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Ice Cream is chinese food!
Blueberry juice boosts memory.
Coca Cola was originally green.
The world's oldest known recipe is for beer.
It takes the food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach.
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If you don't wash strawberries before eating them, you may also be eating little white bugs.
Movie popcorn costs more per ounce than filet mignon.
India's richest person, Mukesh Ambani, built a $1 billion home. It has 27 habitable floors, including six parking floors with a capacity to hold up to 168 cars. 600 staff maintain the home.
Nearly half of the entire world's adult population has never drunk alcohol.
According to the FDA, it's safe to eat the stickers that are found on fruit; they're actually made out of "edible paper" and the glue is food grade.
Let's Pizza is the world's first pizza vending machine. Just select your topping, insert coins, and watch your pizza bake!
If you place a ripe banana next to a green tomato, the tomato will ripen due to the ethylene gas produced by the banana.
A cauliflower that weighs almost 72.5kg has broken the world record by almost 3kg.
The bananas we buy in stores and supermarkets are genetically identical clones, all descended from one banana. These bananas are seedless and sterile; natural bananas are short, fat, and have huge seeds.
According to a Japanese poll in the year 2000, the Japanese believe that their best invention of the twentieth century was instant noodles.
US eggs would be illegal in a British supermarket because they are washed. British eggs are illegal in US markets because they’re unwashed.
For clean fruit, fill a bowl with water (or, for bigger batches, use a clean sink), add 1 cup of vinegar, and stir. Add fruit and leave to soak for 10 minutes. The water will be dirty and the fruit will be sparkly clean with no wax or dirty film.
Glucose (sugar) has an opposite “handed” isomer L-glucose that tastes identical and isn't metabolized as sugar, so it's safe for diabetics. Unfortunately, L-glucose costs 50% more than gold.
One jar of Nutella is sold every 2.5 seconds throughout the world.
If you see an ingredients list that includes carmine, cochineal extract or natural red 4, the product contains crushed up bugs.
Mangoes enhance a marijuana high, allowing users to get ‘higher’ more effectively.
There is a “Fruit Salad Tree” which can grow up to 6 different types of fruit.
Skittles and jellybeans contain crushed insect cocoons which are used to coat the candies to give them that special shine.
There is a fruit by the name of Black Sapote or “chocolate pudding fruit” which tastes like chocolate pudding and is actually low fat and has about “4 times as much vitamin C as an orange”.
Strawberries are in the same plant family as roses.
The Häagen-Dazs ice cream creator was American and made up the brand name to sound Danish, unique, and sophisticated. It doesn't mean anything.
Contrary to popular belief, plastic cutting boards are more likely to harbor bacteria than wood ones. New plastic boards are easier to clean, but ones with cuts are nearly impossible to completely disinfect, whereas wood ones absorb and kill bacteria, regardless of age or use.
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were originally considered a delicacy, only enjoyed by those of the upper class.
Broccoli is ‘man-made’ through the breeding of different cabbage crops.
In 1974, canned food from a boat that sank in 1865 was tested by chemists and was found to be still safe to eat.
Seattle is planning to build a new city park filled with hundreds of edible plants - such as fruit trees, vegetables plants, herbs, etc… Free to “anyone and everyone.” If successful, it will be the first “food forest” of the nation.
In every country in the world, either Coca-Cola or a Coca-Cola owned drink is the best selling drink, except for Scotland, where Irn Bru holds the top spot.
Coffee comes from an edible fruit. The coffee cherry is sweet and tastes like watermelon, rosewater, and hibiscus all at once.
Costco hasn't changed the price of its $1.50 hot dog/soda combo since 1985.
Redlove Era Apple is red all the way to its core.
Carrots were originally purple. The dutch monarch planted carrot seeds together until the carrots grew orange to match their royal color - The House of Orange. Orange carrots were a symbol of prestige.
Nachos were actually invented by a guy named Nacho. Happy Nacho Day!
Ice cream cones were popularized in America during the 1904 World’s Fair in Saint Louis when an ice cream vendor ran out of cups and asked a nearby waffle vendor to roll up his waffles to hold the ice cream.
In 1943, a Pan Am Airline chef snuck whiskey into passengers' coffee to warm them up on a winter flight. When asked what kind of coffee they were being served, he improvised "Irish Coffee," creating the now-famous cocktail.
Scientists have developed a 'hangover-free' beer that has electrolytes, making it more hydrating and refreshing.
The Aztecs were the first to serve chocolate as a drink. They also mixed it with hot chili pepper to make it really 'hot'.
NASA invented baby food as we know it today.
Pineapples are not a single fruit, but a group of berries that have fused together.
A strawberry is not a berry, but a banana is.
The biggest burger in Britain, dubbed the 'Apocalypse Burger', is a mammoth 25,000 calories, weighs 11kg (25lb) and contains £150 (around $233 USD) worth of ingredients.
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