Wikipedia say: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waffle_iron Although the Ancient Greeks cooked flat cakes similar to the waffle, the earliest waffle iron probably originated in Holland or Germany around the 1300s. These waffle irons were constructed of two hinged iron plates connected to two long, wooden handles. The plates were often made to imprint elaborate patterns on the waffle, including coat of arms, landscapes, or religious symbols. The waffles would be baked over the hearth fire. Why in the middle ages did they think health was poisonous yet have the ability to create design waffles, and here in 2008 we can clone goats but lack the ability to create design waffles? How can they have this waffle design technology in the 1300's, and today there is no such waffle.