This informative post will be posted on Saturday along with my usual writing. We can all appreciate some of the lesser known facts from around the world.
The “classic” Irish combo of corned beef and cabbage is more a product of the island of Manhattan than of the Emerald Isle. In the twentieth century, Irish immigrants to the U.S. settled in New York’s lower east side, and since the area was predominately Jewish, it was difficult to find bacon or cured ham to go with their cabbage. So they did what their neighbors did–bought brisket, brined it in kosher salt, and served “corn beef” for dinner.
The ruby slippers that Judy Garland wore as Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz” were Ferragamo pumps.
These facts have been discovered in I NEVER KNEW THAT by David Hoffman (2009).