America is facing an Eggo shortage and Thomas Jefferson is partly to blame

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Thanks to a flooded plant in Atlanta and a broken bakery in Tennessee, Kellogg Co. confirmed last week that it will have to ration its Eggo shipments well into next year. Considering the brand claims nearly 70% of the frozen-waffle industry, the shortage has been called a national calamity, further proof of global warming's reach, a sign of the apocalypse, evidence of a corporate conspiracy and a good opportunity to cash in. (Witness the Katy, Texas, resident who posted a "rationed" box of Blueberry Eggos on eBay — "toaster not...

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