In the Middle Ages, sugar was a treasured luxury costing 9 times as much as milk.
The world’s oldest existing eatery opened in Kai-Feng, China in 1153.
The Polyethylene Terephthalate bottle was introduced in 1973.
Melba toast is named after Australian opera singer Dame Nellie Melba (1861-1931).
Ice tea was introduced in 1904 at the World’s Fair in St. Louis.