A Disturbing Tale and the “Trial of the Century” That Led to Women Jumping Out of Cakes
In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start with a Simon rant, then look at what the M’s stand for in M&Ms.
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Next up we look at when exactly humans started putting living things in food items for the purpose of entertainment, the origin of “That’s What She Said” and “Said the Actress to the Bishop”, and then all leading up to the first “Trial of the (20th) Century” and what exactly that had to do with the curious practice of having women jump out of cakes.
This is the story we discussed in the part we cut out at the end, which was in relation to a rather dark story Simon came across concerning soldiers/drinking, noting he had something “orders of magnitude” more disturbing than Nesbit’s youth, to which I apparently did not have a good enough imagination for, thinking that must be an exaggeration… It was not an exaggeration, and we ultimately decided to cut it out because of it. 🙂
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I love this show but it does send me down the rabbit hole looking stuff up that you mention. For instance, and you probably know this already, but I think the date-rape drug you were searching for is Rohypnol and it imparts no flavour or colour to the drink it’s added to. Ketamine is also common (especially in Midsummer Murders). In the 19th century, however, opium was the drug of choice or just alcohol (“Have some Madeira M’dear” Flanders and Swann)