Question and answer time:
- Finish the statement: If you knew what you know now...
I wouldn't have worried so much over dumb things like zits and high school boys, and just enjoyed life a bit more realizing those things wouldn't be the death of me.
- Question: What's your favorite possession?
The teddy bear my sister gave me when I was 7. I have been sleeping with it ever since and now it has new patches on her feet, a worn down tummy and (if you ask some of my friends) has an ever so slight tint of green to her pretty brown body. I don't care, she has been there for me in so many ways others can't and still loves me for me and I'll keep her forever or until she falls apart from being loved on for so many years (sorry for the cheese factor on that one).
- Anyone else feel like sharin'?
- In medieval England beer often was served with breakfast.
- Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.
- Only food that does not spoil: honey.
- The five favorite U.S. school lunches nationwide, according to the American School Food Service Association, are, in order, pizza, chicken nuggets, tacos, burritos, and hamburgers. (who remembers those days? brings back memories, huh?)
- When it originally appeared in 1886 - Coca Cola was billed as an "Esteemed Brain Tonic and Intellectual Beverage". (hahahaha, that's just plain funny)
- Beer foam will go down by licking your finger then sticking it in the beer.
- Milk delivered to the store today was in the cow two days ago. (craziness!)
- There are 2,000,000 different combinations of sandwiches that can be created from a SUBWAY menu.
- From 1941 until 1950, violet was part of the color mixture for "M&M's" Plain Chocolate Candies. Violet was replaced by tan. (how very boring!)
- Flamingo tongues were a common delicacy at Roman feasts.
- Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.
- Soy milk, the liquid left after beans have been crushed in hot water and strained, is a favorite beverage in the East. In Hong Kong, soy milk is as popular as Coca-Cola is in the U.S. (That is rather interesting. Sure would never happen here. I do love the stuff though, have it every morning.)
- In Australia, the Number 1 topping for pizza is eggs. In Chile, the favorite topping is mussels and clams. In the United States, it's pepperoni. (Eggs? GROSS!)
- The National Sausage and Hot Dog Council says when kids were asked what they would like on their hot dogs if their moms weren't watching, 25 percent said they would prefer chocolate sauce. (Kids say the darndest things, but that is just gross)
- Ice Cream Sundaes were created when it became illegal to sell ice cream with flavored soda on a Sunday in the Evanston, Illinois during the late 19th century. Some traders got round it by serving it with syrup instead, calling it an 'Ice Cream Sunday' and eventually replacing the final 'y' with an 'e' to avoid upsetting religious leaders. (oh, those funny religious leaders) ;)
- And last but not least, the age old question of what is the difference between a yam and a sweet potato is answered for you right here. According to the Mayo Clinic dietician, a true yam is a large, starchy root that can get up to 100 pounds. It is native to Africa and Asia and is seldom available in the USA. The sweet potato is a native American plant. It was a staple for early settlers and was actually brought to Europe by Columbus. There are two varieties of sweet potatoes: One is moist and orange-fleshed, the other is drier and yellow. The orange-fleshed potato is commonly - and incorrectly - called a yam. This common practice has resulted in confusion when it comes to labels. Some stores incorrectly label the darker of the two sweet potatoes as being a yam, and they list the nutrient content for yams. True yams have no vitamin A. So consumers mistakenly think that the product has no vitamin A, even though it actually does. Consumers are most likely eating sweet potatoes - and sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and fiber.