Pringles once went to court to try to prove that they were not a potato chip. In Britain, most foods are exempt from taxes, but potato chips however are not. In an effort to get out of paying extra taxes, Pringles claimed that they were not a potato chip. They were more of a "savory snack." They lost because we all know that they are a potato chip! They are the best possible kind of potato chip.
Did you know that you can turn peanut butter into diamonds? Well, you can't but scientists can. Trying to mimic conditions deep inside the earth's mantle, scientist Dan Frost from the Bayerisches Geoinstitut in Germany discovered a way to turn peanut butter and carbon dioxide into diamonds. It's sticky and messy, but he did it. We all better stock up on peanut butter.
Do you love cheese? Of course you do. Who doesn't? Well, you better start shredding your own cheese, because many popular brands of shredded cheese contain cellulose, a wood product found in sawdust that keeps the cheese from sticking together.
The original Pound Cake recipe was one pound of butter, sugar, eggs and flour. The recipe originated in a time where people could not read, so this simple recipe was easy to remember and pass down. If we stuck to this recipe, we'd have an extremely large cake that could feed many families. We now use a smaller portion when following the recipe, but the name stuck.
I hate to break it to you, but there is no such thing as a baby carrot. A baby carrot is just a regular carrot that has been shaved down to a smaller size. So, why do they taste so much better than a regular carrot?
Even though potatoes are so filling, they are actually 80 percent water and 20% percent. That should make you feel better next time you indulge in the carby vegetable. You now have an excuse to double down on those mashed potatoes next time you have the chance.