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September 25th is National Lobster Day / #NationalLobsterDay

Posted on September 25, 2018

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Today’s Lobster facts:

  1. In Colonial times, servants and slaves were the only people allowed to eat lobsters regularly .
  2. Lobsters aren’t all red. They can be many different colors, including bright blue, white and brilliant gold tones.
  3. Lobsters can be right-handed, left-handed, or ambidextrous.
  4. Many lobster species can live to be over 100 years old.
  5. Most lobsters travel over 100 miles a year and have migratory patterns

Today’s Food History

  • 1752 Benjamin Franklin flew a kite.
  • 1851 Jacob Fussell, a Baltimore dairyman, opens the first commercial ice-cream factory.
  • 1869 R.I.P. Joseph Dixon. An American inventor and manufacturer. Among his many accomplishments, he produced the first pencil made in the U.S.
  • 1969 ‘Ice Cube’ (O’Shea Jackson) singer and actor, was born.
  • 1992 SPELLING LESSONS – At a spelling bee in a Trenton, New Jersey school, U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle, corrects a student’s spelling of ‘potato’ by telling him it should have an ‘e’ at the end.
  • 1999 Nicholas Vitalich is arrested for assaulting his girlfriend with a large tuna, outside a San Diego supermarket. He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon.

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September 25th is National Food Service Workers Day

Posted on September 25, 2017

befunky-design2Today’s Fun Fact

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Remember, over 25% of the US workforce has at one time worked in food service!

Five Waiter Quotes

  • A Cannibal is a person who walks into a restaurant and orders a waiter.
  • A diplomat these days in nothing, but a head waiter who is allowed to sit down occasionally.
  • Epitaph for a dead waiter – God finally caught his eye.
  • I asked the waiter, ‘Is this milk fresh?’ He said, ‘Lady, three hours ago it was grass.’
  • I never taste the wine first in restaurants, I just ask the waiter to pour.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1777 Johann Heinrich Lambert died. He proved that Apple pie was irrational.  Oops – never mind – that was ‘pi’ that he proved was an irrational number.

1843 Melville Reuben Bissell was born. Bissell invented the carpet sweeper in 1876.

1879 The Cream Separator was patented.

1974 It is first reported that freon from aerosol cans is destroying the ozone layer above the earth.

1976 The largest dolphin caught with rod and reel weighed 87 pounds. It was caught off the coast of Costa Rica.

1985 William Cumming Rose died. An American biochemist, he researched amino acids, and established the importance of the 8 essential amino acids in human nutrition.


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