According to the biography of former Dutch prime minister Dries von Agt published in 2008, Queen Juliana of the Netherlands proposed a mass pardon for petty criminals when she left the throne in 1980.
When the Cabinet told the Queen such a pardon was impossible in the modern era, she had difficulty accepting it, and asked whether all prisoners could at least be served cakes instead.
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The word 'biscuit' comes from the French for 'twice cooked'.
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A fruitcake made in 1941 was auctioned for $525 by an Ohio company at the... MORE
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