Fun Friday Food Facts Vol. 10

25/09/2015 - 10:43
As we're about to head into a supposed 'Indian Summer', what better way to prepare for the weekend than catching up with this week's Friday Food Facts.

Believe it or not peanuts are actually used to create dynamite. They are ground down to make an oil called glycerol. Which is one of the main ingredients in nitroglycerin and nitroglycerin is the main part of dynamite.

The difference between griddling food and frying it – with griddling, heat the pan, add the oil to the surface of the food and put the food in the pan.  For frying, heat the oil in a pan and put the food into the hot oil.

An average person will consume 12 pubic hairs in their fast food every year!

Scientists have managed to create a compound which enables people to unboil an egg! It’s believed the process could lead to developing cancer antibodies for much cheaper and the scientists won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry earlier this year.

Marks & Spencer has sold more than seven million Colin the Caterpillar cakes since its launch in 1990 and it takes 38 people to lovingly make Colin from start to finish.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his original draft of his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on a piece of toast.

Apples contain malic acid, a chemical used in teeth whitening products, which helps dissolve stains.

No surprise that Henry 8th was slightly round...In 1526, a fast meal served to Henry VIII and Kathatine of Aragon included: 'soup, herring, cod, lampreys, pike, salmon, whiting, haddock, plaice, bream, porpoise, seal, carp, trout, crabs, lobsters, custard, tart, fritters and fruit’. ..And this was just the first course!

From it’s earliest beginnings, coffee has become the second most traded product in the world behind oil.
 

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