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Food Facts
34 Facts about Food

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Ounce by ounce, Nutritious food costs up to 10 times more than junk food.
Chicken contains 266% more fat than it did 40 years ago.
There is a food substitute intended to supply all daily nutritional needs, known as "Soylent".
Coconut water can be used (in emergencies) as a substitute for blood plasma.
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Honey is the only food that will never rot, it can last 3000 years.
Cheese is the most stolen food in the world.
Scientists can turn peanut butter into diamonds.
An average person in the U.S. eats 35 tons of food in a lifetime.
Fortune cookies are not a traditional Chinese custom. They were invented in early 1900 in San Francisco.
Dynamite is made with peanuts.
There is no single food that provides all the nutrients that humans need, except for breast milk.
Airplane food isn't very tasty because our sense of smell and taste decrease from 20 to 50 percent.
Eskimos use refrigerators to stop their food from freezing.
Eating fast food regularly has the same impact on the liver as hepatitis.
In the U.S., Childhood Food Allergies Cost Nearly US$25 Billion Every Year.
Even thinking about a favorite food triggered release of dopamine, a feel-good hormone also produced during sex and drug use.
49% of U.S. Adults eat one sandwich a day.
The jars of Nutella sold in a year could cover The Great Wall of China 8 times.
India has the world's lowest meat consumption per person.
Octopuses are eaten alive in Korea.
Almost 70 percent of the red meat eaten globally is goat meat.
Casu marzu is a traditional Sardinian sheep milk cheese that contains live maggots inside.
During the average meal, you eat over 90,000 miles of DNA.
Starting 2015, throwing away food is illegal in Seattle.
Humans are killing 1,776 animals for food every second.
100 years ago, most Americans used to spend 43% of each day working just to get food. Now, it's just 7%.
Norman Borlaug, an agricultural scientist, developed new strains of crops which yielded 4 times as much food . He is said to have saved the lives of over a billion people, making him one of the most influential men in human history.
Microwaving food does not diminish the nutrients. When done right, it's actually one of the most nutritionally sound methods in food preparation.
In 2012, divers discovered a 2,000-year-old Roman shipwreck that was so well preserved even the food was intact in its storage jars.
In South India, people roll over food leftovers served to Brahmins in the belief that all troubles and ailments will be cured.
California is the world's 5th largest supplier of food.
On August 10, 2015, NASA astronauts ate food that had been grown in space for the first time.
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