A restaurant in Bangkok has been constantly cooking and serving from the same soup for 45 years, a form of "perpetual stew" nypost.com/2019/07/29/thi…
During her early acting career from age 14, "The Wizard of Oz" actress Judy Garland was under abuse by studio executives due to her weight and short figure and was put on a strict diet of chicken soup black coffee and numerous cigarettes a day along with diet pills to maintain her appetite. biography.com/news/judy-g…
During the Great Depression Al Capone started one of the first soup kitchens, called β€œFree Soup Coffee & Doughnuts for the Unemployed." Capone’s soup kitchen served breakfast, lunch and dinner to an average of 2,200 Chicagoans every day. history.com/news/al-capon…
During the Great Depression, Al Capone, the notorious gangster from Chicago, established the first soup kitchen. u-s-history.com/pages/h16…
In the 1920s, a man convinced his wife to pull out all her teeth and then refused to buy her dentures because it was β€˜cheaper to feed her soup than solid food’. The wife took him to court and the man was told to get her two new sets of teeth and at least a beef steak a week. stanforddailyarchive.com/…
Today I learned that Al Capone Ran a Soup Kitchen During the Great Depression mentalfloss.com/article/6…
The Soup Nazi from Seinfeld is a real person, Ali Yeganeh. Yeganeh hates the eponymous episode and blames Jerry Seinfeld for β€œruining his business,” going so far as to throw Seinfeld out of his store. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The song 1985 isn't by Bowling for Soup. It was originally written and preformed by SR-71. youtube.com/watch?v=-sy8u…
Jaret Reddick, vocalist for Bowling for Soup and songwriter for Phineas and Ferb, has been the current voice actor for Chuck E. Cheese since 2012. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jar…
The word restaurant (meaning "[something] restoring") was first used in France in the 16th century, to refer to a highly concentrated, inexpensive soup, sold by street vendors, that was advertised as an antidote to physical exhaustion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sou…
How a Japanese man named Yoshie Shiratori escaped 4 different harsh Japanese prisons within a 12 year time period, with his most well-known escape involving the use of miso soup youtube.com/watch?v=oI8tr…
Villagers in central China have long been using dinosaur bones in medicine and soups, thinking they were from dragons. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-…
The origin of Shark Fin Soup dish can be traced to the Emperor Taizu of the Northern Song. He established shark fin soup to showcase his power. With the decline of Elitism when the CCP came to power, economy reforms led to middle classes who showcased their wealth by buying Shark Fin Soup. theguardian.com/science/b…
The song 1985 by Bowling For Soup is actually a cover, the original being released a year earlier by SR-71 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/198…
The word restaurant comes from the first public dining establishments in Paris. The kitchens sold soups and broths which were advertised as 'restoratives' which is where we get the modern word restaurant from. nationalgeographic.com/cu…
The cafeteria for the US Senate has served bean soup every day using the same recipe for over one hundred years. Excluding a single day in 1943 where there weren't enough ingredients due to war rationing. senate.gov/reference/refe…
Pozole, a traditional soup with hominy, used to be prepared with human meat. After the Conquest cannibalism was banned and pork was used instead because of its similarities to human meat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poz…
The Phineas and Ferb theme song was done by the band Bowling for Soup. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phi…
During the chrysalis faze of metamorphosis, a caterpillar digests itself by releasing enzymes that break down all of its tissues. Specialized groups of cells survive the process and use the protein-rich soup to build the adult body parts of the butterfly. scientificamerican.com/ar…
The real "Soup Nazi", Ali Yeganeh, did not like the Seinfeld character based off him. When Jerry Seinfeld visited his restaurant a few weeks after the episode aired, Seinfeld sarcastically apologized to Yeganeh. Yeganeh bellowed "no soup for you!" and ejected Seinfeld from his restaurant. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Today I learned of Stone Soup, a European folk story in which hungry strangers convince the people of a town to each share a small amount of their food in order to make a meal that everyone enjoys, and exists as a moral regarding the value of sharing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sto…
88-year-old Ilda Vitor Maciel died in a Brazilian hospital, allegedly as a result of nursing technicians injecting soup directly into her vein instead of her feeding tube. huffpost.com/us/entry/us_…
Today I learned of Japanese anti-hero Yoshie Shiratori, who escaped from prison 4 times and used miso soup to erode steel bars. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yos…
A movie called "Duck Soup" came out in 1927, six years before the famous Marx Brothers movie. It was a silent film with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Laurel spends much of the 20-minute movie in drag. "Duck soup" was slang for something easy to do, used like "a piece of cake" or "easy as pie." youtube.com/watch?v=58l9V…
In China, a crayfish detached its own claw over a boiling pot of soup in order to escape being cooked. It sacrificed its limb to save its own life. It was later adopted as a pet by a user of the Chinese social media site Weibo. theguardian.com/world/201…
A rancher in Oregon named Bill Brown would often write checks on any paper available. This often included soup can labels and newspaper margins. As he was rich and known for this, the banks would cash the checks without question. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
The current voice actor for Chuck E. Cheese is Bowling for Soup's lead singer journaltimes.com/business…
Today I learned about Abu l-Hasan 'Ali Ibn Nafi' aka Ziryab, the blackbird of Cordoba. He introduced the three-course meal, consisting of soup, the main course, and dessert. He is thought to have invented an early toothpaste. He also started a vogue by changing clothes according to the weather and season. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zir…
Caterpillars almost completely digest themselves into a protein rich soup inside their chrysalis and then form their adult body around 'imaginal discs', highly specialized cells that rapidly form into adult parts. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Campbell's Green Bean Casserole is so popular that Campbell's estimates 40% of their Cream of Mushroom Soup is used to make the dish en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
The last French casualty of WWI, Augustin TrΓ©buchon, was killed 15 minutes before the ceasefire at 11 o'clock in an attempt to tell his fellow soldiers that hot soup would be served after the armistice took effect. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aug…
Leonardo da Vinci's last written words were "But the soup is getting cold." vox.com/2017/11/3/1660408…
The cause of SARS was likely a soup dish that included shreds of civet cat and snake. theguardian.com/world/200…
AL Capone sponsored a soup kitchen in Chicago during the Depression. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_…
In 1857 John Nicholson burst into an officers’ dinner and said: β€œI am sorry, gentlemen, to have kept you waiting for your dinner, but I have been hanging your cooks." Nicholson had found out the cooks had poisoned the soup and so he had killed them all. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
In 2006, 75% of Chinese didn't know that sharks were killed to make shark fin soup. But now, 91% of Chinese support a nationwide ban, thanks to activism work by Yao Ming and others howtoconserve.org/2015/09…
West African food like banku and okra soup serves as an easy way to stretch a meal through inexpensive starches. Proteins like meat and fish are expensive but a soup with a cheap starch can make one piece of meat last for a couple of days instead of just one meal massfoodies.com/food-feed…
Today I learned of Strewwelpeter a German book to scare kids into being good. Ex. a story about a boy who never cleans himself & is unpopular, one refuses to eat his soup & withers away & dies, a girl plays with matches & burns to death, & 2 boys tease someone w/ dark skin & are then dipped in ink as a lesson en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Str…
A priest and book publisher devised recipes featuring foods appearing in the Bible during the time of figures such as Moses and Esau. One recipe is locust soup from John the Baptist's wilderness diet youtube.com/watch?v=1fiop…
The β€œWorld’s Rudest Waiter” worked in a San Francisco Chinese Restaurant. His name was Edsel Ford Fong and he was known to curse at patrons, slam plates on tables, and spill soup on customers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eds…
Wounded Viking warriors were given strong onion soup. After a few minutes someone would smell the wounds and if onions could be detected it meant that there were serious abdominal injuries and that death was inevitable. isaaa.org/kc/cropbiotechu…
In the 1920s a Chicago man convinced his wife to pull out all her teeth then refused to get her dentures because it was 'cheaper to feed her with soup than solid food'. She took him to court and he was ordered to get her 2 new sets of teeth and a beefsteak a week. stanforddailyarchive.com/…
Yao Ming's conservation campaigns have led to a 50% reduction in the consumption of shark fin soup in China nbcnews.com/news/china/ex…
Laksa is a spicy noodle soup popular in Peranakan cuisine of SE Asia. Laksa consists of thick wheat noodles or rice vermicelli with chicken, prawn or fish, served in spicy soup based on either rich and spicy curry coconut milk or on sour asam. CNN Travel ranked 7th most delicious food in world en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lak…
Judy Garland was put on a diet while filming The Wizard of Oz. That diet, consisted of chicken soup, coffee, and ... 80 cigarettes a day. She was 16 years old. express.co.uk/expressyour…
In 2010, Campbell's "25% less sodium" tomato soup had the same amount of sodium as their "regular" tomato soup, with both containing 480 mg. consumerist.com/2011/04/1…
Ben & Jerry's has a graveyard for ice cream flavors like "Turtle Soup" that failed. businessinsider.com/faile…
The song 1985 by Bowling For Soup is actually a cover and was originally written and recorded in 2003 by the band SR-71 for their 2004 Album Here We Go Again. cover-vs-original.com/son…
There is a dish in China called "Dragon, Tiger and Phoenix Soup" which contains Snake, Cat and Chicken. edition.cnn.com/2005/WORL…
For the role of Dorothy, Wizard of Oz actor Judy Garland was forced to live on a diet consisting of soup, coffee, and 80 cigarettes per day realclear.com/movies_tv/2…
The FTC once issued a cease and desist order to Campbell's Soup company for using marbles in their soup ads. The marbles were placed in the bottom of the soup to push the solid ingredients to the top, which was considered deceptive. campaignlive.com/article/…
In Yiddish, the difference between a shlemiel and a shlimazel is described through the aphorism, "A shlemiel is somebody who often spills his soup; a shlimazel is the person the soup lands on." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yid…
Of the Heinz Self Heating Soup can developed for WW2 soldiers on the front line. The tin negates the need to light a fire and avoided risk of giving away location to the enemy force. gmmg.org.uk/our-connected…
During the filming of Titanic, an angry crew member put PCP into the soup that James Cameron and many cast/crew members ate for dinner, sending more than 50 people the hospital ew.com/article/1996/09/13…
In much of West Africa, the staple food is fufu. In Kenya and parts of eastern and central Africa, the starchy side is ugali, a maize-based side. In Zambia and parts of southern Africa, there is nshima, pate in Benin and Togo, and banku in Ghana. All are essentially tasteless but eaten with soup akinyiochieng.com/jikoni/…
The world's largest soup kitchen is the Golden Temple, the holiest temple for Sikhs, which is located in Amritsar, Punjab, India. The Golden Temple can serve free food for up to 100,000 - 300,000 people every day, regardless of faith, religion, or background. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
Pozole is a traditional mexican soup that was made to be consumed on special occasions, according to research by the INAH the meat used in the pozole was human. honestcooking.com/mexico-…
EINSTEIN once declared that his second greatest idea after the theory of relativity was to add an egg while cooking soup in order to produce a soft-boiled egg without having an extra pot to wash. oaks.nvg.org/sa5ra17.html
The Donner Party ate each other, brewed soup out of bones and shunned other families kids who parents left to find help like 2nd class humans because they decided to take a "faster" route through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. history.com/news/10-thing…
Researchers once created a bottomless soup bowl that slowly refilled itself automatically when eaten from. Research subjects eating from this bowl ate 73% more soup, but didn't report feeling any more full than those eating from a normal bowl. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1…
Caterpillars digest themselves into a soupy protein mixture, then grow adult body parts from cells called imaginal discs, using the soup as fuel. scientificamerican.com/ar…
American Noah Webster is primarily responsible for the differences between American and British spelling, but many of his changes never stuck, such as medicine=medicin, ache=ake, soup=soop, tongue=tung, women=wimmen, and weather=wether quickanddirtytips.com/edu…
The Soup Nazi episode from Seinfeld was based on a real New York soup restaurant owner by the name of Albert Yeganeh youtube.com/watch?v=KIrdA…
In 1993, Spy Magazine tricked US Congressmen and Congresswoman into releasing statements on the fake country "Freedonia" from the 1933 Marx Brothers' movie "Duck Soup" and it's problem of ethnic cleansing. vulture.com/2011/04/diggi…
Mixtec Indians do not consider onions to be edible except as a condiment and believe that ingesting too much of it can lead to mental retardation. This is from the anecdotes of anthropologist John Monaghan as he invited his Indian friends to eat onion soup. homepages.umflint.edu/~si…
Weeks after "The Soup Nazi" aired on Seinfeld, the man (Ali Yeganeh) that the character is based on kicked Jerry Seinfeld out of his restaurant for ruining his business. When Seinfeld gave him an insincere apology, Yeganeh ejected him from the restaurant, yelling, "No soup for you!" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
MGM studio placed 16 year old Judy Garland on a diet of chicken soup, black coffee, cigarettes, and amphetamines to keep her appetite under control theycome4u.com/949-2/
There’s a orchestra based in Vienna that uses vegetables as instruments, and treats the audience to a vegetable soup made from the remnants of the vegetables after their performances. They have been doing this for 20 years. youtu.be/hpfYt7vRHuY
Today I learned that Chicken Soup helped Notre Dame win a Cotton Bowl game by helping Joe Montana overcome hypothermia that kept him from playing in the 3rd quarter. espn.com/video/clip?id=25…
On the set of Titanic, an angry crew member put PCP into the soup that James Cameron and other crew members ate, sending more than 50 people to the hospital. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tit…
In the Bible, Jacob cooks a special red lentil soup. However, no known spices from that time period would tint the stew red. Sumac has a reddish tint and red lentils cook up a brown color toriavey.com/toris-kitche…
Today I learned of Black soup a standard meal for Spartan warriors made from boiled pigs' legs, blood, salt & vinegar - after tasting it one commentator remarked "Now I know why the Spartans do not fear death" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
The lyrics of Bob Marley's "No Woman, No Cry" are officially credited to his childhood friend Vincent "Tata" Ford, who ran a soup kitchen in the Jamaican ghetto where Marley grew up. Marley gave Ford credit for writing the song so that the royalty payments could keep the soup kitchen open. rollingstone.com/music/li…
A restaurant in the mid 18th century was a business selling soups and other "restaurants" (restoratives). During this time food was very rough in taverns and restaurants offered a place to restore. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Res…
Korean superstition prevents students from eating seaweed soup before a test so that information doesn’t β€˜slip’ from the mind. 10mag.com/10-strange-kore…
In 2014 a chef from Foshan, China, died after he was bitten by a cobra's severed head, which he had cut off 20 minutes earlier while preparing a soup. nypost.com/2014/08/24/chi…
Huitlacoche (AKA corn smut) is corn infected by a fungus that is prized as a Mexican delicacy. It's been used as a filling in tacos, quesadillas and soups and has an inky, mushroom-like flavor. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Kit Kats come in a variety of unique flavors in Japan, such as miso soup, baked potato, soy sauce, and cough drop. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kit…
Despite basically turning into a caterpillar soup during metamorphosis, moths and butterflies have been found to retain memories from their larval state. journals.plos.org/plosone…
In the city of Geneva there is an annual tradition of smashing chocolate cauldrons on the ground to commemorate the time when a Genevan woman killed an enemy soldier in a siege by dropping a pot of boiling soup onto his head. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%2…
Italian "wedding soup" comes from the Italian language phrase "minestra maritata ("married soup")," which is a reference to the flavor produced by the combination/"marriage" of greens and the broth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wed…
Each year, the fountains of the U.S. Navy Memorial are salted with water from the Seven Seas in a ritual with ancient roots called "The Blessing of the Fleets." After the ceremony, attendants feast on traditional Navy Bean Soup. navymemorial.org/newsroom…
In In 2011, several remarkably expensive bowls of pho (Vietnamese noodle soup) were auctioned off for charity. "AnQi Phở" was prepared with type A5-Wagyu beef, white truffles, precious foie gras broth, and perfectly manicured noodles made of rare blue lobster meat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pho
In 1970 Heinz spent $154,000 (the most expensive commercial in history at that time) to launch their Great American Soup. Despite the combined talents of Stan Freberg and Ann Miller, the product tanked, partly because consumers remembered the ad but not the product. food52.com/blog/18113-in-…
During the filming of Titanic (1997), an angry crew member put PCP into the soup that Cameron and others ate one night. Cameron was described as having "One eye completely red, like the Terminator eye. The other eye looked like he'd been sniffing glue since he was four." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tit…
What a spurtle is: a wooden Scottish kitchen tool, dating from the fifteenth century, that is used to stir porridge, soups, stews and broths. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spu…
That, by law, all bars in Indiana are required to sell soup. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alc…
After the 'Soup Nazi' episode aired, Seinfeld visited the man it was based off, Ali Yeganeh, who got angry. Seinfeld responded with "the most insincere, sarcastic apology ever given." Then, Yeganeh bellowed "No Soup for You!" and ejected them from his restaurant. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
During the filming of Titanic, an angry crew member put PCP in James Cameron's soup, sending him and 50 others to the hospital en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tit…
Native Americans have Three Sisters Soup from their Three Sisters Agriculture from growing squash, climbing beans and corn together. The corn grows up, the climbing beans grow up the stalks, and the squash grows across the ground, covering all the roots and protecting them. wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_…
Noel Gallagher described his brother Liam as "a man with a fork in a world of soup" pitchfork.com/thepitch/12…
Scientifically chicken noodle soup helps relieve symptoms of the common cold. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1…
Today I learned about Yoshi Shiratori η™½ι³₯ η”±ζ „ who successfully escaped from prison 4 times, including once when he rusted through his handcuffs with miso soup. After a year on the run, he turned himself back in and was finally paroled 20 years later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yos…
There is a porn film based on the β€˜Soup Nazi’ episode of Seinfeld en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sei…
A bowl of PF Chang's hot and sour soup contains 7980mg of sodium. Nearly three and a half days worth of the recommended daily allowance. pfchangs.com/images/nutri…
If you play Paul McCartney's voiceover from Maybe I'm Amazed from Simpsons Episode - "Lisa The Vegetarian" There is a secret recipe for lentil soup youtube.com/watch?v=QhYJ1…
Bob Marley's "No Woman, No Cry" lists V. Ford as the songwriter so that the royalty checks could be used to run a soup kitchen. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_…
There is an orchestra which uses instruments made entirely from vegetables, after the show they use the vegetables to make soup en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Das…
Instead of donating money to the New York Food Bank, Toyota offered kaizen, a Japanese word meaning "continuous improvement". Toyota sent its engineers to the soup kitchen and reduced wait time from 90 to 18 minutes. nytimes.com/2013/07/27/ny…

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