Buffalo June 27, 2017
Here Are 11 Things They Don’t Teach You About Buffalo In School
We’ve all asked the question before, most likely while sitting through high school algebra class: “When am I ever going to use this in real life?” Well, you’re in luck! Today, we’re schooling you in Buffalo 101 with 11 things they don’t teach you about Buffalo in school (but that you should definitely know if you live here). Get your notebooks ready!
1. Home Economics: What's inside sponge candy?
We all know about the chocolatey exterior, but most people never learn what's inside this Buffalo delicacy. Let us let you in on this little known Buffalo fact: brown sugar, corn syrup/molasses, white vinegar, baking soda, and vinegar make up the sponge-like filling.
2. Phys Ed: The best methods to "Roll Up the Rim"
There are two methods to rolling up the rim to win at Tim Hortons. Our personal favorite? With the teeth. If you really want to try your luck, you can use your fingers – you just might want to wait until your coffee is gone first!
3. Health: How to pace yourself at a Bills tailgate party
Most Buffalonians learn this one later in life. Unfortunately, most Buffalonians also learn this one the hard way! To each his (or her) own, but to best avoid crashing during the game itself, we recommend starting - and stopping - early!
4: Home Economics: Why Bison Dip tastes so superior in comparison to regular french onion
Okay, this one is still a mystery. Whatever secret ingredients they put into Bison Dip somehow make it reign supreme in the french onion dip world. Not that we're complaining!
5. Phys Ed: Reasons to despise the New England Patriots
Reason 1: Bill Belichick
Reason 2: Tom Brady
Reason 3: Deflategate
Need we continue? This is a Buffalo fact that is bred in most of us, rather than a learned behavior.
6. English: How to pronounce "Scajaquada" and "Cheektowaga"
Repeat after us: SKA-JACK-WA-DA. While they don't teach us this in school, most Buffalonians get good practice with pronunciation simply by discovering the city!
7. English: The difference between "You" and "Yous Guys"
Speaking of hard to pronounce places... Cheektowaga is famous (or infamous?) for coining the phrase "Yous guys." It might make English teachers cringe, but "Yous" is a staple in many Buffalonians' vocabularies.
8. History: Buffalo's architectural history
This might be touched on a bit in history or architecture classes, but you never truly learn the depth of Buffalo's architectural history in the classroom. If you still haven't discovered our city's architectural gems, we highly suggest taking a field trip!
9. Economics: How to save on Paula's Donuts
PSA: Paula's offers discounts and freebies Monday through Wednesday with your purchases, and there are even daily coupons available on their website to print. Use your extra money to make your econ. teacher happy and put it in savings – or do yourself a favor and buy even MORE donuts. You're welcome!
10. English: How to order a soft drink while traveling
If you want to fit in while traveling, order a "soda" or "soft drink." Or better yet... we're going to let you in on another little known Buffalo fact: we were born to stand out. Order that POP loud and proud!
11. History: History of chicken wings
Ever wonder how the chicken wing came to be? The Anchor Bar is home to the first chicken wing, created entirely by accident by Teressa Bellissimo. How's that for girl power?
What are some of the things you’ve learned about Buffalo that they didn’t teach you in school? Share your knowledge with us in the comments below!