Thursday, June 28, 2007

inner dork: all things food-ish

Yah! Yippee! Yah-who! Gather round boys and girls, it's time for another interesting edition of useless information! (...and the crowd goes wild!)

Did you know...

Carbonated water, with nothing else in it, can disolsve limestone, talc, and many other hard minerals. Coincidentally, carbonated water is the main ingredient in soda pop.
(Or just pop.)
(Or just soda.)
(Are you a pop, or a soda person?)

Coca-cola was originally green.
(Yeah, and it also cured headaches and tiredness in a most peculiar way.)

Seven percent of Americans eat McDonald's everyday.
(That's just icky.)

McDonald's in New Zealand serves apricot pies instead of cherry pies.
(What? No kiwi?)

Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit damages it.
(Just take Bean-o and there will be no gas.)
(...and if a fart will damage a space suit I really have to question the integrity of the space suit.)

A full 7% of the entire Irish barley crop goes to the production of Guinness beer.
(And God bless.)

The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood plasma in an emergency.
(I hear the vampires like the change in taste as well.)

Beer foam will go down if you lick your finger and then stick it in the beer.
(So will wiping sweat from your brow. I'm not saying this trick was used when I was first learning the waitressing biz, I'm just sayin' that's where I first heard about it.)

Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
(Other than a member of Motley Crue, who would do that?)
(Or know that?)

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
(No it won't.)
(Neither will holding an unlit match in your mouth)
(A piece of bread in your mouth)
(Or anything else in your mouth.)
(If the onion is powerful, the tears will be plentiful.)
(Speaking of tears and onions: When I was in the restaurant biz I once chopped an onion that was so powerful I couldn't open my eyes for several minutes. The tears were just a streamin' down my face.)

Vikings used the skulls of their enemies as drinking vessels.
(Cheers to Erik!)
(And Lief!)
(And Thore!)
(And! I'm out of Viking names, so anyone Viking-ish, cheers to them!)

Until next week boys and girls!


limpy99 said...

I miss the original Coca-Cola. You know, the one with the cocaine in it.

Party Girl said...

Limpy: Yeah, me too. As soon as I stopped the cocaine coca-cola my headaches, backaches, stomach aches all came back. I was also strangly fatigued.

Oh well. Stabucks has cured the fatigue part. Now, if only I could find something to cure the other ailments.

GirlGoyle said...

here is one for your list: did u know margarine is one molecule away from being plastic? How is that for YUCK?!

Bre said...

I hold the onions under running water while I cut them - no tears!

ptg said...

so what you're saying is that there is no farting in space, eh?

Hmm. No one I know could ever be an astronaut then.

Party Girl said...

GG: and that's why I eat butter.
Not the whole stick, but a little pat every now and then does a mash of potaoes good.

Bre: I've never heard of that one. I will try it the next time.

ptg: girl, do I hear you on that one!