Sunday, April 21, 2013
Surprise your guests with this knowledge:
Onions, asparagus, daffodils, yams, hyacinths, garlic, leeks, tulips, chives and the Joshua tree of California [which can grow to be 40 feet tall] are all types of lily.
Raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, cherries, plums, apples and pears are all kinds of rose.
The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it.
The United Kingdom eats more cans of baked beans than the rest of the world combined.
There is more real lemon juice in Lemon Pledge furniture polish than in Country Time Lemonade.
Within two hours of standing in daylight, milk loses between half and two-thirds of its vitamin B content.
The world's oldest known recipe is for beer.
There are about 100,000 bacteria in one litre of drinking water.
The estimated number of M and M's sold each day in the United States is 200,000,000.
Apparently Spain has a wider range of foods flavoured with almonds than any other country in the world.