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Nabisco produced 16 billion Oreo cookies in 1995 at its factory in Chicago, Illinois, the largest of its kind in the world.

The first advertisement for jelly beans was supposedly published in the Chicago Daily News on July 5, 1905.

The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 that destroyed much of the city, has long been blamed on Mrs. Kate O'Leary's cow kicking over a lamp. In 1997 the Chicago City Council, after looking into the matter,  passed a resolution exonerating Mrs. O'Leary and her cow. The real culprit may never be known, but at least we now know Kate and her cow are innocent.

Shrimps de Jonghe is named for a Chicago restaurant, and consists of shrimp seasoned with garlic, cayenne and sherry, topped with buttered bread crumbs or cubes and baked.

Chicago artist Dwight Kalb made a statue of Madonna from 180 pounds of ham.

Twinkies snack cakes were invented in 1930 by James Dewar of the Continental Baking Company in Chicago.  Dewar supposedly ate 2 Twinkies a day until he died in 1935

At the 1893 Chicago Fair, Pabst beer won a blue ribbon, and was called 'Pabst Blue Ribbon" beer from then on.

Chicago got it's name from the American Indian word for the wild garlic that grew around Lake Michigan - "chicagaoua".

Using a celery stick to garnish a Bloody Mary originated in the 1960s at Chicago's Ambassador East Hotel. An unnamed celebrity got a Bloody Mary, but no swizzle stick. He grabbed a stalk of celery from the relish tray to stir his Bloody Mary and history was made.

 

 

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