Movie popcorn costs more per ounce than filet mignon.
India's richest person, Mukesh Ambani, built a $1 billion home. It has 27 habitable floors, including six parking floors with a capacity to hold up to 168 cars. 600 staff maintain the home.
Nearly half of the entire world's adult population has never drunk alcohol.
According to the FDA, it's safe to eat the stickers that are found on fruit; they're actually made out of "edible paper" and the glue is food grade.
If you place a ripe banana next to a green tomato, the tomato will ripen due to the ethylene gas produced by the banana.
A cauliflower that weighs almost 72.5kg has broken the world record by almost 3kg.
The bananas we buy in stores and supermarkets are genetically identical clones, all descended from one banana. These bananas are seedless and sterile; natural bananas are short, fat, and have huge seeds.
According to a Japanese poll in the year 2000, the Japanese believe that their best invention of the twentieth century was instant noodles.
US eggs would be illegal in a British supermarket because they are washed. British eggs are illegal in US markets because they’re unwashed.
For clean fruit, fill a bowl with water (or, for bigger batches, use a clean sink), add 1 cup of vinegar, and stir. Add fruit and leave to soak for 10 minutes. The water will be dirty and the fruit will be sparkly clean with no wax or dirty film.
Glucose (sugar) has an opposite “handed” isomer L-glucose that tastes identical and isn't metabolized as sugar, so it's safe for diabetics. Unfortunately, L-glucose costs 50% more than gold.
One jar of Nutella is sold every 2.5 seconds throughout the world.
If you see an ingredients list that includes carmine, cochineal extract or natural red 4, the product contains crushed up bugs.
Mangoes enhance a marijuana high, allowing users to get ‘higher’ more effectively.
There is a “Fruit Salad Tree” which can grow up to 6 different types of fruit.
Skittles and jellybeans contain crushed insect cocoons which are used to coat the candies to give them that special shine.
There is a fruit by the name of Black Sapote or “chocolate pudding fruit” which tastes like chocolate pudding and is actually low fat and has about “4 times as much vitamin C as an orange”.
Strawberries are in the same plant family as roses.
Contrary to popular belief, plastic cutting boards are more likely to harbor bacteria than wood ones. New plastic boards are easier to clean, but ones with cuts are nearly impossible to completely disinfect, whereas wood ones absorb and kill bacteria, regardless of age or use.
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were originally considered a delicacy, only enjoyed by those of the upper class.