Friday, 26 February 2016

Kellogg's Corn Flakes invented to stop masturbation

Why were Kellogg's Corn Flakes invented?
On This Day, the 26th of February, in 1852, John Harvey Kellogg was born.

He was an American doctor based in Michigan, who was also nutso-crazy, and ran a sanitarium which focused on nutrition, enemas, and exercise.
Of course, John Harvey Kellogg is most famed for creating the breakfast cereal Kellogg's Corn Flakes with his brother, Will Keith Kellogg.
But, did you know, Kellogg's Corn Flakes were originally invented to prevent masturbation.
John Harvey Kellogg believed in not bashing the bishop, spanking the monkey, wrestling the snake.

Corn Flakes were created from a belief that bland foods, like his Corn Flakes, would decrease and even prevent arousal.
John's brother, Will, wanted to get the Corn Flakes to a mass market and decided they had to add sugar.

John was dead set against this. You might as well just lace them with Viagra. This started a life-long feud, and Will left to form his own company to bring Corn Flakes to the masses.

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