Man Meat Mondays: January 23rd, 2012

It’s Monday, January 23rd, and it was on this day in 1957 that Walter Morrison sold the rights for his latest invention to the Wham-O Toy Company. Today we call his invention … a frisbee. Yippee. Here’s a ripped GQ’ish dude with abs and stuff.

Whatever.

Happy Man Meat Monday.

Today’s Tasty Treats Factoids

One of the more American of inventions — and a staple of television advertising — is having its 77th anniversary this week.

The first canned beer was put on sale in 1935 as a marketing test in Richmond, Virginia, by the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company of Newark, New Jersey. Experiments with putting beer in cans had taken place as early as 1909, but the technology of the time couldn’t stop the beer from interacting with the metal of the can. Then, Prohibition delayed further development.

Now, cans are the preferred container for beer in the U.S. American adults drink an average of nearly 22 gallons of beer a year, down about 2 gallons from 1980.

— Source: Chase’s Calendar of Events 2012 and the U.S. Census Bureau

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