Fun Friday Food Facts 2017 Vol. 24

23/06/2017 - 10:09
As the annual music and sleeping rough extravaganza known as Glastonbury gets underway, we offer up an extra chance to smile for all the smug people planning to watch it on BBC from the comfort of their armchair at home.

The 99 Flake is the UK's favourite ice cream, but do you know how it got its name? In the days of the monarchy in Italy the King had an elite guard consisting of 99 soldiers. Subsequently anything really special or first class was known as '99'.

Tea is a natural source of fluoride that can help protect against tooth decay and gum disease.

Ripe cranberries will bounce like rubber balls.

The softening agent L-cysteine — used in some bread — is made from human hair and duck feathers.

Ortharexia Nervosa is an eating disorder where the sufferer is obsessed with eating healthy food.

The word vegetable has no scientific definition, so it’s still acceptable to call a tomato a vegetable.

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