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The Iron Lady Of Soft-Serve

The Atlantic mentions today that before she became a politician, Margaret Thatcher was part of a team that developed soft-serve ice cream.
While Thatcher's exact contribution to the effort remains, in a way that would foreshadow her future political career, a matter of controversy, her team ultimately succeeded. And the work resulted, ultimately, in the swirly stuff we know today as soft serve. (Or, if you're in Britain, "soft scoop.") J. Lyons's airy dairy was served from ice cream trucks -- under the brand Mr. Whippy -- in Great Britain.
I'll mention her name the next I visit the Mister Softee truck.

RELATED: Today is #FreeConeDay at Ben & Jerry's stores worldwide. Somebody bring me a Chubby Hubby. Ahem.

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