10 Awesome Facts I Learned in 2013 | KC, the G-Free Foodie

Hey Everybody! Happy Last Day of the Year!

I wanted to share 10 absolutely-true facts that I learned this year – they’re the kind of info-bombs you can drop at parties and then say: “maybe you should read a little more” when someone doubts you.

Also, I wanted to thank you all for spending part of 2013 with us, and thank so many of you for supporting our Kickstarter to expand G-Free Foodie! There are just a few days left to join if you haven’t already, and the prizes are pretty awesome, if I do say so myself!

Here We Go:

Every cardigan Mr. Rogers wore on his show was knitted by his mother.

Before he sold Quaker Oats & Life Insurance, Wilford Brimley was Howard Hughes’ bodyguard.

The first professional beer brewers were women. In Peru, beer could only be brewed by women of nobility.

A Ten-Gallon hat holds a little less than one gallon of water. Trust me on this.

Mr. Clean has a first name. It is…. wait for it…. “Veritably”

President John Quincy Adams kept an alligator in the East Room.

Food chemist William A. Mitchel helped develop Tang, Cool Whip & Pop Rocks. (Also, my friend Fun Amy’s Dad formulated the Nacho Cheese Sauce for Taco Bell. Not kidding)

Musician Prince’s real first name is: Prince. And he is funky. (Two points if you can name that tune!)

Pepsi-Cola was originally called “Brad’s Drink”

Prince Harry is partial owner of a Racehorse named “Usain Colt”

Happy New Year! Please check out our Kickstarter if you haven’t already, and have a safe & sane 2014 –

KC