February 9, 1891

On February 9, 1891, the very first shipment of asparagus arrived in San Francisco from Sacramento. Now native San Franciscoers’ pee will smell bad because of them eating asparagus and no longer just because of the rampant syphilis and gonorrhea. A definite improvement for everyone. Except for the people with syphilis and gonorrhea, they’re still up the creek without a paddle and would be for another 46 years until a cure was developed.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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