Sep 26 - Geezer's Blog - Johnny Appleseed Day & National Pancake Day

The Bottom Line: September 26th is Johnny Appleseed Day!

The Full Story:

September 26th is Johnny Appleseed Day! This day is dedicated to celebrating the life and legend of everybody’s favorite random Jeopardy answer, Johnny Appleseed! He was born on September 26th, 1774 as John Chapman. You may remember learning about this guy in elementary school, but can’t quite remember why you learned about him. As he traveled west, Chapman planted apple trees along the way, and gained the nickname Johnny Appleseed. Yup, all he did was plant apple trees. Sounds like a gosh darn American hero to me! Celebrate this holiday by whipping up an apple pie, or having a hard apple cider with your pals. Cheers to you, Johnny!

The Bottom Line: Quick facts about pancakes!

The Full Story:

  • The earliest known pancakes were made about 12,000 years ago from ground grains and nuts, mixed with water or milk and cook on hot stones.
  • The annual pancake race in Olney, Buckinghamshire, dates back to 1454.
  • The first ever pancake recipe was found in a English cookbook around the 15th century.
  • The earliest use of the expression ‘as flat as a pancake’ was in 1611.
  • Aunt Jemima pancake flour was the first ready-mix food to be sold commercially. It was invented in Missouri and introduced in 1889.
  • The record for the fastest ever Marathon run while continuously tossing a pancake is 3-hours, 2-minutes and 27-seconds by Mike Cuzzacrea in 1999.
  • The record for the highest pancake toss is 31-feet, 1-inch – and it was made in New York in 2010.
National Pancake Day

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