From the January 2018 issue

Hippo Soup, Giant Ice Dinosaur and More

Plus other stats, facts and food for thought in January 2018.

6000 B.C. Around this year, someone enjoyed his or her very first bowl of soup in the history of ever. And, apparently, it was … hippopotamus flavored? At least according to A Curious History of Food and Drink by Ian Crofton, and a bunch of people on the internet. Whether or not you buy it, January is National Soup Month, so enjoy a savory hot bowl of whatever floats your family’s boat.
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