May 9, 2012 at 6:29 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Foodimentary - National Food Holidays

National Shrimp Day

Five Food Finds about Shrimp

  • The pistol shrimp can deliver an explosive attack hotter than the surface of the sun and loud enough to rupture a human ear drum.
  • Every shrimp is actually born male, and some develop into females.
  • Some shrimp are actually capable of glowing in the dark.
  • Shrimp can vary in size from 1/2 inch to 12 inches.
  • In some areas, shrimp served with the head still attached is considered a delicacy.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1785 The beer-pump handle was patented by Joseph Bramah.

1845 Carl Gustaf Patrik de Laval was born. A Swedish scientist and inventor. Among his inventions was the centrifugal cream separator and a vacuum milking machine.

1914 R.I.P. C. W. Post (Charles William. He founded the Postum Cereal Co. in 1895 (renamed General Foods Corp. in 1922) to manufacture Postum cereal beverage; 1897 Grape Nuts, 1904…

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