Also oysters were regarded as “peasant food” in Victorian times
The sandwich was invented by Baroness Pret whilst playing a lengthy game of Ludo
It was the Baroness in the larder with a butter knife
didn’t some stuff used to be a different colour? must be some chat in there
Santa Claus used to wear green
please dont eat santa
There’s only one left because almost eaten to extinction.
I think “gin” used to refer to any kind of brutal English moonshine that people made in their cellars and stuff, and there was a real moral panic about it in the 18th Century due to a perceived mass addiction and kind of ongoing 24/7 public gin orgy on the streets of London. This led to tightening of the distilling laws which in turn led to riots and stuff.
Gin made with juniper as we know it today comes through the addition of quinine, drunk with tonic in the Empire as a treatment for malaria.
orange carrots only came around about 400 years ago - purple or white were the main colours before
Love that Henry VIII is wearing Crocs!
are you sure you’re thinking of ketchup
Of some fishy
Juuust like the one I used to know (in Rome)
I am now
Henry VIII attends the opening of the first Nandos, 1531 (colourised)
Mad that until the 90s no chillies measured much more than 500k SHU (Spicy Hurt Units), but now some dickhead reckons he’s grown one with over 3 million SHUs
wow I didn’t know this!
I’m strangely proud of everyone that the thread has lasted half an hour already without somebody posting that Doritos tweet again.
I am thinking of ketchup. I got the vibe right but the time and place very wrong. Looks like it comes from 17th Century south east asia.
How Was Ketchup Invented?.