April 17, 1810

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1810 pineapple cheese was patented by Lewis M. Norton. It’s not what you think and it’s not what I originally thought as I screamed “OH GOD NO! Cheese made from pineapples! Not in MY United States of America!” But after a little research I found that Lewis M. Norton of West Goshen, Ct., was making regular cheese that was shaped like a pineapple. He’d go through the cheese making process (which always involves a happy cow) and press the fresh cheese into pineapple shaped molds. People went nuts over it and bought them by the hundreds, which was a lot back in them days. So, the pet rock of the 1810’s was pineapple cheese. At least you could eat the cheese, all I could ever teach my pet rock to do was sit and play dead.

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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