Friday Fun: Baker’s Dozen

Thirteen for the price of 12? (We’re not complaining, especially if the units in question are goodies from the local bakery.) Although the origin of the Baker’s Dozen is disputed, a popular theory claims that the practice was born in 13th century England. When harsh punishments were established for bakers’ who cheated their customers, it reportedly became standard practice for the baker to give 13 goods for the price of 12 so as to ensure that he was not shortchanging his clients.