Miss Futuristic Canned Foods

What would futuristic canned foods look like? And at what point in the future will we get this stuff?

Putting those questions aside, what I find really odd about the clipping below is that it gives the Social Security Number of Miss Futuristic Canned Foods.

At first I thought the number must be a joke (though I didn't understand the joke), but according to the Social Security Death Index that number belonged to a woman named Janet Lee, who was born in 1935 and died in 2008. The dates are about right. Jan would be short for Janet. And Lee would be her married name. So that must really have been the SSN of Miss Futuristic Canned Foods.

The numbers indicate that the card was issued to her in Indiana sometime between 1936 and 1950.

Charlotte News - Mar 5, 1957

     Posted By: Alex - Sat Dec 16, 2023
     Category: Awards, Prizes, Competitions and Contests | Food | 1950s

It is not so weird regarding the Social Security number. At one time, they were used for things like ID cards (my first driver's license had my SS# as the ID #).
Posted by Patrick on 12/16/23 at 02:04 PM
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