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The banana was introduced to the United States as a luxury item

Everyone is entitled to their own food preferences, but my favorite fruit, by far, is the banana. It comes with its own biodegradable packaging, it’s easy on the stomach, and he even fiber healthy digestive tract.

Today, bananas can be purchased at any grocery store, by the beam, often for just a few dollars. In fact, they are so ubiquitous in the American diet today we have a popular bread recipe that calls for unused bananas, overripe.

But it was not always so. The banana, which has its roots in the rainforests of Southeast Asia and has even been cultivated as early as 1000 BC, was an unknown exotic fruit of the American people. Until the Universal Exhibition of 1876 in Philadelphia.

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To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, America has given the International Exhibition of the centenary of the city of Philadelphia. This long several months later became the first official Fair extravaganza world in the United States. Held on the exhibition grounds along the Schuylkill River in Fairmount district of the city of Brotherly Love, the international celebration, which lasted for seven consecutive months and attracted nearly 10 million visitors, is also a kind of electronic showcase modern consumer. New innovations have been placed on display for the first time for the public to see. These included telephone, typewriter, and even Heinz Ketchup and Hires Root Beer.

A bit on the road was a screen of 40 acres of tropical plants. And there, for the first time, experience the American research could buy individual bananas, wrapped in foil, served with a knife and, for 10 cents, which was at the time the salary value of work of one hour. Listen to this episode the strangest thing of week for the rest of the way the banana has become one of the most popular fruit in America.

The Swedish Bikini Team Legend : Getting Milwaukee’s groove back

Once upon a time, in a parallel universe called The Nineties, a group of buxom, platinum blond women known as the “Swedish Bikini Team”. They were not Swedish and they did not participate in team-based competitions. But these girls probably wore bikinis, and, in them, appeared on the cover of Playboy, appeared in large series at the time such as Married … with Children, and sold old Milwaukee beer to the American public. They were damn good at that too – but before we could really start the sexy, the Swedish Bikini team was closed for good. Below is a brief overview of one of the most ambitious and successful attempts of beer advertising to sell sex – and how these good girls went wrong.
The legacy of the Swedish Bikini Team
Beer advertising has never been centered on the sale of “fair” beer, that is, advertisements have always positioned beer as a gateway to something more. Usually, this something is sex, because of course. It’s a simple message: if you drink beer like that, you’ll end up hanging out with pretty girls like that.
Swedish Bikini Team Playboy
With their Scandinavian names stereotyped (Ulla Swenson, Hilgar Oblief …), the caricature seemed too subtle. Would people get their parody of sexy ads on beer? “The artistic director, he had the brilliant idea to give them uniforms – the same costumes, the same wigs,” said Scullin. It would give girls the appearance of fake, cartoon, magical – exactly the kind of “Monty Pythonesque notion” that Scullin had been looking for.

A Starbucks Coffee on Every Corner

There are over 28,000 Starbucks locations in more than 78 countries, including Wales, which we’re pretty sure isn’t a country. During a particularly heady period in the late 1990s and early aughts, Starbucks was opening a new store every workday.

starbucks coffee

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In 2008 and 2009, as millions of Starbucks customers lost their latte money — and their homes, cars and first born children — to the recession, the coffee giant was forced to shrink just a tad. It closed 771 stores worldwide and has plans to close a couple hundred more. Australia was particularly hard-hit, losing 61 of its 84 Starbucks in July 2008. At least they still have giant beer and koalas.

But before you start feeling sorry for the Seattle-based mega-company, consider this statistic gathered by Harper’s magazine in 2002, confirming the nagging suspicion that Starbucks is stalking you: 68 of Manhattan’s 124 Starbucks are located within two blocks (!) of another Starbucks.

In 2018, Starbucks expanded its partnership with Uber Eats to bring its beverages to U.S. customers’ doorsteps, as it had already done for some time in China

Why is beer better than Jesus?

10. No one will kill you for not drinking beer.
9. Beer does not tell you how to have sex.
8. Beer has never caused a great war.
7. Do not force Beer to minors who can not think for themselves.
6. When you have a beer, do not touch the doors of people trying give it away.
5. No one has been burned at the stake, hanged or tortured for their beer brand.
4. You do not have to wait more than 2000 years for a second beer.
3. There are laws that say beer labels can not lie to you.
2. You can prove you have a beer.
1. If you have dedicated your life to Beer, there are groups to help you.

A Russian television channel is reportedly producing a series to challenge HBO’s Chernobyl

Moscow Times, writer Ilya Shepelin states director Aleksei Muradov is working with Russian network NTV on its own Chernobyl programme.

There is a theory that the Americans had infiltrated the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and many historians do not deny that on the day of the explosion an agent of the enemy’s intelligence services was present at the station.

Shepelin states the competing series will not present the same conclusions as Craig Mazin‘s drama: that a combination of reckless individual actions and the unchecked pride of the Soviet political system led to the explosion of a faulty nuclear reactor in the former Soviet Ukraine. Craig Mazin, the creator of the HBO series, famously obsessed over minor details such as shoelaces and telephones, and adopted first-hand accounts of survivors to authentically recreate the Soviet Union of the 1980s.

NTV’s Chernobyl, filmed in Belarus, takes far more liberties. A description of the show says that the plot revolves around a CIA agent dispatched to Pripyat to gather intelligence on the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and the Russian counterintelligence agent sent to track him down. If it sounds like fiction, that’s because it is. But the director, Alexey Muradov, said the show “will tell viewers about what really happened back then”.

Sky Original’s Chernobyl was dismissed as a “caricature” in Russia by pro-Kremlin media who said “only we have the right to talk about our history”, according to the Moscow Times. There’s no air date for the series but it’ll be broadcast on state-funded station NTV, known for its pro-Kremlin programming. It received 30 million ($460,000) in funding from the culture ministry, the outlet said.

How to Be a Man? 36 Commandments

Argument with these rules instantly revokes your identity as a man. You’re no longer a man and you’re out of the man club

1.) It is ok for a Man to cry under the following circumstances:

– When a heroic dog dies to save its master.
– The moment Emma Watson starts unbuttoning her blouse.
– After wrecking your boss’ car.
– One hour, 12 minutes, 37 seconds into “The Crying Game”.
– When she is using her teeth.

2.) Any Man who brings a camera to a bachelor party may be legally killed and eaten by his friends.

3.) Unless he murdered someone in your family, you must bail a friend out of jail within 12 hours.

4.) If you’ve known a Man for more than 24 hours, his sister is off limits forever, unless you actually marry her.

5.) Moaning about the brand of free beer in a friend’s fridge is forbidden. Complain at will if the temperature is unsuitable.

6.) No Man shall ever be required to buy a birthday present for another Man. In fact, even remembering your friend’s birthday is strictly optional.

7.) On a road trip, the strongest bladder determines pit stops, not the weakest.

8.) When stumbling upon other men watching a sporting event, you may ask the score of the game in progress, but you may never ask who’s playing.

9.) It is permissible to drink a fruity alcopop drink only when you’re sunning on a tropical beach… and it’s delivered by a topless supermodel…and it’s free.ral man

 

10.) Only in situations of moral and/or physical peril are you allowed to kick another Man in the nuts.

11.) Unless you’re in prison, never fight naked.

12.) Friends don’t let friends wear Speedos. Ever. Issue closed.

13.) If a Man’s fly is down, that’s his problem, you didn’t see anything.

14.) Women who claim they “love to watch sports” must be treated as spies until they demonstrate knowledge of the game and the ability to drink as much as the other sports watchers.

15.) A Man in the company of a hot, suggestively dressed woman must remain sober enough to fight.

16.) Never hesitate to reach for the last beer or the last slice of pizza, but not both – that’s just mean.

17.) If you compliment a Man on his six-pack, you’d better be talking about his choice of beer.

18.) Never join your girlfriend or wife in discussing a friend of yours, except if she’s withholding sex pending your response.

19.) Phrases that may NOT be uttered to another Man while lifting weights:

– Yeah, Baby, Push it!
– C’mon, give me one more! Harder!
– Another set and we can hit the showers!

20.) Never talk to a Man in a bathroom unless you are on equal footing: i.e. Both urinating, both waiting in line, etc. For all other situations, an almost imperceptible nod is all the conversation you need.

21.) Never allow a telephone conversation with a woman to go on longer than you are able to have sex with her. Keep a stopwatch by the phone. Hang up if necessary.

22.) Never, EVER slap or smack another Man.

23.) There is no reason for guys to watch Men’s Ice Skating or Men’s Gymnastics. Ever.

24.) When you are queried by a buddy’s wife, girlfriend, mother, father, priest, shrink, dentist, accountant, or dog walker, you need not and should not provide any useful information whatsoever as to his whereabouts. You are permitted to deny his very existence.

25.) You may exaggerate any anecdote told in a bar by 50 percent without recrimination; beyond that, anyone within earshot is allowed to call ‘BULLSHIT!’.
Exception: When trying to pick up a girl, the allowable exaggeration rate rises to 400 percent.

26.) The minimum amount of time you have to wait for another guy who’s running late is 5 minutes. For a girl, you are required to wait 10 minutes for every point of hotness she scores on the classic 1-10 babe scale.

27.) Agreeing to distract the ugly friend of a hot babe that your buddy is trying to hook up with is your legal duty. Should you get carried away with your good deed and end up having sex with the beast, your pal is forbidden to speak of it, even at your bachelor party.

28.) Before dating a buddy’s “ex”, you are required to ask his permission and he in return is required to grant it.

29.) The universal compensation for buddies who help you move is beer.

30.) A Man must never own a cat or like his girlfriend’s cat.

31.) When your girlfriend/wife expresses a desire to fix her whiney friend up with your pal, you may give her the go-ahead only if you’ll be able to warn your buddy and give him time to prepare excuses about joining the priesthood.

32.) If a buddy is out-numbered, out-Manned, or too drunk to fight, you must jump into the fight.
Exception: If within the last 24 hours his actions have caused you to think, “What this guy needs is a good ass-whoopin.”, then you may sit back and enjoy.

33.) If a buddy is already singing along to a song in the car, you may not join him…too gay.

34.) Under no circumstances may two men share an umbrella.

35.) When a buddy is trying to hook up, you may sabotage him only in a manner that gives you no chance of hooking up either.

36.) Before allowing a drunken friend to cheat on his girl, you must attempt one intervention. If he is able to get on his feet, look you in the eye, and deliver a “FUCK OFF!” You are absolved of your of responsibility.

12 Unique Drinking Toasts to Remember – Some drinking toasts that is worthy of remembering and using….

1. To our wives and girlfriends….May they never meet

2. Here’s to those who’ve seen us at our best and seen us at our worst and can’t tell the difference.

3. Here’s to a long life and a happy one.
A quick death and an easy one.
A good girls and an honest one.
A cold pint and another one.

4. To absent friends.

5. May we be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows we’re dead.

6. May our sons have rich fathers and beautiful mothers.

7. Here’s to the nights we’ll never remember with the friends we’ll never forget.

8. Here’s to staying positive and testing negative.

9. May we get what we want, but never what we deserve.

10. May the best day you have seen in your past be worse than your worst day yet to come.

11. May you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you’re dead.

Best drinking toasts

Best drinking toasts

12. There are good ships, there are wood ships, the ships that sail to sea, but the best ships are friendships, and forever may they be.

John O’Riley was a member of an Irish Toast Masters Club and one
evening at the local Irish Toast Masters meeting, a contest was
held to see who could deliver the best toast.

Well, John O’Riley won the contest for the best toast of the
evening, “Here’s To The Best Years o’ Me Life, Spent Between The
Legs o’ Me Wife.”

When John O’Riley arrived home his beautiful wife asked him how
the Toast Masters meeting went and he said, “I won the contest
for the best toast of the evening.”

His wife then asked him what his toast was, and he said, “Here’s
To The Best Years o’ me Life, Spent in Church wi’ me Wife.”

His wife then said, “Why John, that’s so nice of you to include
me in your Toast.”

The next morning, Mrs. O’Riley was downtown shopping and ran into
the local policeman on the beat who was also at the Toast Masters
meeting with John O’Riley. He said, “Hello Mrs. O’Riley, that
was some great toast that your husband John gave at the Toast
Masters meeting last evening. He won first prize.”

“Yes, that’s right,” said Mrs. O’Riley, “but he wasn’t quite
honest with the facts: he’s only been there twice, the first
time he fell asleep and the second time I had to pull him out by
the ears.”

Irish Toasts

God invented whiskey so the Irish wouldn’t rule the world!

I’ll have what the man on the floor’s having!

May we get what we want,
May we get what we need,
But may we never get what we deserve.
-Cedric

Here’s to the wine we love to drink, and the food we like to eat.
Here’s to our wives and sweethearts, let’s pray they never meet.
Here’s champagne for our real friends And real pain for our sham friends.
And when this life is over, may all of us find peace.

In water one sees one’s own face;
But in wine one beholds the heart of another.
–French proverb

(Holding his dram and staring it in the eye)
Ye killed me mother;
Ye killed me father;
Ah, sweet revenge!!
From a fine old Scottish gentleman from
“The Black Isle,” who passed away years ago:

In all this world, why I do think
There are five reasons why we drink:
Good friends,
good wine,
lest we be dry
and any other reason why.

Work is the curse of the drinking class.
–Oscar Wilde

Moderation is a fatal thing– nothing succeeds like excess.
–Oscar Wilde

We are all of us in the gutter.
But some of us are looking at the stars.
–Oscar Wilde

He’s a fool who give over the liquor,
It softens the skinflint at once,
It urges the slow coach on quicker,
Gives spirit and brains to the dunce.

The man who is dumb as a rule
Discovers a great deal to say,
While he who is bashful since Yule
Will talk in an amorous way.

It’s drink that uplifts the poltroon
To give battle in France and in Spain,
Now here is an end of my turn-
And fill me that bumper again!

There are several good reasons for drinking
and one has just entered my head.
If a man can’t drink when he’s living,
then how the heck can he drink
when he’s dead

Here’s to a long life and a merry one.
A quick death and an easy one.
A pretty girl and an honest one.
A cold beer and another one!

Man, being reasonable, must get drunk;
The best of life is but intoxication.

May those who love us love us.
And those that don’t love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if He doesn’t turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles,
So we’ll know them by their limping!

Nary a day goes by that I miss to wonder why
the moon shows his face as the day draws nigh.
In the firelight I ponder my canine’s thought
as he gazes upon me from his hand-me-down cot.
I think of God and all his creations,
one being the women with her unbridled temptations.
I have searched for love with no direction,
skeletons in the closet… a fine collection.
These quandaries of mine, I’m sure to figure out.
For I know the answer lies at the bottom of this stout.

May the winds of fortune sail you,
May you sail a gentle sea.
May it always be the other guy
who says, “this drink’s on me.”

May your Guardian Angel be at your side to pick ya up off the floor
and hand ya another cold stout from the store.

May you never lie, steal, cheat or drink.
But if you must lie, lie in each other’s arms.
If you must steal, steal kisses.
If you must cheat, cheat death.
And if you must drink, drink with us, your friends.

Health and a long life to you.
Land without rent to you.
A child every year to you.
And if you can’t go to heaven,
May you at least die in Ireland.

May you taste the sweetest pleasures that fortune ere bestowed,
and may all your friends remember all the favors you are owed.

Drink is the curse of the land.
It makes you fight with your neighbor.
It makes you shoot at your landlord–
and it makes you miss him!

When we drink, we get drunk.
When we get drunk, we fall asleep.
When we fall asleep, we commit no sin.
When we commit no sin, we go to heaven.
So, let’s all get drunk, and go to heaven!
–Old Irish toast

Of all my favorite things to do,
the utmost is to have a brew.
My love grows for my foamy friend,
with each thirst-quenching elbow bend.
Beer’s so frothy, smooth and cold–
It’s paradise–pure liquid gold.
Yes, beer means many things to me…
That’s all for now, I gotta pee!

Why, if ’tis dancing you would be,
There’s brisker pipes than poetry.
Say, for what were hop-yards meant,
Or why was Burton built on Trent?
Oh many a peer of England brews
Livelier liquor than the Muse,
And malt does more than Milton can
To justify God’s ways to man.
Ale, man, ale’s the stuff to drink
For fellows whom it hurts to think:
Look into the pewter pot
To see the world as the world’s not.
–A.E. Housman

Four blessings upon you…
Older whiskey
Younger women
Faster horses
More money

Here’s to cheating, stealing, fighting, and drinking.
If you cheat, may you cheat death.
If you steal, may you steal a woman’s heart.
If you fight, may you fight for a brother.
And if you drink, may you drink with me.

Dance as if no one were watching,
Sing as if no one were listening,
And live every day as if it were your last.

May you…
Work like you don’t need the money,
love like you’ve never been hurt,
dance like no-one is watching,
screw like it’s being filmed,
and drink like a true Irishman.

Best while you have it use your breath
There is no drinking after death.

Be one who drinks the finest of ales.
Every day without fail.
Even when you have drank enough,
Remember that ale is wonderful stuff.

An Irishman is never drunk as long as
He can hold onto one blade of grass and not
Fall off the face of the earth.

He that buys land buys many stones.
He that buys flesh buys many bones.
He that buys eggs buys many shells,
But he that buys good beer buys nothing else.

You guys came by to have some fun.
You’ll come and stay all night, I fear.
But I know how to make you run.
I’ll serve you all generic beer.

Fill with mingled cream and amber,
I will drain that glass again.
Such hilarious visions clamber
Through the chamber of my brain.
Quaintest thoughts, queerest fancies
Come to life and fade away.
What care I how time advances;
I am drinking ale today.
–Edgar Allen Poe

For every wound, a balm.
For every sorrow, cheer.
For every storm, a calm.
For every thirst, a beer.

A statesman is an easy man, he tells his lies by rote.
A journalist invents his lies, and rams them down your throat.
So stay at home and drink your beer and let the neighbors vote.
–William Butler Yeats

Wine comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That’s all that we will know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
I look at you and I sigh.
–William Butler Yeats

The problem with some people is that
when they aren’t drunk they’re sober.
–William Butler Yeats

In heaven there is no beer…
That’s why we drink ours here.

Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer.
Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention,
but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.
–Humorist Dave Barry

I like beer. On occasion, I will even drink beer to
celebrate a major event such as the fall of communism
or the fact that the refrigerator is still working.
–Humorist Dave Barry

Drunk is feeling sophisticated when you can’t say it.

Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer.
–Henry Lawson

May the devil make a ladder of your backbone
While he is picking apples in the garden of Hell.
–Old Irish toast

A Merry Christmas this December
To a lot of folks I don’t remember.

Let no man thirst for lack of Real Ale.
”Commonwealth Brewing Co.
Boston

Here’s champagne to your real friends
And real pain to your sham friends!

Eat thy bread with joy,
and drink thy wine with a merry heart.
-Ecclesiastes 9:10

Here’s to holly and ivy hanging up,
And to something wet in every cup.

No animal ever invented anything as bad as drunkenness
Or as good as drink.

Teaching has ruined more American novelists than drink.
-Gore Vidal

I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.
-Winston Churchill

Champagne costs too much,
Whiskey’s too rough,
Vodka puts big mouths in gear.
This little refrain
Should help to explain
Why it’s better to order a beer!

In Vino Veritas
In Cervesio Felicitas
(“In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is joy.”)

When money’s tight and hard to get
and your horse is also ran,
When all you have is a heap of debt
a pint of plain is your only man.
–Old Irish toast

The health of the salmon and of the trout
That swim back and forward near the Bull’s Mouth.
Don’t ask for saucepan, jug, or mug,
Down the hatch–drink it up!

Man’s way to God is with beer in hand.

But if at church they give some ale
And a pleasant fire for our souls to regale
We’d sing and we’d pray all the live long day
Nor ever once from the church to stray.

Beer drinkin’ don’t do half the harm of love makin’.
–Old New England proverb

Mother’s in the kitchen washing out the jugs,
Sister’s in the pantry bottling the suds,
Father’s in the cellar mixing up the hops,
Johnny’s on the front porch watching for the cops.
–Prohibition song

Pure water is the best gifts a man can bring.
But who am I that I should have the best of anything?
Let princes revel at the pump, let peers with ponds make free,
…beer is good enough for me.
–Lord Neaves

Let us sing our own treasures, Old England’s good cheer,
To the profits and pleasures of stout British beer;
Your wine tippling, dram sipping fellows retreat,
But your beer drinking Britons can never be beat.
The French with their vineyards and meager pale ale,
They drink from the squeezing of half ripe fruit;
But we, who have hop-yards to mellow our ale,
Are rosy and plump and have freedom to boot.
–English drinking song, circa 1757

Why, we’ll smoke and drink our beer.
For I like a drop of good beer, I does.
I’ze fond of good beer, I is.
Let gentlemen fine sit down to their wine.
But we’ll all of us here stick to our beer.
–Old Somersetshire English song

Drink is the feast of reason and the flow of soul.
–Alexander Pope

I’ve always believed that paradise will have my favorite beer on tap.
–Rudyard Wheatley

Here’s a toast to the roast that good fellowship lends,
With the sparkle of beer and wine;
May its sentiment always be deeper, my friends,
Than the foam at the top of the stein.

Then here’s to the heartening wassail,
Wherever good fellows are found;
Be its master instead of its vassal, and order the glasses around.
–Ogden Nash

For [insert city of your choosing] hath no sober man,
Or none of milk sop thinkers,
And no philosophical fools,
But great and glorious drinkers!

A mouth of a perfectly happy man is filled with beer.
–Ancient Egyptian Wisdom, 2200 B.C.

The best beer is where priests go to drink.

For a quart of Ale is a dish for a King.
–Shakespeare, “A Winter’s Tale”

History flows forward on rivers of beer.