Taking the Biscuit

During the course of a short perambulation around Bologna this morning I came across this statue of Giuseppe Garibaldi, the famous biscuit manufacturer.

Apologies for the stray light affecting the picture. It was a very sunny morning!

I was subsequently surprised to discover via the interwebs that the Garibaldi biscuit is in fact an English invention, first produced in 1861 and was inspired by a visit to England by Garibaldi in 1854. No doubt it was his impressive beard that made him so popular.

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2 Responses to “Taking the Biscuit”

  1. Anton Garrett Says:

    Surely a physicist? He was responsible for a Grand Unification.

  2. Garibaldi wasn’t a biscuit manufacturer. The biscuits are named after him. Hungry now …

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