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Fun Friday Food Facts Vol 15

17th Apr 2020 - 11:15
On the day that 99-year-old war veteran Capt Tom Moore completed 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday – and raised £18m for the NHS in the process – it is worth recalling the words of wartime leader of Britain, Winston Churchill, who said: “A joke is a very serious thing.”

In the same Dunkirk spirit of maintaining cheerfulness in the face of adversity, we offer up some less-than-serious food facts for you.

Concrete is made stronger if carrots are added to it.

A fatal dose of caffeine is 113 cups of coffee, but you’d die of water poisoning first if you tried it.

The first bendy straws were designed for use in hospitals to help patients lying back to drink from a cup.

All strawberries today derive from five plants brought to France from Chile in 1712.

Oscar Wilde tore off and ate a corner of each page after he’d read it.


Written by
David Foad