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There are beehives, like the traditional home for a swarm of buzzing honeymakers, like the photo above, and then there is the beehive hairdo, which was considered high fashion in the big hair days of the 1960s. Don't believe me? Check out Miss Dusty Springfield, Queen of Vietnam-era Pop and sumptuously teased-out tresses!
Over on Independence Avenue, the queen of the oldest Dairy Queen in Kansas City -- Esther Saladino McMurray -- she of the towering bouffant hairdo that looks like a super-sized dipped cone, was honored on Wednesday for two anniversaries this week: her 50th wedding anniversary to business partner John McMurray and for her 43 years behind the counter at the Independence Avenue DQ. This was such a honey of a local interest story that it even made news on our other daily blog, The Plog!
Now some people like to use honey -- speaking of beehives -- as a sugar substitute, but this week's post by Jonathan Bender about the new sugar substitute Stevia had quite a bit of buzz among our Fat City commenters.
We don't know if Debbi Fields, the creator of the Mrs. Fields cookie empire (she and her husband sold the company to an investment firm in the 1990s; the company filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy last year) ever boasted a beehive hairdo, but she did have great hair in her heyday as queen of the gourmet cookie. Free Mrs. Fields cookies are among the Freebies, Contests and Deals that Jonathan discovered and shared with the Fat City community.
Cookies are delicious with cold chocolate milk and we learned that local Shatto Dairy's chocolate milk is the third best in the world! And while squid -- fried or marinated -- is probably better with a cool glass of white wine that chocolate milk, we also discovered where the Top Ten Calamari is in Kansas City.
And if you've ever wondered if a squid, or an octopus in this case, could have hair bigger than Esther Saladino McMurray -- we're here to show you..yes.
(Image via Flickr: gserafini)