city. They hoped to incapacitate the local population so that their candidates would win local elections. It was the first and single largest bioterrorist attack in US history.โ€ฆ
The Caesar salad was invented in Tijuana because of prohibition.โ€ฆ
The presence of healthy options, like salad, on a menu makes people more likely to choose an unhealthy food like french fries. This is because of "vicarious goal fulfillment", where even just thinking of ordering a salad can make people feel they deserve a reward.โ€ฆ
Both the McDonald's caeser salad and kale salad has more calories, salt and fat than a Big Mac.โ€ฆ
The title of Frasier's Theme Song (Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs) was because "these were things that were 'mixed up' โ€ฆ like Frasier Crane's patients."โ€ฆ
Once upon a time, there was vegetable-flavored Jell-O, meant for salads. There was a celery flavor and a mixed vegetable flavor.โ€ฆ
...Small framed 120 lb Molly Schuyler smashed the world record on April 19th 2015 by eating three 72 ounce steaks, 3 shrimp cocktails, 3 baked potatoes, 3 salads & 3 bread rolls in 20 minutes. The โ€˜Texas Kingโ€™ is free to anyone than can eat it in an hour or less at The Big Texan, Amarilloโ€ฆ
A McDonald's southwest salad has more calories than a Bacon McDouble cheeseburgerโ€ฆ
German inventor Philip Reis constructed a telephone in 1861 (15 years before Alexander Graham Bell) and the first words he spoke into it were "Das Pferd frisst keinen Gurkensalat" (the horse eats no cucumber salad).โ€ฆ
Caesar Salad was invented in Tijuana, Mexico during Prohibition in order to feed a rush of American tourists for the 4th of Julyโ€ฆ
The kale salad with dressing at McDonaldโ€™s has more calories than a Double Big Macโ€ฆ
While Andrรฉ 3000 from OutKast was a vegan for fifteen years, he recently gave it up, saying "Socially it became horrible. I was kind of just sitting at home eating a salad."โ€ฆ
Through the process of grafting (splicing trees together by hand), you can grow multiple kinds of fruit on the same tree. These trees are called 'fruit salad trees'.
Caesar salads are named after Chef Caesar Cardini, not Julius Caesar.โ€ฆ
Before the kale fad of 2013, Pizza Hut was one of the largest purchasers of kale. They used it ornamentally to decorate the salad bars.โ€ฆ
Caesar salads originated in Mexico, not related to the Rulers of Rome.โ€ฆ
A sly foodie convinced upper class Americans not to ever wash their salad bowls. The idea was that the dressing would cure the wooden bowl over time and make better and better salads. The real result was a rancid, smelly bowl. The practice continued for thirty years.โ€ฆ
There is a "Fruit Salad Tree" which can grow up to 6 different types of fruit.
In 2014 a man set up a kickstarter to get ingredients to make his first ever potato salad and ended up receiving $53,000โ€ฆ
Some McDonald's salads have more calories than the burgersโ€ฆ
The Caesar Salad was invented in Mexico in 1924.โ€ฆ
A man jokingly started a Kickstarter to fund a bowl of potato salad. When the fund grew to over $50,000 he decided to throw a potato salad block party.โ€ฆ
Miracle Whip is a salad dressing, because the U.S. FDA requires that anything labeled as "mayonnaise" must contain a minimum of 65 percent vegetable oil by weight.โ€ฆ
There's a cult that opens delis in each area it has a division, luring new members in with delicious looking sandwiches, smoothies and salads.โ€ฆ
For Hanukkah in 2016, Burger King in Israel released a seasonal beef and salad burger in sufganiyot/donut styled buns for the season: the SufganiKing.โ€ฆ
In German there is a word for when cables under the desk tangle and create a mess: Kabelsalat (Cable Salad)โ€ฆ
Caesar salad was invented in Tijuana, Mexico in the 1920sโ€ฆ
The iconic 1930s Hollywood Restaurant, The Brown Derby, served a salad after midnight using their leftover ingredients. When it became the most popular item on the menu they named it after the owner, Robert Cobb.โ€ฆ
Pre-made salad has no added preservatives. Instead, each bag is packed using a special mixture of gasses which serve as natural preservatives.โ€ฆ
KFC is a leading fast food chain in China and even opened an experimental restaurant focused on fruit juice and saladโ€ฆ
There is an affliction called Word Salad, wherein a person speaking spontaneously breaks into unintelligible gibberish without realizing it is occurringโ€ฆ
The Caesar Salad is named after Caesar Cardini, an Italian American hotel owner.โ€ฆ
The popularity of Jell-O salads was so high in the 1950's that the company began making flavors such as celery, mixed vegetable, and seasoned tomato. The flavors have since been discontinued.โ€ฆ
Through the process of plant grafting, you can buy a tree that grows up to 7 different fruits on it, called a "fruit salad tree." blogs.scientificamerican.โ€ฆ
Until last year's fad, the number one buyer of kale was Pizza Hut - as a decoration for their salad bars, not as food.โ€ฆ
The Dandelion is edible, contains more beta-carotene than a Carrot, and exists in the U.S. only because European settlers introduced it as a salad green.โ€ฆ
The largest consumer of kale before the 2013 craze was Pizza Hut.The thing is, Pizza Hut used it as decoration for their salad bars.They didn't even feed it to people.โ€ฆ
"Fruit salad trees" can sprout 3 to 7 different fruitsโ€ฆon THE SAME tree.โ€ฆ
Coleslaw gets its name from the Dutch 'koolsla' meaning "cabbage salad".โ€ฆ
American Airlines saved nearly $40,000 by eliminating one olive from the salad they served each passengerโ€ฆ
Newman's Own (mostly known for their salad dressing) donates all after tax proceeds towards various charities including church organizations and free speech awards. They also have a summer camp that has seen almost 400,000 serious ill kids attend it all free of charge.โ€ฆ
There is a 12 story luxury paper store in Tokyo. On the 12th floor they serve salad grown on the 11th floor--which is an organic indoor farm.โ€ฆ
The big spinach salad I've eaten every day for a month probably caused my iron *deficiency* (which, by the way, made my hair fall out). In other news, Popeye can suck it.
The Israeli Army diet, an eight-day diet, is not followed by the Israel Defense Forces and is strictly a fad diet. Only apples are consumed the first two days, cheese the next two days, chicken on days five and six, and salad for the final two days.โ€ฆ
There is a tree which bears more than one type of fruit called "The Fruit Salad Tree". It was made through a method of reproduction called grafting.
The "Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggsโ€ in the Frasier closing credits theme song were a metaphor for Frasier's patients.โ€ฆ
"Salad Days" refers to a period in time when one is young and inexperienced.โ€ฆ
Today I learned of the 1984 Rajneeshee Bioterror Attack where a cult infected 10 restaurant's salad bars with Salmonella in an attempt to take control of the local government by preventing people from voting in the upcoming election.โ€ฆ
That "fruit salad trees" are real, and can grow several different kinds of fruit. blogs.scientificamerican.โ€ฆ
Caesar salad is unrelated to Julius Caesar. it was invented on the Fourth of July by an immigrant living in Mexico, who named it after himselfโ€ฆ
In 1981 American Airlines saved roughly $500,000 by removing the olives from salads. Soon afterward, an association of olive growers found out, and threatened to boycott the airline if olives were not restored. AA agreed, and stocked them onboard for passengers who requested them.โ€ฆ
In 1980, American Airlines were able to save $40,000 a year by removing just one olive from the salad they served to first class customers.โ€ฆ
Robert Crandall, the former CEO of American Airlines, came up with the idea to eliminate one olive per salad to save the airline $40,000 yearlyโ€ฆ
A python in Australia swallowed salad tongs and had to have them surgically removed.โ€ฆ
Elvis Presley's hit song "Polk Salad Annie" actually refers to "sallet", which means cooked greens, but record companies used the word "salad" instead. Thinking that you can eat polk salad (uncooked pokeweed) has led to a number of poisoningsโ€ฆ
There is a salad in Iowa, USA called a Snickers salad, it consists of chopped up Snicker bars, Granny Smith apples and a whipped topping.โ€ฆ
David Firth, creator of Salad Fingers, Spoilsbury Toast Boy and other animations, appeared as a disturbed caller who rambles about how he isn't a doctor in GTA V's enhanced version on FlyLo FM.โ€ฆ
Competitive eater Molly Schuyler once ate three Big Texan 72-ounce steak dinners in 20 minutes. Each plate consisted of a 4.5lb steak, a shrimp cocktail, a baked potato, a salad, and a bread roll. She weighs 120 pounds.โ€ฆ
Chinese New Year is traditionally celebrated with a salad toss.โ€ฆ
Bagged salad was a way to sell misshapen but edible lettuce. Bagged lettuce can sell for twice the price of heads of lettuceโ€ฆ
Salad Fingers animator David Firth had a satirical cartoon series removed from Newgrounds due to its lack of quality, this cartoon was later commissioned by the BBC for their websiteโ€ฆ
Fruit salad trees existโ€ฆ
Back in the early 80s, Jack in the Box served dinner entrees (e.g. steak with side salad and garlic bread).
Caesar Salad is named after a guy in Mexico, not a Roman Emperor.โ€ฆ
In 1984, a small Oregon town cult tried to sabotage Election Day by infecting town residents with Salmonella. They infected 751 people by spraying the bacteria one salad bar food.โ€ฆ
In the 1980's, Robert L. Crandall, then the head of American Airlines, came up with the idea of removing just one olive from every dinner salad served to passengers. He saved the airline $40,000 a year.โ€ฆ
There is a mayo like condiment in the UK simply called "Salad Cream"โ€ฆ
A farmer couple in Australia sell Fruit Salad Trees. One plant can bear 6 different kinds of fruits. They come in varieties such as citrus, stone fruits and multi-apples.โ€ฆ
Many grocery stores use their vegetables and meat that have past their sell by date to make their pre-made deli items such as salads and wraps.โ€ฆ
52% of tuna fish in the US is used for sandwiches; 22% for salads; and 15% for casseroles and Tuna Helper meal kits.โ€ฆ
People have successfully made Fruit Salad Trees by grafting up to 6 different fruits in one tree!
In the 1980s, American Airlines began saving $40,000 per year by putting one less olive in each first class salad.โ€ฆ
The word salt led to words like salary, (in the Roman Empire, soldiers were paid with sacks of salt) salad, salvation and the list goes on. Salt has an incredibly long ranging etymology.โ€ฆ
The caesar salad was invented in Tijuana, Mexico!โ€ฆ
Today I learned of the 60's Salad Oil Scandal: a exporter said he was shipping tankers full of salad oil, but inspectors only sampled the oil on top. In fact, beneath the top layer, it was water. Upon being discovered, it caused a notable market disruption in the mid-60's, almost claiming American Express.โ€ฆ
Competitive eating champ Joey Chestnut set the record in the Texas King Challege (eating a 4.5 lbs steak plus bread roll with butter, baked potato, ranch beans, shrimp cocktail, and a salad) with a time of 8min 52s. This shattered the previous record of 21 minutes, which had stood for 21 years.โ€ฆ
There is a fruit salad tree, a tree which can grow up to 7 different fruits on one tree
Scottish IDM duo Boards of Canada wrote the music for Salad Fingers.โ€ฆ
When a restaurant offers a healthy option like a salad people are more likely to order French fries than when there isn't a healthy option available. This is called "vicarious goal fulfillment"โ€ฆ

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