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Life Savers

Life Savers

Life Savers is an American brand of ring-shaped mints and fruit-flavored hard candy known for its colorful packaging. It was created in 1912 by the father of the poet Hart Crane, Clarence Crane, who was in search of a new summer candy. The pill manufacturer he contracted to press his new line of hard mints found that production improved when the mints were stamped with a hole in the middle. What flavor of the candy exhibits triboluminescence?” More… Discuss


Quotation of the Day: Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

He was a bold man that first eat an oyster.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) Discuss


My Take on this: Is eating oysters worth loosing you life over? If yes, eat, if not, abstain! Extrapolated this is a good advice for whoever chooses to live the life on an oyter (like an oyster), but sometimes it is worth to go out of your way and try new things (extrapolated that is way out of culinary’s way, and quite universally applicable).

Today’s Quotation: Jonathan Swift – On Marriage, Nesting and Netting

The reason why so few marriages are happy is because young ladies spend their time in making nets, not in making cages.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) Discuss
My Take on This:
Times have changed fundamentally since the time of Swift: One can only wonder, if the observation he made still stands…I guess the issue at hand had lesser to do with society, and more with human nature; but I may be wrong.