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Tom Hanks has been gifting the White House press corps with new coffee machines since 2004 after visiting and finding an old decrepit Mr. Coffee machine serving really bad coffee. Latest was a $1700 espresso machine in 2017.

Tom Hanks Sent This $1,700 Coffee Machine to White House Reporters The gift of caffeine just might be the best gift of all. Just ask the White House press corps, who recently received a high-tech espresso machine from Tom Hanks as a gift. It arrived with a personal, encouraging note from the actor, reading: “Keep …

Tom Hanks has been gifting the White House press corps with new coffee machines since 2004 after visiting and finding an old decrepit Mr. Coffee machine serving really bad coffee. Latest was a $1700 espresso machine in 2017. Read More »

During Prohibition in the US, it was illegal to buy or sell alcohol, but it was not illegal to drink it. Some wealthy people bought out entire liquor stores before it passed to ensure they still had alcohol to drink.

The activists scored a major victory in 1851, when the Maine legislature passed a statewide prohibition on selling alcohol. Prohibition was all but sealed by the time the United States entered World War I in 1917, but the conflict served as one of the last nails in the coffin of legalized alcohol. 3. It wasn’t …

During Prohibition in the US, it was illegal to buy or sell alcohol, but it was not illegal to drink it. Some wealthy people bought out entire liquor stores before it passed to ensure they still had alcohol to drink. Read More »

The food in Alcatraz Prison was so good that the guards and prison staff ate the same exact meals as the prisoners. This was because the warden believed most trouble in prison is caused by bad food.

The food at San Francisco’s infamous Alcatraz Prison was pretty damn good. This Sunday, Discovery Family Channel’s show Secrets of America’s Favorite Places features Alcatraz, which had the best food in the federal prison system. So now the obvious question: If the food was so outstanding, why did Clint Eastwood need to escape so badly …

The food in Alcatraz Prison was so good that the guards and prison staff ate the same exact meals as the prisoners. This was because the warden believed most trouble in prison is caused by bad food. Read More »

Despite being founded in the same city, in the same year and having the same name, Hershey’s ice cream and Hershey’s chocolate have no affiliation and in fact have had multiple legal disputes due to their shared name.

Hershey Creamery Company, also known as Hershey’s Ice Cream, is a creamery that produces Hershey’s brand ice cream, sorbet, sherbet, and frozen yogurt, and other frozen treats such as smoothies and frozen slab style ice cream mixers. In the mid-1990s, the companies settled their most recent legal battles out of court, with the creamery agreeing …

Despite being founded in the same city, in the same year and having the same name, Hershey’s ice cream and Hershey’s chocolate have no affiliation and in fact have had multiple legal disputes due to their shared name. Read More »

Over 1/4th of global hazelnut production is bought by an Italian company to make Nutella.

Nutella, the nutty chocolate spread, is turning 50. He was completely obsessed by it,” says the current boss of the family business, Giovanni Ferrero. “Chocolate was so expensive, it was really high-end, nobody could afford it, at least in Italy,” says Giovanni Ferrero. But it was Pietro’s son, Michele Ferrero, who turned it into Nutella, …

Over 1/4th of global hazelnut production is bought by an Italian company to make Nutella. Read More »

According to a dietitian, pizza is a healthier breakfast than sugary cereal. An average pizza slice and a bowl of cereal with whole milk contains about the same amount of calories. However, pizza has more protein, which will keep you full and boost satiety throughout the morning.

“You may be surprised to find out that an average slice of pizza and a bowl of cereal with whole milk contain nearly the same amount of calories,” Amer said. New York-based dietitian Keri Gans says that cereal can be a perfectly healthy breakfast option — yes, healthier than pizza — as long as you’re …

According to a dietitian, pizza is a healthier breakfast than sugary cereal. An average pizza slice and a bowl of cereal with whole milk contains about the same amount of calories. However, pizza has more protein, which will keep you full and boost satiety throughout the morning. Read More »

Al Capone was the first person to open a soup kitchen to feed the poor during the Depression. At a time of 25 percent unemployment, Capone’s kitchens served three meals a day to ensure that everyone who had lost a job could get a meal. Soon, every city and town had a soup kitchen.

Milk, for example, might be labeled by a certain dairy, for its freshness to expire 15 days after pasteurization. Why is milk dated? During a tour of the former federal prison, a U.S. National Park ranger noted that Al Capone “lobbied for milk bottle dating to ensure the safety of the city’s children.” It was …

Al Capone was the first person to open a soup kitchen to feed the poor during the Depression. At a time of 25 percent unemployment, Capone’s kitchens served three meals a day to ensure that everyone who had lost a job could get a meal. Soon, every city and town had a soup kitchen. Read More »

Thomas Jefferson Mac and Cheese

It was Thomas Jefferson was a serious foodie, who introduced America to waffles, Mac and cheese, Parmesan, olive oil, and champagne.

Today is Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, and what might the president, on his special day, have had to eat? And the meal may have been polished off with ice cream, pastry, pudding, or crème brûlée, and followed up with an after-dinner glass of Madeira, which Jefferson believed was good for the health. Though common dogma holds …

It was Thomas Jefferson was a serious foodie, who introduced America to waffles, Mac and cheese, Parmesan, olive oil, and champagne. Read More »

Unborn Babies in the Womb can Taste Flavours such as Garlic, Carrots, or Vanilla in their Amniotic Fluid, which Can Affect What They Will Enjoy Eating.

That fluid surrounding the baby is actually flavored by the foods and beverages the mother has eaten in the last few hours. “Things like vanilla, carrot, garlic, anise, mint — these are some of the flavors that have been shown to be transmitted to amniotic fluid or mother’s milk,” says Julie Mennella, who studies taste …

Unborn Babies in the Womb can Taste Flavours such as Garlic, Carrots, or Vanilla in their Amniotic Fluid, which Can Affect What They Will Enjoy Eating. Read More »

While both tea and coffee plants produce caffeine, this trait evolved independently – meaning caffeine production developed at least twice.

In the same way, it looks like caffeine actually evolved twice on the planet, once in tea and once in coffee. It’s thought that caffeine evolved in coffee to help protect the plant from predators, and it also helps with pollination. This suggests that the ability to make caffeine evolved at least twice, in the …

While both tea and coffee plants produce caffeine, this trait evolved independently – meaning caffeine production developed at least twice. Read More »