Hungry History

Author: Elizabeth Nix

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Chew on This: The History of Gum

You might guess it’s a custom dreamed up by a modern-day, real-life Willy Wonka, but people have been chewing gum, in various forms, since ancient times.

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Who Invented Sliced Bread?

Everybody’s heard the expression “the greatest thing since sliced bread,” but who actually invented the popular food?

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The Haunted History of Halloween Candy

For most American kids, it wouldn’t be Halloween without trick-or-treating for candy; however, that wasn’t always the case.

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Indian Corn: A Fall Favorite

Flint corn, or Indian corn, those ears with the multicolored kernels, crops up in all sorts of fall decorations. How is it different from other types of corn, and can you eat it?