Take a look at the image on the right. It’s a picture of Jimmy Wales, one of the founders of Wikipedia, a site you may have heard quite a bit about lately. The Ayn-Rand loving Wales has created one of the most popular sites on the internet… and one that is drowning in food related articles.
Keep in mind — when we say drowning, we mean drowning. After parsing Wikipedia, we made a shocking discovery: The site has the weirdest, coolest food-related entries we’ve ever seen.
Here are a few of the many we encountered.
• Mexican pizza — Yes, the Taco Bell specialty merits a Wikipedia entry.
• Gyros — “In Brazil, gyros is sold as churrasco grego (Greek barbecue).”
• Bacon — This article reminded us that Americans are an overweight nation when they mentioned that “in the U.S. and Europe, bacon is often used as a condiment or topping on other foods.”
• Broccoli: “United States President George H. W. Bush was known to have an active disdain for broccoli, having actually said so in an offhand remark during his presidency. In response, a powerful broccoli agriculture lobby sent several tons of it to the White House. This broccoli was promptly donated to the Capital Area Food Bank.”
• Aktu Taktu: “Aktu Taktu is a fast food restaurant chain based in Iceland. Their menu consists of American style cheeseburgers, hamburgers, pylsur (hot dogs), tacos and fries. The Restaurants are mostly drive-thru, with indoor seating. Aktu Taktu are famous for putting Paprika on their fries. This normally leaves foreigners wondering what the taste is, as it is an unusual ingredient.”
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[Photo: Jimmy Wales via Wikimedia Commons]