Fun Friday Food Facts Vol. 19

27/11/2015 - 10:20
As shoppers desperately scramble, fight and scream their way to the checkouts with a heavily discounted (probably smashed) TV on Black Friday, let us help you unwind with a bumper edition of Friday Food Facts!

1 in every 8 Americans has been employed by McDonald’s

In medieval  Japan, it was considered a major social faux pas to actually eat the food served at banquets, The proper thing to do was to look and appreciate its beauty before cramming as much as you could into your sleeves or pockets to eat later!

The US military has developed the ultimate weapon to fuel its fighting force –
 ...PIZZA. By coating it in glycerol, a liquid which fends off bacteria, its shelf-life is vastly increased to 3 years...This has huge implications for preserving food and slashing waste.

The first cow to fly in an aeroplane was Elm Farm Ollie in 1930. Her handler milked her and parachuted cartons of milk to the spectators below.

If you rub the inside of a banana peel on a scrape or burn, it will help the pain go away, keep the swelling down, and keep the wound from getting infected.

A killer has avoided arrest for a decade by eating nuts that have changed his appearance The Areca nut wrapped in betel leaves gives you the same buzz as six cups of coffee but over time changes the shape of your mouth and is harmful to almost every organ in the body

You’ve been eating your chocolate digestives upside down! Last year, McVities revealed that chocolate digestives have the chocolate at the bottom of the biscuit, not the top.

Cashews are always sold without their shells because the shell contains an oil that can cause a rash similar to poison ivy

The most common domesticated turkey, the Broadbreasted White, is so heavy and large-breasted that it can't fly, run or mate naturally. They must be artificially inseminated.

Bananas are naturally radioactive. This comes from the fact that they contain relatively high levels of potassium, specifically potassium-40 which is a radioactive isotope of potassium.

In Japan, they grow watermelons in square containers to make them easier to stack in supermarkets.

Yorkie bars are NOT for girls..... FACT!!

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