Why do rice crispie type cereals Snap crackle and pop”?
The sound comes from the tiny air pockets in each grain. The walls of the air pockets break when the cereal begins to absorb milk. The result is that magical sound, which also lets you know when the ceral has become soggy.
Just how well known is Coca Cola?
It has its own museum and is sold in more than 200 countries around the world. “Coca-Cola” is the second-most widely understood term in the world after “OK.” This probably makes Coca-Cola the most well known food (including drinks) name in the world, even more famous than McDonald’s, whose Golden Arches are more recognizable around the world according to some surveys than the Christian symbol of the cross.
Do you like Oreos?
With 40 billion Oreo cookies made each year and sold in 100 countries across the world, it is recognised as the worlds most popular cookie. If stacked all together, the cookies would encircle the earth five times. Half of all Oreos eaten are twisted apart first and this is most likely done by woman than men.
Chocolate was once currency
It was not chocolate but the base of it – cacao beans, which were used by the Aztecs as currency. According to an Aztec list of commodity prices from 1545, one ripe avocado cost a single cacao bean, as did a large tomato. A turkey egg would set you back three cacao beans.
So not all foods have expiry dates.
Honey has been found unspoilt in the tombs of the Phraraohs in Egypt. Canned jam has been found in perfect condition in the huts originally built in the Antarctica more than 150 years ago. A recent study found that retail packed pinto beans stored for 30 years were still suitable for emergency use. Some foods are least a little antimicrobial, whereas others under the right conditions will last for many years. All these foods do not require expiry dates.
How did Twinkies get that name?
Half a billion Twinkies are made each year and they are named in 1930 after a billboard for “Twinkle Toe Shoes” by Jimmy Dewar.
What is the world record for hot dog eating?
74 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes is the current record, held by Joey Chestnut in 2018.
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