Thursday, May 21, 2009

Because I Like To Help You Be Informed

Some Fun Facts About Food:

An ounce of chocolate contains about 20 mg of caffeine. (Have a king-sized chocolate bar and a Big Gulp of Mt. Dew...wheeeeeeeeee!)

Three quarters of fish caught are eaten - the rest is used to make things such as glue, soap, margarine and fertilizer. (makes you wanna run right out to Red Lobster doesn't it?)

In September 1999 Dustin Philips of the US set a Guinness World Record by drinking a 400 ml (14-oz) bottle of tomato sauce through a straw in 33 seconds. (Why?)

There are more than 10,000 varieties of tomatoes. (Can you name them all? Ready. Set. Go!)

The can opener was invented 48 years after cans were introduced. (How in the world did they open them before that?)

Wine is sold in tinted bottles because wine spoils when exposed to light. (So does that mean the Boones Farm wine sold in the convenience stores isn't real wine? Say it isn't so!)

Watermelons are 97% water, lettuce 97%, tomatoes 95%, carrots 90%, and bread 30%. (So I'm guessing that if I have a BLT with some carrot sticks, I better stick close to a bathroom)

An onion, apple and potato all have the same taste. The differences in flavor are caused by their smell. (I don't get this one.....If you can tell the flavor by the taste, and you can't taste without smell....then if you can't smell them, how do you know they taste the same?)

1 comment:

The Naths said...

Ok, I totally don't understand the can opener one...what was it invented for?...Just in case a can would ever be invented....and wowie, 48 yrs later it was???? And I don't agree with the apple onion thing...I mean, how could they ever prove that one? I think they made that one up so we would sit around and try to figure out how it could be true....I don't believe it. LOL!