April 17, 1810

On April 17, 1810, Lewis M. Norton of West Goshen, Pennsylvania patented Pineapple Cheese. Oh MY GOD, was that a real thing? Someone actually made cheese from pineapples. Didn’t anyone tell this man no, just no, don’t do it, Lewis? What horrors this obviously mentally and spiritually damaged man must have suffered to be able to even imagine something so horrible and repug…wait. He what? He took regular cheese and put it in pineapple shaped mold so that the regular cheese looked like a pineapple, but wasn’t? So, no actual pineapples were used in the making of the cheese? And these pineapple shaped cheeses were highly sought after as a housewarming gift in the early 1800s? I wish someone would tell me this before I go off on a rant. Wait, what? It was in the notes? Sigh, let me start over. On April 17, 1810, Lewis M. Norton patented the pet rock of the early 1800s, pineapple cheese. This was cheese that was molded into the shape of a pineapple and no real pineapple was harmed in the making of this travesty.

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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