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|In 1907, one of the ad campaigns for Kellogg's Corn Flakes (then the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company) offered a free box of cereal to every woman who would wink at her grocer.|
|Wine Trivia: "Jack and Jill went up the hill....." the 'jill' in this nursery rhyme refers to what we now call a 'gill', a unit of liquid measure equal to half a cup. A 'jack' was a 2 ounce measure of wine, and a 'jill' was twice the size of a 'jack'. When Charles I of England (1600-1649) reduced the size of the 'jack' so he could collect a higher tax, the 'jill' was automatically reduced in size also -- "and 'jill' came tumbling after". During Prohibition years when alcohol sales were banned by the 18th amendment to the U.S. Constitution (1920-1933) wine growers would put large labels on their grape juice that stated: 'Warning: Will Ferment and turn into wine,' and then proceeded to give detailed instructions of what NOT to do so the grape juice would not accidentally turn into wine!|
|When KFC first translated its advertising slogan "finger lickin' good" into Chinese, it came out as "eat your fingers off."|
|The first brewery in America was built in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1642.|
|Developed in 1890 by a St. Louis doctor for his patients with bad teeth. It was promoted as a health food at the St. Louis Exposition 14 years later,
but the oil separated from the grainy solids. In 1933, a California packer was able to homogenize the peanuts into a stable butter - "Skippy Churned Peanut Butter". People who become hysterical when peanut butter sticks to the roof of their mouth have 'arachibutyrophobia'. It takes about 550 peanuts to make a 12 ounce jar of creamy peanut butter. Peanut butter is uniquely American - most of the rest of the world just doesn't understand it at all.
|Mr. Peanut was created by 13 year-old Antonio Gentile in a logo contest held by Planters in 1916. He won the grand prize of $5.00.
His drawing of a peanut person with arms and crossed legs was refined by a professional illustrator who added the top hat, monocle, white gloves and cane. Peanuts are members of the pea family.