Food. We eat it every day but how much do you know about it? We put together this series of interesting food facts for CDA that will blow your mind. You might know some of them, but we're certain you won't know all of them!


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We tried to mix it up a bit. Some of the facts we included are interesting, some are weird and some almost seem too crazy to be true. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did making them.

Enjoy!

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#1 Russia Only Classed Beer As Alcohol In 2011!

Russia Only Classed Beer As Alcohol In 2011!

A hard one to wrap your head around. Before 2011, beer and any alcoholic beverage under 10% ABV was classified as a soft drink. It probably goes without saying that this couldn't go on forever and Russia introduced legislation to control and limit the sale of beer to combat the issues of underage drinking and health.

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Judith Cozien 3 weeks ago

Not that hard to understand/believe if you consider the Russian reputation for being able to drink much more than the rest of us before actually getting drunk

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#2 The Most Stolen Food In The World Is Cheese!

The Most Stolen Food In The World Is Cheese!

Definitely one of the more surprising facts in this series, the most stolen food in the world is in fact cheese. Around 4% of ALL the cheese made in the world gets stolen. There's even a black market of stolen cheeses, but we didn't tell you that.

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Moo Jar 3 weeks ago

What are the statistics when you take the crimes involving mice out?

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#3 Bananas Are Berries, But Strawberries Aren't!

Bananas Are Berries, But Strawberries Aren't!

I bet that you didn't know this one. This fact tends to only be known by botanists who apparently get their kicks from misleading the public. Bananas, cucumbers, kiwis are all classed as berries. Strawberries, blackberries and raspberries are not. And now you will question everything you thought you knew.

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Moo Jar 3 weeks ago

What if the strawberry identifies as a berry?

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#4 Lobsters & Oysters Used To Be Working Class Food

Lobsters & Oysters Used To Be Working Class Food

Such is the crazy nature of life that the foods that people pay hand over fist for in restaurants used to be considered barely worthy of human consumption. Lobsters are quite literally sea insects that were a hard sale back in the day. They used to be chucked back in the sea or given to servants. There used to be a law on how much lobster you could serve a... Read More

Such is the crazy nature of life that the foods that people pay hand over fist for in restaurants used to be considered barely worthy of human consumption. Lobsters are quite literally sea insects that were a hard sale back in the day. They used to be chucked back in the sea or given to servants. There used to be a law on how much lobster you could serve a prisoner as too much was considered to be cruel. How things have changed.

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Crazy Cow Lady 3 weeks ago

My grandmother hates lobster because it was one of the few meat sources her family could afford during the great depression

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#5 You Can Hear Rhubarb Grow!

You Can Hear Rhubarb Grow!

An old method called 'rhubarb forcing' involves putting your rhubarb in a dark shed, tricking it into thinking that it's spring. This will cause the rhubarb to grow unnaturally large at an unnaturally fast pace. So fast that you can hear the rhubarb popping as it grows.

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Randy Inbred 3 weeks ago

Only Dwight Schrute has actually heard this phenomenon. He made recordings which are available on iTunes.

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#6 Large Groups Of Pistachios Can Spontaneously Combust!

Large Groups Of Pistachios Can Spontaneously Combust!

The oily fibrous materials used to transport pistachio nuts can cause them to break out in flames! Exercise caution whenever you pass a big mound of pistachio nuts.

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Moo Jar 3 weeks ago

*starts fire with pistachios

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#7 Fruit Stickers Are Edible!

Fruit Stickers Are Edible!

Now you don't have to freak out when you take a bite into the sticker. Let us be clear about this fact, just because the stickers are non-toxic and edible, doesn't mean you should eat them.

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Dian Ella Lillie 3 weeks ago

They might be edible, but they're plastic and not biodegradable. This I know from relatives who have thrown them into my compost heap along with skins/peels, and they remain as-is evern after several years when they're eventually dug up. I loathe and detest these things - they might not affect a human's digestive tract but I'm sure that a pile of these concentrated in the wrong habitat could be a serious burden to an animal that swallowed them. Make them biodegradable and then maybe they could be slightly better-defended.

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#8 Healthy Foods Cost Up To 10x As Much As Junk Foods.

Healthy Foods Cost Up To 10x As Much As Junk Foods.

One of those facts that unfortunately has no upside. Britain is facing an obesity crisis which has resulted in talks about levies and taxes on junk food. How about making healthy food cheaper than junk food? Either way, if you're wondering why there's an obesity crisis, here it is.

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Dian Ella Lillie 3 weeks ago

In Australia some lines of milk are a dollar a litre, whilst bottled water can be three or four times or more expensive. Work that one out.

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#9 The Invention Of The Sandwich

The Invention Of The Sandwich

The sandwich has come to be one of those inventions that shows humans are a smart and savvy species. It's one of those foods that make you think why haven't they been doing this since forever? The story behind its invention is that the Earl of Sandwich, John Montagu, was on a 24-hour gambling streak. He wanted to eat but didn't want to put the cards down and out of... Read More

The sandwich has come to be one of those inventions that shows humans are a smart and savvy species. It's one of those foods that make you think why haven't they been doing this since forever? The story behind its invention is that the Earl of Sandwich, John Montagu, was on a 24-hour gambling streak. He wanted to eat but didn't want to put the cards down and out of this the sandwich was born. Did the Earl make it? Did one of his staff? We may never know.

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stellermatt 3 weeks ago

if the earl didn't wanna leave the table, he won't have made it, it was brought to him, others saw it and said 'yeah, give me a sandwich'.

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#10 You Can't Overcook Mushrooms!

You Can't Overcook Mushrooms!

If you messed up the mushrooms for dinner, there's no excuse to hide behind now. There's a special polymer in the cell walls of mushrooms that ensure a tender taste. If you manage to overcook mushrooms, we regret to inform you that you're just an exceptionally bad cook!

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Moo Jar 3 weeks ago

Is that a challenge?

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