today, we had christmas family get together number two at our household 😏
it was during a mad cracker pulling moment that today’s fact literally flew across the room at my face 😂
#tdil who invented the christmas cracker and how it even came about 😏
so, according to the cracker filler than hit me in the face, the dude that invented the christmas cracker went by the name tom smith … possibly the most generic name ever 😅
the idea came to him in 1840 when he went on a trip to paris. whilst over there he discovered the ‘bon bon’ … a sugared covered almond that was wrapped in a twist of tissue paper 🍬.
he took this idea away and kinda copied it … except his tissue paper twist had a small love motto inside it instead of a bon bon. apparently peeps were all over it 🙌🏻 especially at christmas 🎅🏻
right, we’re about to get to the invention of the mad exploding bit 😏 apparently it came about whilst tom was trying to turn his creation into an even bigger success #getrich
tom threw a log on a fire and enjoyed the crackle noise … for some reason, he then thought “dude, i need my invention to make that noise?!” … much experimentation later, he had created a device that made a bang when his ‘bon bon’ thing was pulled 👍🏻 hey presto! we have the cracker that we enjoy today! 😁
mr.smith then took the idea and ran with it … after some more evolution, he bought a bigger premises and sold loads!
sadly, he died and left the business to his sons. it was actually his son walter that eventually came up with the idea to put paper hats and random gifts in the crackers 🙂
and there you have it 🙌🏻 the history of the christmas cracker! as per usual with these things, it’s actually a series of being in the right place at the right time … but it’s pretty interesting isn’t it! 😬
hope you enjoyed! 😘
au revoir 😉 #tdil
who knew a cracker prize could teach you this much?! 😂 fancy some more good stuff? you should just go ->here<-
(piccys! first one is ->here<-, the second image is ->here<- and the final picture/header is ->here<- … you would not believe how hard it is to find images of christmas crackers that you can use for free 🙄)