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Fun Friday Food Facts 2017 Vol. 9
03/03/2017 - 10:16
In the week of that Oscars blunder, we found some food facts that everyone agrees are winners.
Written by Andrew McClean
Potatoes can absorb and reflect WiFi signals and were even used by Boeing to test their in-flight WiFi signal by putting sacks of potatoes on a seat for days at a time. According to Boeing, potatoes “interactions’ with electronic signals mimic those of the human body. The UK potato council thinks many people underestimate the humble potatoes unconventional uses.
A company in the US is to market a wrist band that delivers a regular caffeine shot through the skin. Called a Joule, it gets the caffeine into your blood through ‘transdermal administration’ faster than drinking coffee.
Ever wondered why you always seem to have room for dessert? Well, you’ll be glad to know it’s not because you have no self control. The sugar in sweet foods stimulates a reflex that expands your stomach. So after a gut-busting roast dinner, the sight and smell of your favourite pudding will trick your body into thinking there’s more room.
The way to a designers heart is through they’re 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.
Going to bed after eating carbohydrates can induce restful sleep. Complex carbs like whole wheat pasta and bread are most effective.