Henry Ford Ate Weeds from His Yard
Henry Ford, like a lot of innovative minds, had an eccentric side. This may explain how he managed to combine adamant pacifism with being a part-time anti-Semitic dick with Nazi sympathies.
"Those Nazis, they've got a real handle on this 'peace' thing."
Things only got weirder at dinner time ...
Although one of the wealthiest men of his time, Henry Ford could not have been less interested in food. Having made his living designing cars, he came to see the human digestive system as a kind of combustion engine that just needed fuel, and as far as he was concerned, that fuel was all around him.
Ford and Hitler: Proof that all vegetarians are racists.
Following that logic, he decided there was no point visiting the grocery store when his garden was full of weeds that were just sitting there being useless.
Ford was a good friend of George Washington Carver, the famous ex-slave botanist, who knew the nutrition that many of these misfit plants offered if only one had the stomach and lack of dignity. Henry Ford was that man, and so Carver and Ford took to regularly eating sandwiches stuffed with random weeds, freshly plucked straight from the ground and seasoned with mustard.