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There is a Ketchup made from bananas

There is a Ketchup made from bananas

During World War II, there was a wide shortage of tomatoes and on the other hand an rise in the production of bananas. In order to make up for the shortage, María Orosa a Filipino food technologist, invented the “Banana Ketchup”, which was made mainly out of bananas (and was painted with red food coloring to resemble the original ketchup). This strange Ketchup has gained popularity among Filipinos, and to this date it has a significant role in many Filipino dishes.
Now a days you can get it anywhere in the Philippines and also in countries where there are many Filipinos like Australia, New Zealand The US etc.

 

May 14, 20170 commentsRead More
Eggplant – the vegetable with the most nicotine

Eggplant – the vegetable with the most nicotine

Eggplant is the vegetable which is richest in nicotine (and which is still edible).

9 kilograms of eggplants has a the same worth of nicotine amount as in a regular cigarette.

So… an Eggplant or a cigarette?  😉

Eggplant is the vegetable which is richest in nicotine (and is still edible) black nicotine
March 16, 20170 commentsRead More
First commercial shot in outer space

First commercial shot in outer space

Tnuva (Israel’s largest food manufacturer) released in 1997 the first ever T.V commercial shot in outer space.

The T.V commercial (for milk) was filmed aboard the Russian space station Mir:

March 9, 20170 commentsRead More
Bananas Are Berries

Bananas Are Berries

Most people think Bananas are fruit BUT – Botanically speaking, Bananas are definitely Berries, which also means that there is no such thing as a Banana tree! it is a Herb – and it grows up to 8 meters with giant banana leaves.

Source>>  Wikipedia – Banana

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Bananas Are Berries Bananas Are Berries

another relevant video:

November 1, 20141 commentRead More
What is Arkansas’ State Fruit?

What is Arkansas’ State Fruit?

The great state of Arkansas (in the U.S) has adopted the South Arkansas Vine Ripe Pink Tomato as Arkansas’ official state fruit and… WAIT FOR IT…. also as Arkansas’ official state  vegetable,  it all went down on March 16, 1987 and was mentioned in Arkansas’ law:

“It is found and determined by the General Assembly that the South Arkansas Vine Ripe Pink Tomato has a taste, texture, appearance, and aroma second to none and that the tomato is botanically a fruit and used as a vegetable. It is further determined by the General Assembly that Arkansas does not have a state fruit or a state vegetable. Therefore, the South Arkansas Vine Ripe Pink Tomato shall be the official state fruit and the official state vegetable.”

*Botanically the tomato is definitely a fruit , but many see it as a vegetable none the less.

Source>>  Wikipedia (List of Arkansas state symbols)

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Arkansas' State Fruit Arkansas’ State Fruit
October 28, 20141 comment
Why does chocolate melt in your mouth?

Why does chocolate melt in your mouth?

Why does chocolate melt in your mouth? Well, mainly due to Cocoa butter which is a major ingredient in all kinds of Chocolate, (including white chocolate), the Cocoa butter melts near body temperature (37 °C) and thus makes sure that when we insert chocolate into our mouth, it’ll reach it’s melting point and convert back to yummy liquid.

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Source>> Wikipedia – Chocolate

 

CHOCOLATE

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December 21, 20130 commentsRead More
Kaka means poop

Kaka means poop

Kaka/Caca means “poop” in Arabic, Russian, Spanish, Romanian, Hungarian, Hebrew, Albanian… but In Swedish and other Nordic languages it means “cookie” or “small cake”…
Does that means that cookies in 
Scandinavia tastes like shit ?  we hope not …
anyway, as you can see in the comments below, people from around the world share here  the true meaning of KAKA in their own language, if your language is not mentioned yet – please do update us!

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Source>> http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/kaka and http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/caca

 

KAKA KAKA

 

November 30, 201330 commentsRead More
The word “Salad” comes from the Latin “salata” which simply means – salty

The word “Salad” comes from the Latin “salata” which simply means – salty

The word “Salad” comes from the Latin “salata” which simply means – salty.

 

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Source>> Wikipedia – Salad

Salad is salty in latin Salad is salty in latin

 

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August 26, 20130 comments
First product with a barcode

First product with a barcode

a Cool thing I learned today – Surprisingly enough, the first product to have ever had a barcode printed on it, was a packet of Gum, more specifically Wrigley’s  Gum somewhere around 1974.

Source: Wikipedia – Barcode system 

 

 first product to have a barcode

first product to have a barcode

 

August 18, 20130 comments