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Old 05-09-2010, 06:54 AM   #1
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Sunday Special - Factoids for Foodies

Sunday Special - Factoids for Foodies

1. When the power goes off, on average, will food in your refrigerator stay cold enough to be eaten safely for:
(a) 4 to 6 hours
(b) 6 to 8 hours
(c) 8 to 10 hours

2. Is the biggest selling restaurant food:
(a) hamburgers
(b) French fries
(c) pizza

3. For every dollar you spend for produce at the supermarket, how much goes to the farmer who grew the produce: (a) 5 cents
(b) 20 cents
(c) 35 cents?

4. According to the University of California at Berkley Wellness Letter, do dieters say that the most difficult food to give up is:
(a) ice cream
(b) chips
(c) cheese

5. Is the most recognized smell in the world:
(a) popcorn
(b) peanut butter
(c) coffee

6. Does natural vanilla flavoring come from
(a) roses
(b) orchids
(c) honeysuckle

7. Were the Montreal Expos the first major-league team vendors to sell their fans:
(a) moose-meat hot dogs
(b) beaver tail
(c) bearburgers

8. Pepperoni is America’s favorite pizza topping. Is Japan’s favorite pizza topping:
(a) tofu
(b) pickled ginger
(c) squid

9. What product did the U.S. Agriculture Department propose as a substitute for meat in school lunches, in 1996?
(a) Yogurt
(b) Velveeta
(c) Eggs

10. an ancient Egyptian placed his right hand on what when taking an oath?
(a) Onion
(b) a bowl of grain
(c) a cup of wine

11. What European nation consumes more spicy Mexican food than any other?
(a) England
(b) Italy
(c) Norway

12. The second-most popular spice in the world is...
(a) pepper
(b) mustard
(c) clove

13. What animals milk is used to make authentic Italian mozzarella cheese?
(a) The Goat
(b) The Sheep
(c)The Water Buffalo.

14. What was the first of H.J. Heinz' "57 varieties"?
(a) Horseradish
(b) Pickle Relish
(c) Ketchup

15. Where did the pineapple plant originate?
(a) In Hawaii
(b) In South America

(c) In India
1. a - Four to six hours, if you don't open the door. Items in a half-full freezer are probably safe for 12 hours; a full freezer for two days (Prevention magazine).

2. b - French fries are served with 22% of all restaurant meals. Burgers are #2 at 17% (UPI).
3. a - 5 cents (National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture).
4. c - Cheese. The average American eats 28 pounds a year, mostly Cheddar and mozzarella.
5. c - The smell more people can identify most often is coffee. Peanut butter is #2 (research reported by UPI).
6. b - Orchids, of the genus Vanilla, native to Mexico
7. b - Beaver tail, but it’s actually fried dough dipped in cinnamon, chocolate, and hazelnuts.
8. c - Squid. Australians prefer eggs; pickled ginger is #1 in India. The French like fresh cream.
9. a - Yogurt
10. a - The onion. Its round shape symbolized eternity.
11. c - Norway
12. b - mustard ... Pepper is 1st
13. c - The richness of buffalo milk makes it highly suitable for processing.
To produce 1 kg of cheese, a cheese maker requires 8 kg of cow's milk but only 5 kg of buffalo milk.
14. a - Horseradish, marketed in 1869
15. b - In South America. It didn't reach Hawaii until the early nineteenth century.


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Old 05-09-2010, 08:09 AM   #2
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I actually got 10/15, but feel like I should have done better.
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