Yesterday was National Sandwich Day, and while I am anticipating being smote by the Content Gods for commemorating it belatedly, How the Sandwich Was Invented may still be worth a watch if you’re interested in the origins of this ubiquitous delicacy.
How the Sandwich Was Invented is a short (under two minutes) recap of the story of John Montague, the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, and the individual who sandwich lore claims invented the sandwich so he could eat with one hand and gamble with the other simultaneously. It’s sort of an intellectual sandwich, if you will—nothing too filling but satisfying enough if you’re in the mood.
If you are indeed in the mood, you can learn How the Sandwich Was Invented for yourself below. And for more video content from TED-Ed, check out the TED Talks affiliated YouTube channel right here. Then, even if it’s no longer National Sandwich Day in the United States, go ahead and make yourself one if you feel like it.
Here’s the video: