12 Fascinating Food Facts

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  1. jaime November 8, 2010 at 10:22 am - Reply

    Using a sharper knife will break less of the cell walls in onions and will result in less tears. (Or wear contacts and there will be no tears.)

  2. Tommy Douglas November 13, 2010 at 2:19 am - Reply

    The old joke, why is it called a hamburger when there is no ham in it. Good thing there is no dog in hotdog.

  3. paul March 26, 2011 at 7:22 am - Reply

    actually, the french fry is not named for anything having to do with the french. In all actuality, it is named that for the cut of the potato. A French cut is when something is sliced into long thin strips. One can french cut just about anything. Fries… well that’s pretty self explanatory.

  4. foodieman March 29, 2011 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    Actually for no. 12, the correct difference between jam and jelly is that one cannot jelly one’s dick into your mothers ass.

  5. kath May 11, 2011 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    The milk thing is wrong. When something appears white, it is because all of the wavelengths of light are absorbed, not reflected.

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      Daven May 11, 2011 at 10:02 pm - Reply

      @Kath: “When something appears white, it is because all of the wavelengths of light are absorbed, not reflected.” Sorry, that’s not correct. White is produced when no part of the visual spectrum is reflected significantly more than any other part and there is some degree of diffusion going on. So pretty much nearly exactly stated in the milk fact.

  6. kt May 21, 2011 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    french fries are called so because of the way they are cut. when you cut something, anything, into long thin even strips it is called “french” cut… like french cut green beans.

  7. Dimitri March 30, 2012 at 6:40 am - Reply

    The meat between the horse and the saddle is an old story about the origin of the minced meat. In reality, the meat was used to protect the back of the horse and not intended for consumption. Instead the Mongols had dried meat for travels called borts, which may have something to do with the origins of minced meat, but I would not bet my head on it either.

  8. Andrew November 2, 2013 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    That would be ‘manner’ not ‘manor’.

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