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A photographer taking a family photo told the son, "It will look more natural if you have your hand on your father's shoulder."
"It would look even more natural," the father grumped, "if he had it in my pocket."
The Evolution of Ice Cream
Ice cream's origins are known to reach back as far as the second century B.C., although no specific date of origin nor inventor has been indisputably credited with its discovery. We know that Alexander the Great enjoyed snow and ice flavored with honey and nectar. Biblical references also show that King Solomon was fond of iced drinks during harvesting. During the Roman Empire, Nero Claudius Caesar (A.D. 54-86) frequently sent runners into the mountains for snow, which was then flavored with fruits and juices.
More than a thousand years later, Marco Polo returned to Italy from the Far East with a recipe that closely resembled what is now called sherbet. Historians estimate this recipe evolved into ice cream sometime in the 16th century. England seems to have discovered ice cream at the same time, or perhaps even earlier than the Italians. "Cream Ice," as it was called, appeared regularly at the table of Charles I during the 17th century. France was introduced to similar frozen desserts in 1553 by the Italian Catherine de Medici when she became the wife of Henry II of France. It wasn't until 1660 that ice cream was made available to the general public. The Sicilian Procopio introduced a recipe blending milk, cream, butter and eggs at Café Procope, the first café in Paris.
Source: International Dairy Foods Association
DID YOU KNOW?
Your left lung is a little smaller than your right lung in order to accommodate your heart.
Easy daily exercise routine for seniors:
Take something to another place.
Leave it there.
Return to where you started.
Wait five minutes....
Go look for it.
Repeat this routine every day, each day going farther until you can no longer remember where you started.
F U N
A motorcycle mechanic had just finished working on a customer's bike. He was still wiping off his hands when the owner said, "You always do such good work for me. Is this the field you always wanted to go into?"
"As a matter of fact," the mechanic said, "while I was apprenticing, I briefly considered medical school. I wanted to be a neurosurgeon."
"What made you give it up?" the owner asked.
Handing him the bill, the mechanic answered, "I couldn't afford the cut in pay."
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