Fun Friday Food Facts 2018 Vol. 37

28/09/2018 - 08:47
No theme this week, we hope you learn a thing or two from the selection below!
  • The Kellogg brothers first created cornflakes as therapy for mental patients
  • Eating poppy seed bread and bagels can make you fail a drugs test. BBC presenter Angela Rippon researched a claim that the seeds contain narcotic chemicals for the show 'Rip Off Britain', and failed the drugs test
  • During the 17th century, pretzels came to symbolise undying love. A Swiss royal couple used a pretzel in their wedding in 1614 to seal their bond, which is where the saying “tying the knot” reportedly came from
  • Researchers in New Zealand have developed a tearless onion. They turned off the gene which produces the enzyme that causes a person slicing an onion to cry
  • When Pringles were launched in the US in 1968 they were called ‘chips’, but makers Procter & Gamble were forced to change this to ‘crisps’ by the Potato Chip Institute International because they are made from dried potato and not slices
  • Did you know that McDonald’s salads are more fattening than their burgers

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