There’s Some History Behind These Food Facts! (15 pics + 4 gifs)

Posted in INTERESTING       12 Jun 2020       2473       2

1 There’s Some History Behind These Food Facts!

Popsicles were made by accident when a kid left his drink out overnight. 11 year-old Frank Epperson wanted to call them Eppsicles but clearly history had other plans.

 

2 There’s Some History Behind These Food Facts!

There was once a German plan to feed Churchill an exploding chocolate bar but MI5 agents foiled the plot.

 

3 There’s Some History Behind These Food Facts!

The first meal eaten on the moon was bacon.

 

4 There’s Some History Behind These Food Facts!

Tomatoes aren’t native to Italy, spuds aren’t native to Ireland, and chillis aren’t native to Asia. All of these now-essential staples came from South America in the Columbian Exchange, which also gave the rest of the world corn, cacao, sweet potatoes, peanuts, and loads more.

 

5 There’s Some History Behind These Food Facts!

Cornflakes were originally invented to discourage masturbating.

 

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6 There’s Some History Behind These Food Facts!

Ciabatta was first made in the ’80s by an Italian baker as a response to the popularity of French baguettes in his home country.

 

7 There’s Some History Behind These Food Facts!

Most chickens in the States today are bred to be similar to the winning bird from “chicken of tomorrow” contests that were held in the ’40s.

 

8 There’s Some History Behind These Food Facts!

Some rhubarb used to be picked by candlelight, and in some cases, it still is. If you really want rhubarb to grow fast you can starve the stalks of light so that the plant is forced to turn on itself for food. The only downside is that you can’t pick the stem in daylight, because the light would stop the fast-track growth of all the other plants.

 

9 There’s Some History Behind These Food Facts!

Mac’n’cheese is hundreds of years old. There was a pasta-and-cheese dish recorded in the 14th century Italian cookbook “Liber de Coquina.”

 

10 There’s Some History Behind These Food Facts!

In the 18th century, Antoine-Augustin Parmentier was doing everything he could to make the potato popular.  PR stunts included serving tons of potatoes at his lavish 20-course dinners, getting celeb endorsements from people like King Louis XVI, and putting guards around his farm to make them seem more valuable.

 

11 There’s Some History Behind These Food Facts!

Popcorn has existed for thousands of years. Researchers found old popped corn cobs that suggest Peruvian people were enjoying it up to 6,700 years ago.

 

12 There’s Some History Behind These Food Facts!

Lobsters used to be so plentiful in the US that they were used as fertilizer. They’d often wash up on the beaches in 2-foot high piles.

 

13 There’s Some History Behind These Food Facts!

Forks were once considered by some to be an affront to God and were ridiculed in the UK as late as 1608.

 

14 There’s Some History Behind These Food Facts!

During World War 2, British people made mock bananas by adding banana essence to parsnips.

 

15 There’s Some History Behind These Food Facts!

Black pepper was once worth more than its weight in gold. When Alaric the Goth conquered Rome in 410 A. D., he asked for 3,000 pounds of pepper as a ransom.

 

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16 There’s Some History Behind These Food Facts!

Cocoa beans were used as currency in Aztec communities.

 

17 There’s Some History Behind These Food Facts!

European explorers left islands full of feral pigs behind as backup food supplies during their trips to the New World.

 

18 There’s Some History Behind These Food Facts!

Ancient Greeks had waffle irons that were more for wafers, technically, but the design was the same in principle.

 

19 There’s Some History Behind These Food Facts!

People used to say “receipt” rather than “recipe”.

 



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Simon 8 month s ago
I once ate a hamburger with mustard being the only condiment. It was quite delicious
       
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Curt 8 month s ago
And you find this to be unique?
       
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