Massachusetts has a ruling regarding what qualifies as a sandwich. Qdoba and Panera were part of a 2006 contract dispute in which it was claimed that a burrito was a sandwich. The court ruled that only two pieces of bread, along with some sort of filling, could hold the mantle of sandwich. wistv.com/story/5664109/m…
Mama Cass didn't pass away from sandwiches. The physician who first examined her corpse voiced misleading speculations regarding an uneaten ham sandwich & Coca-Cola discovered nearby. He made erroneous claims that eating a sandwich with a soda in bed was dangerous for her. snopes.com/fact-check/ham…
John Young, who was NASA's longest serving astronaut, got into trouble early on in his career for smuggling a corned beef sandwich into space. Today, a replica of the famous sandwich is preserved at the Grissom Memorial Museum in Mitchell, Indiana. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Today I learned about the Falklands War, when Argentina unsuccessfully invaded the British Falklands, South Georgia, and the South Sandwich Islands in 1982. Argentina still claims these as their own. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fal…
Marion County Sheriff's Office launched an investigation after one of its officers said he suspected someone had taken a bite out of a McChicken sandwich. They concluded that the officer forgot he took a bite of his sandwich. nbcnews.com/news/us-news/…
Former Massachusetts State Representative Kathi-Anne Reinstein planned to "fight to the death for Fluff" and supported legislation that would make the Fluffernutter the official state sandwich. The measure failed to pass in 2006 and again in 2009. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flu…
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…
The state of colorado considers chicken wings to be a sandwich by law inthespiritofthelaw.com/2…
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 of the difference between the Italian "Macaroon" (coconut merengues) and the French "Macaron" (merengue-cream sandwich) freedomalacart.org/macaro…
The "air" puffing-up most potato chips bags is actually not air. It's nitrogen. Chemical reactions with regular air would hurt the taste. Also, typical snacks bags are a high-tech sandwich of polypropylene, a possible thin coating of aluminum, and polyethylene (grocery-bag plastic). npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
In 1995 McDonald's sued a topless sandwich shop in Melbourne, Australia called "McTits" to get them to change their name. chicagoreader.com/chicago…
Subway's BMT sandwich stands for "Biggest, Meatiest, Tastiest" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sub…
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…
The ham, salami, and bologna on Subway’s Cold Cut Combo sandwich are all actually made of turkey. subway.com/en-US/MenuNutr…
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…
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…
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…
Elvis Presley flew from Memphis to Colorado to eat a deep fried sandwich which consisted of a whole loaf of Italian bread, a whole jar of jelly, a whole jar of peanut butter and a pound of bacon. https://www.westword.com/music/did-you-know-elvis-presley-once-flew-all-the-way-to-denver-in-p westword.com/music/did-yo…
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…
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…
The fluffernutter sandwich was first created in Massachusetts and is recognized as the state sandwich titlemax.com/discovery-ce…
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…
Today I learned about the Elvis sandwich: peanut butter, jelly, and bacon on french bread messynessychic.com/2015/0…
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…
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_…
There is a 1982 Barbie commercial that ends with the line "Better make Ken a sandwich!" youtu.be/JGRCLXnQKcQ
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
A U.S. court of law ruled that burritos are not a form of sandwich. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
A survey in 2005 suggested that 45% of British adults own, but do not use, sandwich toasters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie…

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