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FACT, FUN and JOKES

☺ Wine will spoil if exposed to light, hence tinted bottles.

☺ Over a third of pineapples come from Hawaii.

☺ A hard-boiled egg will spin, a soft-boiled or uncooked egg will not.

☺ Herring is the most widely eaten fish in the world.

☺ Sliced bread was introduced under the wonder bread label in 1930.

☺ Opera stars Nellie Melba and Luisa Tetrazzini are famous for more than singing, they are also known for food that has been named after them. Nellie  Melba (peach Melba and Melba toast) and Luisa Tetrazzini (chicken Tetrazzini).

☺ The letters VVSOP on a cognac bottle stand for – Very Very Superior Old Pale.

☺ When it originally appeared in 1886 – Coca Cola was billed as an “Esteemed Brain Tonic and Intellectual Beverage”.

☺ Ovaltine, the drink was from milk, malt, egg and cocoa, was developed in 1904 in Berne, Switzerland. It was originally named Ovomaltine, A clerical error changed it when the manufacturer registered the name.

☺ In the late 1970s, Coca-Cola Company boycotted the NBC late-night comedy show “Saturday Night Live” for several years. The giant soda company was retailing against a frequent character one comedian John Belushi’s, a greek restaurant owner, who said to customers, “No Coke Pepsi,” thus saying the rival company’s name dozens of times throughout each skit.

☺ The first macaroni factory in the United States was established in 1848. It was started by Antoine Zegera in Brooklyn, New York.

☺ The favorite US school lunches nationwide, according to the American School Food Service Association, are, in order, pizza, chicken, nuggets, tacos, burritos and hamburgers.

☺ The flesh of the puffer fish (fugu) is considered a delicacy in Japan.