Thursday Flakes: Bagels, Self-Driving Cars and Immortality
Bagels have been around for centuries, but they were first mentioned in the written records of Krakow, Poland in 1610. Bagels were later brought to New York City by Polish immigrants in the late 19th century, but didn’t become popular in the Big Apple until the 1970s. Of course, bagels are now available in many different flavors in many shops.
I ate a lot of bagels for breakfast when I was in high school. My mother went to the grocery store as soon as it opened, put a huge bag of it in the discount container and brought it home in time for breakfast. The chocolate chip bagels have always been my favorite, but these days they are a little hard to find anywhere. I never added spreads to the chocolate chip bagels because they took away a bit of that chocolaty goodness. If it was a regular bagel, I might have added some cream cheese depending on my mood.
Bagels are a little hard to find these days, especially if you are traveling in Panama or Central America, but there are plenty of delicious breakfast options to choose from here.
What is your favorite type of bagel? Roasted or unroasted? Do you add cream cheese, butter, jam, or Nutella to your bagel? Let’s hear it down below. Anyway … on flakes.
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The Pride of Newman Grove and Patrick Gerhart of Corn Nation took part in an interesting chat that featured a group of wonderful banking industry leaders / community heroes.
This is the craziest drone video I’ve ever seen.