Of Dislocated Jaws and Elongated Necks

We’ve all seen them-a towering, multilayered sandwich made of lots of cold cuts, cheeses and vegetables (and an olive on a toothpick somehow holding the ludicrous thing together)- and drooled over them. Its very hard not to.
Everyone from Garfield to Shaggy and Scooby have been seen making and devouring them in one gulp. But they are named after another fictional character-the husband of the protagonist(?) of the eponymous newspaper strip from the 30’s.
What are they called?


Many origins have been given for this dish.

Some say that an angered Chinese cook mixed the days rubbish in broth and presented it to San Francisco patrons who’d earned his ire only to find them coming back for it again and again.Some speak of a resourceful cook who whipped up a dish of leftover vegetables and meat to placate some drunken miners.

Another theory says that some Chinese cooks created this to feed railroad workers on the Pacific Railroad. Another of some Chinese ambassador who didn’t  find the American cuisine up to his tastes. Another theory says……you get the idea. Notice how they all involve leftovers?

Whatever the origin, this dish has become a prominent part of American Chinese cuisine, Filipino cuisine, Canadian Chinese cuisine, German Chinese cuisine, Indian Chinese cuisine, and Polynesian cuisine.

What dish?


un petit noir, s’il vous plaît. Bien serré

X is a concentrated beverage brewed by forcing a small amount of nearly boiling water under pressure through Y. It is often thicker than Y brewed by other methods, a higher concentration of suspended and dissolved solids, and crema. As a result of the pressurized brewing process the flavors and chemicals in a typical cup of Y are very concentrated. It is the base for many other drinks and has more caffeine per unit volume than most beverages, but the usual serving size is smaller, usually a shot—hence the order.

What is X?

Tiffin Time…

By what name is this contraption popularly known as?
pic1 – A real world use case.

pic2 – A software implementation of this “graphical user interface”…





Cracked by: Sandy, Srikanth, Royan and Rahul.

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