Posted : 8 years ago

Forks, mostly being two-tined, used to known as “split spoons.”

Bananas are the world’s most popular fruit after tomatoes. In western countries, they could account for 3% of a grocer’s total sales.

Approximately one billion snails are served in restaurants annually.

An onion, apple and potato all have the same taste. The differences in flavor are caused by their smell.

The pull-ring tab was invented in 1962 and the re-sealable top in 1965.

In the 1950’s some 80% of chickens in Europe and the US were free-ranging. By 1980, it was only 1%. Today, about 13% of chickens in the West are free-ranging.

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Posted : 8 years ago

To make one kilo of honey bees have to visit 4 million flowers, traveling a distance equal to 4 times around the earth.

Of the more than $50 billion worth of diet products sold every year, almost $20 billion are spent on imitation fats and sugar substitutes.

The soda fountain was patented by Samuel Fahnestock in 1819, with the first bottled soda water available in 1835.

Aluminum cans were introduced in 1957 and two years later the first diet cola was sold.

Maria Ann Smith introduced the Granny Smith apple in 1838.