Friday, April 17, 2009

Friday Trivia

Just some mindless Friday food trivia to help us get to the weekend!

Did you know celery has negative calories? Yup, it takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has calories.

Cabbage is 91% water.

A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continually from the bottom of the glass to the top. (Who discovered this one????)

Boiling the cork for a few minutes makes it easier to place it back into a wine bottle.

The flavor "bubblegum" is a combination of wintergreen, vanilla and cassia, a form of cinnamon.

Pineapples are classified as berries.

The most widely eaten fish in the world is a Herring.

No parts of a banana is used to make banana oil, which is a synthetic compound made with amyl alcohol, is named for its banana-like aroma. (I remember the entire O-Chem lab class sniffing this stuff.)

The literal meaning of the Italian word linguine is "little tongues."

That's it for this Friday. Have a wonderful weekend!

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