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Although “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” is considered to be the shortest sentence that includes all the letters of the alphabet, alcohol lovers came up with one of their own “Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs”

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Although “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” is considered to be the shortest sentence that includes all the letters of the alphabet, alcohol lovers came up with one of their own “Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.”

Croissants weren’t created in France

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Could there possibly be a French-ier thing than a flaky, buttery croissant? Despite these buttery delights’ association with France, they are actually an Austrian creation. Croissants were preceded by something called “kipferl,” which is a dowdier, simpler version of the croissant developed in Austria. It’s said that the concept was taken to France by a…

The Infamous Coca-Cola Blak

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Bonus facts Some things should never be combined. Coffee and soda are one of them. Released in 2006, the idea behind the coffee-flavored soda (called Coca-Cola Blak) was simple: capture the massive amount of coffee drinkers in the world and provide them a way to enjoy their favorite treat, soda-style. Easier said than done, as…

Potato Chips: A Joke Gone Right

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Bonus facts A chef reportedly invented potato chips in Cary Moon’s Lake Lodge (or Lake House) restaurant in Saratoga Springs, New York, on 24 August, 1853 but he wasn’t trying to make the world’s best snack food. Chef George Crum sent paper thin potatoes cooked until they were crisp to a customer who was sending back the…

The Caesar Salad was created in Mexico by Alex Cardini, who made this salad at his brother Caesar’s restaurant utilizing a dressing he concocted

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Bonus facts The Caesar Salad was created in Mexico by Alex Cardini, who made this salad at his brother Caesar’s restaurant utilizing a dressing he concocted. It was originally named Aviator’s Salad but it became popular and mimicked with the title “Caesar Salad.” It’s said he created the dish when a 4th of July rush depleted…

John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich have invented the sandwich as a quick meal so as not to interrupt his gambling sessions

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Bonus facts John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich (1718-1792) – who’s credited with inventing a lunch consisting of slapping a lovely filling between two slices of bread. Legend has it that during an all-night gambling event, Montagu asked his servant to put the meat from his meal between two slices of bread, so he could…