The Oldest Restaurant In Every Country, Mapped

Salzburg, Austria?s St. Peter Stiftskulinarium is still going strong after more than 1200 years of business.

 

The Super Luxe History Of Pineapples And Why They Used To Cost $8000

Though native to South America, pineapples (scientific name: Ananas comosus) made their way to the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, and it was here that Christopher Columbus first spotted their spiky crowns in 1493. Columbus and his crew took pineapples back to Spain, where everyone loved how sweet this new, exotic fruit tasted. They tried to grow them there, but because pineapples need a tropical climate to grow, Europeans didn’t get very far. The only pineapples they could get their hands on had to be imported from across the Atlantic Ocean, a time-consuming trek that often resulted in bruised, rotten fruit.

 
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A Surprisingly Disgusting History Of Lemonade Stands

The stands were originally set up so con men could serve putrid molasses water with a few lemon rinds floating on top. Things went downhill from there.

 

If You Drink Your Coffee With Sugar, Here’s Why You Should Always Add It First

If you want to enjoy a cup of coffee at its peak, pour your coffee first, then add sugar, then add cream or milk. Physics says so.

 

Here’s Why The Coke At Mcdonald’s Is So Good

Not every cup of Coke is created equal. If you’re a McDonald’s customer who can’t resist ordering a large Coke with your Big Mac and fries, you may suspect that the soda from the fast-food chain is superior to versions found elsewhere. It’s not childhood nostalgia warping your taste buds: McDonald’s takes steps to ensure their Coke really does taste better than the competitors.

 

Corn Flakes Were Part Of An Anti-masturbation Crusade

In the 18th and 19th centuries, the Western world worked itself up into a mass hissy fit over the idea of people touching themselves.

 
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Remembering Boston’s Great Molasses Flood Of 1919

On January 15, 1919, Boston suffered one of history?s strangest disasters when the ?Great Molasses Flood? tore through the city's North End and deposited so much gooey residue that locals claimed they

 

When Is The Actual Expiration Date On Your Milk?

There's usually just a "sell by" date, which isn't all that helpful.

 
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Meet Horatio, The Old-timey ?smart? Speaker From Hendrick?s Gin

He looks like something from your grandfather?s study, and has virtually nothing in common with Amazon Echo or Google Home.

 

Tie-dye Frappuccino From Starbucks Is The New Drink Of The Summer

Move over, Unicorn Frappuccino?the Tie-Dye Frappe will be the next colorful Starbucks drink to flood your Instagram feed.

 
 
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