The Ancient and Esoteric Order of the Jackalope

"Presented by #7"

Our fearless #7 can talk for hours about her many and varied interests. Here are a few podcasts where she’s done just that.

a sandwich made with three types of peanut butter

Crunchy or Wrong

a deep dive into the sticky, messy history of peanut butter

Who deserves the credit for inventing peanut butter? A Michigan physician? A Missouri snack food maker? A Canadian chemist? None of the above?

Judge Joseph Force Crater

Judge Crater, Call Your Office

the missingest man in modern history

On August 6th, 1930 Judge Joseph Force Crater walked out of a New York City restaurant and was never seen again.

Eggs Sardou and Pommes Anna, a la #7

You Are Who You Eat

foods named after famous people

Time to dress up, because #7 is inviting you to a dinner party where all the foods are famous. Or at least have famous namesakes.

a portrait of James Buchanan Brady

He Could Eat It All

the glitter, glamor, and gluttony of Diamond Jim Brady (1856-1917)

In an age of excess, he was the most excessive one of all. This week, we look back at the life of legendary salesman and gourmand Diamond Jim Brady.

a small pile of pressed pennies

Pressing Matters

the only souvenir option that makes cents

It's the only souvenir option that makes cents - or rather, is made from cents. A brief history of the pressed penny, squished penny, or elongated coin!

Geographic Center of North America monument in Rugby, ND

The Centers of All Things

looking for a stop on your next road trip? we've got you covered

We take an irreverent look at the geographic centers of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and North America!

stack of cookbooks

Milking It for All It’s Worth

let's get saucy and talk about b├ęchamel

We delve into the world of sauces by talking about the history and use of the milkiest sauce of all - b├ęchamel!

jackalope

The Jackalope

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Douglas Herrick invented the jackalope in 1932 by "enhancing" a mounted rabbit with a set of deer antlers. It's a nice story, but is it true?