Raisin Bran Crunch was Saddam Hussein’s Favorite, and 4 Other Facts You Didn’t Know About Cereal

Fans of Lucky Charms, did you know that you could purchase an entire bag of the marshmallows sans-cereal? Well, you can, and boy, do we feel bad for that poor bloke whose job it is to separate the oats from the clovers and rainbows. Oh, and while we’re on the subject, how well you really know your favorite bowl of breakfast munchies? Sure, you’ve gotten fond of them over time, but they’ve never introduced you to their parents, or heck, even told you where they’re from.

It’s all a bit… suspicious. Isn’t it?

Luckily, the ever adorable Annie Colbert and the cheeky Matt Silverman are bringing you 5 facts you probably didn’t know about cereal. With a cameo by Cap’n Crunch, of course.

Check out the quick breakdown below, then watch the video!


1. Rice Krispie’s famed “Snap! Crackle! Pop!” tagline changes depending on the language



2. In 1947, Kix Cereal ran a promotion that exchanged a box top for an atomic bomb ring.



3. The first manufactured cereal was Granula, but it never gained popularity since the bran nuggets were so tough you had to soak them overnight before they were even edible.



4. While in prison, Saddam Hussein’s favorite cereal was Raisin Bran Crunch. Best promo ever.



5. Bags of just Lucky Charms marshmallows exist. Pretty mad we didn’t know this ’til now.


H/T Mashable 

Elie is a product of Orange County, CA. In early 2012, his dentist diagnosed him with 8 different cavities, three of which on the same tooth, as a result of his 23-year Sour Patch Kid addiction.

  • Hard Little Machine

    The people wrote this need to do less or more crack. Either one.

  • joe


  • joe

    How does the cable company justify charging us when they play so many commercials? I remember a commercial free cable subscription. I also remember smoking on an international flight to Germany. Ahhh the good ol days.

    Also whats the deal with every TV show glorifying gun play and shoot outs yet the big crack down on gun ownership? thats strange isnt it?

    I also find it scary seeing a new teenage driver not looking at the road driving with their knees texting but its funny when we both look up at the same time locking eyes realizing neither of us are paying attention and correcting the wheel. Im usually driving the better car so meh…