Food and Drink Facts

Food and Drink Facts

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    Ice Cream is chinese food!
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    Blueberry juice boosts memory.
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    Coca Cola was originally green.
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    The world's oldest known recipe is for beer.
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    It takes the food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach.
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    There is a “Fruit Salad Tree” which can grow up to 6 different types of fruit.
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    Skittles and jellybeans contain crushed insect cocoons which are used to coat the candies to give them that special shine.
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    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”.
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    Strawberries are in the same plant family as roses.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were originally considered a delicacy, only enjoyed by those of the upper class.
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    Broccoli is ‘man-made’ through the breeding of different cabbage crops.
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    In 1974, canned food from a boat that sank in 1865 was tested by chemists and was found to be still safe to eat.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Coffee comes from an edible fruit. The coffee cherry is sweet and tastes like watermelon, rosewater, and hibiscus all at once.
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    Costco hasn't changed the price of its $1.50 hot dog/soda combo since 1985.
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    Redlove Era Apple is red all the way to its core.
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    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.
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    Nachos were actually invented by a guy named Nacho. Happy Nacho Day!
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    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.
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    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.
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    Scientists have developed a 'hangover-free' beer that has electrolytes, making it more hydrating and refreshing.
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    The Aztecs were the first to serve chocolate as a drink. They also mixed it with hot chili pepper to make it really 'hot'.
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    NASA invented baby food as we know it today.
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    Pineapples are not a single fruit, but a group of berries that have fused together.
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    A strawberry is not a berry, but a banana is.
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    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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    There is a fruit called The Miracle Berry that, when eaten, causes sour foods to taste sweet, and has been used to treat diabetes, among other things.
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    Honey does not spoil. It has been found in Egyptian pyramids perfectly preserved and still edible.
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    Milkshakes were originally alcoholic.
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    The TomTato is a plant that produces both potatoes and tomatoes!
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    Eating a banana can cheer you up!
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    A type of strawberry that almost became extinct is now being sold in Europe. It tastes like pineapple so they call it pineberry.
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    There are so many kinds of apples that if you ate a new one everyday, it would take over 20 years to try them all.
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    Tabasco sauce is aged in barrels previously used for Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey.
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    The Himalayan Goji berry has more iron than steak, more vitamin C than oranges and more beta carotene than carrots.
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    You would have to walk for seven hours straight to burn off a Super Sized Coke, fry and Big Mac.
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    Decaffeinated coffee is not 100% caffeine free. When coffee is being decaffeinated, 2% of the caffeine still remains in it.
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    50 years ago Cheerios were called Cheerioats.
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    Vanilla flavoring is sometimes made with an ingredient from beaver pee.
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    Every month, about 9 out of 10 American children visit a McDonald’s restaurant.
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    An average person’s yearly fast food intake will contain 12 pubic hairs.
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    Chocolate is lower in caffeine than tea, coffee and coca cola. A one ounce bar of chocolate contains about 6mg of caffeine, whereas a five ounce cup of regular coffee contains over 40mg.
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