• Pope Benedict XVI drank more than five times his own bodyweight in Fanta every year
• Milk from the elephant seal is twice as thick as whipping cream
Friday Food Facts
* You need a licence to sell seaweed in England.
* The ‘slush’ in the phrase ‘slush fund’ originally referred to leftover fat from cooking on board that sailors sold for profit.
* It might not look it, but Guinness isn’t black; it’s actually very dark red.
A whole orange will float on water, but sinks if you peel it.
Importing and exporting bananas involves more trade regulations than if you were dealing with AK-47 assault rifles.
In the same Dunkirk spirit of maintaining cheerfulness in the face of adversity, we offer up some less-than-serious food facts for you.
- John Cleese’s father’s surname was Cheese.
- Eggs symbolise fertility, so farmers used to scatter broken eggs into their fields hoping this would bring forth an abundant crop.
- In Japan, sticking chopsticks upright into a bowl
- People have been making and drinking alcohol for nearly as long as human history.
- Centuries ago in Sparta, young boys ini