Food facts

Ketchup Was Originally Sold As Medicine

Reading Time: 2 minutes Perhaps one of the most used condiments in the world, ketchup, was originally sold as medicine. This occurred way back in the 1830’s, in a time of the travelling snake oil salesmen, who would peddle all kinds of concoctions that apparently had miracle healing properties. So what exactly was it about ketchup that apparently had health …

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50% of the Ownership of Domino’s Pizza Was Traded for a Vw Beetle

Reading Time: 3 minutes Imagine trading 50% of the ownership of Domino’s Pizza for a VW Beetle, a used one at that. Is it something that you would do, or even consider doing? Well certainly not today, but place yourself in the shoes of one of the co-founders of the then young company, without the benefit of knowing the …

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Originally, Milkshakes Were Alcoholic Drinks

Reading Time: 2 minutes Wow, originally milkshakes were alcoholic drinks. I mean seriously, wow. Could you imagine walking into a bar and ordering a milkshake with the end result being you get plastered? Or being refused a milkshake because you were under age? This was the bizarre circumstances in the late 19th century. The first known use of the …

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Popcorn Was Once Banned From Cinemas

Reading Time: 2 minutes If there’s one thing synonymous with cinemas, it’s popcorn. The delightfully delicious, salty, buttery, and somewhat messy snack has no fonder home than a cinema. But believe it or not, it wasn’t always that way. In fact popcorn was once banned from cinemas. But why would they go to such lengths to ban a major revenue source? …

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Blood Can Be Used As An Egg Substitute And Can Even Make A Meringue

Reading Time: 2 minutes Now there’s even more reason to beware of vampires. It seems as though there are more uses of blood than  just providing oxygen to vital organs throughout the body. Blood can also be used as an egg substitute in just about every recipe, but it has at least one drawback. The taste. The fact that …

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