Monday, March 9, 2009

food facts!

1.A Sultan's wife is called a Sultana.
2.Pepsi was originally called Brad's Drink, created by Pharmacist Caleb Bradham.
3.Nearly all pumpkins sold in the US are used to make Jack-O-Lanterns.

4.There is a southern French wine called Fat Bastard Chardonnay.

5.Tony the Tiger - of Frosties fame - has a wife, son and daughter, used in early incarnations of Frosted Flakes advertisements.

6.Ronald Reagan's love of jelly beans meant that his eating of them helped increase their popularity and subsequent sales.

7.More people are allergic to cows milk than any other food.

8.Someone with an irrational fear of meat is called a carnophobic.

9.About 7000 varieties of Apple are grown worldwide.

10.Every year Americans consume the largest amount of Peanuts - roughly 12 pounds per person.

11.The ancient Mayans valued Chocolate so much that cocoa beans were once used as currency.
Gum is thought to be an ancient human treat. Tar containing teethmarks has been found dating back to 7000 BCE.

12.In the 18th century all carrots were either Purple or White. It was the Dutch farmers who decided to plant and cultivate Orange crops as it was their national colour.

13.The next glass of water you drink could contain molecules that Dinosaurs drank - there is the same amount of water on Earth as there was when it was formed.

14.You use more calories eating celery than there are in the celery itself.

15.It's estimated that at any one time, around 0.7% of the world's population is drunk.

16.Apples are more effective at keeping people awake in the morning than caffeine.

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