Are You For Real?

By riNux [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By riNux [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

 The Modern Toilet in Taiwan, is a toilet themed restaurant that makes you wonder… …What do you think the restrooms look like?

History Schmistory: October 17. Flow this way!

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The manor house of Toten Hall, where the flood began http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c9/The_manor_house_of_Toten_Hall_-_1813.gif

 

1814: The London Beer  Flood occurs in, you guessed it, London, killing nine and inebriating several others.

History Schmistory: October 3. “Eat… these broken wings…”

1964: The first plate of Buffalo Wings is served up at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, a city once brimming with swarms of flying buffalo. Now, sadly there are only a few left 🙁

By Coast Guard photo/ Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta H. Disco [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Coast Guard photo/ Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta H. Disco [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art by Alexis Trice

History Schmistory, July 7: J’aime le chocolat!

1550 – Chocolate was introduced. In my opinion, this should be an international holiday. Seriously though, who isn’t loco for some cocoa?

Chocolate

History Schmistory, June 28: The Tomato Playing Ketch-up!

1820 – The tomato was proven to be non-poisonous. Thank goodness for that…our most important foods (pizza, spaghetti, burgers) would never have been the same!

Way to go tomatoes!  "Jumping tomato" by Gabi Greve /CC BY

Way to go tomatoes!
“Jumping tomato” by Gabi Greve /CC BY

History Schmistory: June 18th: Waterloo Sunset!

1815:  The Battle of Waterloo, Belgium. Napoleon and Wellington ‘duke’ it out (see what we did there) and along the way incidentally provide ABBA with the keys to stardom!

The British victory at Waterloo heralded the end of Napoleonic ascendancy in Europe after over ten years as Emperor of The French.

"Creative commons, Napoléon Bonaparte, 1798"  digital watercolor from painting by Édouard Detaille by Now Idonoa /CCBY

“Napoléon Bonaparte, 1798”
digital watercolor from painting by Édouard Detaille by Now Idonoa /CCBY

 

 

History Schmistory, June 4: Insert cheesy joke

1070 – Roquefort cheese was created in a cave near Roquefort, France! Insert your own cheesy joke here : )

Pee-Yew!

History Schmistory: February 23. The world looks mighty good to me.

1896: The Tootsie Roll is invented, and gives rise to an unusual morphological phenomenon…

Royal Wedding Pizza

Now THIS gets you in the mood for a wedding! What’s your favorite topping?

Sacre Bleu! France goes all foodie tomorrow!

France hosts its first national food festival tomorrow

photo: guardian, UK

. Weird. I never really associated France with food…

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