August 8, 1894

Corn flakes are invented at John Harvey Kellogg's religious health spa in order to prevent masturbation.

Kellogg was convinced that a diet with bland foods would help calm his patients' other appetites and promote overall health.

That and regular enemas, electroshock therapies, disparaging 'racial mixing,' and sterilizing 'mentally defective persons.' All part of this balanced breakfast.

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