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Posted by on Apr. 3, 2014 at 12:21 PM
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IncognitoOne
by Angela on Apr. 3, 2014 at 12:21 PM

 

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Champagne

In the Champagne region of France, the climate was producing difficult conditions for making wine. The cold winter temperatures of the region would halt the fermentation of yeast, and the yeast would awaken in spring and begin fermenting again, resulting in bubbles in the wine. This was initially considered a huge problem, and the wine makers tried to rid the wine of bubbles. Eventually, the inclusion of the "bubbles" in champagne became desirable, and it became what we now know as champagne.



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IncognitoOne
by Angela on Apr. 3, 2014 at 12:22 PM

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Velcro

Swiss electrical engineer George De Mestral created a fabric combination of "velvet" and "crochet" that was showcased in a 1959 fashion show in New York City. The fabric did not receive positive reviews, and did not gain any popularity. In the early 1960s, NASA discovered the many uses for Velcro, including using it to secure items they didn't want to escape when in a zero-gravity environment.



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IncognitoOne
by Angela on Apr. 3, 2014 at 12:23 PM

 

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Sandwich

The first sandwich is believed to have been created when John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, was too busy to attend dinner.  He asked that meat be brought to him between two pieces of bread. Other people would ask to have the same thing, and refer to it as "the same as Sandwich," just as Montagu asked.



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lil_mama06
by on Apr. 3, 2014 at 12:23 PM
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Very interesting...Thanks for sharing...

IncognitoOne
by Angela on Apr. 3, 2014 at 12:23 PM

 

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Teflon

Roy Plunkett was trying to make a better refrigerator when he combined a specific gas with hydrochloric acid. He cooled and pressurized the gas in canisters because he was not ready to begin experimenting with it. The following day, he checked on the gas to discover it was gone, and the sides of the containers were coated with a very slick surface that was impervious to virtually all chemicals. In 1945 the product was trademarked as Teflon, and used by the military. A decade later, the product was introduced into the cooking market, where it is still regularly used today.



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IncognitoOne
by Angela on Apr. 3, 2014 at 12:23 PM

 

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Kellogg's Corn Flakes

In 1894, Kellogg and his younger brother, left some cooked wheat to sit when something came up.  Upon their return, they discovered the wheat had gone stale.  Since they were on a budget, they continued to force the wheat through the regular rolling process for baking, which instead produced "flakes" which they then toasted. They eventually began conducting this same process with other grains, settling on corn for the final product.



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IncognitoOne
by Angela on Apr. 3, 2014 at 12:24 PM

 

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Post-It Notes

A researcher for 3M Laboratories was trying to create a strong adhesive, but accidentally created an adhesive that was weaker than those that already existed. Years later one of the researcher's colleagues spread the substance onto pieces of paper to mark his place in the book he was reading, and the idea for Post-It notes was created.



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IncognitoOne
by Angela on Apr. 3, 2014 at 12:24 PM

 

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Coke

Colonel John Pemberton was wounded in the Civil War and became addicted to morphine. He decided he needed to find a substitute for the drug, and formulated the original coca-cola recipe using coca leaves which included a small amount of cocaine, which would give the drinker a buzz. In 1929, the recipe replaced the coca leaves with "spent" coca leaves that flavored the product without the drug effect.



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IncognitoOne
by Angela on Apr. 3, 2014 at 12:24 PM

 

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Ice Cream Cones

In 1904 at the St. Louis World's Fair, an ice cream vendor ran out of cups, so another vendor close by offered to roll his waffled pastries into a cone so he could sell his ice cream without the need for dishes. The result was the first ice cream cone.



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IncognitoOne
by Angela on Apr. 3, 2014 at 12:25 PM

 

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Cheese Puffs

In the 1930s, the Flakall Company had a machine that would crush grains for animal feed. Workers had been pouring moist corn kernels into the machine to prevent it from clogging, and when the machine got hot, the cornmeal would come out puffed, becoming hardened as it hit the air. Oil and seasoning were added to the puffs, making the first cheese puffs.



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