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What Is a Hot Brown Sandwich?

20 Sep 2014 18:33

The Hot Brown Sandwich originated in Kentucky, so it is sometimes called a Kentucky Hot Brown. It is a so-called 'open-face' sandwich, which means, strictly speaking, it is not a sandwich at all. The dish was developed by Chef Fred K. Schmidt of the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, now under new ownership. The Hotel, after opening in 1923, hosted nightly dinner dances, to which as many as 1200 guests would flock. The Chef needed a late-night dinner to satisfy the hungry guests other than the traditional ham and eggs, after the dance, so he invented the Hot Brown….

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What Is A Dagwood Sandwich?

13 Sep 2014 14:13

The origin of the Dagwood Sandwich stretches back to 1930. It is not really a specific sandwich. Rather, it is a tall multi-layered sandwich with varying, self-chosen ingredients. Usually, this takes the form of a layered variety of cold cuts, veges, condiments, etc. The Dagwood is a name for a style of sandwich, then, one that is vertical and darned near impossible to eat. It is sometimes called the "Skyscraper." But why is it called the Dagwood? The name comes from a comic strip character named Dagwood Bumstead, who is the silly, bumbling husband in Blondie, penned by Murat "Chic" Young. Dagwood was a huge chow-hound who would eat everything in site. He was the quintessential fridge raider. Something between the comic strip, and the way we eat the sandwich today, was lost in translation.Bibliography item wilson not found.,Bibliography item russo not found.

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Mountain Dew and Birth Control

12 Sep 2014 16:07

Sometime in the 1990's, rumors began circulating that Mountain Dew had some helpful or dangerous effects on your reproductive health, depending on which rumor you heard, and your perspective when you heard them. The main claim was that Mountain Dew was an effective contraceptive. All you had to do was drink it before having sex, and not pregnancy would occur. It is almost certain that these general rumors led to belief that Mountain Dew could have the same effect whether consumed by the male, or female, but most of the specific effects claimed, regarded males, and concerned either birth control, if you're a glass half-full kind of person, or impotence, if you're of the glass half-empty persuasion. No matter what the specifics though, the rumors were believed by many teenagers, and by 1999, this information was being pass from teen to teen: "Mountain Dew is good birth control." No condemn needed!…

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Snakes in McDonald's Ball Pit: Is Playland Deadly?

12 Sep 2014 14:11

Beginning around 1993, there began an email, and a grapevine rumor, that a child had been playing in the ball pit at a McDonald's Playland, and had been bitten by a poisonous snake that had taken up residence among the balls. Sometimes, the ball pit was said to be at a play area at a Burger King restaurant. Carl's Jr. has also been cited as the location. Ball pits are large bins filled with many colored plastic balls. Kids can jump into the pits and frolic among the balls. It is a favorite area at any kid play oriented establishment. If you're a parent whose taken their children to Chuck E Cheese, McDonald's Playland, or any number of play areas, you'll know that once they go in, it can be very difficult to get them to come out! As soon as kid's see all those colorful balls, they make a bee-line. Imagine if there were poisonous snakes or other dangers lurking in those innocent looking pits of fun?…

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Your Stomach Acid Can Dissolve a Razor Blade: True or False?

10 Sep 2014 16:52

Although this site is about food, I think that the subject of eating pieces of metal, and certainly the risky practice of swallowing razor blades, are fair game. There is a rumor that your stomach acid is so strong that it can dissolve a razor blade. I'd hate to be the guy to test that assumption, but it is true that the hydrochloric acid in your stomach is some strong stuff. While your blood has a pH of around 7.4, your stomach acid has a pH of 1. That means it is a strong acid indeed. But surely, if your stomach acid could dissolve the metal of a razor blade, it would dissolve itself? Surely not! It turns out that, according to at least one study, stomach acid can do a pretty good number on a razor blade….

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