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Monday, March 26, 2018

Greetings Infomaniacs,

We take so many things for granted. Like the simple, unassuming pickle. Pickles have been around for so long we don't think anything about them, but what would hamburgers, or hotdogs, or tuna salad, or bloody marys, or the simple deli sandwich be without pickles?

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "There is something self-defeating in the too-conscious pursuit of pleasure."

HINT: (1883-1969), American writer on literature, philosophy and society, a poet, and a prominent political activist.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Pickles have been around since ancient times, although there is some disagreement as to when exactly in history people started eating them. Some believe the first pickle was created in Mesopotamia in 2400 B.C.E. Others believe it was as early as 2030 B.C.E.

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Cleopatra ate pickles because she believed they were one of the things that helped her stay beautiful.

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Explorers like Christopher Columbus and Amerigo Vespucci used pickles to help prevent scurvy amongst the crews of their ships.

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H.J. Heinz used pins shaped like pickles to draw customers to his booth at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago.

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The U.S. government commandeered 40% of all pickles made in the U.S. during WWII so that they could be used in rations for the soldiers.

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Several famous people throughout history are reported to have been or to be pickle fans including Queen Elizabeth I, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Bill Cosby, Fran Drescher, and Ed Koch.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "There is something self-defeating in the too-conscious pursuit of pleasure."

ANSWER: Max Eastman.

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