Pizza Pops, Dog Clones, and Long Distance Calls to the Moon. These are three stories you can share around the supper table, water cooler, or when you run into so and so in line at the store…
Paul Foraci, originally from Winnipeg, died here in Vernon on February 6.
In the 1960s, Paul Foraci invented the pizza pop, and sold them in his restaurant that mainly dealt in burgers and fries, that is until the pizza pops took off.
As the pockets of gooey goodness grew in popularity, Foraci’s wanted to diversify the business and continue growing, but when his partners refused he sold out to them. His partners later sold to Pillsbury – and the pizza pops the rest of the country knows, were born.
The Foraci Family still has the original recipe, and operates three food trucks in Winnipeg – and so if you were planning a road trip this summer, there is a chance you may find “the original pizza pop.“
Pillsbury pizza pops are also still manufactured in Winnipeg and can only be purchased in Canada.
Barbra Streisand‘s beloved dog “Samantha“ died last year. Before the dog past, however, Streisand had cells removed from the dog’s mouth and stomach. Those cells have since been used to clone “Samantha“ and Babs has added “Miss Scarlet” and “Miss Violet” to her family. It’s the cover story on Variety magazine this month.
On a space mission to the moon in 2019, German based PTScientists, Nokia, Vodafone, and Audi will set up the Moon’s first 4G network. This will be the first private Moon mission, and will travel on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Initially, the new cellular network will be used to transfer scientific data, and HD video back to earth, but it also begins developing the infrastructure for future space communications – between equipment, and people. Hang on while I update my Instagram story…