On New Year's Day in 1837, in the little hamlet of Buzzard's Hollow, Kentucky, a farmer named Melvyn Ambergris refused his wife's delicious Hoppin' John.Don't be a Melvyn. Eat your Hoppin' John today or at least some black eyed peas in one form or another.
"I refuse your delicious Hoppin' John!" he said. "I will not perpetuate either this superstitious nonsense nor the cis-normative patriarchy that forces you to make food for me!"
With that, he went out to do his chores. Later that day, his normally passive mule, Betsy, pulled a gun on him and shot him to death.
They may be the only thing standing between you and a mule with a gun.