How sushi and slurpees were invented

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Thought-provoking

Do you ever wonder how a gin and tonic or hot dog came to be? Some of our most common dishes and drinks were originally intended to preserve food.

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Slurpees

Few know the history of 7-Eleven's frozen drink. In the 1950s, Kansas shop owner Omar Knedlik's soda fountain shattered. He froze his drinks and served them half-frozen to keep them cool.

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SpaghettiOs

Donald Goerke, a Campbell's Franco-American employee, was challenged to produce a spaghetti meal kids could eat with a spoon in 1965.

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Nashville-style chicken

This spicy chicken is a pleasure for heat lovers and a punishment for others. So it was created. Thornton Prince's 1930s lover found him cheating. To get revenge, she cooked him spicy chicken for breakfast.

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Filet-O-Fish

McDonald's introduced the contentious meal in 1965 to boost sales on Friday, when Roman Catholics abstain from meat. The Filet-O-Fish sandwich has tartar sauce and American cheese.

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Gin & Tonic

In the 19th century, alcoholic drinks had a more practical use. Malaria-stricken British colonists in India drank it. The quinine in tonic cured fever chills, the gin made it more palatable.

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Bagels

We could eat bagels with cream cheese every day. Did you know it was invented to eat on Saturday after the Sabbath? The bread originated in Krakow,

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