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Gerber Baby Cereal-A Real Baby Food: When some U.S. companies began marketing their products in Africa they were unaware that it was a common practice to have a picture on the label of what was inside as most of the African population could not read English. The Gerber Company was not aware of this practice and ran into a major problem since the photo on their label was of a cute Caucasian Baby, oops!

The World's most expensive coffee: In Sumatra, coffee plantation workers gather beans by following a marsupial, the Asian Palm Civet. The Civet eats the coffee plant for the fleshy pulp of the berries and when the plant enters the stomach the enzymes seep into the coffee beans which reduces the acids
in the beans.
Once the beans have passed through the Civets system the workers extract the beans from the droppings. The beans are then thoroughly washed, sun-dried, and lightly roasted & brewed yielding a very flavorful cup of coffee with very little bitterness. The coffee sells for upwards of $300.00 a pound.

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.

Peanut Butter:
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 a

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.

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