This is my first blogpost for Blogchatter’s new campaign #MyFriendAlexa under the theme “Love Food”
Food is a very fascinating topic. There must not be one person on the planet who might not have some favourites when it comes to food. It is a never ending discussion atleast for me…
Keep reading to educate yourself to some less known facts and impress your family the next time you serve them.
1. Scientists have discovered that peanut butter can be turned into diamonds
Our delicious peanut spread which we just can’t stop eating over perfect toasts, is very rich in carbon say scientists at the Bayerisches Geoinstitut in Germany. So it’s possible to turn simple American Garden into diamonds now. Fascinating, right ladies!!
All you need to do is to extract the oxygen from the carbon dioxide found in the peanut spread, and then enact immense pressure on the carbon left behind.
2. Popsicle was invented by accident
In 1905, a 11-year old boy named Frank Epperson from San Francisco left a mixture of soda and water overnight. To his surprise a new treat had been discovered by him and he enjoyed it. He named his invention “Epsicle”. He spent his summers selling “Epsicles”. Later his children called it Pop’s sicles i.e. Popsicles.
3. Potatoes are great WiFi reflectors
When Boeing Co. needed to test out in-flight wireless signals on full planes, they couldn’t ask humans to sit motionless for days at a time while they conducted experiments. The signals can be spotty at 35,000 feet up in the air. They found potato as an unsual substitute for people. We have more similarities to potatoes than you’d think. Because of their water content and chemistry, potatoes absorb and reflect radio wave signals the same way humans do.
4. Bananas are berries but strawberries are not!
Bananas are classified are berries. Botanically, berry is a fruit which comes from one flower with one ovary but has several seeds. Strawberries come from one flower but with multiple ovaries. Hence not a berry! Strange right!
5. Fig isn’t a fruit, it’s a flower
Figs are inverted flowers that bloom internally. Fig’s pollination process is very unique as they need to be pollinated inside-out, rather than outside-in like other normal flowers.
6. Nutmeg is a hallucinogen
Nutmeg has a natural compound called myristicin. It works like a hallucinogen if taken in large doses probably about more than 2-3 tablespoons. In olden days, it was used on sick people to aid sleeping and in some places even on infants in smaller doses.
7. Chilli peppers trick your mouth
What do you think when you decide to take a bite of chilli pepper? It’s going to burn your mouth. But did you know that it is not a physical reaction but only a mental one. Chili peppers contain a chemical known as capsaicin, which naturally binds to the pain receptors on our nerves. Your brain thinks you are having something hot and spicy.
8. Serbia has the most costliest cheese
Pule cheese is from donkey’ milk from a place in Serbia and costs more than 1000$ per pound.
9. Ketchup was once a medicine
In 1800s, a doctor claimed that ketchup has medicinal properties and could treat diarrhoea and indigestion. He came up with a recipe of his own for treatment which later was turned into a pill.
10. Drink to your music
Researchers experimented and came to conclusions that the music being played has an effect on your drinking. Loud music makes people drink more and faster.
So these were all the fun food facts that I had to share. I’m sure you enjoy all these foods but had no idea about them. Let me know in comments if you have any interesting facts to share.