Off topic: Stars and their money, Ellis Island immigration test, misheard song lyrics, Civil War-era foods

Don’t ask them to throw in a piano, and other financial advice from celebrities. In the early 20th century, immigrants coming to Ellis Island had to solve a wooden jigsaw puzzle in five minutes or risk being sent back to where they came from. “Annie, are you voting,” “Got a list of Starbucks lovers” and other misheard song lyrics. And Civil War-era foods you might still be eating today.


Photo: The Spam brand wasn’t introduced until after the Civil War, but “cold ham cake” can be traced back to that era. (AP)

 
 

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