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In 2016, a Man Ate  Ghost Pepper in an Eating Contest and Drank 6 Glasses of Water to Cool Off. He Vomited So Much That He Tore a Hole in His Esophagus and was Rushed to the Hospital.

The ghost pepper, commonly known as bhut jolokia, is a hybrid chili pepper grown in Northeast India. It’s a cross between Capsicum chinense and Capsicum frutescens. However, is it dangerous to consume too many ghost peppers? In 2016, a man competed in an eating contest and drank six glasses of water to cool down. He …

In 2016, a Man Ate  Ghost Pepper in an Eating Contest and Drank 6 Glasses of Water to Cool Off. He Vomited So Much That He Tore a Hole in His Esophagus and was Rushed to the Hospital. Read More »

Consuming Beer Attracts More Malaria Mosquitoes

Beer is one of the world’s oldest and most popular alcoholic beverages. After water and tea, it is the third most popular drink in the world. It is made by brewing and fermenting carbohydrates primarily from cereal grains—most typically malted barley, though wheat, corn, rice, and oats are also used. However, does beer attract mosquitoes? …

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A 2017 Study Found that the Introduction of Iodized Salt in 1924 Raised the IQ for a Quarter of the Population Most Deficient in Iodine.

Table salt in the United States was iodized in the early 1900s to ensure that all Americans consumed enough iodine to function properly. According to recent research, adding iodine to salt improved health and raised the average IQ. But how did iodize salt help improve IQ? According to a 2017 study, the introduction of iodized …

A 2017 Study Found that the Introduction of Iodized Salt in 1924 Raised the IQ for a Quarter of the Population Most Deficient in Iodine. Read More »

The Tuna King

A Single 612-Pound Bluefin Tuna Sold for $3.1 Million at a 2019 Auction in Japan

A tuna is a saltwater fish of the tribe Thunnini, a subfamily of the Scombridae family. The Thunnini family has 15 species spread across five genera, with sizes ranging from the bullet tuna to the Atlantic bluefin tuna, which can grow to be 2 meters long and live for up to 50 years. But what …

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Lucky Charms

Lucky Charms were Invented by John Holahan, a General Mills Employee, who Chopped Peanut Candies into a Bowl of Cheerios

Lucky Charms is a breakfast cereal brand manufactured by General Mills since 1964. The cereal comprises multicolored marshmallows and shaped crushed oat bits that each resemble one of several objects or symbols connected with good luck. But how did Lucky Charms cereal come to be? John Holahan, a General Mills employee, got the concept after …

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Prohibition

During the Prohibition, It was Illegal to Buy or Sell Alcohol. But, it was Not Illegal to Drink It. Wealthy People Bought Out Entire Liquor Stores Before the Law Passed to Ensure They Still Had Alcohol to Drink.

From 1920 to 1933, the United States imposed a nationwide constitutional ban on the manufacture, importation, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages. But did you know how the wealthy pulled through during the prohibition? Buying or selling alcohol was illegal in the United States during Prohibition, but drinking it was not. Before it passed, some …

During the Prohibition, It was Illegal to Buy or Sell Alcohol. But, it was Not Illegal to Drink It. Wealthy People Bought Out Entire Liquor Stores Before the Law Passed to Ensure They Still Had Alcohol to Drink. Read More »

Food in Alcatraz Prison

The Food in Alcatraz Prison was so Good That the Guards and Other Prison Staff Ate the Same Meals as the Prisoners. The Warden Believed That Bad Food Caused Most Problems in Prison.

Alcatraz was a maximum security prison with minimum privileges. However, food and medical care were not regarded as privileges compared to other prisons in the United States. All inmates were given access to necessities, and they also had really good food. But did you know why the warden on Alcatraz finds it important to serve …

The Food in Alcatraz Prison was so Good That the Guards and Other Prison Staff Ate the Same Meals as the Prisoners. The Warden Believed That Bad Food Caused Most Problems in Prison. Read More »

Hershey's ice cream and Hershey's chocolate

Despite Being Founded in the Same City, in the Same Year, and Having the Same Name, Hershey’s Ice Cream and Hershey’s Chocolate Have No Affiliation.

The Hershey Creamery Company, also known as Hershey’s Ice Cream, is an American creamery that manufactures ice cream, sorbet, sherbet, frozen yogurt, and other frozen desserts like smoothies and frozen slab-style ice cream mixers. The Hershey Company, also known as Hershey’s, is an American multinational corporation and one of the world’s largest chocolate manufacturers. But …

Despite Being Founded in the Same City, in the Same Year, and Having the Same Name, Hershey’s Ice Cream and Hershey’s Chocolate Have No Affiliation. Read More »

Biggest Hazelnut Users

Over a Quarter of the Global Hazelnut Production is Bought by an Italian Company to Make Nutella.

Ferrero must produce a large amount of Nutella to meet the high demand that exists throughout the world. A jar of the stuff is reportedly sold every 2.5 seconds, and with the total number of jars sold annually, you could circle the earth 1.8 times, which would make for one tasty planet. Ferrero manufactures more …

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Pizza

According to a Dietitian, Pizza is Healthier for Breakfast Than Sugary Cereal.

What is the one thing you would prefer not to eat first thing in the morning? Breakfast is thought to be the most significant meal of the day. It’s probably junk food, specifically a few slices of pizza from last night. Instead, we all start the day with the same cereal box and a glass …

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