If you rub a piece of garlic on your foot, you will taste it in your mouth about an hour later. mentalfloss.com/article/9…
Black garlic is simply garlic that has been left to ferment at high heat. It's loaded with nearly twice as many antioxidants as standard raw garlic and contains a naturally occurring compound called s-allylcysteine, a contributing component in cancer prevention, & lowers bad cholesterol businessinsider.com/9-mag…
The well-known phenomenon of "garlic breath" is allegedly alleviated by eating fresh parsley. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gar…
Queen Elizabeth II likes her steak well-done and dislikes garlic youtu.be/cCdK_Yzt5XI?t=28…
Vindaloo (curry) originated from Portuguese sailors, carne de vinha d'alhos ("meat in garlic wine marinade"). The basic structure of the dish was "preserved" raw ingredients, packed in wooden barrels of layers of pork & garlic, soaked in red wine. This was "Indianized" by the local Goan cooks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin…
Today I learned that a thousand year old garlic and onion medical recipe was an effective antibiotic ointment. bbc.com/news/uk-england-n…
It is forbidden for Muslims to go to the Mosque after eating garlic, onions or other food of offensive smell sahihmuslim.com/sps/smm/s…
A Vindaloo curry is typically not hot and fiery and actually made with garlic and vinegar or wine theguardian.com/lifeandst…
Garlics turn blue when pickled. motherearthnews.com/real-…
An Australian restaurant called Pablo's Escoburgers came under fire for their burger called "The Patron," a double patty with candied bacon topped with a line of white powder (garlic flour) and a rolled up fake $100 bank note. They announced that people were "lining up for a taste." insider.com/pablos-escobu…
The state of California produces half of the fruit and vegetables consumed in the US, as well as 99% of artichokes and walnuts and 95% of garlic. latimes.com/food/dailydis…
A lady named Gloria Ramirez was named the "The Toxic Lady" after death due to releasing "a garlic-like smell" that the medical staff thought came from her mouth, which actually came from her whole body, along with other strange symptoms. The reason as to why this happened is unknown. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
Ninjas avoided garlic or any pungent food to prevent their body odour from being detected by the enemy when hiding. atlasobscura.com/articles…
If you put garlic on your foot and wait an hour, you’ll be able to taste and smell the garlic. This is due to a molecule called Allicin, which can permeate the skin in your feet and travel through your blood all the way to your mouth and nose. popsci.com/you-can-taste-…
In 1700s Transylvania the element Tellerium was discovered. This element is poisonus and, upon consumption, makes the breath of its consumer wreak of garlic. rsc.org/periodic-table/el…
In the harsh winter of 2008, the town of Ankeny, Iowa used expired garlic salt to help thaw the roads, keeping several tons from going to a landfill. npr.org/templates/story/s…
Scientists have researched the effectiveness of garlic against vampires ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7…
China consumes 75% of the world's garlic -- 14.3 kg/per person annually. agriorbit.com/global-garl…
Garlic ranks as the #1 antibacterial food. Capsicums (peppers) are only 75% effective news.cornell.edu/stories/…
Scientists found a medieval salve made out of wine, garlic, onion and oxgall which must be put in a brass vessel for nine nights to become an antibiotic that is potent against MRSA. theconversation.com/medie…
Today I learned of black garlic, where garlic bulbs are aged for three weeks or more at a strictly regulated temperature and humidity, typically aged in something like a rice cooker. As weird as it sounds, it actually does not taste much like garlic, but has a rather mild and sweeter flavor. thespruceeats.com/black-g…
In Ancient Egypt, elite dined off meat, fruit, vegetables, and honey-sweetened cakes enhanced by the finest of wines, but the poor were limited to a more monotonous diet of bread, fish, beans, onions and garlic washed down with a sweet, soupy beer historyextra.com/period/a…
The Brits made garlic-flavored chocolates for their spies during WWII so they could more easily blend in with the locals in Spain and France - apparently at the time the Brits weren’t fans of garlic cbc.ca/amp/1.4151516
If you rubbed garlic on the bottom of your foot, it would be absorbed through your skin and eventually your breath would smell of garlic! popsci.com/you-can-taste-…
There exists a kind of garlic called "solo garlic" which doesn't have separate cloves but is just one solid piece. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sol…
Today I learned about Garlic Fingers, garlic bread w/cheese made on pizza dough, that every single pizza shop in Atlantic Canada has as a main menu item. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gar…
Jains in India follow a rigorous form of vegetarianism which also excludes underground vegetables such as garlic, onions, etc, to prevent injuring small insects and microorganisms; and also to prevent the entire plant getting uprooted and killed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jai…
A medieval English recipe was found to cure MRSA, an infection characterized by a resistance to antibiotics. It consists of wine, garlic, leek, and oxgall standing in a brass vessel for nine days. Each step "was crucial for its efficacy". scientificamerican.com/ar…
Porphyria, a collection of diseases where symptoms include severe sun sensitivity, prominent canine teeth and peculiar behaviour, is thought to be the basis of the vampire legend – especially as symptoms are worsened by garlic. bydewey.com/drkporphyria.…
Eating Raw Apples Cures Garlic Breath huffpost.com/entry/one-ea…
Garlic bread has roots in Ancient Rome en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gar…
There is a garlic-flavored soft drink in Japan. soranews24.com/2015/01/31…
Many observant Buddhists avoid eating the "five pungent roots" (or "five pungent vegetables") - onions, garlic, chives, leeks, and scallions - because they are thought to have an aphrodisiac effect that distracts them from meditation and other spiritual practices moonpointer.com/new/2013/…
Garlic and onions are poisonous to cats and dogs petpoisonhelpline.com/pet…
Consuming even 15 milligrams of elemental Tellurium can cause your sweat and breath to smell like garlic for eight months. theodoregray.com/periodic…
, In the novel I Am Legend, the vampires fear crosses, garlic and mirrors, only because they think they should. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_A…
During WW2, the British secret service experimented with giving spies Garlic laced chocolate so they would smell like the Spanish locals cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/…
Scientists recreated a 9th century onion and garlic eye remedy from an Anglo-Saxon manuscript, and found that it killed 90% of antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria (MRSA). bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england…
The β€œtradition” of Santa Claus giving naughty kids lumps of coal dates back to the 19th century, when coal-burning fireplaces were common. His European counterparts would also leave twigs, bags of salt, garlic, and onions in their stockings. mentalfloss.com/article/3…
Touching stainless steel will remove the odor of garlic and onion from your hands. They even sell bars of stainless steel "soap", which is just a bar of stainless steel to rub on your hands. m.huffpost.com/us/entry/1…
It is considered a bad omen to see a priest walking in the street, and superstitious people whisper "Ξ£ΞšΞŸΞ‘Ξ”Ξ‘" (skorda - "garlic") under their breath. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Black Garlic is made by heating whole bulbs of garlic over the course of several weeks, a process that results in black cloves. The taste is sweet and syrupy with hints of balsamic vinegar or tamarind. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
Today I learned of the Scottish 'Munchy Box' a pizza box containing up to 3000 calories of chips, donner meat, fried chicken, onion rings, garlic bread, pizza, pakora, and more en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mun…
The world’s most expensive hot dog is 18” long, on an herb/oil focaccia roll with truffle butter, and grilled. It’s topped with mustard, garlic/herb mayo, shallots, baby greens, bacon, tomato, moose cheese, cranberries, basil olive oil/pear-cranberry-coconut balsamic vinaigrette, and pepper. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot…
Scientists used a medieval recipe for a salve including wine, garlic, and oxgall mixed for 9 days to successfully kill MRSA bacteria theconversation.com/medie…
China produces 80% of the world's garlic. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gar…
Today I learned of Jainism, a religion that is so non-violent that the 5 million followers refrain from eating root vegetables such as onions, garlic, and potatoes because it is considered unnecessary violence to plants and bugs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jai…
Garlic attracts leeches ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7…
China produces 20 million tons of garlic each year, four times more than the rest of the world combined. It's more than 14kgs per capita annually. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gar…
Chicago’s name originated as an American Indian word, Shikaakwa, which referred to a species of wild garlic that grew in the area en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
In ancient Rome, one of the most common cooking ingredients was called "laser", from the silphium plant. It does not exist today: it was so delicious that it was harvested to extinction from its natural habitat in what is now Libya. We think that it probably tasted something like garlic. languagehat.com/roman-las…
Garlic may help you live longer, as it fights infectious diseases, combat sickness, including the common cold, Can reduce Blood Pressure, Improves cholesterol levels, which may lower the risk of Heart Disease, just to mention but a few.. authoritynutrition.com/11…
The Queen hates garlic and she bans garlic from Buckingham Palace & loves dark chocolate standard.co.uk/lifestyle/…
Garlic has been used to prevent heart attacks, strokes, cancer, tick bites, common colds, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and has been shown to kill a wide variety of fungi, bacteria, and viruses nwfheartgroup.com/hl/?/21…
Stainless steel gets rid of garlic smell huffingtonpost.com/2012/0…
Rubbing your hands on Stainless Steel removes the odor of garlic. huffingtonpost.com/2012/0…
Italians are "horrified" by the spaghetti bolognese served in the the rest of the world. The Italian original uses wider noodles than spaghetti, and the sauce only has meat, vegetables, wine, milk, and tomatoes; no oregano, basil, parsley, or garlic. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Ringo Starr was in a coma when he was 6 when he had a bad case of appendicitis. He was a very sickly child and suffered from a lot of food allergies, including garlic, onion and curry. Because of this, he's never eaten pizza. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Chicago derived its name from the Menominee Nation of the Great Lakes region who grew fields of wild garlic, or ramps on the southern tip of Lake Michigan, perfuming the air for miles. The Menominee called their field Shikako, or β€œskunk place”, living on today in its anglicized form, Chicago. goodreads.com/author/quot…
The federal government recognizes garlic as a potent anti-cancer agent, saying: "Several population studies show an association between increased intake of garlic and reduced risk of certain cancers, including cancers of the stomach, colon, esophagus, pancreas, and breast." cancer.gov/about-cancer/c…
It was common belief in Medieval Europe that a magnet would lose its strength when in the presence of- among other things - garlic, goats' blood and diamonds. This was disproved by surrounding a lodestone with 75 diamonds, then picking it up with a lump of iron. askmar.com/Magnets/Perman…
The remote town of Shingo in northern Japan has a folk legend that claims Jesus studied there as a young man, escaped crucifixion by swapping places with his brother Isukiri, and fled to Japan where he started a garlic farm, raised a family, and died at age 106. abcnews.go.com/Internatio…
Worcestershire sauce is made by mixing anchovies cured in salt for several months, onions and garlic pickled in malt vinegar for two years, then aged further in salt, vinegar, tamarind concentrate, and other spices youtube.com/watch?v=TZznz…
It was once widely believed that garlic breath would cause a magnet to lose its power en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
There is an 'inner' part of garlic that can be removed to avoid it becoming bitter. thekitchn.com/bitter-garl…
Chocolate, onion, garlic, grapes and macadamia nuts are toxic to dogs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog…
Garlic and onions help promote hair growth ehow.com/about_6169146_ra…
Chicago is named after smelly garlic that once grew in the area. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Garlic turns blue in vinegar due to a chemical reaction between the sulfur compounds in garlic with the trace amounts of copper in vinegar. Despite the appearance, the garlic is still safe to eat. reference.com/food/garlic…
The Health Minister of South Africa who served for 9 years, actively promoted the treatment of AIDS with garlic, beetroot and African potatoes, while claiming that Anti Retroviral drugs don't work. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
Home preserving of garlic in oil can cause botulism and be deadly. csiro.au/en/Research/Heal…
In ancient Rome, one of the most common cooking ingredients was called "laser", from the silphium plant. It does not exist today: it was so delicious that it was harvested to extinction from its natural habitat in what is now Libya. We think that it probably tasted something like garlic. languagehat.com/archives/…
Until the 1980's growers around the world only had access to a relatively small number of garlic "clones", i.e. plants grown from vegetative reproduction rather than seed. ars.usda.gov/midwest-area…
A small mountain hamlet in Northern Japan claim to have the tomb of Jesus Christ and that he became a garlic farmer there, married a local girl with whom he had 3 children, and lived to be 106. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
Deer do not like the odor of garlic pss.uvm.edu/ppp/articles/…
South Africa's health minister from 1999 to 2008 was an HIV/AIDS denialism sympathizer who promoted the use of garlic, beetroot, and lemon juice to treat AIDS. These policies have been blamed for the preventable deaths of between 343,000 and 365,000 people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HIV…
Back in the early 80s, Jack in the Box served dinner entrees (e.g. steak with side salad and garlic bread). youtu.be/cyaLRygnhNQ
In Korean creation mythology, the mother of the founder of the Korean nation was a bear that was transformed into a woman after eating garlic and mugwort for 21 days en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Ancient Egyptians tested women to see if they were able to have a baby, by placing a clove of garlic or an onion in her vagina. She was considered fertile if the smell could be detected on her breath the following morning. womenintheancientworld.co…
China produces almost 80% of the world's garlic and, along with Italy and Korea, has one of the world's highest per capita garlic consumption rates, 8 to 12 cloves per day. top5ofanything.com/list/e…
You can remove bad smells like garlic, fish and tobacco smoke from your hands by using a bar of stainless steel soap. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
Puttanesca Sauce is said to have been devised by prostitutes as one that could be cooked quickly between clients' visits. Word origin: Italian, from puttana 'prostitute'. The pasta sauce recipe typically includes tomatoes, garlic, olives, and anchovies. oxforddictionaries.com/us…
Werner Herzog, best known for the documentary, 'Grizzly Man', ate his own shoe after asking a friend to create 'Gates of Heaven'. It got made, and so the shoe was eaten, after being cooked in garlic, herbs, duck fat, Tabasco sauce, and stock for 5 hours. thecreatorsproject.com/bl…
Chocolate is not the only food dogs are allergic to - onions, garlic, grapes/raisins, macadamia nuts, hops, and avocado can also be hazardous. aspca.org/pet-care/virtua…
One of the oldest herbicide alternatives are geese, also known as weeder geese, who are super picky eaters and thus do not eat things like garlic, strawberries, potatoes, cotton and a bunch of others. They literally work for food. metzerfarms.com/UsingWeed…
A young looking 110 year old man credits his longevity and health to garlic, honey, cinnamon, chocolate, and olive oil. He claims he has never been sick for a day in his life, walks every morning and eats mostly organic fruits and veggies. abc15.com/news/region-sou…
There's a 50 minute documentary film solely about garlic called "Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gar…
Garlic, yogurt, and tea tree oil are all successful home remedies for vaginal yeast infections. msu.edu/user/eisthen/yeas…
If you rub garlic on your foot, you can taste it in your mouth later. glamour.com/health-fitnes…
Magic Hat Brewery in Vermont once brewed a garlic-flavored beer which was promptly returned to the company and labelled "undrinkable." It was called Ale of the Living Dead. gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CREC-20…
One theory why garlic was thought to repel vampires was that it's an antibiotic, and since vampirism was often thought to be a disease, it was harmful to them. Another theory is that garlic was believed to repel mosquitoes, and since they're both bloodsuckers, vampires would also be repelled. mentalfloss.com/uk/myths/…
Due to its popularity there are more varieties of Spam sold in Hawaii than anywhere else, such as Spam Garlic, Spam Bacon, Spam with Cheese, Spam with Tabasco, and Spam Turkey. thestar.com/#/article/new…
In 1994 a Riverside woman went into a local hospital ER when staff saw an oily sheen covering her body, a garlic odor to her breath and an ammonia smell to her blood. ER staff started passing out and the ER was evacuated. The woman died, and the medical mystery remains unsolved web.archive.org/web/20071…
Tellurium was discovered in Transylvania (today part of Romania). Humans exposed to as little as 0.01 mg/m3 or less in air develop "tellurium breath", which has a garlic-like odor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tel…
Apricots, avocados, and garlic are also poisonous to dogs. petpoisonhelpline.com/poi…
Italians don't really use that much garlic taste-of-italy.blogspot.c…
Today I Learned Garlic and Onions Contain Cancer Preventing Compounds. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Contact with tellurium makes you smell like garlic. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tel…

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