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Fun Friday Food Facts 2017 Vol. 10
10/03/2017 - 10:06
In the week where Stephen Hawking called Jeremy Corbyn 'a disaster for Labour', we searched all of space and time to find some sparkling food facts.
Written by Isabel Finch
Forget calling it ‘The Big Freeze’, it’s ‘The Big Cheese’. Authorities in the US state of Wisconsin – known for its cheese and harsh winters – have taken to using a cheese whey with rock salt to prevent roads from freezing over. In fact, it works so well road surfaces can withstand temperatures of –21 degrees, five degrees below standard rock salt.
According to folklore, the thickness of an onion's skin can predict how severe the following winter can be. The thinner the skin, goes the theory, the milder the winter we can expect
The Great Wall of China is a series of branching walls totalling over 13,000 miles long. But did you know that the mortar which binds the stones is made from RICE!
Every year, nearly 163,000 pints of Guinness are wasted because of moustaches! Scientists discovered that the froth sticks to hairs, which wastes a small but significant amount of the beer. Guinness calls this the tache tax.
Peanuts are beans not nuts. They belong to the pea and bean family and grow underground whilst real nuts grow on trees.
The term ‘gooseberry bush’ was 19th century slang for pubic hair. The use continued into the 20th century with parents telling their children they were ‘found under a gooseberry bush’ to avoid a more literal description of how they were born.