In 1953, Swanson overestimated the number of frozen turkeys that it would sell on Thanksgiving by 260 tons. The company decided to slice up the extra meat and repackage it--creating the first ever TV dinner. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
A dog saved his owner from choking to death on an apple slice by jumping on her chest until it was dislodged. He also licked her face to keep her from passing out. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/ameri…
The most expensive slice of wedding cake was from the 1937 wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. At an auction in 1998, it sold for $29,900. foodnetwork.ca/fun-with-f…
The Swiss Cheese Model likens human systems to multiple slices of swiss cheese, stacked side by side, in which the risk of a threat becoming a reality is mitigated by the differing layers and types of defenses which are "layered" behind each other. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swi…
Killer Whales slice open Great White sharks and squeeze out their livers 'like toothpaste'... theatlantic.com/science/a…
In 2015 Smashmouth performed at an event where they were pelted with slices of bread from free loaves being handed out by vendors. Their lead singer went on a 3+ minute, profanity-laced rant about how the event was supposed to be family friendly. coloradoan.com/story/news…
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…
During the California gold rush of the mid-19th century, a slice of bread cost $1 or $2 if you wanted it buttered, which is equal to $28 and $56 in 2020 dollars smithsonianmag.com/histor…
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…
The book titled 20 Slices doesn't use paper for its pages. It's made of cheese. It has become trendy among college librarians to acquire it for their academic collections. Some copies get stored not on regular bookshelves but instead in the staff fridge. atlasobscura.com/articles…
The inspiration for the Pac-Man character design was the image of a pizza with a slice removed. cnn.com/style/article/pac…
In order to minimize civilian casualties, the CIA has been using a drone missile which pops out several steel blades at the last moment to slice its targets into bits -- and that it's nicknamed the β€œFlying Ginsu” popularmechanics.com/mili…
: There is a method to cut a cake between 3 people where everyone "thinks" they got the best slice. Because of that, this method is called envy free cutting. Same method can be generalized for any number of people, but its gets complicated. quantamagazine.org/new-al…
There is a theorem inspired by the division into slices of a pizza, presented in 1967 and still under study today. mathworld.wolfram.com/Piz…
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…
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…
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…
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_…
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 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…
Americans eat 100 acres of pizza everyday Thats 350 slices every second! theatlantic.com/entertain…
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…
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…
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 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…
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…
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…
, 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…
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-…
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…
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…
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…
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-…
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/…
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…
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…
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…
The yellow parts of the Trix were meant to resemble lemon slices, not bananas mentalfloss.com/article/7…
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…
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.…
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…
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…
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
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…
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…
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…

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