Food Trivia

Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

The 57 on the Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.

The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly.

Pearls melt in vinegar.

During his reign, Napoleon commissioned 3 scientists to invent something that would properly store food supplies for his army as they invaded Russia.

The average McDonald's Big Mac bun has 198 sesame seeds on it.

Eisenhower's favorite food was prune whip.

The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used.

When ants find food, they lay down a chemical trail, called a pheromone, so that other ants can find their way from the nest to the food source.

The ball of food that your tounge creates during chewing is called a "bolus."

Roman emperors are alleged to have sent slaves to mountain tops to bring back fresh snow which was then flavored and served as part of their famous food orgies.

Among other tasks, cats can be taught to use a toilet, come, sit, beg, eat with their paws, heel, jump through a hoop, play a piano, play dead, roll over, open a door, hide food in boxes, shake, and fetch.

The average cat food meal is the equivalent to about five mice.

On average, Americans throw away 20,000 televisions, 150,000 tons of packaging materials, and 43,000 tons of food per day.

Rats are cautious, and if their food is in an exposed area where it cannot be consumed quickly, they usually carry or drag it to a hiding place.

The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; "7" was selected because the original containers were 7 ounces. "UP" indicated the direction of the bubbles.

The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma.

Betsy Ross is the only real person to ever have been the head on a Pez dispenser.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

A man from Madrid set a world's record for cracking 30 walnuts in 57 seconds.

Helium Pies were invented in 1986 in Towcester, UK in an attempt to provide an alternative light snack.

William Keith Kellogg was born on April 7, 1860 in Battle Creek, Michigan. At 14, he quit school to work for his father as a traveling salesman.

When you are eating a piece of fruit, you are eating a swollen ovary! Yes, that's right...fruit comes from a flowering plant which contains an ovary which will become the fruit!

In order to open a McD's in Moscow, McDonald's had to build an entire complex- called the McComplex- to make all of the food. Currently McComplex makes the basic food for 40% of Russia's commerical use.

Crimini mushrooms and portabella mushrooms are the same mushroom with the only exception being that portabellas are bigger than a crimini.

After cats eat, they always immediately bathe themselves. This is because their instinct tells them to get the food scent off of them so that predators will not smell the food and come after them.

The Vancouver School Board is no longer allowed to operate breakfast programs in poor inner city schools with volunteers, resulting in several programs closing due to lack of funds.

This is just a reply to a food fact you have listed. The term 'OK' comes from President Van Buren's nickname of 'Old Kinderhook'.

Pesticides in our drinking water and food we eat kill 275% more people of all ages with side effects steming from cancer than all known side effects caused from smoking cigarettes worldwide.

The country that produces the most food next to the United States is Brazil.

The average American visits a fast food restaurant six times a month.

A fresh onion, when cut, releases a gas called propanethiol-S into the air. When this gas reaches your eyes, it mixes with the water in the eye to form a weak acid. This acid irritates the eye and causes the tear-producing glands to flood the eye with water in an attempt to wash away the irritant. These tears are what makes you look like you're crying.

Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.

The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.

Rabbits digest their food twice (if you know what I mean) for two reasons: firstly, they don't get all the nutrients the first time around, and secondly, because they need a high bacterial count in their stomach, which they get from, that's right, poop.

Giraffes have adapted an extraordinary tongue for obtaining their staple food source, acacia leaves.

A short history of cutlery: Knives were the first to be invented. Cave-men used crude stone knives used to cut meat.

The reason for the lack of mouse-flavored cat food is due to the fact that the test subjects (cats, naturally!) turned up their noses at the formula!

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and white worms like fried pork rinds.

Dairy products make up 29% of all food consumed in the United States.
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