Elvis had to be rescued from a bowl of chicken soup that he began to drown in. countrymusicnation.com/el…
Bob Marley gave a credit on "No Woman, No Cry" to one of his friends who ran a soup kitchen, to ensure the royalty checks would keep it open. ledgernote.com/blog/inter…
The "Soup Nazi" character in Seinfeld was based on soup vendor Ali Yeganeh. He banned Jerry when he tried to eat there after the episode had aired, shouting "No soup for you!" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Today I learned Mobster Al Capone Ran a Soup Kitchen During the Great Depression history.com/news/al-capon…
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…
Julia Louis-Dreyfus's character Elaine on "Seinfeld" tells the Soup Nazi he looks like Al Pacino and exclaims "Hoo-Ah!" The line was an unscripted suggestion by Jerry Seinfeld. Louis-Dreyfus says she still has never seen "Scent of a Woman." youtu.be/f6SWr9gWKZM
The largest bowl of soup is 26,658 litres of vegetable soup and was made by DENK Communicatie in Poeldijk, Netherlands on 16th of may 2009 guinnessworldrecords.com/…
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…
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/…
In his mid-70s, Goya created dark paintings not intended for public display, including "Two Old Ones Eating Soup" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two…
Around 1800 BC, a king in Mesopotamia appointed a palace worker king for a short period of time to avoid a disaster that he was told was coming by an oracle. Near the end of the time, he died while eating soup and the worker ruled for 24 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Err…
There is a pornographic parody of the Seinfeld " Soup Nazi" episode en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sei…
Larry Thomas, the actor who played the Soup Nazi on 'Seinfeld', auditioned in a military uniform in character. He was nominated for an Emmy for the role after paying the $100 application fee himself. hollywoodreporter.com/new…
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…
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…
Shark fin soup does not get its flavor from shark fins. The fins are only there for texture. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
During the Great Depression, Al Capone, the notorious gangster from Chicago, established the first soup kitchen. u-s-history.com/pages/h16…
Nazi officials believed the stews and soups had the power to unite Germany. atlasobscura.com/articles…
The steaming service Crackle was sold to Chicken Soup For the Soul Entertainment (creator of the Chicken Soup For the Soul books) in March 2019. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cra…
In addition to performing β€œEndless Possibilities”, the theme for Sonic Unleashed, Bowling for Soup vocalist Jaret Reddick has also been the current voice for Chuck E. Cheese since 2012 wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaret_…
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…
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 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 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 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…
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 Phineas and Ferb theme song was done by the band Bowling for Soup. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phi…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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_…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…

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