* The heatproof sleeve on the outside of a disposable coffee cup is called a ‘zarf ’.
* The drug valium, used for its calming effect, is present in potatoes.
* The white plaster used on the Taj Mahal was made using sugar, fruit juice and egg white along with lime, shells and marble dust.
* It is estimated that ten per cent of chipped teeth are caused by unpopped popcorn kernels.
* Haribo sweets contain nine of the ten amino acids essential to human life.