Fondue! Today is National Chocolate Fondue Day. Which makes sense to me, given its proximity to Valentine’s Day. I wonder if The Melting Pot has some sort of special dessert to celebrate.
In other news, we’ve got a birthday and a patent. In 1872, Lafayette Benedict Mendel was born. He was a biochemist working on nutrition, specifically related to vitamins and protein. He was not, however, related to the more famous Mendel (Gregor). At least not so far as Wikipedia knows.
A few years later, in 1884, a man from Cincinnati, named Willis Johnson, got a patent for an egg beater.
And…that’s it. I guess that’s a pretty slow news day overall, huh? Vitamins and egg-beating? At least we have the fondue…