Category:
Food

Monsieur Mangetout

Info from wikipedia:

Michel Lotito (June 15, 1950 – June 25, 2007) was a French entertainer, born in Grenoble, famous for deliberately consuming indigestible objects. He came to be known as Monsieur Mangetout ("Mr Eat-All").
His performances involved the consumption of metal, glass, rubber and other materials. He disassembled, cut up, and consumed bicycles, shopping carts, televisions, and a Cessna 150, among other items. The Cessna 150 took roughly two years to be "eaten", from 1978 to 1980...
He was awarded a brass plaque by the Guinness Book to commemorate his abilities. He consumed it as well.


Posted By: Alex - Wed May 16, 2018 - Comments (2)
Category: Food, Human Marvels

Swallowed a turtle

May 1968: two-year-old Brad Haines somehow managed to swallow a turtle, apparently because it belonged to his sister, whom he was mad at. But then the turtle remained alive in his stomach for quite a while, which worried doctors. Thankfully it did eventually die, and Brad then managed to get rid of it the natural way. So no surgery was required.

Opelousas Daily World - May 30, 1968



Stevens Point Journal - June 4, 1968


Posted By: Alex - Wed May 09, 2018 - Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Food, 1960s

Stimorol, chewing gum for the rich

Stimorol was a Danish brand of chewing gum. When its maker brought it to the U.S. in 1982, they decided to go for snob appeal and marketed it as the "chewing gum for the rich." Even though, as far as I know, in Denmark it was just a chewing gum for regular folks.

I agree with the columnist below. Chewing gum just doesn't work as a status symbol.

New Yorker - May 10, 1982



Clarion Ledger - Sep 29, 1982

Posted By: Alex - Mon May 07, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Food, 1980s

Tarantula Burger

Served up at Bull City Burger and Brewery in Durham, North Carolina. A cheeseburger topped with a tarantula. From Fox 13 News:

Not everyone gets to order this special burger. They hold a raffle to see who gets to try it. Christmann put his name in the raffle like the other 15 challengers and arrived with an appetite, ready to taste his prize.
"When I first sink my teeth into it, a lot of crunch. Imagine like snapping twigs, like it had that same sound in my head when I was biting,” he described.

Posted By: Alex - Mon Apr 30, 2018 - Comments (1)
Category: Food, Insects

Mayochup

Heinz is threatening to release a product named Mayochup if 500,000 people vote for it. The product would be a combination of mayonnaise and ketchup, thus mayochup.

I've got no problem with mayonnaise and ketchup mixed together. But the name. Though I suppose it's better than ketchonnaise.

Some people are noting that this combination is actually already a thing that other companies have been selling for a while. It's called simply Mayo Ketchup, or Fry Sauce.

Posted By: Alex - Wed Apr 25, 2018 - Comments (16)
Category: Food

Mystery Illustration 71



What product and/or company is this image touting?

The answer is here.

And after the jump.

More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Thu Mar 29, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Food, 1940s

Thomas Labott, sand-eater

Des Moines Tribune - Feb 1, 1973



And Brea is a modern-day sand lover.

Posted By: Alex - Sun Mar 25, 2018 - Comments (0)
Category: Food, 1970s

Automatic Pancake Machine

Invented by J. Clarence Sebring of Dundee, New York, circa 1990. It could make one pancake every seven seconds.



Elmira Star-Gazette - Jun 5, 2006

Posted By: Alex - Tue Mar 20, 2018 - Comments (2)
Category: Food, Inventions, 1990s

Finger Food

From June 1979:
A Barrie family is suing a grocery store for selling them a package of ground veal containing part of a human finger...
"They were very upset," said the lawyer for the family, which includes two children. "For six months, they could not eat any ground meat. All they ate was steak."

How they must have suffered!

Springfield Leader and Press - June 29, 1979

Posted By: Alex - Sun Mar 18, 2018 - Comments (2)
Category: Food, 1970s

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