William A. Mitchell, food scientist and the inventor of the popular exploding candy Pop Rocks, who also discovered a substitute for tapioca during his 35 year career as a chemist for General Food Corporation, and held over 70 patents, including inventions related to Cool Whip, Jello-O, and Tang, died of congestive heart failure on July 26 in Stockton, California. He was 92 years old.
Tonight, in honor of his passing, I will drink some Tang with my dinner, and then have Cool-Whip on my Jello. I’ll follow that up with a few Pop Rocks and some tapioca pudding, after which I’ll probably puke.
What greater honor could befall a man?
Astronauts everywhere will be mouring for days.
But seriously, all those things make for pretty good snacks, either combined or alone.
At long last, Mikey has his revenge.
But wait … wasn’t dirt already a pretty good substitute for tapioca?
I hadn’t realized that the demand for tapioca was so great, that a substitute was needed.
Let’s see, I suppose the tapioca mines closed after the stock market crash in the 90s.
(Sounds like he was a very imaginative man…but I might have hesitated if invited to his house for dinner.)
Adult playtime will never be the same.
MissTake, I’m thinking I need to hear more about your ‘adult playtimes…’
…email and messenger addy’s are in the profile…
You’ve never heard of the use of PopRocks in play?
Place small pieces of PopRocks in mouth. Place preferrably not small piece of partners anatomy in mouth. :eek: Let the fun ensue.
How do you think Mr Mitchell died? There is only so much a 92-year-old can take.