Top 10 Incredible Food Facts

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Top 10 Unbelievable Food Facts

Food is something we socialize with on a daily basis – often, in fact. There are many really vague facts about food that are fascinating and undoubtedly worthy of understanding. At the behest of Juggz, here is a fine trivia list about food.

10. Coffee


The Fact: The priciest coffee on the planet comes from civet poop

Kopi Luwak are coffee beans that come from Civet (a cat sized mammal) poo. The creatures excrete, and gorge on just the finest mature berries the partly-digested beans, which are subsequently harvested on the market. Kopi Luwak is the most expensive coffee on the planet and is sold primarily in America and Japan, but it’s increasingly becoming accessible elsewhere. My question is: who the hell found that it tasted great?

9. Banquet


The Fact: The biggest food item on a menu is roast camel

The camel is stuffed with a sheep’s carcass, which is stuffed with chickens, which are stuffed. This fete is occasionally featured in weddings that were Bedouin.

8. Bugs


The Fact: The FDA lets you sell bugs and rodent hair for eating

The FDA permits a mean of one or more rodent hairs, and 30 or more insect fragments, per 100 grams of peanut butter. I am going to definitely think twice before purchasing my next jar!

7. Soup


The Fact: The first soup was made of hippopotamus

The first archeological evidence for the ingestion of soup dates back to 6000 BC, and it was hippopotamus soup!

6. Refried Beans

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The Fact: Refried beans are just fried once

The reason behind this misconception is a translation mistake. The originals are frijoles refritos which really means “good fried beans not re-fried.

5. Worcestershire Sauce


The Fact: Worcestershire sauce is made from dissolved fish

The popular English sauce, Worcestershire sauce, is made from anchovies that were dissolved. The anchovies are soaked in vinegar until they’ve fully melted down. The sauce includes all and the bones.

4. Popsicle


The Fact: The Popsicle was invented by an 11 year who kept it secret for 18 years.

The inventor was Frank Epperson who, in 1905, left a mixture of water and powdered pop out on the veranda, which included a stir stick. Temperatures in San Francisco reached record low temperature, that night. The next morning when he awakened, he found that it’d frozen to the stir stick, creating a fruit flavored ice treat which he named the epsicle. 18 years after he called it the Popsicle and patented it.

3. Microwaves

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The Fact: Microwave cooking was found by chance, when a chocolate bar melted in someone’s pocket

This is quite frightening – picture what it was doing to his leg and really accurate! Truthfully, Percy LeBaron Spencer of the Raytheon Company was walking past a radar tube and he found the chocolate bar in his pocket melted down. Then he examined popcorn in front of the tube (really turning up the electricity and standing out of the beam), and it immediately burst around the room. He’s (clearly) known as the inventor of the Microwave oven.

2. Peanuts


The Fact: Dynamite is made with peanuts

Peanut oil can be processed to create glycerol, which can be used to make among the components of dynamite, nitroglycerin. Notice nevertheless, there are other procedures that can be used without using peanuts whatsoever to make dynamite.

1. Coconut Water


The Fact: Coconut water can be used (in crises) as a replacement for blood plasma.

The reason behind this is that coconut water (the water discovered in coconuts – not to be mistaken with coconut milk, which comes from the flesh of the coconut) is clean and has a perfect pH level. Coconut water is liquid endosperm – it supplies nutrition and encompasses the embryo.

Listverse Staff

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