A place in San Francisco has been making bread with the same starter for 160 years. 7x7.com/boudin-bakery-his…
Today I learned about the French Bread Law of 1993, which outlines specific rules for the sale of bread in France. Specifically, baguettes can not be frozen before sale and must be made fresh with no additives. It even specifies a maximum pH level and bacteria counts for sourdough starters. legifrance.gouv.fr/affich…
The oldest sourdough starter is 122 years old trib.com/news/state-and-r…
Today I learned about Makgeolli, also referred to as takju (meaning β€˜cloudy alcohol’), is a Korean fermented rice wine. It is traditionally made with three ingredients: rice, Korean fermentation starter called nuruk and water. Unpasteurized, it contains high concentrations of nutrients, probiotics, and enzymes. onlinelibrary.wiley.com/d…
Today I learned about the Open Source Ecology project, which aims to open-source the 50 most important industrial machines of our time, allowing anyone to create a civilization starter kit. wiki.opensourceecology.or…
The Soyuz re-entry capsule contains a survival kit that includes fishing equipment, fire starters and a Makarov 9x18mm pistol due to the harsh climate cosmonauts can find themselves in upon returning to earth and waiting for recovery theappendix.net/posts/201…
Chicago Blackhawks called on a 36 year-old accountant and fan to serve as Emergency goalie after starter and backups were injured. He played in the third period and had 7 saves with a save percentage of 1.000 npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
Bat flies have become highly specialised parasites. For starters, their bodies became flattened and very hard, making it almost impossible for their hosts to squash them. Special "claws" at the end of each foot and hairs on the legs make it extremely difficult to dislodge them from fur. earthtouchnews.com/wtf/wt…
A Wyoming woman maintains and regularly uses a 122 year old sourdough starter to make pancakes. The starter is older than the state of Wyoming itself. trib.com/news/state-and-r…
In 1917, Ernie Shore threw a "perfect game", with 27 outs without allowing a baserunner. However, he is only credited with a combined no-hitter because he pitched in relief of the starter, Babe Ruth, who was ejected for punching the umpire after walking the first batter of the game. sabr.org/latest/mcmurray-…
Entree means the main mean in USA and some parts of Canada. Elsewhere it is the starter or hors d'oeuvres. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ent…
When your bread starter starts to smell of acetone (nail varnish remover/paint stripper), it actually is acetone you are smelling and with a few chemical steps you can make acetone. It’s harmless and can be fixed once you β€˜feed’ your starter with water and flour, the smell goes away. breadmatters.com/sourdoug…
Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes. The government offer expectant mothers a maternity starter kit or a cash grant. 95% opt for the kit which includes a cardboard box that doubles as a crib. It has helped Finland achieve one of the world's lowest infant mortality rates. bbc.com/news/magazine-227…
Certain cheeses smell like feet, due to the bacteria used in the starter culture. The bacterium used to create Limburger cheese is Brevibacterium linens, the same bacteria responsible for human body odor! wonderopolis.org/wonder/w…
All expecting mothers in Finland can receive a "starter box" of baby clothes, bedding, nappies and toys from the government for free. The bedding fits the box so you can use it as a crib. mothering.com/community/a…
The NHL has a list of capable goaltenders in every city should the starter and backup go down in-game due to injury si.com/nhl/2014/11/18/eme…
In the ancient Olympics, false-starters were whipped smithsonianmag.com/histor…
The man who shot at Prince Charles using a starters pistol is now a barrister practicing criminal law en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
In order to set a new helicopter altitude record, Jean Boulet removed all the inessential components, like the starter motor. As soon as he reached record altitude, the engine failed. So he landed safely without using the engine. thisdayinaviation.com/21-…
Sourdough starters (to make sourdough bread) can go up to 150+ years old gizmodo.com/san-francisco…
Potassium permanganate can disinfect wounds, treat foot fungus, disinfect drinking water, fire starter, and several other useful things en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pot…
Terry Bradshaw (NFL QB for the Pittsburgh Steelers) only got to start in college when the incumbent starter, Phil Robertson, decided to forgo his senior season in order to pursue other interests. Robertson would go on to create the Duck Commander Company and later star on Duck Dynasty. college-football.si.com/2…
That for November 8th, 2016 the Mayan Calendar described the following: The Haab' is The Red Storm, the Tzolk'in is Flint (fire starter), and the Lord of the Night is the God of Death in their mythology. maya.nmai.si.edu/calendar…
Sonny Liston fired a starter pistol at Muhammad Ali in a casino to scare him off after days of taunting youtube.com/watch?v=mKLWA…
During the Sochi Olympic Games, the traditional starter's gun was replaced by an electronic gun shot sound, played behind the athletes to reduce the advantage that athletes closest to the starter's gun have. nytimes.com/2014/01/20/fa…
During the late 1800's and early 1900's, electric cars made up 1/3 of all vehicles on the road. Over time; because of the development of an electric starter, the mass-produced Model T, and gasoline prices falling, (among other things) gasoline powered vehicles became more popular. energy.gov/articles/histo…
Windows 7 Starter was originally going to restrict users to having only three applications open at a time computerworld.com/article…
The "starting blocks" used in track-and-field sometimes come with speakers, so that all racers hear the starter's pistol at the same time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
Placing a firearm, including a Starter Pistol, into your airline luggage will prevent it from being searched by the TSA or airline. lifehacker.com/5448014/pa…
The Pokemon anime eventually revealed that Gary Oak chose Squirtle as his starter Pokemon. It was eventually defeated by Ash's Charizard. bulbapedia.bulbagarden.ne…
Finnish expectant mothers are given a starter kit for their new born bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-2…
Formula 1 cars don't have starters. They have to be started with separate starting devices while in the pits. formula1.com/en/champions…
Many WWII aircraft (and some tanks) used shotgun-style cartridges to start their engines (called the Shotgun Starter). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cof…
Today I learned of the 1998 Sydney to Hobart yacht race in which only 44 of the 115 starters finished the three day race en.wikipedia.org/wiki/199…
In the absence of a sufficient source of compressed air, you can mount tubeless tires on rims using starter fluid or hairspray and a lighter. You can then inflate them using any little pump or compressor you have handy. youtube.com/watch?v=d7bN8…
"Euro Starter Kits" are handed out in countries joining the Eurozone Economies to familiarize the citizens with the currency. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eur…
A women was accidentally shot and killed in 1920 by a starter pistol that was fired to start a race while attending a meet in which her son was participating in. cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc…
, the first combined MLB no-hitter occurred when Ernie Shore relieved starter Babe Ruth, who had been ejected for arguing after walking the first batter of the game. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No-…
Clefairy was originally going to be both the official mascot of Pokemon and Ash's starter Pokemon instead of Pikachu. bulbapedia.bulbagarden.ne…
Nike owns Converse (since 2003) and recently owned Starter (2004-07) and Umbro (2008-12), as well. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nik…
Brandon Davies, starter for the previously ranked #3 BYU Cougars, was dimissed from the team for engaging in premarital sex. gary-parrish.blogs.cbsspo…
The composition of microorganisms in sourdough starter can completely change when moved to a new location. bbc.co.uk/food/0/19558634
Professor Oak was originally programmed as a battleable trainer. His team consisted of Tauros, Exeggutor, Arcanine, Gyarados and the remaining starter, all around level 70. bulbapedia.bulbagarden.ne…
There is no built-in way, in Windows 7 Starter, to change the background. answers.microsoft.com/en-…
An 83 year old woman from Wyoming keeps, maintains and regularly uses a 122 year old sourdough starter bought down from her mother after mother died. trib.com/news/state-and-r…
DirectTV started out as a merger of Delco Electronics (makers of the first automobile starter and first car radios), and Hughes Aircraft (aerospace and defense contractor founded in 1932 by Howard Hughes) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dir…
Windows 7 Starter does not allow you to change your desktop background natively. social.answers.microsoft.…
When Michael Jordan was voted as a starter for the all-star team his rookie season some of the veteran players didn't like all the attention on him, so they decided that they would not pass Michael the ball during the game. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
The Millennium Falcon's 'hyperdrive failure sound' came from a 1930s era airplane starter. [2:09] youtu.be/3zXkVQnVmuo?t=15…
Two years before being a first-round draft pick for the Baltimore Colts, John Elways was a second-round draft pick for the New York Yankees and was expected to be a starter en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
In 1957, Cincinnati Redlegs (Reds) fans stuffed the MLB All-Star ballot box electing seven Redlegs players as starters for the National League team. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/195…
Many San Francisco bakeries use Sourdough starter from 1849. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sou…
, A sourdough starter brought to California during the gold rush is still in use today after more than 150 years epicurean.com/articles/sa…
Fritos chips have so much oil in them that they can be burned slowly like a candle or used as a fire starter. youtube.com/watch?v=IUnC_…

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