January 24, 1922

On January 24, 1922, Christian K. Nelson patented the wonderful ice cream treat, the Eskimo Pie. The polar bears of Alaska and Canada were extremely disappointed to learn that it was vanilla ice cream encased in a frozen chocolate shell. The ursine dwellers of the Far North had hoped there would have been at least some whale blubber, seal meat, or Eskimo in each pie. Don’t think they wouldn’t eat every Eskimo Pie you’d care to feed them. They would. They were just hoping for a little more Eskimo in each pie.

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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