Monday, October 05, 2015

Titanic’s Last Lunch Menu Sold for $88,000

It was rescued by a first-class passenger

A menu from the last first-class lunch served aboard the RMS Titanic sold for $88,000 at a Sept. 30th online auction. The menu exceeded the auction house’s expectations by selling for $18,000 more than the maximum price of $70,000.

The artifact was rescued from the ship by Abraham Lincoln Salomon, a New York businessman, according to the Associated Press. [Continue]
I could go for some veal & ham pie.

Live Streamer Accidentally Sets Fire to Apartment

He literally did everything possible to get that fire going.

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Halo 5: Launch TV Commercial

It's almost here!

Summer Games Likely to Add Five Sports to a Crowded Slate

In the attempt to remain relevant to the next generation, the Olympics are becoming a less exclusive club.

More sports were proposed this week for inclusion in the Summer Games in Tokyo in 2020: baseball, softball, karate, surfing, skateboarding and sport climbing.

The International Olympic Committee’s powerful executive board, which includes President Thomas Bach, must approve that list in December before the sports are put to a final vote next year, prior to the start of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

But make no mistake: the odds are greatly in favor of all the candidates’ making the cut for 2020. [Continue]
My vote would be to get rid of golf to make room.

'Tacopedia': A Mouth-Watering Tour Of Mexico's Taco Culture

While it's hard to find a person who doesn't at least like tacos, they don't always get the respect they deserve.

According to D├ęborah Holtz and Juan Carlos Mena, authors of Tacopedia, an impressive new tome, the taco is a focal point not just of Mexico's cuisine but of its culture, too.

"Mexicans eat them so often that the expression echarse un taco, to grab a taco, is synonymous with eating," they write. The phrase Le echas mucha crema a tus tacos, or "You add a lot of sour cream to your tacos," means that someone thinks a bit too highly of himself.

To celebrate this food, the authors spent four years exploring the culture, history and variations on the taco — defined simply as "a maize tortilla wrapped around food." [Continue]
Tacos de canasta sounds amazing.