Did you know…
On this day (February 23) in 1958, five-time Formula One champion Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina is kidnapped in Cuba by a group of Fidel Castro’s rebels.
Fangio was taken from his Havana hotel the day before the Cuba Grand Prix, an event intended to showcase the island nation. He was released unharmed several hours after the race. The kidnapping was intended to bring international embarrassment to Cuban President Fulgencio Batista, whose government Castro would overthrow on January 1, 1959.
The first dog biscuits were developed in the mid-19th century by American manufacturer James Spratt. He came up with the idea after he visited Liverpool in England, where he observed stray dogs hungrily tucking into ship’s biscuits.
The first Spratts biscuits were produced in London, with a secret recipe including both meat and vegetables.
Today, dog biscuits are often used for training. There are even special types of biscuit which clean dogs’ teeth – so giving your best friend a treat can help to keep him healthy!
~ Happy Anniversary to Lego ..
The modern Lego brick was patented on January 28, 1958; bricks from that year are still compatible with current bricks.
On this day (January 28) in 1896… Walter Arnold was issued the first known speeding ticket for doing 8 MPH in a 2 MPH posted zone. He was fined 1 schilling.
Clearly before the Prius – which can’t go that fast.
For the 27th year, White Castle is offering up more than just “sliders” and onion chips on Valentine’s Day.
The restaurant chain is taking reservations for special Valentine’s Day dinners between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14.
The somewhat absurd notion of spending a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner at a fast food restaurant may be why spending the evening at White Castle has become an annual tradition for many couples over the past 27 years.
“We do have these regulars [who] come,” says Sawyer. “They’ll bring a vase and [the husband] always brings his wife a dozen roses. One time they brought a thing of wine. It was so cute.”
Not up for White Castle?
How about Waffle House?
Waffle House will be taking reservations at about 140 of their locations.