Who Invented Tater Tots?

Who Invented Tater Tots?...

Tater Tots is a trademark used to refer to hash browns that are commercially offered in various countries including the United States. The hash browns are very famous for their small size, cylindrical shape as well as crispiness. The side dishes are popular in New Zealand and Australia as potato pom-poms and potato gems. Some companies that offer variations of the hash browns are Safeway Incorporated and McCain Foods Limited. Popular fast food restaurant Taco Bell sells seasoned tater tots known as the Mexi Nuggets. To know more about the trademark, let us look at the history of the development of tater tots. History Who invented Tater Tots? The delectable hash browns were invented by Ore-Ida in 1953. The food was created when the founders of the company cooked the leftover sliced potatoes. The founders add seasonings in the potatoes and mash the potatoes with the use of a machine with holes. In 1954, the hash browns were launched in the commercial market in the United States. From the 1900s to the 2000s, the Tater Tots that were consumed by Americans was estimated to be 70 million pounds a year. Additional Information and Other Important Details The hash browns are not only popular in the United States, but these are also famous in other countries like Mexico. In the Pacific Northwest, some fast food chains like Senor Frog and Taco Time sell seasoned tater tots known as the Mexi-Fries. Those who live in the Northeast USA can buy seasoned hash browns called potato puffs or jullienes. One of the most popular fast food restaurants in the world, Burger King sells cheesy tots to consumers. The hash browns contain potatoes and melted cheese. To make the appetizers more enticing, the...
Who Invented the American Flag?

Who Invented the American Flag?...

No one knows for certain where the stars and stripes design came from. Popular accounts of the history of the American flag state that Betsy Ross of Philadelphia designed it. In fact, Ross sewed one of the oldest versions of the flag. There’s no evidence she designed it. Early History The US flag has been altered 26 times since its inception. The first official flag recognized by historians is the Grand Union flag which came out on January 1, 1776. It consisted of 13 stripes (alternately white and red). The British Union Jack was situated on the upper left. It was in May of that year that Ross sewed the flag. A year later on June 14, 1777 the US Congress decreed that the flag have 13 stripes with 13 stars. Based on the history of the American flag, it was this design that Capt. Rob Gray used when he sailed in 1787. In 1795 two stars and stripes were added as Kentucky and Vermont became part of the Union. The 1800s In 1818, the number of stars increased to 20 as more territories became part of the US. However it was decided that the stripes would be kept at 13 for the 13 original states. A year later Illinois joined the US. The 1800s would see more and more territories join the country. By the time California joined, the number of stars had risen to 31. A study of the history of the American flag shows that when the Civil War broke out, the number of stars remained the same. Under orders from President Lincoln, the stars indicating all the states were still part of the flag. By 1890, the stars increased to 43 with Washington, North Dakota...
Who Invented Burger King?

Who Invented Burger King?...

One of the leading fast food chains in the world today, Burger King is known for its great-tasting, sumptuous and generous servings of high quality hamburgers. Likewise, it serves other types of delicious treats such as salads, milkshakes and French fries. Today, the product offering of this restaurant chain has grown even further, now serving different kinds of fish and chicken dishes. Aside from these things, there are still other important things to find out about this highly successful business including who invented Burger King. The Invention of Burger King Who invented Burger King? Based on reports, the concept behind this popular restaurant chain was invented by business partners David Edgerton and James McLamore. It was established on December 4, 1954 somewhere within the Miami area in Florida. Before Burger King, there was Insta-Burger King, which was established in 1953 by Matthew Burns and Keith J. Kramer in Jacksonville, Florida. One of their trade secrets was the use of Insta-Broiler, which they used in their various franchises. This method of cooking produced an enticing flavor for the burgers. Edgerton and McLamore bought the rights to operate stores in the Miami area. They opened a branch of the Insta-Burger King within a Miami suburb on December 4, 1954. Because of the growing demand, the two entrepreneurs tried to improve their cooking equipment. Instead of continuing the use of Insta-Broiler, they replaced it with flame broiler, which is basically a mechanized gas grill. At some point in time, financial difficulties took its toll on the Insta-Burger King franchise. Edgerton and McLamore grabbed this opportunity to buy the rights of the restaurant chain to operate nationally. After that, they renamed the restaurant chain as Burger King of Miami, which later on became...
Who Invented the MP3 Player?

Who Invented the MP3 Player?...

The very first mp3 player to appear was Winplay3 in 1995. However the history of the mp3 player is best understood by analyzing the history of the technology itself. Origin of Mp3 Technology Mp3 stands for MPEG 1 Audio Layer 3. It was developed in 1991 by the Motion Pictures Experts Group to be part of the MPEG format. There were actually several groups involved in its creation. However it is the German company Fraunhofer-Gesellshaft that releases the license for the music technology. Those credited with creating the mp3 technology are Bernd Kurten, Karl-Heinz Brandenburg, Bernhard Grill, Thomas Sporer, and Ernst Eberlein. The technology was born out of the need to make high quality music but with high compression. The history of the mp3 player and mp3s evolved out of necessity. Before mp3 came along, music files were stored in mostly WAV formats. This sound quality was high but the files were huge. A WAV consisting of a few seconds of sound would be several megabytes in size. Development The project actually developed in Germany in 1987 with the initial aim to find new ways to compress musical data. It was in 1989 when the Fraunhofer group got the patent for the technology. Three years later, mp3 was assimilated into the MPEG technology. A year the standard was implemented. A Brief History of the Mp3 Player The Fraunhofer Company also tried making mp3 players but they were not successful. It was in 1997 when the AMP MP3 Playback Engine player came out. This was invented by Tomislav Uzelac who was working at the Advanced Multimedia Products Company. The player was not sold commercially. However a few months later, students Dmitry Boldyrev and Justin Frankel transported the AMP technology into...
Who Invented the Space Shuttle?

Who Invented the Space Shuttle?...

The first functional shuttle was the Columbia, launched in 1981. As this overview of the history of the space shuttle will make clear, the shuttle was designed by NASA and not by a single individual. Development Plans for the space shuttle started even before the Apollo lunar missions in 1969. The main concerns at that point were logistics; how much the shuttle would cost and how it was to be built. It was agreed that the basic set up would include rocket boosters, a disposable external tank and the winged orbiter. The program was officially made public by President Nixon three years later. The main contractor was Rockwell International (known as North American Aviation back then). Before Columbia was built, a series of prototypes were designed. The history of the space shuttle began with the first completed prototype, the Constitution. Due to insistent public demand the orbiter’s name was changed to the Enterprise after the TV series Star Trek. The Enterprise was unveiled on September 17, 1976. It conducted a series of test flights, vital to the development of the shuttle. Following the successful experiment, the engineers started working on the shuttle. The Shuttle Fleet The shuttle Columbia was constructed in Palmdale, California. It was finished and sent to the Kennedy Space Center. The date was March 25, 1979. The Columbia took off on April 12, 1981. The history of the space shuttle shows that the Columbia made a total of 28 flights. A year after Columbia’s launch, the Challenger was sent to the Kennedy Space Center. This was followed by the Discovery in 1983 and the shuttle Atlantis two years later. Columbia was destroyed in 2003 as it made its way back to Earth, killing the seven crew...
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