Today my story is not about me. While we were working on our magazine (which is officially called Alcove) Lauren, who is in charge of ad sales, told a fantastic story about the power of Wikipedia.
One day, while Lauren was in law school, her friends discovered that the first recipe for the S’more was written in a Girl Scout publication but it is unknown who created the recipe.
Her friends decided that they were going to see what would happen if they posted a fake name as the creator of the S’more. So, they posted on Wikipedia that Loretta Scott Crew created the recipe during a Girl Scout camping trip.
The post held strong. The name Loretta Scott Crew was even included in the book Hungry Girl by Lisa Lillen in 2009. Lauren’s friend was able to complete the cycle by included Hungry Girl as a source for the Wikipedia post.
I don’t know if this tale has been stretched through the years or how involved Lauren was with the sceme but as far as the internet is concerned, Loretta Scott Crew is real.
Never trust Wikipedia.