Ben's Five Friday Food Facts Pt.4

What have you learned today?

1y ago

Here we go, part four is here and it is a good one. I found every single one of these facts very interesting and I'm sure you will too. Who knew you could actually buy different shaped watermelons?

1. Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of what?!

Yep, there is a fear called 'Arachibutyrophobia and it means one thing and one thing only. This is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth. We have all been there but I wouldn't say it is a fear as such, more a moment of intense panic and worry...

2. What does the '57' mean on a Heinz Ketchup bottle?

You may have wondered in the past what the number 57 actually means on a bottle of Heinz ketchup. Is it the year it was founded? The year the tomato was discovered? No, it is none of those things. What it actually represents is the number of pickle types the company once had.

3. The Philippines think what is lucky?

In the Philippines, they deem it good luck to cleanly cut open a coconut without it having any ragged edges. I think this is quite cool and have never actually managed it myself. Maybe I am just unlucky?

4. Which food can be used to make dynamite?

You may think this sounds strange but you can actually make dynamite by using peanuts. The oil they produce can be used to make glycerol, which can then be used to make nitroglycerine, an explosive liquid used in dynamite.

5. Square watermelon can sell for $200

Have you ever heard of or seen a square watermelon? Probably not, I know I haven't. These are extremely rare but also very sought after in places like Japan. So much in fact, that they can sell for between $100 and $200. That's a lot of money for a fruit which is mostly water!

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  • Today I learnt that peanut butter can be scary unless you manage to cut dynamite neatly in half. Or did I miss something?!

      1 year ago