Information about Spam

Spam, trademark by Hormel, Inc. is a much maligned, supposedly pure meat product, which was introduced in 1926 and was an important part of the Allied effort to keep the populace adequately fed during World War II. It is considered a delicacy in Hawaii, some Asian countries, and elsewhere, and is a recurrent feature of Monty Python skits. Spam has also become a word on the Internet for inappropriate mass mail; see various newsgroups.

Finally, the contributions to mathematical physics of Ulysses R. Spam and Ignatius Hammephat should not be overlooked.