Fun Friday: Iconic American Foods, the Hokey Pokey, and the Lord of the Libraries
Strap yourselves in—it’s time for a found up of fun stuff seen around the web.
Iconic American Eats – A State-by-State List
Did they get your state’s food right? Because I’ve never heard of the one they listed for Tennessee. Not Memphis-style barbecue? Chicken biscuits? Goo-Goo Clusters? (They did, however, peg two of the states I grew up in: Alaska and New Mexico with two of my absolute favorite foods in the world; for Louisiana, though, there are so many iconic dishes other than the one they picked that I’d like to know their methodology for picking it—other than that it originated in New Orleans, and most people don’t know there’s a full state outside of N.O. Oh, and when I think of South Carolina, I think of shrimp and grits, not the one they chose.)
Dog Raids Fridge
Actually, it’s more like “dog DEMOLISHES fridge”:
“You put your right foot in . . .”
The possible origins of the “Hokey Pokey”
The 88 Books that Shaped America
According to the Library of Congress, these are the 88 books that shaped America. According to the article, they’re not meant to be the “best” books but definitely influential. Do you agree? What book(s) would you put on the list?
The Lord of the Libraries
Vincent Van Dominogh
Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” is one of my favorite art images (it’s even on the sun-shade for my car). So seeing someone set up thousands of dominoes in the design of this famous painting—just for the sake of knocking them down—is fabulous.
Have you seen anything fun online this week you’d like to share?