Date: Mon, 06 Oct 1997 09:56:30 -0400
From: Matteo Schmill 
Subject: Monday, Monday

Good morning all. Need I remind everyone that it's monday morning? I
think I just did. Fortunately, help is on the way. Healthy servings of
the 3 monday morning food groups (coffee, donuts, and bagels) will be
waiting fresh (as they always are) in the computer science lounge
starting at 10am.

To round out the monday morning diet, I'm offering a hearty does of
bagel trivia this week. Eat up.

. . .The first bagel rolled into the world in 1683 when a baker
wanted to pay tribute to Jan Sobieski, the King of Poland. King Jan
had just saved the people of Austria from an onslaught of Turkish
invaders. The King was a great horseman, and the baker decided to
shape the yeast dough into an uneven circle resembling a stirrup. The
Austrian word for "Stirrup" is beugel.

Reprinted without permission from the "Bagels for All" home page, who
presumably reprinted it without permission from somewhere else.