When US-born giant panda twins arrived in China, they struggled with local food and language. Mei Lun & Mei Huan were confused by "have you eaten up" in Chinese but responded to English "come here". They preferred "Western fast food" biscuits instead of local "wowotou" (steamed corn bread). straitstimes.com/asia/eas…
β€œfrito paws” or β€œcorn chip paws” can be attributed to Pseudomonas and Proteus bacteria. newhavenpethospital.com/b…
Oklahoma and Louisiana both have an official state meal; The official state meal of Oklahoma consists of fried okra, cornbread, barbecue pork, squash, biscuits, sausage and gravy, grits, corn, strawberries, chicken fried steak, pecan pie, and black-eyed peas. statesymbolsusa.org/symbo…
Oklahoma is the only state to have an official state meal (not just a state food). It consists of squash, cornbread, fried okra, BBQ pork, grits, biscuits, sausage and gravy, corn, chicken-fried steak, black-eyed peas, strawberries, and pecan pie. okgazette.com/oklahoma/ok…
Baby Corn is Just Regular Corn That is Harvested Before it Has A Chance to Mature en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bab…
There is an art installation in Ohio consisting of over 100 large concrete ears of corn en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
Ancient Veggies Were Small, Unpalatable. Ancient tomatoes were the size of berries; potatoes were no bigger than peanuts. Corn was a wild grass, its tooth-cracking kernels borne in clusters as small as pencil erasers nationalgeographic.com/cu…
The ManhattAnt is a unique species of ant found only in New York City. Biologists stumbled upon them in the Broadway medians at 63rd and 76th streets in 2010, and the biologists claim the ant species does not match any of the 13,000 known species. The ants subsist on a diet high in corn syrup. blog.therainforestsite.gr…
Corn is a grain, a vegetable and a fruit healthline.com/health/foo…
"Jimmy cracked corn and I don't care" is actually about a slave who started drinking his masters whisky after he was killed being bucked from a horse. azcentral.com/story/opini…
The Field of Dreams still exists in Iowa. You can take a tour of the house, the field and they have games where the players dress up like the old teams and come out to the baseball field through the corn field. fieldofdreamsmoviesite.co…
In 2017 Kellogg's was forced to apologize after illustrating Corn Pops box with light-colored pops having fun at the mall while a dark-colored pop scrubbed the floor as a janitor nypost.com/2017/10/25/kel…
There is no corn involved in making corned beef, the 'corns' are the name for coarse grains of salt used in the curing process. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
Before the advent of modern toilet paper many different materials were used for the same purposes. Different materials were used depending upon the country, weather, customs and status. People used leaves, grass, ferns, corn cobs, maize, fruit skins, seashells, stone, sand, moss, snow and water. toiletpaperhistory.net/to…
One of the more popular early American wiping objects was the dried corn cob pristinesprays.com/blogs/…
Today I learned about Kopperl, a town in Texas, that had a heat burst which caused hurricane forced winds, the temperature to reach 140 degrees Fahrenheit, and ears of corn to be roasted on the cob. Neighboring towns were not affected. alabamawx.com/?p=20008
The term β€œcorn hole” (aka butt-hole) is apparently derived "from the practice in the days of the outhouse of using dried corn cobs for toilet paper." wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornho…
Pringle is not a potato chip. Procter & Gamble argued that Pringles were only 42% potato flour, with the rest mostly a slurry of wheat starch, corn and rice flour, and vegetable oil. They made this argument because according to Britain's 1994 VAT Act, potato products was subject to a 17.5% tax. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Today I learned of weevils, 6 mm beetles that live in rice, corn, beans and other similar foods. thespruce.com/what-is-a-w…
If you feed your hamster a primarily corn-based diet, it will cannibalize its babies. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Shoe sizes come in halves because shoes were originally measured in barley corns by the Romans. The sizes were differentiated between half and full length barley corns. shoesyoke.com/much-bigger…
"An acre of corn gives off about 3,000-4,000 gallons (11,400-15,100 liters) of water each day, and a large oak tree can transpire 40,000 gallons (151,000 liters) per year." usgs.gov/special-topic/wa…
Mexican Cola-Cola is more popular in the US because it is considered more 'natural tasting.' A scientific analysis found no sucrose (standard sugar), but found fructose and glucose similar to other soft drinks sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mex…
Blue corn tortilla chips are slightly healthier than both potato and regular tortilla chips because they contain antioxidants from the blue corn, but the frying process may damage some of these benefits bostonmagazine.com/health…
Injuring 508 people, with 15 fatalities, the worst incident of mass injury in New Taipei occurred when a cloud of corn starch exploded onstage during a "Color Play Asia" party. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/201…
After competitive Hot Dog eating, the weiners don't get fully digested in the competitors' stomachs. Miki Sudo, 6 time female winner of the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, described it as "what people think of when you think of corn passing through your system." maxim.com/entertainment/j…
Corn Pops debuted in 1950 as β€œCorn Pops”. Name changed twice in β€˜51 to β€œSugar Corn Pops” then β€œSugar Pops”. In β€˜78 it changed back to β€œSugar Corn Pops” then finally back to original β€œCorn Pops” in β€˜84. In 2006 it changed to β€œPops” then back to β€œCorn Pops” a few months later after poor reception. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
The US corn belt during corn season does more photosynthesis than anywhere else on the planet vox.com/a/explain-food-am…
That, by law in Rhode Island, jonnycakes must be made from Rhode Island-grown and -ground white cap flint corn. Those made from any other kind of corn can only be called johnnycakes, with an "h." nytimes.com/1993/04/18/tr…
In Interstellar, they actually planted hundreds of acres of corn just for the sake of the movie and it ultimately costed nothing because they made all of the money back when they sold the crop youtu.be/ElI8-3f03L4?t=23…
Today I learned about "Grain entrapment", when a person becomes submerged in grain and gets stuck, often suffocating beneath the corn. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
Every ear of corn has an even number of rows of kernels. wzozfm.com/its-corny-but-…
When Europeans attempted to eat corn as a staple, they began to suffer from a deficiency known as pellagra, something indigenous people did not suffer from. It turns out that to get free vitamins in the crop, you need to soak it in alkali water first, a practice European hadn't learned yet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mai…
Some early forms of corn were only edible as popcorn. The Aztecs were making popcorn from wild corn prior to making flour from corn. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Stoli is the first established international brand to offer gluten-free vodka. Stoli Gluten-Free, made from 88 percent corn and 12 percent buckwheat (both gluten-free grains), is the trend among consumers but vodka has always been gluten-free in the first place foodrepublic.com/2016/03/…
Today I learned of corn evapotranspiration aka "Corn Sweat" that causes immense humidity in the Midwest during heat waves. theweathernetwork.com/ca/…
Oklahoma's state meal is chicken-fried steak, barbecued pork, fried okra, squash, cornbread, grits, corn, sausage with biscuits and gravy, black-eyed peas, strawberries, and pecans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Today I learned about the β€œMagic 8”. Before 1491, corn, beans, squash, chili, tomato, potato, vanilla, and cacao weren’t found anywhere in the world outside of the Americas. travelandleisure.com/food…
Vodka has little flavor and aroma resulting from the distillation of a fermented juice based on potatoes, rye or a mixture of cereals. The little flavor and aroma is from the base... (wheat, corn, malted barley, etc.). laroussecocina.mx/palabra…
Today I learned of Cornhenge, a field of 109 6 foot tall concrete stalks of corn in a suburb of Columbus Ohio. atlasobscura.com/places/c…
Popcorn is actually a specific type of corn and not just a method of preparation. popcorn.org/Different-Typ…
There is a delicacy called corn truffle that makes corn kernels swell and then black. It’s described as a nutty, sweet, smokey, and earth flavor. American farmers banned it from imports suspecting a corn plague. npr.org/templates/story/s…
"field corn" although primarily grown for livestock fodder, is consumed by humans in products like grits, corn oil, and corn syrup, and is also edible before commercial pre-processing en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fie…
Today I learned about the earliest example of insurance fraud. In 300BC, Hegestratos, a Greek sea merchant, took out an insurance policy against his ship and its cargo. He planned to sink his empty ship, sell the corn and keep the loan. He was caught in the act by his own crew, and drowned trying to escape experian.co.uk/blogs/late…
Lawns take up nearly 2 percent of the surface of the continental United States, making turf grassβ€”not cornβ€”America’s largest irrigated crop. geog.ucsb.edu/the-lawn-is…
"sweet corn" used for high fructose corn syrup was genetically mutated through radiation by nuclear blast in the 1950s ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Today I learned of Black Bart, an outlaw who successfully robbed 28 stagecoaches and left this poem in one of them: I've labored long and hard for bread / For honor, and for riches / But on my corns too long you've tread / You fine-haired sons of bitches. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
In 1943, a Mexican farmer named Dionisio Pulido had a volcano start to form in his corn field. By the early 50s it was over 400 meters tall. Before being evacuated and leaving his home for the last time, he left a sign that read β€œThis volcano is owned and operated by Dionisio Pulido.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
Corn is a grain, fruit and vegetable goodhousekeeping.com/heal…
During the Great Famine, the Ottoman Sultan "Abdulmejid I" couldn't donate more than Β£1,000, in order not to embarrass Queen Victoria's Β£2,000 donation. Wanting to donate more, he sent up to 3 ships filled with wheat and Indian Corn as a "hushed-up" gesture, not wanting to upset the Queen. irishcentral.com/news/new…
More than 50% of American human biomass can be traced back to corn. topmastersinhealthcare.co…
Gerald Ford was the first US president to eat a tamale and the corn husk it was wrapped in. nyti.ms/2aeBvt1
When Maize (corn) was first introduced to Europe some Spaniards worried that by eating indigenous food, which they did not consider nutritious, they would weaken and risk turning into Indians en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mai…
Today I learned of the origin of the baseball term "can of corn" which refers to a high, easy to catch hit. It comes from back when grocers used to knock cans off high shelves for an easy catch into their aprons. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glo…
The French eat a dish called Foie Gras, a delicacy made by force feeding a duck corn twice a day everyday and eating the liver. The liver grows up to 10 times it's normal volume through this process en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foi…
Coca-Cola bottled in Cleveland, OH never switched to high-fructose corn syrup, they have always used natural sugar. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/C…
40% of corn is used for ethanol to add to fuel; another 40% is used for livestock feed nytimes.com/2012/07/31/op…
Today I learned that the term "Excrement of the Gods" has been used to refer to both metallic gold and corn smut. cambridge.org/core/journa…
Corns are identified as a vegetable, a fruit, and a grain. agintheclassroom.org/Teac…
Citric acid is manufactured through the use of Aspergillus Niger, a mold that feeds on cheap corn syrup glucose fooducate.com/community/p…
: Waterbeds were originally invented to alleviate back pain and early concepts used Jell-O and liquid corn starch before water. youtube.com/watch?v=fMF14…
In 1980 corn (in the form of high-fructose corn syrup) became an ingredient in Coca-Cola. By 1984, both Coca-Cola and Pepsi had switched from sugar to high-fructose corn syrup because it was a few cents cheaper than sugar and consumers didn't seem to notice the difference. archive.pov.org/foodinc/e…
In 1946 Kodak customers complained about film developing cloudy. Kodak investigated & found the corn husks used for packing was radioactive. They discovered something that was not public knowledge; the packaging was exposed to fallout from the world's first nuclear bomb explosion. imaging-resource.com/news…
Mexican Coke is actually brewed, with cane sugar, in mexico with the intention to be exported. However, Mexicans still consume corn syrup flavored coke, also brewed in Mexico. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mex…
Due to hybridization, cross-polinization, artificial selection and other human forms of breeding, modern corn is unable to reproduce in the wild and relies on humans to plant and grow it. vox.com/2014/10/15/698205…
Kodak discovered the US was testing atomic bombs because the corn husks used for packing material were fogging film because they had been exposed to radiation. fstoppers.com/historical/…
Corn isn't the only grain that can be popped. Sorghum, amaranth, quinoa, as well as others can all be popped or puffed out. Popped sorghum is the most similar to popcorn, while being only slightly smaller. huffpost.com/entry/puffed…
Today I learned about Paul Powell. He was Secretary of State for Illinois, and died in office in 1970; upon his death, his hotel room was searched and contained $800,000, 49 cases of whiskey, 14 transistor radios, and two cases of creamed corn. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pau…
Corn is a vegetable, a grain, and a fruit. articles.extension.org/pa…
The term 'Frito Feet' refers to dogs paws that smell Like Corn Chips, Nuts, or Popcorn. thespruce.com/dog-paws-sm…
Today I learned of the "garden" at Qorikancha, an Incan temple located in Cuzco. The garden had gold, silver, and copper replications of corn, llamas, and people. khanacademy.org/humanitie…
When Candy Corn was first produced in the 1880's it was called "Chicken Feed". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
Luciano Leggio, the former head of the Corleonesi Mafia clan, was first convicted at age 18 for stealing corn. As soon as he completed a six-month sentence, he murdered the man who had reported him to the police. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luc…
Corn is a monoecious plant, meaning that it grows male and female flowers from the same plant. The male flowers are called the tassel while the female flowers are the ears with corn silk homeguides.sfgate.com/sep…
Baby corn is quite literally baby corn, not a misnomer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bab…
The game β€œCorn Hole” got its name because the bags used are actually filled with corn feed playcornhole.org/aca-offi…
Glass Gem Corn is a relatively new (2012) hybrid. Besides its stunning ornamental value, it can be used as popcorn or corn meal. businessinsider.com/the-s…
So much corn is produced in the midwest that many "mountains" of it exist in overflow storage dumps youtube.com/watch?v=Ehyll…
There was a poll done in 2015 for each states favorite Halloween candy and candy corn actually won a few states. influenster.com/article/a…
Roughly half of the antacids produced are fed to cows to offset the effects of a forced corn diet. fathead-movie.com/index.p…
Flour tortillas were invented by a Jewish sect living in Mexico (then a colony of New Spain) who considered corn to be non-kosher. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whe…
The ingredient that gives a Butterfinger its flakey center is corn flakes. youtu.be/sOPfG3bcAnA?t=2m…
Huitlacoche (AKA corn smut) is corn infected by a fungus that is prized as a Mexican delicacy. It's been used as a filling in tacos, quesadillas and soups and has an inky, mushroom-like flavor. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
The "broom method" was a method for detecting invisible flames. Firefighters would probe a room with a corn straw broom until it burst into flames, indicating the location of the fire. spinoff.nasa.gov/spinoff1…
Maize (corn) is a fruit. s10.lite.msu.edu/res/msu/…
Nikita Khrushchev travelled to the US, fell in love with corn and Iowans, and sought to bring it back to the USSR and outproduce the US soviethistory.msu.edu/196…
Geneticists have made a strain of Rice that includes Corn DNA, its called 'Golden Rice' genome.gov/27570934/april…
The US produces almost twice as much Maize (corn) than China produces rice (385 m. tonnes vs. 211 m. tonnes) fao.org/faostat/en/#data/…
How filmmakers create childbirth scenes. They make the "goo" on the baby's skin out of high-fructose corn syrup. theguardian.com/film/2016…
The native americans planted corn, beans, and squash together so that they would benefit eachother. The corn provides a structure for the beans to climb. The beans provide the nitrogen to the soil that the other plants utilize, and the squash spreads along the ground preventing weeds en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thr…
Yes, a tomato is technically a fruit. But so are peppers, cucumbers, corn, squash etc. If it has seeds, it is a fruit. diffen.com/difference/Fru…
Pringles are technically not potato chips but a slurry of rice, wheat, corn, and some potato flakes io9.com/5851487/how-are-p…
Potatoes and corn came to Spain from the Americas. Prior to this, chestnuts and acorns were the base food used to make flour and many traditional dishes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
Isaac, the cult leader in the 1984 movie Children of the Corn, was played by John Franklin, who also played Cousin It in the Addams Family movies. revolvy.com/page/John-Fra…
"corn" was actually a term for the predominant grain of a locality. Maize was referred to as "Indian corn" until the 19th century when the "indian" was dropped from American colloquialism. bonappetit.com/test-kitch…
Mitsitam Cafe at the National Museum of the American Indian provides visitors the opportunity to enjoy the indigenous cuisines of the Americas and explore their history. Selections include authentic Native foods such as traditional fry bread and corn totopos americanindian.si.edu/vis…
Corn flakes were invented to cure masturbation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
When Kelloggs cereal first introduced the box prize in 1909 --the prizes weren't actually found inside the boxes. Instead the prize was given to customers in the stores by merchants at the time of purchase of two packages of Kellogg's Corn Flakes. culinarylore.com/food-his…
Corn is a result of thousands of years of selective breeding by Native Americans. It was bred from a wild grain called teosinte, which is only a few inches long and barely edible. indianapublicmedia.org/am…

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