Fun Friday Food Facts 2018 Vol. 42

02/11/2018 - 10:10
Let us know your favourite Fun Friday Food Fact from this week's selection! We'd love to hear more of your favourite facts on Twitter, too > @CSCMag.
  • Contrary to popular belief, if swallowed, chewing gum does not sit in your body for 7 years. As it cannot be digested at all, it passes straight through your system
  • Large groups of pistachios can spontaneously combust. Due to their low water and high fat content, pistachios have been known to burst into flames. The nuts and its kernels can overheat when stored in the oily fibrous materials used for its transportation
  • According to a survey, broccoli is the sixth most commonly misspelt word in English
  • Mushrooms can’t be overcooked! Mushrooms contain a polymer called chitin in its cell walls. This structure allows for a tender taste whether you cook them for a few minutes or an hour. So, if you ruin your mushrooms next time you’re cooking, chances are you’re just a bad cook
  • It is no secret that coconut has many health benefits, but research is currently being done to see if it can be used in hair regrowth and anti-aging cosmetics
  • The first Thanksgiving meal was eaten with spoons and knives — but no forks! Forks weren't introduced to pilgrims until 10 years later and they weren't a popular utensil until the 18th century

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