Posted : 8 years ago

Milk chocolate was invented by Daniel Peter, who sold the concept to his neighbour Henri Nestlé.

Botanically speaking, the banana is a herb and the tomato is a fruit.

In 1994, Chicago artist Dwight Kalb sent David Letterman a statue of Madonna, made of 180lb of ham.

Americans eat twice as much meat as Europeans, gobbling up some 50kg (110 lb) per capita.

Plastic bottles were first used for soft drinks in 1970.

..:: More Great Stuff ::..

Posted : 8 years ago

The world’s most expensive jam (jelly) is Confiture de groselles. It is a redcurrant jam (jelly) from a 14th century recipe made in the tiny French town of Bar-Le-Duc.

Over 90% of all fish caught are caught in the northern hemisphere.

The first cola-flavored beverage was introduced in 1881.

Chocolate is the number one foodstuff flavor in the world, beating vanilla and banana by 3-to-1.

In September 1999 Dustin Philips of the US set a Guinness World Record by drinking a 400 ml (14-oz) bottle of tomato sauce through a straw in 33 seconds.

Posted : 8 years ago

In 1973, Swedish confectionery salesman Roland Ohisson was buried in a coffin made entirely of chocolate.

English soldiers were called Tommies because the example name on the soldier forms was Thomas Atkins. (The example name on US forms is John Smith.)

Julius Caesar was known as a great swimmer.

There are about 5,000 prince and princesses in each Saudi Arabian royal.

Winston Churchill was a stutterer. As a child, one of his teachers warned, “Because of his stuttering he should be discouraged from following in his father’s political footsteps.”