During the eighteenth century, John Montagu, England's fourth Earl of Sandwich, was so addicted to gambling that he refused to leave the gaming tables, even for meals. So that he could keep playing while he ate, he ordered his cook to serve him sliced meats and cheeses between two pieces of bread. His well-known habit of snacking in this way resulted in the sandwich being named for him.
- The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle
Brief factual stories about how various familiar things were invented, many by accident, from animal crackers to the zipper.
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