Potatoes and onions shouldn't be stored together because onions emit ethylene gas that spoils potatoes. rd.com/food/store-potatoe…
"French onion dip" was originally called California dip since it was invented by an unknown cook in Los Angeles in 1954 where the recipe was originally published in the newspaper. The name "French onion dip" began to be used in the 1960s, and became more popular in the 1990s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Chicago's pest-control enterprises in 2017 removed over 14,000 skunks. Chicago likely got its name from tribal words meaning either skunk, on the skunk, skunk tail warning-movement, smelly wild onions, or skunk town. atlasobscura.com/articles…
State-run Chinese newspapers have fallen multiple times for the Onion, believing in the Onion’s satirical articles and quoting it as a credible source. theguardian.com/world/201…
All-Dressed chips are a combo of BBQ, ketchup, sour cream & onion, and salt & vinegar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All…
It is illegal in the US to trade futures contracts on onions and "motion picture box office receipts" due to the Onion Futures Act en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oni…
Chinese newspaper cited The Onion naming the North Korean leader as the Sexiest Man Alive without realizing it was a joke macleans.ca/general/north…
Losing the ability to smell lemons or onions could herald an early death telegraph.co.uk/science/2…
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…
There's a French war song, the "Song of the Onion" which goes "I love the onion when it's fried with oil, I love the onion when it's good [...] But no onions for the Austrians." which originated when Napoleon commended his soldiers for eating onions before the Battle of Marengo. batalladevitoria1813.org/…
In ancient Egypt priests were forbidden from eating onions britishonions.co.uk/essen…
Today I learned about Vincent Kosuga, an American Onion farmer that made so much money from trading Onion futures, the United States passed the "Onion Futures Act'' banning the practice of trading Onion futures. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin…
Guns 'N Roses once went on tour with a car that broke down, so they hitchhiked to the gig, ate raw onions from a field along the way, made it to Seattle for the gig, and when they finished, the owner refused to pay them. They responded by trying, and failing, to burn the club down. ocweekly.com/read-an-exce…
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…
When Guns 'N Roses broke down on their way to a gig in Seattle in 1985, they ate raw onions from a field at the side of the road, managed to hitch a ride to the club and, when afterwards the owner refused to pay them, they tried and failed to burn the club down. ocweekly.com/read-an-exce…
Today I learned of the durian, an Asian fruit. Depending on their genetics, people perceive the fruit as either sweet and delicious, while others find is nauseating. One writer described it as smelling like "pig-shit, turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dur…
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…
Researchers at Yale cooked 4000-year old Babylonian stews from recipes written on ancient clay tablets, including a stew made from onion and leeks, beets, and broth of lamb youtube.com/watch?v=qfqhJ…
Gordon Ramsay once lost to a prison cook in an onion cutting competition. Ramsay offered him a job at one of his restaurants upon his release. youtube.com/watch?v=ToJpK…
The Onion sold for more than the Washington Post smh.com.au/business/compa…
On September 10th, 2001, The Onion newspaper celebrated completing their first New York issue which was to be published the next morning. For obvious reasons, it was never released. yahoo.com/news/blogs/cutl…
It's illegal to trade futures contracts for onions cei.org/blog/onions-have-…
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…
Wounded Viking warriors were given strong onion soup. After a few minutes someone would smell the wounds and if onions could be detected it meant that there were serious abdominal injuries and that death was inevitable. isaaa.org/kc/cropbiotechu…
The deepest hole drilled by humans into the Earth is a bit over 12 km. If the Earth was an onion, that would be the equivalent of the first layer of skin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kol…
The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) says it is unacceptable to place ketchup on your hot dog after the age of 18. Mustard, relish, onions, cheese and chili are acceptable. hot-dog.org/culture/hot-d…
There's a French Napoleonic war song called "Song of the Onion" (or Chanson de l'Oignon), which is about onions en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Satirical news site 'The Onion' was almost "...Sued out of existence" in 1996 by Janet Jackson. The article that prompted the lawsuit? "Dying Boy Gets Wish: To Pork Janet Jackson." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Near Frankfurt in central Germany, a cheese is served that is topped with raw onions, which is locally known as "hand cheese with music". When strangers ask why it is called this way, they are told "the music comes later". This is a running gag pointing at the farts caused by the onions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han…
A one pound onion has 191 calories, a Blooming Onion from Outback Steakhouse has 1954 calories. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blo…
Chicago is named after an onion. "The name Chicago derives from 17th century French rendering of a Native American term for ramps (Allium tricoccum), a type of edible wild leek, which grew abundantly near the river. The river, and its region, were named after this plant." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
The satirical news outlet 'The Onion' is now worth more than most of the legitimate news outlets that it mocks thejournal.ie/the-onion-u…
Ellie Kemper, who portrays the title character in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, is a contributing writer for The Onion en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ell…
Chewing gum stops you from crying while cutting onions. doctoroz.com/gallery/5-se…
On an episode of the F Word Gordon Ramsay challenged a prisoner to an onion cutting competition, after the prisoner won, Gordon offered him a job. theguardian.com/society/2…
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/…
The French praised 'Ratatouille' for perfectly recreating the environment of a restaurant kitchen. One chef said, "When Colette teaches the young cook how you cut onions, how you cook vegetables in a pan, how you season everything β€” that’s it, that’s how we do it!" seattletimes.com/nation-w…
Onions are the only crop to be completely banned from trading futures in. In the 1950's a man named Vincent Kosuga acquired so much power that at one point he controlled 98% of onions in America. Farmers and buyers were so angry that Eisenhower banned the entire market. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oni…
Today I learned about durian. It is a fruit that is said to smell like rotten onion, turpentine or raw sewage. The smell is so intense that it is forbidden to open one in most of southeast Asia's public transport. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dur…
Cutting an onion from pole to pole rather than along the equator influences flavor. Specifically, cutting an onion from pole to pole will result in a less pungent taste/odor and more mild and sweet flavor. lifehacker.com/5990814/af…
Onions are toxic for dogs alldogsworld.com/toxic-an…
The name of TOR, the software for enabling anonymous communication over the internet, is derived from an acronym for the original software project name "The Onion Router". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor…
At Costcos in Korea diners have created a side dish mixing onions with ketchup and mustard. latimes.com/world/asia/la…
Garlic and onions are poisonous to cats and dogs petpoisonhelpline.com/pet…
The word Chicago comes from the indigenous word 'shikaakwa', which, in turn, is their word for the wild onion that grew in the forests around what is now Chicago en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
The world's most expensive hotdog, the "Juuni Ban", costs $169. The hotdog contains "smoked cheese bratwurst, butter Teriyaki grilled onions, Maitake mushrooms, Wagyu beef, foie gras, shaved black truffles, caviar and Japanese mayonnaise, all served up in a brioche bun". guinnessworldrecords.com/…
-The first potato chips available to the general public were unsalted and came with a small salt packet. After a flavoring process was invented, the first commercially available flavor in the world was Cheese and Onion in 1954. huffpost.com/entry/joe-sp…
Onions are the only commodity banned from futures trading in the United States. The Onion Futures Act was passed in 1958 after two traders cornered the onion market in Chicago controlling 98% of all available onions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oni…
"who's cutting onions in here" goes back at least as far as Shakespeare. In All's Well That Ends Well, the old lord Lafeu explains his emotion during the final scene by saying "Mine eyes smell onions" shakespeare.mit.edu/allsw…
A popular dish in Germany is Mett (raw minced pork) which is eaten for breakfast on bread rolls with chopped raw onions or alternatively shaped as a hedgehog, where sliced raw onions form the spikes. telegraph.co.uk/expat/exp…
Gordon Ramsay challenged a prison cook to an onion cutting competition. The inmate won. Ramsay immediately offered him a job at one of his restaurants upon his release youtube.com/watch?v=ToJpK…
Scallions and Green Onions are the same thing, but Chives come from a completely different plant. huffingtonpost.com/entry/…
Mixtec Indians do not consider onions to be edible except as a condiment and believe that ingesting too much of it can lead to mental retardation. This is from the anecdotes of anthropologist John Monaghan as he invited his Indian friends to eat onion soup. homepages.umflint.edu/~si…
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…
South Koreans Costco cafe customers consume 20 times the amount of onions as their American counterparts each year latimes.com/world/asia/la…
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…
Most agricultural products in the US are considered commodities...except onions. law.cornell.edu/uscode/te…
As a form of birth control, the Egyptians applied onion juice to the tip of the penis before coitus. doctorsreview.com/history…
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…
The Onion's motto is "Tu stultus es" which is Latin for "You're an idiot" forbes.com/forbes/2005/01…
Onions make us cry as a natural defense mechanism and release lachrymatory factor to sting our eyes acs.org/content/acs/en/pr…
Touching stainless steel can remove the smell of onions from your fingers. chemistry.about.com/cs/ho…
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…
Monkey gland sauce does not actually contain monkey at all, but rather a mix of fruit, onion, and spices. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Vidalia used Shrek to promote the sale of onions to children ew.com/article/2010/06/28…
Because of different bacteria living on man/woman's body, man's sweat smells like cheese and woman's smells like onions. reference.com/health/swea…
The stereotype of French people as wearing striped shirts and berets likely derives from the attire of Breton door-to-door onion salesmen in Britain from the early 1900s, these being the only contact most everyday British people had with people from France. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oni…
Why cutting onions make you cry. Onions produce the chemical irritant known as syn-propanethial-S-oxide. It stimulates the eyes' lachrymal glands so they release tears. loc.gov/rr/scitech/myster…
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…
The proliferation of IoT sex toys has led to the development of sex toys which use the TOR network to communicate. A field referred to as 'Onion Dildonics'. wired.co.uk/article/sex-t…
Onions are eaten and grown in more countries than any other vegetable, with at least 175 countries producing an onion crop. And unlike wheat (the largest global crop by area harvested), the onion is a staple of every major cuisine. bbc.com/news/magazine-305…
Men and women have different odors of sweat. Women have more sulfur in their sweat in comparison to men and where female sweat smells more onion-y, male sweat smells more like old cheese. health.howstuffworks.com/…
The Onion has its name because according to the founders "the truth has many layers" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The Onion was nearly sued out of existence by Janet Jackson for running an article titled "Dying Boy Gets Wish: To Pork Janet Jackson" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The Onion has been in existence for 26 years en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In 2008, a plane was forced to make an emergency landing after the crew was overwhelmed by the fumes of 10,000 lbs of minced onions. aero-news.net/index.cfm?d…
US law forbids futures contracts on two things: Onions and Movie Tickets law.cornell.edu/uscode/te…
There is an old wives tale that sleeping with sliced onions on the bottom of your feet can cure illness footfiles.com/wellness/na…
Today I learned about Basashi. It is a Japanese dish, consisting of raw, thinly sliced horse meat that is dipped in soy sauce and garnished with ginger and onions. It is considered a staple bar food in the region. wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse_…
Michael Phelps' daily diet consists of 12 000 calories. Breakfast alone consists of 3 fried-egg sandwiches loaded with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, fried onions and mayonnaise, 1 five-egg omelet, 1 bowl of grits, 3 slices of French toast topped with powdered sugar and 3 chocolate-chip pancakes. blogs.wsj.com/health/2008…
The first European settlers took onions to North America, only to find that Native Americans were already farming and eating the crop. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oni…
That, in South Korea, it's customary for Costco customers to combine large amounts of the onions, ketchup, and mustard intended for hot dogs, then eat them straight as a kind of improvised "kimchi" youtube.com/watch?v=B1cqD…
In 2010 India experienced an "onion crisis" and the cost of onions is a significant political issue in India en.wikipedia.org/wiki/201…
The Onion was sued by Janet Jackson in 1996 for writing an article called "Dying Boy Gets Wish: To Pork Janet Jackson." Writer Robert Siegel stated "We were very nearly sued out of existence by Janet Jackson." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In the Middle Ages, onions were such an important food that people would pay their rent with onions, and even give them as gifts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oni…
Chewing gum while cutting onions prevents tearing. youtube.com/watch?v=VaYe8…
Fred Phelps, the head of the Westboro Baptist Church quoted an article from The Onion as proof that homosexuals were actively trying to "recruit" others. wired.com/wired/archive/7…
Days before W took office, The Onion predicted a massive increase in defense spending, a Gulf war, a recession brought on by substantial tax cuts, deregulation of industry, defunding of social-service programs, and a return to deficit spending. And America.....laughed? theonion.com/articles/bus…
Burger King sells a $200 burger that is made with Wagyu Beef, white truffles, Pata Negra ham and Crystal champagne onion straws. The burger is only sold once per week in London and proceeds from the sale goes to a London charity. thedailytruffle.com/2010/…
Ellie Kemper is a contributing writer for The Onion en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ell…
Onions and other members of the genus Allium can be deadly for dogs, cats, guinea pigs, monkeys and other animals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oni…
A woman attacked her husband when she found "disgusting pornography" in his car. By which she meant "copies of The Onion". menomoneefalls.patch.com/…
Both poor and wealthy ancient Egyptians enjoyed bread and beer, often accompanied by green-shooted onions, other vegetables but they didn't eat meat or fish as much en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anc…
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…
Onions are toxic to dogs dogingtonpost.com/my-dog-…
Onions futures trading was banned in 1955 after an attempt at market cornering, and it's yet to be repealed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oni…
The former editor in chief of The Onion was discovered because she started a toilet paper museum containing over 3,000 rolls from all over the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad…
China's biggest agricultural export is Onions OEC - China (CHN) Exports, Imports, and Trade Partners atlas.media.mit.edu/en/pr…

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