One of my favorite shows to watch is Top Gear. Not the boring, dry, unoriginal American Top Gear, but THE Top Gear on the BBC. (I guess to be accurate I should say the newer version of the British show since they changed formats a few years ago.)
Anyway, I don’t know what it is about the Brits, but I much prefer their shows to the ones we have here in America. I mean who doesn’t love Masterpiece Theater, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Being Human, and more. If you have no clue what I’m talking about because you’ve never heard of these shows, then you really need to stop watching the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills or whatever crap you’re tuning into.
So, on a recent episode of Top Gear, the guys retrofitted a tractor and turned it into a snow plow. I’m not going to go into detail about it, instead you just need to watch it. But, there is one part that peaked my interest and made me Google it on my iPhone. James May (a.k.a. Captain Slow) had a pot of Bovril brewing next to him in the cabin of the tractor/snow plow he was driving.
What the heck is Bovril?
Basically its beef broth that you drink when you’re cold. It use to be popular earlier in the 20th century in Britain, and I guess it is currently deemed old-fashioned.