Fun Friday Food Facts 2017 Vol. 20

Fun Friday Food Facts 2017 Vol. 20
26/05/2017 - 10:11
In the week where a Walkers Crisps campaign backfired, we found some food facts for you to snack on.

During construction of the Oxo Tower, permission was denied to feature illuminating signs of the stock cube company’s name because of a ban on skyline advertising on London’s Southbank. To get around the ban, the architect decided to create windows that coincidentally resembled two O’s with an X in the middle.

Samsung could have been a very different company. It was set up in 1938 exporting goods including Korean fish and vegetables and went on to buy flour machines and confectionary machines. It wasn’t until 1970 that Samsung started to produce black and white TVs, setting it on a different path.

A horse named Take Mac in Alabama, US drinks a beer every day on the recommendation of a vet to help with a medical condition. It opens the pores to help him sweat and prevent overheating. A local brewery supplies him for free.

It takes about 50 licks to finish a single scoop ice cream cone.

Hungry, Jack? Fancy a Burger King? No seriously, in Australia the brand had already been trademarked by another fast food retailer meaning Burger King, as we know it, isn’t able to use the name. But apart from the menu everything else you’d expect is identical to the rest of the world.

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