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Thrillist takes a deep dive into the history of food and drink! From the four corners of the US, we comb through the archives to bring you the uncanny - and highly interesting - stories of the past. Thrillist Investigates is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (7 episodes). The series first aired on April 6, 2018.

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Thrillist
1 Season, 7 Episodes
April 6, 2018
Cast: Thrillist
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  • It's easy to take buffalo wings for granted. They're practically a requirement on ANY kind of bar menu. But did you ever wonder what mad genius realized a little help from butter and hot sauce could take poultry to previously unforeseen heights? Well you SHOULD wonder, because they have a hell of an origin story. Or stories, as this video deliciously explains.

  • It's easy to take edible weed for granted these days. But when it comes to edibles, one creation is clearly the chill, hippie grandaddy of them all: the pot brownie. But what genius first had the brilliant idea to combine the two? As you'll learn in this Thrillist investigation, it's a wild story involving Gertrude Stein, her girlfriend, Pablo Picasso, and one extremely forward-thinking cookbook.

  • After interviewing alumni from the four corners of the US, combing the archives of the country's oldest student newspaper, and consulting several pong prophets who claim to see the game's future, we can now tell you, definitively, about its uncanny past. Behold: the history of beer pong.

  • It's hard to imagine Babe Ruth making the trip from Yankee Stadium down to this ratty stretch of 36th St, off the eastern edge of Herald Square, for a mutton chop at Keens. Maybe it's because of the McDonald's on the corner, or the gaudy wholesale shops shilling rhinestone-studded blouses. These days, the scene is decidedly un-Ruthian.

  • We don't normally drink tomato juice for breakfast or lunch, never mind vodka. But somehow the rust-red, Worcestershire-spiked mixture of vodka, tomato juice, and spices became a familiar fixture next to pancakes and waffles. So what went down? Here's the great American story on how the funky tomato juice cocktail became the breakfast-lunch staple.

  • People all over the world love Nutella. But where did this addictive treasure come from? As it turns out, the story runs thick with cocoa, hazelnuts, and blood. That last part isn't literally true, but hey! Now that we have your attention, buckle up: You're in for a crash course on the history of Nutella.

  • Malt liquor has never captured even a 5% volume share of the US beer market. In the early '90s, African-American drinkers composed around 12% of the country's population, but they drank around 28% of the country's malt liquor. And hip-hop was a big part of the marketing strategy -- dozens of major rapper from the era, from Tupac to Biggie, were commissioned to endorse the high-ABV beer.