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Vintage Video: How Bacon And Eggs Became America’s Favorite Breakfast


Meet Edward L. Bernays, the “Father of Public Relations” and the man responsible for putting bacon and eggs on every breakfast plate, 24-hour diner menu, and kitchen table in America. In a vintage video unearthed by Patrick Farrell at The New York Times, Bernays explains just how (and why) he made it happen. Hint: it had a little something to do with the fact that his main client at the time was bacon.

And this whole time we thought we had Dr. Seuss to thank.

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[via NYT]

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