The Sloppy Joe is a highly controversial sandwich. Historians believe it originated in Cuba, bar owner JosΓ© GarcΓ­a created a handheld version of ropa vieja to serve to his tipsy customers. Others believe that the loose meat sandwich started Sioux City, Iowa from a dinner cook named Joe. wideopeneats.com/sloppy-j…
The United States Department of Agriculture says the official definition of a sandwich is: β€œat least 35% cooked meat and no more than 50 percent bread”. hot-dog.org/press/nationa…
Sandwich (the food) was probably named after John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. He was a gambler who ate slices of cold meat between bread at the gaming table during marathon sessions rather than get up for a proper meal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
The legal definition of a 'sandwich' differs across the USA. In California, a hot dog is a sandwich. In Massachusetts, a burrito is not a sandwich. The USDA defines a sandwich as meat between two slices of bread and says a burrito is a 'sandwich like product.' New York has another definition. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
In parts of New Jersey a Sloppy Joe refers to a cold cut sandwich on rye with coleslaw and Russian dressing en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slo…
In 1995 McDonald's sued a topless sandwich shop in Melbourne, Australia called "McTits" to get them to change their name. chicagoreader.com/chicago…
The fluffernutter sandwich was first created in Massachusetts and is recognized as the state sandwich titlemax.com/discovery-ce…
Lunchables were created over 30 years ago because bologna was losing popularity. Their goal was to β€œdream up something that was livelier than sliced, sandwich-ready meat sealed in plastic.” theatlantic.com/family/ar…
A Subway sandwich artist was trapped in a refrigerator overnight and wrote a desperate plea for help in ketchup. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england…
The ham, salami, and bologna on Subway’s Cold Cut Combo sandwich are all actually made of turkey. subway.com/en-US/MenuNutr…
Today I learned of the Raines Sandwich. In 1896, New York passed the Raines law to reduce Sunday drinking. The law had a loophole allowing bars to serve alcohol only with a meal. Staff added a sandwich to every drink order, then took it away, serving it to the next customer - the sandwich often lasted all day. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Today I learned about the Elvis sandwich: peanut butter, jelly, and bacon on french bread messynessychic.com/2015/0…
An astronaut smuggled a corned-beef sandwich into space. After taking a bite, crumbs and rye started floating around the cabin. It has been referred to as '$30 million sandwich.' NASA have taken steps to prevent corned-beef sandwiches from being taken on future flights. space.com/39341-john-youn…
Today I learned of toast sandwich. A sandwich made with two slices of bread in which the filling is a thin slice of toasted bread! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toa…
McDonald’s McChicken sandwich was a flop when originally introduced. McDonald’s tried it again when Chicken McNuggets were a hit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McC…
A toast sandwich is a sandwich from the UK in which the filling is a thin slice of toasted bread, which can be heavily buttered en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toa…
Today I learned of the Antwerp Diamond Heist, a 2003 jewellery heist in which thieves stole over $100 million worth of gems. The ringleader was caught after he was linked to DNA on a partially eaten salami sandwich found near the crime scene. Most of the stolen diamonds remain uncovered. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
Today I learned about Le Sandwich AmΓ©ricain, a popular sandwich in France with multiple hamburger patties and melted GruyΓ¨re cheese piled high with French fries on a toasted baguette. la-viande.fr/cuisine-acha…
London’s smallest statue β€˜Two Mice Eating Cheese’ commemorates the death of two workmen who, in 1862, fell from scaffolding whilst arguing over a missing sandwich. It was actually stolen by mice en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phi…
Today I learned about Andy George who spent $1,500 and 6 months making a single sandwich completely from scratch. He did absolutely everything from making his own cheese to harvesting his own wheat. He made his own salt and made his own oil. He grew sunflowers and collected their seeds to extract fat. fortune.com/2015/09/23/15…
When a Massachusetts mall let a Qdoba open there, another tenant -- Panera -- sued. Panera had the exclusive right to sell sandwiches and argued that Qdoba's burritos violated that right. The judge disagreed and ruled that a burrito is not a sandwich. youtube.com/watch?v=NnOhL…
Today I learned about The Dwarf House, the original Chik-fil-a, built in 1946. Originally known as The Dwarf Grill, it initially sold a β€œdeluxe steak” and the chicken sandwich wasn’t added to the menu until the 60’s. An item known as the Hot Brown, is chicken covered in gravy, with mashed potatoes and bacon. tampabay.com/features/tra…
The sandwich was popularised by the 4th Earl of Sandwich, who ordered that meat be placed between two slices of bread for easy consumption. He therefore was able to gamble and eat at the same time. open-sandwich.co.uk/town_…
John Young smuggled an illegal corned beef sandwich on board the Gemini 3 spacecraft in 1965. For this delicious stunt, he was given the first reprimand in NASA space mission history and his snack remains the only contraband sandwich to ever make it into space. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Gerald Ratner, ex-CEO of a budget jewelry chain, destroyed Β£500 million in company value with a single speech in which he called his products "total crap" and "cheaper than an M&S prawn sandwich but probably wouldn't last as long." Such gaffes are now known as "doing a Ratner." wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald…
Prior to 2017, Jimmy John's made employees sign a non-compete agreement, which prohibited them from working at any other rolled sandwich business within two miles of a Jimmy John's fortune.com/2016/06/22/ji…
There is a 1982 Barbie commercial that ends with the line "Better make Ken a sandwich!" youtu.be/JGRCLXnQKcQ
A court actually decided on whether or not a burrito is a sandwich, because a Panera sued a shopping center over a no-compete clause casetext.com/case/white-c…
Nanocardboard is made out of an aluminum oxide film with a thickness of tens of nanometers. Its sandwich structure, similar to that of corrugated cardboard, makes it more than 10,000x as stiff as a solid plate of the same mass. Shining a light on a piece of nanocardboard allows it to levitate. phys.org/news/2018-11-ult…
Astronaut John Young's smuggled corned beef space sandwich lasted one bite before it started to disintegrate and crumble, that bread cannot be eaten in space because of this problem and current current space "bread" is actually made of tortillas. space.com/39341-john-youn…
A survey in 2005 suggested that 45% of British adults own, but do not use, sandwich toasters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie…
The sandwich is named after the 4th Earl of Sandwich, an eighteenth-century English aristocrat. It is said that he ordered his valet to bring him meat tucked between two pieces of bread, and others began to order "the same as Sandwich!" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
There really is such a thing as a 'Dagwood Sandwich', named after the comic strip character Dagwood Bumstead. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dag…
The sandwich that would become called the Big Mac was invented in the kitchen of a local McDonald's franchisee in Pittsburgh in 1967. Its popularity led to inclusion on the menu of all McDonald's within the following year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big…
The then-fugitive millionaire Robert Durst was arrested in 2001 for shoplifting a $5 sandwich, even though he had $500 of cash in his pockets. nypost.com/2001/12/01/lam…
Astronaut John Young smuggled a corned beef sandwich onto a space flight. The sandwich was dubbed the '30 million dollar sandwich" space.com/39341-john-youn…
Today I learned of a guy who made a chicken sandwich literally from scratch -- he grew a garden, harvested wheat, slaughtered a chicken, travelled to boil ocean water for salt, etc -- it took him 6 months and cost him $1,500. He didn't think it tasted very good. today.com/food/making-chi…
The British invented the "toast sandwich" which is literally a sandwich with buttered toast as the filling. A 1861 recipe suggests adding salt and pepper to taste, and that it "will be found very tempting to the appetite of an invalid." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toa…
Today I learned of Casu Marzu, a delicacy in Sardinia, which is cheese infected with live maggots. Diners spread it on flatbread then hold their hands above the sandwich while eating it because the maggots can leap up to 6 inches when disturbed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
The Sandwich was named after Earl of Sandwich, in which was created so he could gamble and eat at the same time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Today I learned that Mama Cass didn’t choke to death on a ham sandwich. But died in her sleep at the age of 32 in a London hotel room. Five years later, at the age of 32, Keith Moon would die in the same hotel room. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
In 1965 US astronaut John Young snuck a corned-beef sandwich onto the Gemini 3 mission space.com/39341-john-youn…
The original sandwich was slices of salt beef between two pieces of toast, named after John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
60% of the Fat and 31% of the calories in Burger King's Chicken Sandwich come from the mayonnaise alone bk.com/menu-item/original…
Elvis Presley once flew from Graceland to Denver and back in one night just for a sandwich. 'The Fool's Gold Loaf' is a hollowed out loaf of bread filled with peanut butter, jelly, and a pound of bacon. It has an estimated 8,000 calories en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo…
Today I learned of a "Shit Sandwich" commonly known as a "Praise Sandwich". A manager will open with a compliment, fill in constructive criticism often perceived as a negative view, and close with a compliment. fastcompany.com/3067551/f…
Today I learned of John Young, the first person to fly the space shuttle; visit the moon twice; and he smuggled a corned beef sandwich to space en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
I learned that a group of people from Iran actually tried to break the record for the biggest sandwich, but they failed due to eating the sandwich before the GWR team was able to measure it. payvand.com/news/08/oct/1…
The Catholic practice of abstaining from meat on Good Fridays popularized the Friday fish fry and inspired the creation of the Filet-O-Fish sandwich at McDonald's. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fas…
Buffalo Wild Wings is referred to as BW3s - despite having only two W’s in the name - because it was originally named Buffalo Wild Wings & Weck for their famous wings and popular sandwich, the Beef on Kummelweck daytondailynews.com/busin…
Today I learned of a "fools gold loaf" a sandwich made by the Colorado Mine Company restaurant in Denver, which consists of a single warmed, hollowed-out loaf of bread filled with the contents of one jar of creamy peanut butter, one jar of grape jelly and a pound of bacon. Elvis Presley reportedly loved them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo…
Today I learned of Leonardo Notarbartolo, who took part in an elaborate 3 year heist of 100M $ worth of diamonds, only to be caught when a sandwich containing his DNA was found near the crime scene abcnews.go.com/Primetime/…
Panera Bread tried to stop a Qdoba Mexican Grill from opening nearby by trying to argue that a 'burrito is a sandwich' and thus breaking the lease agreement restricting rent from another 'sandwich shop' retailrealestatelaw.com/a…
We have a tectonic plate that is literally called "Sandwich Plate". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sou…
A U.S. court of law ruled that burritos are not a form of sandwich. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
The United States Department of Agriculture says a sandwich must contain at least 35 percent cooked meat and no more than 50 percent bread nytimes.com/interactive/2…
The French dip sandwich originated from Los Angeles, United States, where French refers to the style of bread and not the birthplace en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Elvis Presley flew to Denver and back one night just to pick up a Fool's Gold Loaf: an 8,000 calorie sandwich made from a hollowed out loaf filled with an entire jar of peanut butter, one jar of jelly, and a pound of bacon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo…
"Toast Sandwich" is a thing - literally a bit of toast between two bits of bread bbc.co.uk/news/uk-1575291…
In 2012 a 20 year-old Canadian woman with a nut allergy died after kissing her boyfriend shortly after he ate a peanut butter sandwich. independent.co.uk/news/wo…
Regular sandwich bread was popularized by the makers of Pullman train cars en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pul…
The French dip sandwich was invented because day old buns were cheaper so Philllipe served them with the dip to soften the bun for chewing. philippes.com
A Corned Beef Sandwich was smuggled onto Apollo 16, resulting a review of the incident by Congress. space.com/39341-john-youn…
A traditional part of English cuisine is the "toast sandwich" which includes two slices of bread in which the filling is a heavily-buttered slice of toast, often seasoned with salt, pepper, or cumin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toa…
The modern day sandwich is said to have been invented by John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich in 18th Century England, who wanted to be able to eat while playing cards - he asked his valet to bring him meat tucked between two pieces of bread, and others began to order "the same as Sandwich!" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
The 11th Earl of Sandwich and his son the future 12th Earl of Sandwich (who are descendants of sandwich inventor the 4th Earl of Sandwich), own a chain of sandwich shops called Earl of Sandwich. They are based in the US and run by the founder of Planet Hollywood, Robert Earl. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear…
In 2008, Iran tried to make the world's largest sandwich, a 1,500 metre long ostrich and chicken combo. The record attempt failed because spectators started eating the sandwich before officials could take a measurement. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
One night, Elvis flew from Graceland to Denver and back just to buy a Fool's Gold Loaf - an 8,000 calorie sandwich made from a hollowed out load of bread, a jar of peanut butter, a jar of jam and a pound of bacon. messynessychic.com/2015/0…
In 2013, a high school student threw a Vegemite sandwich at the Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard. straitstimes.com/world/ve…
A man stole $100 million in diamonds, bypassing a 100-million-combination lock, infrared sensors, seismic sensor, and private security force, but was convicted by DNA he'd left on a partially eaten sandwich near the scene. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
All meat in a Subway's Cold Cut Combo sandwich (ham, salami and bologna) is actually made from turkey... subway.com/menu/product.a…
McDonald's once tried a steak sandwich on their menu. It was essentially a McRib, but made from beef instead of pork. retroist.com/2015/04/15/m…
Astronaut John Young was admonished for bringing a sandwich into space. space.com/39341-john-youn…
Iran tried to get into the Guinness book of world records by making the worlds largest sandwich. But people started eating it before it could be officially measured so they failed. metro.co.uk/2008/10/20/ir…
John Montagu, the Earl of Sandwich most famous for inspiring the name of sandwiches, was the First Lord of the Admiralty at the time of the American Revolutionary War. His ineptitude may have indirectly helped the Americans throw off the British. wyzant.com/resources/less…
According to the USDA, grilled cheese and PBJ are not sandwiches. A sandwich is "a meat or poultry filling between two slices of bread, a bun, or a biscuit." mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Astronaut John Young, was the first man to get yelled at for smuggling a sandwich into space gizmodo.com/50-years-ago-…
The peanut butter and jelly sandwich was invented in 1901 by Julia Davis Chandler nationalpeanutboard.org/n…
On January 18, 1778, the English explorer Captain James Cook becomes the first European to discover the Hawaiian Islands when he sails past the island of Oahu, naming them the 'Sandwich Islands' after the First Lord of the Admiralty, Lord Sandwich. history.com/this-day-in-h…
Steve Rothstein paid $250K for a lifetime unlimited first class American Airlines ticket in 1987. He even hopped onto planes to get a sandwich or a baseball game from other cities. He cost AA $21 million, and they ended his contract in 2008. nypost.com/2012/05/13/fre…
Hydrox is the original sandwich cookie, while Oreo is the more popular knockoff leafbrands.com/hydrox/
Arnold Reuben, the man who invented the Reuben sandwich, is also the inventor of the New York style cheesecake. cooksinfo.com/arnold-reub…
The Gemini 3 astronauts smuggled a contraband corned beef sandwich on board and angered The House of Representatives. collectspace.com/news/new…
The Lobster Roll is the Official State Sandwich of Maine. ablogaboutnothinginpartic…
Subway's most popular sandwich, the Italian BMT, is named for 'Brooklyn Manhattan Transit', literally a Subway en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sub…
Today I learned of the "Corned Beef Controversy" When Astronaut John Young Smuggled a Corned Beef Sandwich Aboard the First Manned Gemini Space Flight gizmodo.com/50-years-ago-…
In 2003 a man in Belgium stole diamonds worth 100M Dollars after getting past a lock with 100M possible combinations, infrared heat detectors, a seismic sensor, Doppler radar, a magnetic field and security force. He was caught because he left a partially eaten sandwich near the crime scene en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
The Mcdonalds' McRib sandwich is made of over 70 ingredients. The bun only contains 32. theweek.com/articles/4806…
The sandwich was supposedly invented by the Earl of Sandwich, who was so addicted to gambling that he refused to leave the table for meals, and demanded something he could eat with one hand. It caught on amongst other players, who ordered "the same as sandwich" - thus, "the sandwich". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
In 2011, the Royal Society for Chemistry in the UK offered Β£200 to anyone who could identify a cheaper meal than a bread sandwich. So many people entered that the offer was given to a random entry. rsc.org/AboutUs/News/Pres…
The ham, salami, and bologna on a Subway Cold Cut Combo sandwich is turkey-based. subway.com/en-us/menunutr…
The current Earl of Sandwich owns a sandwich restaurant chain en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
The Hawaiian Islands were originally named the Sandwich Islands by British explorers after the Earl of Sandwich en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear…
A Chicago man once robbed a Subway and then crossed the street to buy a Potbelly sandwich with the money. dnainfo.com/chicago/20150…
Today I learned about the "Sandwich Affair", where the Prime Minister of the Nazi-Occupied Czech Republic treated several toxin-laced sandwiches to nazi-collaborating journalists. One Editor died and two others fell ill. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alo…
A Massachusetts Panera Bread, which was to be the only sandwich vendor at a mall, tried to prevent a Qdoba Mexican Grill from opening on the grounds that a burrito was a sandwich. denverpost.com/2006/11/11…
An illegal space sandwich is preserved in acrylic at the Grissom Museum in Indiana (given to Grissom after being smuggled on Gemini 3 in 1965) popularmechanics.com/spac…
A Massachusetts court ruled that a sandwich must contain two slices of bread, thus legally barring tacos, burritos, and quesadillas from being called "sandwiches." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
The sandwich was invented by John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich (aka Lord Sandwich), who had the Hawaiian islands named after him for a while, was considered extremely incompetent and corrupt, and was great at cricket. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…

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