Ayds was an appetite-suppressant candy which enjoyed strong sales in the 1970s and early 1980s. It was available in chocolate, chocolate mint, butterscotch or caramel flavors, and later a peanut butter flavor was introduced. The original packaging used the phrase “Ayds Reducing Plan vitamin and mineral Candy”; a later version used the phrase “appetite suppressant candy”. The active ingredient in the candy was 5.5 mg benzocaine, presumably to reduce the sense of taste to reduce eating.
Benzocaine, sold under the brand name Orajel amongst others, is an ester local anesthetic commonly used as a topical pain reliever or in cough drops.
A homonym is one of a group of words that share the same spelling or pronunciation (or both) but have different meanings. Examples are stalk (which can mean either part of a plant or to follow (someone) around), and the trio of words to, too and two.
The McDLT (McDonald’s Lettuce and Tomato) was a hamburger product based on a novel form of packaging. The meat portion was prepared separately from the other toppings, such as lettuce and tomato, and then both were packaged into a specially designed two-sided container. The consumer was then expected to finalize preparation of the sandwich by combining the hot and cool sides just prior to eating. The company discontinued the sandwich in 1990 due to the move away from the environmentally unsound styrofoam packaging which was integral to the McDLT “experience”.
The Original Whopper sandwich is a hamburger, consisting of a quarter-pound fire-grilled beef patty, sesame seed bun, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, pickles, ketchup, and sliced onion. Optional ingredients such as American cheese, bacon, mustard or jalapeño peppers may be added upon request. Regional and international condiments include BBQ sauce, Salsa and Guacamole. BK will also add any condiment it sells, including Tartar sauce, honey mustard, Steak sauce and hot sauce.
Although some people diagnosed with schizophrenia may hear voices and may experience the voices as distinct personalities, schizophrenia does not involve a person changing among distinct multiple personalities. The confusion perhaps arises in part due to the meaning of [Eugene] Bleuler’s term ‘schizophrenia’ (literally ‘split’ or ‘shattered mind’).
Mining in Wales provided a significant source of income to the Economy of Wales throughout the nineteenth century and early twentieth century.
Wales was famous for its coal mining in the Rhondda Valley and by 1913 the capital of Cardiff had become the largest coal exporting port in the world, as coal was transported down by rail. Tower Colliery is regarded by many as the oldest open coal mine and one of the largest in the world.
Arby’s is a fast food restaurant franchise in the United States and Canada that is primarily known for selling roast beef sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, potato cakes, curly fries, Jamocha milkshakes and chicken strips. The company’s target market attempts to be more adult-oriented than other fast food restaurants. The Arby’s menu also includes appetizers, salads, Market Fresh (deli-style) sandwiches, wraps, and french dip subs. However, their focus has always been roast beef. Arby’s currently uses the slogan “I’m thinkin’ Arby’s.”
Terrence “Terry” Gene Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan.
A look-alike is a living person who closely resembles another living person. In popular Western culture, a look-alike is a person who bears a close physical resemblance to a celebrity, politician or member of royalty. Many look-alikes earn a living by making guest appearances at public events or performing on television and film, playing the person they resemble.
Grey Poupon is a Dijon mustard made by Kraft Foods. Currently the best-selling Dijon-style mustard in the United States, it gained some notoriety from a late-80’s commercial in which a Rolls Royce pulls up alongside another Rolls Royce, and a passenger in one (played by Ian Richardson) asks a passenger in the other (Paul Eddington), “Pardon me, would you have any Grey Poupon?” The commercial has been satirized in the popular 1992 movie Wayne’s World and in the popular sitcom Married… with Children.
In the UK & Ireland, Pot Noodle is a specific brand of cup noodles (ramen-style snack). Its dehydrated mixture consists of wide noodles, textured soya pieces, vegetable and each has a unique dry flavouring. Each pot is also packaged with a sachet of sauce, such as soy sauce. Pot Noodles are packaged in plastic cups, and come in a wide selection of flavours and varieties.
Gollum is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkien’s legendarium. He was first introduced in the author’s fantasy novel The Hobbit, and later became an important supporting character in its sequel, The Lord of the Rings.
Originally known as Sméagol, he was later named Gollum after the noise he made in his throat. Though his date of birth is unknown, he was born in the Third Age and died on March 25, 3019 of that Age. His life was extended far beyond its natural limits by the effects of possessing the One Ring. His one desire was to possess the Ring which had enslaved him, and he pursued it for 76 years after he lost it.