Thursday, December 7, 2017

TRIVIA

  • What European nation consumes more spicy Mexican food than any other? (Norway) 
  • What is the literal meaning of the Italian word Linguine? ("Little tongues") 
  • What food product, marketed as Elijah's Manna in 1904, was renamed because of objections from the clergy? (Post Toasties cereal) 
  • What name is shared by a citrus fruit and the citizens of an African capital? (Tangerine. Tangiers is the summer capital of Morocco) 
  • What is Bombay duck? (Dried, salted fish. It's both a snack and a flavoring used in Indian cooking) 
  • What popular treat did 11-year-old Frank Epperson accidentally invent in 1905 and patent in 1924? (The Popsicle, which he originally marketed as the Epsicle. Epperson inadvertently made the first one when he left a glass of lemonade with a spoon in it on a windowsill--and it froze overnight) 
  • Where did the pineapple plant originate? (In South America. It didn't reach Hawaii until the early nineteenth century) 
  • What was margarine called when it was first marketed in England? (Butterine) 
  • How much did Weight watchers founder Jean Nidetch weigh in 1963 when she came up with the concept that helped her shed pounds and make a fortune? (214 pounds. A year later, she weighed 142) 
  • What are the two top selling spices in the world? (Pepper is the top seller; mustard is second) 
  • Under U.S. government regulations, what percentage of peanut butter has to be peanuts? (90 percent) 
  • Under federal food labeling regulations, how much caffeine must be removed from coffee for it to be called decaffeinated? (97 percent) 
  • How many quarts of whole milk does it take t make one pound of butter? (Almost 10 -- 9.86 to be exact) 
  • What shortbread cookie is named for the heroine of a nineteenth-century English novel? (The Lorna Doone. The novel Lorna Doone, by R. D. Blakmore, was published in 1869) 
  • Christmas is the biggest candy-selling season in the U.S. What holiday ranks second? (Easter -- which surpasses Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and Halloween) 
  • What was the name of the breakfast cereal Cheerios when it was first marketed 50 years ago? (Cherrioats. The name was changed the following year at the urging of the folks at Quaker Oats) 

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