08 Jun 9 Things We Bet You Didn’t Know About Burgers
Burgers, which were originally called Hamburgers, originated from Germany and were introduced to the United States in the 19th century by German immigrants who were seeking greener pastures in the ‘New World’. The first time someone referred to the piece of snack as Hamburger in the U.S. was 1884. Back then, it was made of boiled chicken.
0. Brother Crush – Extra Large!
This is an extra one. Of course Brother Crush is not about eating burgers. It’s totally different stuff right here. The crush in its name means this awkward development of sexual lust that one step brother can have towards his new step brother. They are both living under same roof, the sexual tension rises and leads to some risky and very taboo behavior. Will they keep it a secret? We doubt it. Brother Crush is just fantasy website where step brothers are taking this extra step towards kinky step family relations.
1. Why Burgers Look So Good On Commercials
One reason burgers look so appealing on media is because they aren’t thoroughly cooked. Undercooking burgers makes them maintain a fresh look for the cameras. Another reason is the expensive, high-resolution cameras, fancy lighting, and clever studio tricks that are employed to embellish the snacks. The average McDonald’s commercial photo burger gets more makeup artist attention than Holly Wood stars. Have you stopped to wonder why the burgers we see on TV and the tabloids look so heavenly while the real ones we buy look like someone sat on them and farted? Yet, we manage them because we still have a mental image of the media burger. It’s okay. It’s not like there’s anything we can do about it. After all, a burger is a burger when you’re hungry.
2. Burger Metamorphosis
As recorded in the Oxford English Dictionary, the first time Hamburgers were first shortened to burger was in 1939. But before that, folks were already using various forms of the word such as Lamburger, Nutburger, Porkburger, and Wimpburger in the 1930s. Additionally, in 1970, a talented, young and very timid woman created an outstanding brand of burger that was dubbed ‘mouseburger’ owing to the mousy timidity of its maker. Again, during World War I, the U.S. Government attempted to change ‘burgers’ to ‘Liberty Sandwiches’ to encourage patriotism.
3. Who Ate The Most Burger The Fastest?
Sonya Thomas holds the world record for eating the most burger in the shortest time in human-burger history. She finished off a Big Daddy cheeseburger that weighed nine pounds in 27 minutes. She also orally ingested seven ¾ lb burgers in 600 seconds (10 minutes).
4. How Much Burger America Consumes
The fast-food industry has succeeded in consistently selling more than nine billion burgers to Americans per year in the U.S. alone (not counting quantities consumed by Americans in diaspora).
5. A Burger Changed A Man’s Life
Robert Downey Jr., who played Tony Stark in Iron Man and The Avengers, was hopelessly addicted to drugs. He was such a mega narcotic substance abuser that he would usually stuff his car with tons of dope to consume. On a fateful day in 2003, he stopped over to grab a burger at the Burger King, which he ate and found so disgusting after the first bite that he had to rethink his life. He threw all his drugs away with the burger.
6. Weird Social Media Campaign
Burger King launched an insane social media campaign in 2009 that was aimed at breaking up social media friendships to increase their burgers’ perceived value. They simply offered willing participants a free whopper each for unfriending as many as 10 friends on Facebook. They added that every friend that’s let go by their social media ex-friend would receive a message announcing how their friendship was so worthless it was thrown away for a burger from Burger King.
7. Strange Names Outside The United States
Burger and burger dealers have been labeled strange names outside the U.S. For instance, in Australia, they call Burger King ‘Hungry Jacks.’ In Japan, a McDonald’s outlet sells a burger called the ‘the Big America’.
8. Burgers Drive Real Estate Business
McDonald’s, a name hugely associated with burgers claims its primary business isn’t the production and marketing of burgers. A former president and CEO of McDonald’s, Harry J. Sonneborn, said the company is primarily into real estate dealership, and that the only reason for selling burgers is that burger sales are the most lucrative avenues to generate revenue from which the tenants of McDonald’s are able to pay their rents.
9. Hamburger And A Seaport
The world-famous snack got its name from a German seaport town called Hamburg. So, if you thought Hamburgers derived their name from ham (pig’s flesh for food), you got it wrong. They originally had nothing to do with ham.