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Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Thursday, November 11th, 2004 by | Filed Under: Cool Sites

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Visit the Fact-O-Matic, type in a single word and find all occurrences of that word in Mr. Smarty Pant’s database. Or you can just jump right in head first to the topics, and browse to your heart’s content.

I choose the odd topic heading of Flan. Knowing that flan was a desert, I was curious as to what interesting factoids I could find on it. Here are some of the results:

“In El Salvador, flan is called flan de horchata because it is made with a milk-based almond drink sold across the country.”

“Spanish writer Vital Aza once said, “If you eat flan, you have a hearty appetite.”

“The Green Burrito chain of Mexican restaurants in California added flan to its menu in January 1991. In an interview with The Los Angeles Times, Ruben Rodriguez, chairman of Green Burrito’s parent company GB Foods Corp., said the move was due to the fact that, “flan is very popular with Hispanics, and with it, we believe we can attract a larger share of the Hispanic market into our restaurants.” When it came to naming the new dessert selection, Green Burrito chose a name with a distinctly Anglo ring: “Flan-Tastic.”

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