In a week, the average person in Britain eats 329g of cakes and biscuits and only 229g of fresh green vegetables. Every day America eats more than 70 million cans and jars of food and more than 32 million pounds of frozen food.
In highland Scottish, the word giomlaireachd means the habit of dropping in at mealtimes.
'Food is an important part of a balanced diet' - Fran Lebowitz.
Research in the USA has shown that the average American is more likely to die... MORE
After being fined £40,000 for accepting bribes while he was Lord Chancellor, Francis Bacon devoted... MORE
Bangladesh is the most crowded country on earth, with 2,639 people per square mile. ... MORE
The favourite foods of the French poet and critic Baudelaire were onion soup and bacon... MORE
The Museum of Burnt Food is located in Arlington, Massachusetts, and is home to around... MORE
The camel has no gall bladder and, despite the hump, the backbone of a camel... MORE
The official name of the Common Chimpanzee is Pan Troglodytes.
Troglodyte means 'cave-dweller'.
The word chimpanzee derives... MORE
Montezuma started the myth about chocolate being an aphrodisiac. His cup of cocoa at bedtime... MORE
Thirty per cent of the world's population generally eat with chopsticks. Japanese and Chinese chopsticks,... MORE
In 1995, the authorities in the Philippines threatened to ban fruit-flavoured condoms. A spokesman for... MORE
In 1906 William K. Kellogg founded the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company to market... MORE
According to a survey conducted in 1997:
7% of lorry drivers think of sex, drink, food... MORE
The manner of copulation in elephants was a matter for speculation in the Dark Ages.... MORE
The town of Vittel in France is headquarters to the Brotherhood of Frog Thigh Tasters... MORE
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There are more than 60 species and 8,000 varieties of grapes, and they can all... MORE
A £700 prize was offered in Indonesia in 1985 for a song extolling the joys... MORE
In 2008, the official magazine of the Israeli military reported that a drug used to... MORE
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Mary, Queen of Scots used to test her food for poison with something that was... MORE
The science journal Nature in 2000 reported that a slime mould has the ability to... MORE
The species know as a moose in North America is referred to as an elk... MORE
A person who studies mushrooms and fungi is a mycologist.
If you eat them, you are... MORE
In 2003, Stephen Wilkinson, a physicist at Leeds University, announced the secret of pancake tossing:... MORE
Peru is the only country whose name can be typed on a single row of... MORE
In 1997 Marikina City, a suburb of the Philippine capital of Manila, passed a proposal... MORE
The world's first real pizzeria was the Antica Pizzeria Port' Alba in Naples.
It opened in... MORE
The platypus has a muzzle like a duck's bill, a tail like a beaver, lays... MORE
Polar Bears can run at 25 miles an hour and jump over 6 feet in... MORE
The definitive science of popcorn can be found in the paper 'The Effects of Ingredients... MORE
According to the Public Health (Control Disease) Act 1984, nobody in the UK who collects... MORE
Duck droppings are a reindeer's favourite food. In 2001, Harrods department store in... MORE
According to a survey in 1999, the top ten causes of arguments when dining out... MORE
The word 'sausage' comes originally from the Latin 'salscius' meaning 'prepared by salting'.
The earliest known... MORE
In 2008, researchers on Marion Island in the southern Indian Ocean reported seeing an Antarctic... MORE
The world's first shopping trolley first arrived on the aisles of a supermarket in Oklahoma,... MORE
The skua dives at its victims and eats the food they sick up in fright,... MORE
History: In the Middle Ages the Swedish town of Hurdenburg elected its mayor by... MORE
The word 'tabloid' was originally coined and registered on 14 March 1884 as a trademark... MORE
The first disposable tampons were invented by the ancient Egyptians and made from softened papyrus.
The first evidence of a non-human "teacher-pupil" relationship was identified in 2006 in ants. Research... MORE
Tinned food originated with a prize offered by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1795 for a method... MORE
A Japanese seafood distributor paid £120,000 for a 445lb blue-fin tuna at an auction in... MORE
The low frequency call of the humpback whale is the loudest noise made by a... MORE
Linnaeus longissimus, the bootlace worm, is the longest animal on earth. In 1984 one found... MORE