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Re: Chunks of facts

on Wed Apr 12 2017, 17:41
Had me confused at first, as I knew you'd posted it recently.

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I don't know why the quote facility failed. We could have had the same item three times.
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Re: Chunks of facts

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@Mac wrote:A repeat to excite the dribblers Very Happy

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Re: Chunks of facts

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Re: Chunks of facts

on Thu Apr 13 2017, 09:36
Anyroad up. job done.

As you all know I like baking and cooking, I consider myself rather talented in the kitchen. Here are some facts about bread through the ages.



1. The ancient Greeks were already producing more than 80 types of bread in 2500 B.C.

2. Bread was so important to the Egyptian way of life that it was used as a type of currency. They revered it so much they would often place it in the tombs of their dead.

3. Bakers were powerful credit brokers during the Middle Ages in France. They often loaned out bread as currency and as a form of credit. King Louis IV said, “He who controls a nation’s bread is a greater ruler than he who controls their souls.”

4. Napoleon gave a common bread its name when he demanded a loaf of dark rye bread for his horse during the Prussian campaign. “Pain pour Nicole,” he ordered, which meant “Bread for Nicole,” his horse. To Germanic ears, the request sounded like “Pumpernickel,” which is the term we use today for this traditional loaf.

5. In Britain, the ceremony of First Footing is traditionally observed in the early hours of New Year’s Day. A piece of bread is left outside a door, with a piece of coal and a silver coin, and is supposed to bring you food, warmth and riches in the year ahead.

6. Bakers used to be fined if their loaves were underweight so they added an extra loaf to every dozen, hence the term “Baker’s Dozen.”

7. Scandinavian traditions hold that if a boy and girl eat from the same loaf, they are bound to fall in love.

8. Superstition says it is bad luck to turn a loaf of bread upside down or cut an unbaked loaf.

9. Assuming a sandwich was eaten for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, it would take 168 days to eat the amount of bread produced from one bushel of wheat. A family of four could live 10 years off the bread produced by one acre of wheat.

10. The inner part of the bread incased in the crust is called the “crumb” hence why small bits of this part of the bread are called “crumbs.”
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Re: Chunks of facts

on Thu Apr 13 2017, 17:51
4. "Napoleon gave a common bread its name when he demanded a loaf of dark rye bread for his horse during the Prussian campaign. “Pain pour Nicole,” he ordered, which meant “Bread for Nicole,” his horse. To Germanic ears, the request sounded like “Pumpernickel,” which is the term we use today for this traditional loaf.”

A really interesting fact from Mester Joseph, and if I may say most plausible.

On an episode of TBBT, the one where they travel by train to a conference, Howard Wolowitz whilst “tapping up” a young lady tries to impress her with fact that “pumpernickel” translates as “fart goblin”.
Not an unreasonable suggestion, since “pump” was often used when I was a kid, and is very much like our “trump”.
“Nickel” as satanic connections too.

Both to me are very believable
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Re: Chunks of facts

on Thu Apr 13 2017, 18:47
I don't believe that to be true, Ray. Napoleon as far as I know never had a horse name Nicole/Nickel, he did however have over 150 horses during his life, the most famous was his grey Arab called Marengo after one of his successful battles. But the fact was in with the others so I left it. Smile
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Re: Chunks of facts

on Thu Apr 13 2017, 18:57
Napoleon once ran away from rabbits that attacked him
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Re: Chunks of facts

on Thu Apr 13 2017, 19:06
Like Bishop Brennan then.
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Re: Chunks of facts

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In 1807, Napoleon was coming off of a high note. He had just signed the Treaty of Tilsit, which ended his war with Russia. To celebrate, he gathered his dignitaries for a rabbit hunt. Little did he know that, in a bizarre twist, he would become "hunted" instead.

Napoleon's celebratory rabbit hunt was set to take place at the mansion of Baron Alexandre Berthier, a close advisor of Napoleon. To prepare, Berthier gathered and caged all of the rabbits himself. Once all of the dignitaries had arrived and were ready, the rabbit cages were released.
The problem was that the rabbits didn't run away. Instead, swarming by the hundreds, they ran towards the men. Even stranger still, most of the rabbits targeted Napoleon, attacking his legs crawling up towards his rear. Napoleon staggered under the weight and relentlessness of the aggressive rabbits.
The other hunters did their best to disperse the bunnies by cracking whips, but the pack was undeterred. Napoleon was forced to retreat to his royal carriage for safety. Even then, the rabbits kept nipping at his heels, and some almost jumped into the carriage. He was wheeled away safely, but not without plenty of embarrassment.
It turns out that the horde of rabbits had not gone collectively mad. They were simply the wrong breed. Baron Berthier collected not wild hares but domesticated farm rabbits who were fed on regular schedules. Starving, the rabbits darted anxiously towards the men looking for food. Why they favored Napoleon is still a mystery, but there’s no doubt that the proud emperor's meal that day was not rabbit but a warm slice of humble pie.
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Re: Chunks of facts

on Thu Apr 13 2017, 19:09
lapin it up he was.

See what I did there. Taxi for Monsewer Joseph.
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on Thu Apr 13 2017, 19:11
Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Educational stuff. In't WR great .Very Happy

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Re: Chunks of facts

on Thu Apr 13 2017, 19:20
Now there's a coincidence. Razz
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Re: Chunks of facts

on Fri Apr 14 2017, 16:20
Napoleon's oss was on the telly the other day. Or at least its skellington was.

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