Killer Whales slice open Great White sharks and squeeze out their livers 'like toothpaste'... theatlantic.com/science/a…
The cheese slicer (OstehΓΈvel) was invented by Thor BjΓΈrklund (Nor). The legend has it that, frustrated at the un-even cheese slices he cut with a knife, he wanted to improve the cheese world. He realized that a carpenter’s plane could do the job and the cheese slicer was born. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
Hershey's designed a customized chocolate bar for the troops during WW2 called "D ration bar". It was so thick that soldiers had to shave slices off with a knife before chewing on it. By the end of the war, more than 3 billion ration bars had been produced. history.com/news/hersheys…
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…
Cupped pepperoni slices have a predetermined direction to form their cups, but the direction of heat from your oven overrides their natural tendencies slice.seriouseats.com/201…
Kimbo Slice passed away in 2016 at the age of 42. Apart from his famous street fights, he also fought in the UFC and Bellator MMA en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim…
Today I learned of BartholomΓ€us Traubeck, an artist and engineer who discovered how to make music from tree rings. β€œA record player that plays slices of wood, [in which] year ring data is translated into music." The trees year rings are analyzed and this data is used to generate piano music. canyouactually.com/when-y…
Queen Elizabeth’s favorite snack is chocolate biscuit cake and that she has one slice of the cake every single day. Even when she's traveling a supply of the cakes is transported with her. vanityfair.com/style/2017…
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…
Today I learned about Eduardo Garcia, a chef who was shocked with 2,400 bolts of electricity from a live wire hidden under a dead bear he touched while on a hike. Upon losing his left hand in the accident, he now jokes about the convenience of being able to touch sizzling pans, or slice himself without bleeding outsideonline.com/2134431…
Today I learned that McDonalds tried to release a burger known as the Hula Burger. It consisted of pineapple, two slices of cheese, and a bun. No meat. I also learned that McDonalds has a fandom wiki. mcdonalds.fandom.com/wiki…
Today I learned of JosΓ© Ignacio Barraquer, a Spanish opthalmologist who fixes his patients' vision using a technique called keratomileusis, where he slice his patients' cornea, dunk it in liquid nitrogen, ground the frozen cornea to the precise shape his patients need, thaw the cornea disc and sew it back on. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos…
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…
In Kill Bill Vol. 1, when O-Ren threatens the Bride with β€œI hope you saved your energy. If you haven’t you may not last five minutes,” the Bride takes exactly 4 minutes and 59 seconds from the music cue to slice O-Ren’s scalp off. uproxx.com/filmdrunk/20-t…
, in 19th century Austria, women would dance with an apple slice in their armpits, at the end of the night she would offer it to the man she most fancied. If he felt the same, he would eat it!! datingnews.com/daters-pul…
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_…
Americans eat 100 acres of pizza everyday Thats 350 slices every second! theatlantic.com/entertain…
Today I learned of a Japanese sweet snack called "English toast", which is neither English nor toast. It consists of two slices of white bread, covered with a layer of margarine, sprinkled with sugar and put together. soranews24.com/2014/11/22…
Today I learned of matpakke (food package, or packed lunch), which is the most popular lunch choice for Norwegian students and workers. Individual slices of brown bread, topped with an additional ingredient (often liver pate, brown cheese, or jam), are separated by mellomleggspapir, or between-layer wax paper. bbc.com/worklife/article/…
WWE’s The Undertaker is afraid of cucumbers. Paul Bearer watched The Undertaker, β€œthrow up all over a Waffle House because there was a cucumber floating in his iced tea.” Bearer used to prank the Deadman by placing cucumber slices in his hat and gloves. nypost.com/2017/07/31/und…
Kimbo Slice (Real name Kevin Ferguson) had 6 children. Their names were Kevin Ferguson Jr, Kevin Ferguson II, Kevlar Ferguson, Kassandra Ferguson, Kiara Ferguson and Kevina Ferguson en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim…
Tissue paper decorations that unfold from flat to round are examples of solids of revolution used for calculating volumes in calculus. A useful formula for volume as an integral is developed by letting the number of slices go to infinity magoosh.com/hs/ap-calculu…
There are three approachesβ€”slicing, disks, and washersβ€”for finding volumes of 3D solids. When the solid of revolution has a cavity in the middle, the slices used to approximate the volume are not disks, but washers (disks with holes in the center) math.libretexts.org/Cours…
Today I learned of Joseph Paul Jernigan, a murderer who agreed to donate his body to science prior to his execution in 1993. Jernigan’s body was encased, frozen, and cut into 1,851 slices. Images of those cuts are now used by medical students and radiologists as a human anatomy correlate for CT and MRI images. executedtoday.com/2013/08…
TV dinners have Thanksgiving to thank. In 1953, a Swanson worker misjudged the number of frozen turkeys it would sell that Thanksgiving by 26 TONS! Somebody then came up with a plan: Why not slice the meat and repackage with some trimmings on the side? Thus, the first TV dinner was born! cnn.com/2016/11/21/health…
Wheat contains amylopectin A, which is more efficiently converted to blood sugar than just about any other carbohydrate, including table sugar. In fact, two slices of whole wheat bread increase blood sugar to a higher level than a candy bar does. theatlantic.com/health/ar…
The yellow parts of the Trix were meant to resemble lemon slices, not bananas mentalfloss.com/article/7…
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…
Because of the way bacon was being packaged -- layered so as to emphasize the meaty side of the bacon and make it seem less fatty -- the federal government intervened in 1974 by enacting strict regulations requiring that a "representative slice" be made visible through a "transparent window." bloomberg.com/features/20…
A Japanese professor searching to find out what happened to Einstein's brain discovered that it was being kept in a mason jar by a retiree in Kansas, who would occasionally shave off slices with a kitchen knife and mail it to people if they asked for some of it bbc.com/news/av/magazine-…
In Western Australia there is a giant abandoned American military base that is a slice of 60's Americana. Bowling alleys, baseball fields and signs telling you to drive on the right hand side of the road. abc.net.au/news/2015-09-0…
In 2004 a customer in Las Vegas walked into an In-N-Out and ordered a 100x100. That's 100 beef patties and 100 slices of cheese, which the restaurant obliged as until then they accommodated orders of any size at extra cost. Since then In-N-Out changed it's rules and capped the burger at 4x4. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In-…
On the island of Wogeo, Papua New Guinea, menstruation is seen as powerful and cleansing. Even men are expected to do a form of menstruation, in which they slice their penises with a crab claw while standing in the ocean. slate.com/articles/health…
Today I learned of the Watermelon War, a riot in Panama City (1856) which started because a drunken American wouldn't pay 5 cents for a slice of watermelon. It led to the death of 15 Americans and 2 Panamanians. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat…
The northernmost town in the United States, Barrow, Alaska, has such a high cost of living that a slice of watermelon costs $35+. It is also nearer to St Petersburg, Russia and Tokyo, Japan, than it is to Washington D.C. youtu.be/98tqRwNSvMk
Since the 1960s in New York City, the price of a slice of pizza has been roughly the same as the price of a subway ride causing economists to create the term 'The Pizza Principle' businessinsider.com/the-s…
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…
Per capita, Norway consumes the most pizza in the world. On average, it is about 11 pizza's per person per year. The U.S. falls in second place in pizza consumption with an estimated 350 slices being consumed every second. fromthegrapevine.com/life…
Plastic-wrapped American cheese slices aren't slices at all and are actually put on the plastic as a warm blob that's flattened into a slice shape as it cools. www56.homepage.villanova.…
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…
Today's British name is "Collopy Monday" named after the traditional dish of the day, consisting of slices of leftover meat (collops of bacon) along with eggs. It is eaten for breakfast and is part of the traditional Lenten preparations. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shr…
One slice of Costco Cheese pizza has 700 Calories, or 28% of your daily suggested caloric intake. fatsecret.com/calories-nu…
In Holland a McDonald’s worker bought a hamburger & then asked for a slice of cheese. The cashier was fired for not charging her the full price of a cheese burger. Taken to court, the Court responded that a warning would have been enough & ordered them to pay her $5900 for 5 months pay gawker.com/5458070/mcdona…
There was a man in Philadelphia known as the "Swiss Cheese Pervert", because he would flash women while holding up a large slice of swiss cheese in an attempt to solicit sex acts. usatoday.com/story/news/2…
Today I learned of the NYC "Pizza Principle" which is a historically accurate "economic law" reported by The New York Times where the price of a slice of pizza has matched the price of a subway ride. It has been successfully used to predict the increase of subway fare on multiple ocassions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piz…
Today I learned of the term "frankenbite" used by reality TV editors to describe how the "story" can be manufactured from several distinct slices of an interview, or even multiple interviews, into a single clip. thepoweredit.com/beware-t…
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…
In 1995 a man was sentenced to prison for 25 years to life under California's "three strikes" law for stealing a slice of pepperoni pizza articles.latimes.com/1995…
Northwest Airways saved about $500,000 a year by slicing limes into sixteen slices rather than 10. nytimes.com/2011/05/19/bu…
Two Domino’s Pizza employees in North Carolina were arrested in 2009 after a video surfaced on the Internet that showed one of them putting cheese up his nose while preparing sandwiches, farting on salami slices, and blowing his nose on the food, as the second employee filmed. thesmokinggun.com/documen…
One of the key reasons why James L. Kraft, founder of Kraft Foods, was able to make his company into an empire was to make his cheese easy to slice nytimes.com/2012/06/03/ma…
19 century women in Austria wedged apple slices under their armpits and would give them to the men they fancied. mentalfloss.com/article/2…
By legal definition in the United States a sandwich must contain at least two slices of bread. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
A man in California was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for stealing a slice of pizza due to a previous felony record and three-strikes laws sfgate.com/news/article/S…
Peanut Butter was once sold as slices... like Kraft Singles seriouseats.com/2008/10/p…
It's traditional for British children to take home a slice of cake from birthday parties, instead of eating it at the party. expatmumsblog.com/2009/01…
McDonalds’ corporate policy is to serve a half a slice of cheese on the Filet-O-Fish so that the cheese doesn’t β€œoverpower the delicate taste of whitefish” mounted to the side of the sandwich to match its advertised picture. yourquestions.mcdonalds.c…
The Marine Corps Birthday is celebrated every year on 10 November in a cake-cutting ceremony where the first slice of cake is given to the oldest Marine present, who in turn hands it off to the youngest Marine present. The celebration includes a reading of Commandant Lejeune's Birthday Message.[ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
350 slices of pizza are consumed each second in USA statisticbrain.com/pizza-…
A pizzeria was mobbed with customers, including some who traveled from out of state, when they started topping their pizzas with tinier slices of pizza. dnainfo.com/new-york/2015…
Costco Food Court slice of cheese pizza has over 700 calories! nutrition.healthgrove.com…
There is a man named Isao Machii that can slice a flying BB traveling at 200mph in half with his samauri sword. youtube.com/watch?v=Qzhs1…
There is such thing as SPAM Sushi called Spam musubi, composed of a slice of grilled Spam on top of a block of rice, wrapped together with nori dried seaweed. It originated during WWII by the local Japanese in Hawaii because Spam was the main course for the troops during this time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spa…
Salami Tactics: A divide and conquer strategy. With it, an aggressor can influence and eventually dominate a landscape, typically political, piece by piece. In this fashion, the opposition is eliminated "slice by slice" until one realizes (too late) that it is gone in its entirety. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
McDonald's in New Zealand serves a "Kiwiburger" that tops a beef patty with a fried egg and a slice of beet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiw…
Michael Phelps' daily diet consists of 12 000 calories. Breakfast alone consists of 3 fried-egg sandwiches loaded with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, fried onions and mayonnaise, 1 five-egg omelet, 1 bowl of grits, 3 slices of French toast topped with powdered sugar and 3 chocolate-chip pancakes. blogs.wsj.com/health/2008…
Drinking hot Dr. Pepper over a slice of lemon was a common holiday tradition in the '60s. youtube.com/watch?v=qq9hN…
Limpet teeth are the strongest biological material known to man. The teeth were so hard that a diamond saw had to be used to slice them. independent.co.uk/news/sc…
In Japan, a man was murdered, drained of all of his blood, cut into 1cm slices, and left in a trash can in the Inokashira Park. The murder was never solved. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ino…
On the day before he resigned, for his last lunch at the White House, President Nixon had slices of pineapple with cottage cheese and a glass of milk. nixonlibrary.gov/newsande…
Kuchisake is an Japanese urban legend of a woman who either mutilates the faces of children or slices the children in half. Since the 1970s some Japanese schools became increasingly concerned that they require students to return home in groups under teacher supervision. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuc…
On July 28, 1900 at his restaurant Louis’ Lunch in New Haven, CT, Lassen constructed a hamburger prototype when he sandwiched ground steak trimmings between two slices of toast. The Original Burger on sliced bread is still served by the family-run tavern today. foodandwine.com/blogs/fir…
Maple Syrup (1/4c.) has more minerals than an egg, an apple, or a slice of bread, and more antioxidants than a tomato. maple.infor.ca/nutritiona…
New York City pizzerias that served slices and refused to use Al Capone's cheese would be firebombed villagevoice.com/restaura…
Today I learned of Aka Manto, a Japanese a malicious bathroom spirit who asks you if you want red paper or blue paper. If you answer red paper, he slices you until your clothes are stained red, if blue paper, you will be strangled until your face turns blue. The only correct answer is no paper. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aka…
A man was sentenced to 25 in prison for stealing a slice of pizza from a group of children articles.latimes.com/2010…
Reddit puts a slice of cake in front of your username on your birthday ftw!
Of the Lincoln Watermelon Monument. It is in the shape of a two-foot-long ear-to-ear watermelon slice. It commemorates the day in 1853 when the future 16th President, christened his namesake community (Lincoln, IL) by slicing open a melon and pouring its juice onto the ground. roadsideamerica.com/story…
In America, 350 slices of pizza are sold every second. pressroom.geconsumerprodu…
The Bobbitt Worm, that can grow up to 3 feet long, and can slice its prey in half with its jaws, was named after Lorena Bobbitt. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eun…
The tradition of putting a slice of cheddar cheese on apple pie dates back to ancient times when combining cheese and fruit was thought to aid in digestion. The combination was brought to the New World by European settlers foodtimeline.org/foodpies…
Italy has an exclusive McDonalds sandwitch, the Crispy McBacon: Crispy McBacon, composed of two beef patties, one slice of cheddar, bacon and a special sauce. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
The New York style pizza, the "Jumbo Slice", can contain around 1000 calories a slice. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jum…
In the 1920s a russian surgeon would implant thin slices of monkey testicles into the scrotum of human patients in an attempt to improve their sex drive. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ser…
In New York City, for the last half century, the price of a slice of pizza and that of a subway ride have been nearly exactly the same. And a rise in one predicts the other. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
JJ Watts consumes around 9,000 calories a day to maintain his physique. This is equivalent to 25 cheeseburgers OR 32 slices of pizza OR 22 liters of soda. youtube.com/watch?v=TdWQa…
Kite flying is banned in Pakistan's Punjab province because people use strings coated with glass or abrasive chemicals to slice the lines of 'rivals' and in 2007 eleven people were killed in kite flying related incidents. scribol.com/anthropology-…
Ice cream sandwiches in Singapore are made with actual slices of multicolored bread. thedailymeal.com/eat/sing…
Peanut butter producers tried to promote peanut butter in slices (individually wrapped like cheese) abcnews.go.com/Business/s…
The Scottish used to keep porridge in a cupboard drawer, and when it went hard, cut out slices and fry them thespruce.com/brief-histo…
The Bobbit worm (an aquatic worm with massive jaws that often slice their prey in half) was named after Lorena Bobbitt who sliced her husband's penis off en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eun…
When serving apple pie in Vermont, you must make a good faith effort to serve it with a glass of cold milk, a slice of cheddar cheese of at least 0.5 oz in weight, or a large scoop of vanilla ice cream. leg.state.vt.us/docs/2000…
A pint of beer contains about the same amount of calories as a slice of pizza drinkaware.co.uk/alcohol-…
The circle, the ellipse, the parabola and the hyperbola can all be created by taking different slices through a cone. andrews.edu/~calkins/math…
It was customary in England to give bees a slice of wedding cake and to inform them of a funeral otherwise they believed the bees would stop making honey. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tel…
The Bloody Benders were a family who killed at least a dozen guests at their Inn by seating them a table where a female would distract them; allowing for a family member to sneak up, hit them with a hammer, slice their neck, then release them to a cellar below via trap door en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blo…
I can polish my dress shoes with a cucumber slice. biofriendly.com/blog/eco-…
Spanish tapas were originally created as a measure to keep fruit flies out of sherry glasses. In between sips, Andalusian tavern-goers would place a slice of meat or bread on top of their glass as a temporary cover. "Tapa" means "lid" in Spanish. gospain.about.com/od/food…
During an Alice Cooper show in which he was supposed so slice pillows in half and throw the feathers into the crowd for fun, a chicken by accident walked on the stage, Cooper in a knee-jerk reaction just threw it to the crowd, and the people tore it to pieces youtube.com/watch?v=Eq9bE…

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