Bovril

It’s bovril drinking time in England.  Last night while watching Top Gear UK bovril was mentioned. Bovril is a thick and salty meat extract invented in England.  Bovril is made into a drink by diluting it with hot water.  The Brits call it ‘beef tea’.

Bovril has a very odd and concocted name.  Bo comes from bovine and vril comes from a sci-fi novel out of 1870 called The Coming Race.  The vril-ya in the book were a superior form of people who derive their power from an energy source called vril.

Some claim that the thermos was invented to keep bovril warm at football games in England.  Bovril is still sold at stadiums on cold days.

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