In the Middle Ages, sugar was a treasured luxury costing 9 times as much as milk.
The world’s oldest existing eatery opened in Kai-Feng, China in 1153.
The Polyethylene Terephthalate bottle was introduced in 1973.
Melba toast is named after Australian opera singer Dame Nellie Melba (1861-1931).
Ice tea was introduced in 1904 at the World’s Fair in St. Louis.
Three quarters of fish caught are eaten – the rest is used to make things such as glue, soap, margarine and fertilizer.
Wine is sold in tinted bottles because wine spoils when exposed to light.
Coca-Cola was invented in Atlanta, Georgia by Dr. John S. Pemberton in 1886.
An ounce of chocolate contains about 20 mg of caffeine.
Over the last 40 years food production actually increased faster than population.
Approximately 44 million tons of bananas are produced annually, compared to more than 60 million tomatoes. Apples are the third most popular (36 million tons), then oranges (34 million tons) and watermelons (22 million tons).
The term “soda water” was coined in 1798.
China uses 45 billion chopsticks per year. 25 million trees are chopped down to make’em sticks.
The scientific term for the common tomato is lycopersicon lycopersicum, which means “wolf peach.”
The first ice-cream soda was sold in 1874 in the US.