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History of the Mile High Club

History of the Mile High Club

– It’s been called one of the most exclusive clubs in the world, but it only takes one lucky moment to become a life-long member. London, 1785. The Betting Book at Brooks’s, a prominent gentlemen’s club, records a wager payout between two delightfully randy aristocrats, Lord Cholmondeley and Lord Derby. The former challenged the latter …

History of Chicken McNuggets

History of Chicken McNuggets

– For more than three decades, Chicken McNuggets have captured the hearts of fast food fans across the globe. In the 1950s, a food science professor at Cornell cooks the first recorded chicken nuggets in his lab. He calls them Chicken Crispies. 1961, Ray Kroc takes over McDonald’s from the McDonald’s brothers. It’s a long …

The Risky Paleo Diets of Our Ancestors

In 1973, a fossil hunter discovered the partial skeleton of a female Homo erectus in the Koobi Fora formation of northern Kenya. The specimen dated to 1.6 million years ago; today she’s known as KNM-ER 1808. Her skeleton was pretty complete, given its age, including parts of her skull, limbs, and pelvis. And the anthropologists …

Fast Food Facts, Fun and History #1

Fast Food Facts, Fun and History #1

Today on Food Snot we’re going to be discussing fast food facts. it’s time for Food Snot. Hi I’m Tom Cote and I am the Food Snot. Today I’m here with my lovely wife Renae. Hiii and today Renae – we’re going to talk about America’s obsession with fast food. by giving them some hard, …

History’s Most Bizarre Food Disasters Explained

History’s Most Bizarre Food Disasters Explained

Let’s talk about some often-overlooked historical tidbits that remind us food can be large-scale terrifying, can wreak havoc on entire cities, and can claim lives on a massive scale. These are some of the world’s strangest food-related disasters – and some are more recent than you might expect. The idea of a tank of molasses …