Samuel Pepys' Wheel of Parmesan Cheese
Parmesan wheel.png

Origin

Samuel Pepys

Type

Parmesan Cheese

Effects

Spontaneous Combustion

Downsides

Effects

Activation

Eating

Collected by

Diana Borya

Section

Nero-637H

Aisle

35066-2492

Shelf

671519-8048-918

Date of Collection

May 1794

[Source]


Origin[edit | edit source]

Samuel Pepys was an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament who is now most famous for the diary he kept. Although Pepys had no maritime experience, he rose by patronage, hard work, and his talent for administration to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and King James II. The detailed private diary Pepys kept from 1660 until 1669 is one of the most important primary sources for the English Restoration period. It provides a combination of personal revelation and eyewitness accounts of great events, such as the Great Plague of London, the Second Dutch War, and the Great Fire of London.

The cheese wheel was one of his possessions, along with his diary, that he rescued and safeguarded during the Great Fire.

Effects[edit | edit source]

When any of it is consumed, the user will burst into flames. However, it seems to have no ill-effect on serious diarists, besides any sickness from eating 200 year old cheese.

TAG-CHEESEWHEEL

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.