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.