Food Trivia

Can you answer these random questions about food correctly?
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Last updated: March 25, 2019
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1. All of these are berries except:
While we've tended to define berries as any small edible fruit, the official definition of a berry is "a fleshy fruit produced from a single ovary." By this definition, oranges, kumquats, blueberries, and even tomatoes can be considered part of the berry family. Strawberries, on the other hand, are known as "accessory fruits."
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2. What state is the birthplace of chocolate chip cookies?
Like many great discoveries...and this is one of the greatest, It was a mistake. The invention of the chocolate chip cookie happened in 1930 when Ruth Graves Wakefield and her husband, Kenneth, were running the Toll House Inn on Route 18 near Whitman, Massachusetts. One day, while baking a batch of Butter Drop Do cookies, Wakefield added chopped up bits from a Nestle semi-sweet chocolate bar. She thought it would create solid chocolate cookies. But, that didn't go as planned, and a star was born.
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3. Which date do Americans celebrate the National Sandwich Day?
September 3
November 3
November 5
September 5
National Sandwich Day is the North American version of British Sandwich Week and is set to take place on November 3rd, 2018. The event was launched in the USA in 2017 and proved to be such an international success that it will make a reappearance in 2018.
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4. Which city is titled the "Ice Cream Capital of the World"?
Nice, France
Antwerp, Belgium
Florence, Italy
Le Mars, Iowa
Le Mars is the home of Wells Enterprises, Inc., world's largest producer of ice cream novelties in one location and is the "Ice Cream Capital of the World". Wells is best known for its Blue Bunny products.
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5. "You deserve a break today” was the slogan for which fast food chain?
Burger King
Taco Bell
In the early ’70s, McDonald’s was looking for a new company to head their next campaign. Needham, Harper & Steers impressed McDonald’s through the marrying of their various audiences — mothers, fathers and kids — with the singular idea of “getting away.”
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6. What is eaten traditionally in the UK on the day before Ash Wednesday?
Scotch egg
Cheese on toast
Pancakes may have grown to be associated with Shrove Tuesday as it was the last day to eat foods containing butter, eggs, and fat before the fasting of lent and dates back to the 16th century.
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7. During the second world war, what alternative name was used for hamburgers?
Wilbury steak
Liberty steak
Ground sirloin
During World War Two, hamburgers were called "liberty steaks" instead. The Americans wanted to change the name because hamburgers was a German sounding name.
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8. In what state is it illegal to carry an ice cream cone in your back pocket?
If you're caught sticking an Ice Cream Cone in your back pocket, you could be thrown in jail! This is just one of the crazy state Alabama Laws that you may, or may not know about.
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9. What food was considered as a currency?
It's strange but it's true. These cocoa beans that were used to make the liquid chocolate were largely used as a barter currency for the exchange of food and clothes.
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10. What is the most stolen food?
Cheese is the world's most stolen food item. More than meat, more than baby formula. Cheese stealing is especially popular in Europe because as one security expert put it: "You know, Europeans love their cheese."
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11. Which of these statements are true?
Carrots were originally purple.
A row of corn always has a prime number.
Raw carrots are more nutritious than cooked
Using margarine instead of butter will save calories
Well, orange carrots at least. Like most things, it was an accident – a genetic mutation. But the domestication of carrots did result in the sweet, smooth, and orange root we know and love to eat today.
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12. What food is the leading source of salmonella poisoning?
Cooking chicken on the grill this summer? Be careful. Poultry is still the leading culprit in food poisoning outbreaks.
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13. What falling fruit supposedly inspired Isaac Newton to write the laws of gravity?
A mango
An apple
An apricot
An avocado
Legend has it that a young Isaac Newton was sitting under an apple tree when he was bonked on the head by a falling piece of fruit, a 17th-century “aha moment” that prompted him to suddenly come up with his law of gravity.
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14. Which of these is one of the only food that will never rot?
Green tea
Brown rice
Cooked rice
Have you ever noticed that your honey never rots? Actually, it can last 3000 years. Archaeologists excavated old Egyptian tombs and found something unexpected amongst the tombs: pots of honey, thousands years old, and yet still preserved.
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15. Which popular condiment was once sold as medicine?
Soy sauce
In 1834, ketchup was sold as a cure for indigestion by an Ohio physician named John Cook.
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