Food Facts

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There is a Burger King restaurant in Mattoon, Illinois that opened before the famous fast-food chain and registered the name "Burger King" as a state trademark in Illinois in 1959. The Burger King fast-food chain is not allowed to operate within a 20-mile radius of the original restaurant.

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French pharmacist Antoine-Augustin Parmentier was captured by the Prussians during the Seven Years' War and was fed a constant diet of potatoes, which the French considered as hog feed at the time. After surviving and emerging in good health, he made it his life's mission to promote the merits of potatoes in his country. Thanks to his efforts, potatoes were declared edible in 1772. Today, his gravesite is decorated with potato plants as a tribute.

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There is a phenomenon called "Earl Grey Tea Intoxication," which occurs when you consume a large amount of Earl Grey tea. A 44-year-old man, who drank around four liters or 16 cups of Earl Grey tea every day, started experiencing muscle cramps, pins and needles, and blurry vision. His symptoms disappeared when he stopped drinking the tea altogether. Reducing the amount to one liter per day also helped.

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In 2012, Patrick “Deep Dish” Bertoletti set a new world record by peeling and eating 8 bananas in 60 seconds.

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Costco hasn't changed the price of its $1.50 hot dog and soda combo in 30 years.

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Legally, a tomato is a vegetable.

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The chip bags are filled with nitrogen.

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The most tosses in one minute of a pancake is 140.

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Under UV lamps, bananas glow blue.

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Sweet corn makes a squeaking noise as it develops, such as two balloons rubbing against each other.

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