The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving and something on a stick day fun facts. As we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know.
For today’s Did You Know we will look at Something on a Stick Day.
Food on a stick is believed to be among the earliest examples of human tool use. Prior to this innovation, the use of fire to cook food was hampered by the fact that fire also cooks the hand. After applying pointed sticks to already-dead, helpless pieces of meat, early humans had the idea of using larger, pointier sticks on the kind of meat that is still walking around and eating; food on a stick is thus linked directly to the invention of weaponry and eventually warfare.
Corn dogs, popsicles, key lime pie, chicken, deep-fried Twinkies: the impalement possibilities abound. No wonder foods on a stick get their own day of celebration.
- March 28 is National Something on a Stick Day (because this is America, and if we can add a convenience factor to knife-and-fork food, we will)
- Houston’s “The Stick It” food truck’s motto is “everything tastes better on a stick.”
- The website Somethingonastick.com asks visitors to post images of what they have put on a stick. Images from food to basketballs have already been submitted.
In our research we were unable to find the creator, or the origin of this day. With that said, everything tastes better when skewered. That’s our story, and we’re sticking to it.
Something On A Stick Day Facts We Missed
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