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1863 American Civil War Hardtack Oldest Cracker Ever Eaten Military MRE Food Review Tasting Test
Here is the oldest thing I've ever eaten - American Civil War Hardtack from 1863 - making it a 153 year old cracker. Witness the madness and see for yourself...


Other Half went to the Military Rations Museum, these cracker-like squares were a staple ration for American soldiers on both sides of the Civil War.

Hard Tack-Alternative names ANZAC wafers, barewis, cabin bread, dog biscuit, hard tack, molar breakers, pilot bread, sea biscuit, sea bread, sheet iron, ship’s biscuit, shipbiscuit, tooth dullers, worm castles.

During the siege of Richmond, some soldiers who cracked the hardtack open to find it teeming with worms were disgusted and threw the crackers into the bottom of the earthen trenches they occupied. An officer of the day yelled at the men, asking whether they hadn’t been told repeatedly not to throw the hardtack into the trenches.

Back came the reply, “We’ve thrown it out two or three times, sir, but it crawls back.”

Imagine if SSO had a huge chessboard big enough to put horses on. One team plays with white horses, the other plays with black. Alternatively, black or white tack or clothes to differentiate between teams. It’s like human chess. And maybe the option to change the camera angle to view the chessboard from above. They don’t even have to do much, just put a bunch of black and white squares on the ground and put in the camera.

#3: Nyle

This is the first shot of Nyle that I’ve actually liked since the audition phase ended, but I also feel this photo is getting a bit overrated due to people’s thirst for Nyle. I think his expression is spot-on (though it’s same expression he’s been giving for 6 weeks now) and I love the way he’s slightly rising onto the balls of his feet (though Ken dolls don’t actually do that, but it’s still cool for this shot). The problem I have with this shot, though, is that the main reason it’s good is simply because Nyle’s attractive and has abs. I’ve grown tired of Nyle being shirtless in every photoshoot, and would have much preferred him to be wearing that alternative outfit tacked on the back of the box. I placed Nyle this high because I do think he did well with the posing and I like his expression, but I can say the same of Lacey and Justin, and they’ve proven with their photos that they don’t need their abs to show in order to produce a good photo. I hate that once again the quality of his photo rests on the quality of his abs. He’s a model. Give him some freaking clothes to model. I’m sure he’d do fine, if not even better, with a shirt on.

(Note: I’m not saying it’s Nyle’s fault he’s been shirtless in every photoshoot. That’s totally the stylists’ fault. I just feel like his abs are the focus of the shot yet again, and that doesn’t bode well with me.)