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Fun Friday Food Facts 2017 Vol. 15
21/04/2017 - 10:15
In the week where Cost Sector Catering awarded the best in the catering industry, we also found some food facts.
Written by Andrew McClean
Tired of your champagne going flat and losing its bubbles? Well the old adage states that if you put an upside-down metal spoon (or fork) in an open bottle of Champagne, it will help to keep the bottle bubbly.
The Nazis plotted to kill British Prime Minister Winston Churchill with a bar of exploding chocolate. They coated explosive devices in a layer of dark chocolate and planned to plant the bars - branded as Peters Chocolate - in the War Cabinet dining room.
The water in spinach penetrates cell membranes, which plumps the skin and helps reduce wrinkles. So, not only was Popeye super muscley, but he had smoother skin than a baby’s bum!
Brunch was invented by a British magazine in the 1800s as a name for the perfect meal for ’Saturday-night carousers’ - basically perfect for unruly, drunkards with a stinking hangover.
The way to a designers heart is through their stomach. Well, at least that’s a car designer. It was the popularity of drive-thru restaurants in the 90s that lead to the introduction of cup holders in cars. As the size of fast food drinks grew, so too did the cup holders.