From the January 2018 issue

Hippo Soup, Giant Ice Dinosaur and More

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

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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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