2010-03-09

Fun Food Facts

FUN FOOD FACTS

Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries
The onion is named after a Latin word meaning large pearl
Half of the world's population live on a staple diet of rice
The remains of fast-food shops have been found in ancient ruins! Even ancient Greeks enjoyed take-out. The only thing that is new is the mass production, standard menus and recipes of fast-food "chains." Wow!
Potato crisps were invented by a North American Indian called George Crum
During a lifetime the average person eats about 35 tonnes of food
Ice Cream Is Chinese Food! - When the famous explorer Marco Polo returned to his homeland of Italy, from China in 1295, he brought back a recipe (among other things). The recipe, was a Chinese recipe for a desert called "Milk Ice." However, Europeans substituted cream for the milk, and voila..."Ice Cream." Ice cream has been a hit ever since!
The founder of McDonald's has a Bachelor degree in Hamburgerology
In France, people eat approximately 500,000,000 snails per year
There are about 100,000 bacteria in one litre of drinking water
Over 1,000 litres of beer are drunk in the House of Commons each week
You're More Likely To Be Hungry If You're Cold!
A portion of the water you drink has already been drunk by someone else, maybe several times over
It Takes 3500 Calories To Make A Pound Of Fat!
Peanuts are used in the manufacture of dynamite

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