Sunday, January 27, 2008

Arthur the Egg Man


Perhaps now, we have some indication why Arthur Griffith, Milford's famed calculating prodigy, died of a stroke at an early age. Here's an excerpt from an article about Arthur from the New York Times Sunday Magazine, February 27, 1910:

Eggs are his staple article of diet. Recently he sat down to dinner in a New York cafe. His manager ordered a steak, &c. handing the menu card to the calculator. Griffith, scanning it over, raised his head, and in a loud voice asked for "six fried eggs, straight up." He himself does not know what that "straight up" means.

The whole article is available at the New York Times online archives.

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