Facts about the year 1954
Victory Cookbook: Nostalgic Food and Facts from 1940-1954 by Marguerite PattenThis was less practical for contemporary times and of more historical interest than I imagined. Some of the documentation on weekly rationing could be useful in staging a challenge to eat like an Ally, but the specific recipes and the reliance on now-exotic ingredients like whale meat, pigeon and dehydrated eggs arent directly transferable.
Overall, my two main takeaways were. One, a deeper appreciation for the magnitude of the Brits austerity measures which extended 14 years into the 1950s. Two, a more detailed appreciation for if I was following a Pollan-esque diet of only eating foods that my grandmother would have recognized (to avoid processed foods and additives) what that might look like for someone of anglo origin.
5 forgotten facts about 1954
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the year Main article: January Main article: February Main article: March Main article: April
I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. The Scandals: Rock and Roll Death: Rhythm-and-blues singer Johnny Ace died after jokingly pointing a gun toward himself and accidentally shooting himself with it. It also asserted that Batman and Robin were gay lovers and that Wonder Woman was a lesbian, caused an outcry that led to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority. The new rules by the Comics Code Authority included: In every instance good shall triumph over evil, no comics magazine shall use the word horror or terror in its title, and all characters shall be depicted in dress reasonably acceptable to society. The city of Bombay, India had such a bad rat problem that they began accepting dead rats in place of taxes. This led to the mass breeding and killing of rats to use them for payment.
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