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Betcha didn't know

Posted by: admin at 9:46 am on January 21st, 2016

I know from time to time you share food trivia. Maybe I have missed it, but I would really enjoy a bit of trivia!

As you may know, I am truly a food trivia buff! Here is some trivia I think you will find very interesting!

Did you know ...

two-thirds of the world's coriander comes from a single valley in Italy?

coffee is the most recognized smell in the world?

the strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue?

the coconut is the largest seed in the world?

potato crisps were invented by Mr. Crumm?

your body sheds ten billion flakes of skin every day?

Coca-Cola can be used as car oil?

a raisin dropped into a glass of champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom to the top of the glass?

the "spot" on the 7-Up logo comes from its inventor, who had red eyes (he was an albino)?

chocolate can be fatal if given to dogs?

it takes more calories to eat a stalk of celery that it has in it to begin with?

chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying?

two thirds of the world's eggplants are grown in New Jersey?

Americans, on average, eat eighteen acres of pizza every day?

there are about two chickens for every human in the world?

butterflies taste with their feet?

peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite? 

If you plant an apple seed, it is almost guaranteed to grow a tree of a different type than apple?

broccoli and cauliflower are the only vegetables that are flowers?

the microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket?

pearls melt in vinegar?

Georgia's nickname, The Peach State, is a misnomer since California and South Carolina are number one and two at peach production annually (Georgia is number three)?

milk chocolate was invented by Daniel Peter, who sold the concept to his neighbor, Henri Nestle?

three quarters of fish caught are eaten - the rest is used to make things such as glue, soap, margarine and fertilizer?

to make two pounds of honey, bees have to visit four million flowers, traveling a distance equal to four times around the earth?

of the more than $50 billion worth of diet products sold every year, almost $20 billion is spent on imitation fats and sugar substitutes?

And now you know a little more useless information that I love to share. All of this is according to a variety of sources: my worldly travels, The Medical Quiz Book, Useless Science Fact-O-Pedia and The Ultimate book of Trivia.

Thought for the week:

Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.

Winston Churchill

Phylis B. Canion is a doctor of naturopathic medicine and is a certified nutritional consultant; email her at docphylis@gmail.com. This column is for nutritional information only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure.