One you eat, and one you wear. Dreamed up and cooked up by Hungarian herdsmen hundreds of years ago, goulash served as portable meals. Cowboys could just add water to the sun-dried meat and spice mixture to bring to life a tasty soup. On the other hand (or foot), galoshes work to ward off water. These rubbery boots slip over your shoes, to protect from rain showers and puddles. From Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina: He was dressed in a long-skirted blue coat, with buttons below the waist at the back, and wore high boots wrinkled over the ankles and straight over the calf, with big galoshes drawn over them. He rubbed his face with his handkerchief, and wrapping round him his coat, which sat extremely well as it was, he greeted them with a smile, holding out his hand to Stepan Arkadyevitch, as though he wanted to catch something.