Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets Of Knowledge For Your Noggin’ (10/8/21)
October 8, 2021 3:58AM CDT
Here are Big Dave’s 5 Random Facts for your Friday – October 8th, 2021. Let’s learn something together:
- The gin and tonic was invented in the early 19th century to make antimalarial medication more palatable.
- The iron maiden . . . you know, that human-shaped iron cabinet with spikes inside . . . WASN’T an actual torture device in the Middle Ages. It was created in the 18th century as part of a traveling circus show.
- Croissants are originally from Austria, not France. They were created in the 1600s in Austria and didn’t make it to France until the next century.
- Fortune cookies are not served in China. They most likely originated from cookies made by Japanese immigrants to America in the early 20th century. A while back, Jenny Lee, the author of a book called “The Fortune Cookie Chronicles”, said, “I actually brought a bunch of fortune cookies to China and gave them to Chinese people, who were very confused.”
- Napoleon was just under 5-foot-7, which was ABOVE average height in France at the time.
Be sure to use one of these little tidbits in your life this weekend!
(Wiki / Gizmodo / HuffPost / ABC News / Today I Found Out)