Thursday, March 5, 2009

Cranium Question

We played Cranium the other night and I got asked this question, "Who is credited with creating the first frozen dessert?"

Eskimos, I wondered immediately?

Here were the multiple choice answers:

a) Emperor Nero
b) Arthur Sorbet
c) Napoleon
d) the Eskimos

Believe it or not, Eskimos is not the correct answer, according to Cranium. Personally, I think they were making igloo pops long before anyone else came close to inventing frozen dessert.

Cranium's answer is Emperor Nero. Nero's dessert was a mixture of fruit pulp, nectar, honey and snow. His Roman slaves retrieved the snow from the mountains.

Silly, I know, but hey this is sugarless dessert history. Gotta know this stuff.

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