Peanuts are actually a type of bean wtsp.com/article/life/foo…
Beethoven loved his coffee so much that he had his own recipe. It consisted of 60 beans. Not 59, not 61, but precisely 60. He would drop them into a cup separately and sometimes do a second recount. He also had a special apparatus for preparing it. greenfarmcoffee.shop/blog…
Today I learned of the Martock fava bean. An essential component of the average medieval survival diet. This varierty can still be found for sale. greatlakesstapleseeds.com…
Today I learned Mexican jumping beans are actually a real thing! They’re not beans and the movement is caused by grubs inside the seed when warmed up in the palm of your hand. youtu.be/o3HxoK_Ywc8
ChiChi is a dish created in prisons that has spread across the US. It consists of Ramen, Cheese, Rice, Beans, Honey, BBQ sauce, which are all items found in most commissaries and is cooked using an extension cord connected to nail clippers. Most prisons have created there own unique recipe video.whyy.org/video/frid…
King Cake swapped a bean for a baby because a salesperson had an over abundance of porcelain babies they needed to get rid of. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Today I learned that part of the reason Pythagoras hated beans so much was the belief that beans contained the souls of dead people. Hence, when you farted, you farted the souls of your dead ancestors. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Sir Rowan Atkinson, the actor who played Mr. Bean, has an MSc in Electrical Engineering telegraph.co.uk/news/cele…
Garbonzo beans and chickpeas describe the same legume - garbonzo is the Spanish-derived name, where as chickpea is from Latin roots. hsph.harvard.edu/nutritio…
Coffee beans are not actually beans, they are actually the seed of the coffea plant and are inside the red or purple fruit often referred to as a cherry. Even though the coffee beans are not technically beans, they are referred to as such because of their resemblance to true beans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cof…
The coffee bean is actually just the pit of a bright red fruit called a coffee cherry en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cof…
At banquets, Roman Emperor Elagabalus would serve peas with gold, lentils with onyx, beans with amber, and rice with pearls, as well as sprinkling pearls in lieu of pepper. At the end of the banquets, he would bring out lions and leopards, panicking the invitees, who were unaware they were tamed penelope.uchicago.edu/Tha…
The liquid from canned chickpeas (and only chickpeas, not other beans) is called aquafaba and can be whipped into a stiff, fluffy foam. Aquafaba can be used instead of egg whites in baking and can even be used to make egg-free merengue. americastestkitchen.com/g…
The world’s most expensive cup of coffee is made from coffee beans collected from the feces of a small cat-like animal, the Asian Palm Civet. Wild-collected beans can sell for US $1,300/kilo. kayakopi.com/what-is-kopi…
"slot tvs" were a thing in Britain in the 60's. You rented a tv for your house with a coin slot and paid coins to watch as your rental fee. If you didn't have change, tough beans-no TV that night. radios-tv.co.uk/tv-slot-m…
There is a low nickel diet for those with allergic contact dermatitis; restricted foods include whole wheat, shellfish, nuts, seeds, beans, lentils and peas, spinach, kale, lettuce, canned food, cocoa and chocolate skinanddiet.com/post/2018…
Failure to learn the Mayan Nixtamalization method of preparing corn (maize) lead to Pellagra epidemics in Europe, Africa, and southern USA. Nixtamalization frees the amino acid Niacin. Nixtamalized corn and beans is a complete protein diet and became the staple food in Central America. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nix…
Refried beans are only fried once. The misconception comes from a poor translation of β€œfrijoles refritos” which means β€œwell fried beans” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ref…
The Vomit-Flavored Jelly Bean That Jelly Belly Makes Originated From A Failed Attempt To Make A Pizza-Flavored Jelly Bean confectionerynews.com/Art…
Caffeine in coffee beans is thought to serve as a toxic substance protecting the seeds of the plant, a form of plant defense, against herbivores. Its production has evolved independently to caffeine found in cacao and tea. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cof…
LL Bean (a retailer) ended its lifetime return policy due to abuse of the program. An increasing number of people purchased products from Goodwill or Salvation Army in order to return them, to get better products or gift cards. mashable.com/2018/02/09/l…
When Blazing Saddles was shown on TV, they took out the flatulent symphony in the famous beans scene, leaving a bunch of cowboys standing up and sitting down, like a weird, silent, Western ballet. youtube.com/watch?v=Ks7X6…
L.L. Bean ended it’s legendary lifetime return policy, and of course customer abuse and social media is to blame mashable.com/2018/02/09/l…
In 1996, as a loss-leading tactic, British supermarkets competed so heavily on the price of baked beans that one store decided to sell them for MINUS 2p. This period is referred to by economists as The Bean Wars. youtube.com/watch?v=JGI4R…
Today I learned that the artwork in the "my nose itches!" astronaut meme is a painting by astronaut Alan Bean, who walked on the moon during the Apollo 12 mission. alanbean.com/gallery2.cfm
The Goodwill will refuse to take your old office chair, bean bags, or box spring mattresses chairpickr.com/how-to-rec…
Newborn kangaroos are about the size of a jelly bean youtu.be/UpsnREY-6no
Mr. Bean's choir theme song translates to "Behold the man, who is a bean." classicfm.com/discover-mu…
Sean Bean is so afraid of flying that while filming The Fellowship of the Ring, he chose to hike across the countryside rather than take a helicopter history.co.uk/shows/sean-…
That the movie β€œThe Hills have eyes”, is loosely based on the exploits of The Bean clan of 16th century Scotland, whom murdered and cannibalised over 1000 people, with estimates of up to over 5000 in just a 25 year period. historic-uk.com/HistoryUK…
Lima Beans are naturally toxic, have traces of cyanide, and must be fully cooked to illuminate it prior to eating en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lim…
Today I learned about Black Day, the anti-Valentine's Day, where S. Korean singles dress in black and gather together to eat dark colored food. Jajangmyeon, a savory black bean sauce over noodles, is the preferred dish for those resenting Valentine's to commiserate over. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
Black Beans in Asian Cooking are not the same as the ones we buy in cans. They're actually fermented & salted Soybeans wikipedia.org/wiki/Douchi
Sean Bean and Peter Dinklage did not have to audition for their roles on Game of Thrones. They were specifically sought after to play Ned Stark and Tyrion Lannister respectively screenrant.com/actors-aud…
Ghana and Ivory Coast produce at least 70 percent of the world's cocoa beans. And the world is running out of cocoa farmers as the next generation refuses to take up this job because of the difficulty of the process and wages as low as 84 cents a day. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Vanilla beans are seed pods that grow on an orchid plant. The vanilla orchid grows like a vine and flowers after reaching 20-30ft in length. Once the flowers bloom they only remain open a few hours, and when they're pollinated (generally by hand) the seed pods develop. orchidsmadeeasy.com/vanil…
Chili originates as a portable trail meal. A mixture of beans, chilies, and beef suet would be pounded together and left out to dry. Travelers would then drop the β€˜chili brick’ over boiling water over a campfire and serve. whatscookingamerica.net/H…
The cat-like civet that poops out the coffee beans used to make a special coffee, is also the animal source of the SARS virus that eventually jumped from civets to humans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civ…
Buttered Popcorn is the most popular jelly bean flavor in America candystore.com/blog/facts…
Peanuts are actually not nuts. Instead, they are legumes. So they are closer botanically to peas, beans and chickpeas rather than to nuts like walnuts and almonds en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea…
The cafeteria for the US Senate has served bean soup every day using the same recipe for over one hundred years. Excluding a single day in 1943 where there weren't enough ingredients due to war rationing. senate.gov/reference/refe…
An Australian bird, called the rainbow lorikeet, routinely gets drunk from spring to summer. The small birds drink the fermented crimson flower nectar from the Weeping Boer-bean tree. When intoxicated these birds make loud drunken noises which many people find bothersome. nationalgeographic.com.au…
A calendar system for Mars has already bean devised for potential future settlement. The calendar contains 24 months of 27 or 28 days each, named after Latin and Sanskrit constellation names. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dar…
Sean Bean was the voice actor of Martin from The Elder Scrolls - Oblivion en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
Soaking beans helps eliminate gas-producing compounds. This can alleviate bloating and flatulence, common side effects of consuming beans. Lentils lack sulfur so there is no need to soak them before cooking oureverydaylife.com/need-…
Today I learned of the Jelly bean rule, a rule put forth by the FDA saying that companies can't claim their food to be healthy simply because it's low in fat, cholesterol, and sodium, and must contain at least 10% of Daily Values of nutrients like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, calcium, protein, fiber, or iron. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jel…
The "Kidney bean effect" or a flying shadow blocking parts of views while looking through binoculars is majorly related to improper eye relief. This happens when the eyes are not aligned perfectly with the eyepiece optical axis topbinocular.com/how-to-r…
β€œpasta fazool” comes from the Neapolitan version (β€œpasta e fasole”) of the Italian β€œpasta e fagioli” (β€œpasta and beans”) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pas…
Rowan Atkinson (Mr Bean) holds the record for the biggest car repair bill (via a successful insurance claim) to fix his crashed McLaren F1 - more than Β£900k news.sky.com/story/mr-bea…
Today I learned Vanilla bean plants are actually orchids en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van…

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