From TIME: “The USDA’s Food and Safety Inspection Service allows the use of the term ‘wyngz’ to denote a product that is in ‘the shape of a wing or a bite-sized appetizer type product’ but that contains no wing meat but only under certain conditions. These conditions include the stipulation that the poultry used is white chicken (with or without skin) and that ‘a prominent, conspicuous, and legible descriptive name (e.g., ‘contains no wing meat’) is placed in close proximity to the descriptive name and linked to ‘wyngz’ by use of an asterisk.”
Talk about a real test of devotion: in 19th century rural Austria, eligible lasses would keep an apple slice crammed in their armpits during dances. At the end of the night the girl would give her slice to the guy who caught her eye. If the feeling was mutual, he’d wolf down the stinky apple. (Something’s telling us Austrian guys weren’t too broken up over the death of this ritual.)
We have a special guest quizmaster — Hillary Buckholtz of I’m Remembering! From beverages to cereals to game shows, she’ll be testing your memories all week. Make her feel welcome! Oh, and see how well you recall these famous (and infamous) drinks.
Just today one of our interns was working on a quote quiz: ‘Steve Jobs or The Matrix?’ We probably won’t have her finish it, but one of the quotes she stumbled across—which I didn’t read until after I heard the news—gave me the chills:
“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.” —The Wall Street Journal, May 25, 1993
Rest in Peace, Steve Jobs. Thanks for the Macintosh Performa 405 that I learned to type on, and for the iPhone I’m using to write this post. And Toy Story.
[Gary Whitta tweeted out the photo of Apple’s Cupertino campus earlier tonight.]
You know when your friend takes a bite of a piping hot pizza, then opens his mouth and sort of tilts his head around while making an “aaaarrrahh” noise? The Ghanaians have a word for that. More specifically, Pelinti means “to move hot food around in your mouth.”