After a cremation, you don’t get β€œash” back. They take leftover bones and pulverize it into a powder usurnsonline.com/crematio…
Today I learned about Chocolate Blooms. When your chocolate is covered in white/grey powder, it means it has either had a Sugar Bloom or Fat Bloom. And it's still safe to eat! But means the chocolate has been stored incorrectly. mypanier.com/blogs/food-t…
An outbreak of Syphilis caused a surge in Wigmaking. Wigs covered up baldness and head sores caused by Syphilis. Powdered Wigs were popular because the powder contained lavender or orange, to cover up bad smells. mentalfloss.com/article/3…
Europeans in the 17th century once thought they could heal themselves by consuming human corpses. The remains were considered medicinal because they were believed to contain the spirit of the body they were taken from. Bone powder, human fat, and fresh, warm blood were in high demand. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
Disney uses code names in the park. Rude visitors are called 'Treasured Guests.' Vomit is called 'Protein Spill.' Kids peeing in the pool is called 'Code Winnie.' Illegally spreading ashes is called 'White Powder Alert.' nypost.com/2017/09/07/dis…
A study found after a 90 min. workout, athletes who ate organic peanut butter, Clif Shot Bloks, Cytomax powder, PowerBars, & Gatorade showed no difference in insulin, glucose, cholesterol, or triglyceride levels compared to athletes who ate hotcakes, OJ, a hash brown, a hamburger, fries, & Coke. realclearscience.com/jour…
The Powder Room bar in Hollywood offers a $500 milkshake with decadent chocolates, ultra-premium spirits, gold flake, and includes a Swarovski crystal cocktail ring. cnbc.com/2017/11/21/the-p…
The β€œCinnamon challenge” is dangerous. Cinnamon powder, when inhaled, can cause inflammation and permanent scarring in the lungs, leading to conditions like emphysema and pulmonary fibrosis. nationalpost.com/health/c…
The powder used during the Hindu festival of Holi is made with cornstarch and food, drug, and cosmetic grade dyes. cen.acs.org/articles/96/i…
An outbreak of Syphilis caused a surge in Wigmaking. Wigs covered up baldness and head sores caused by Syphilis. Powdered Wigs were popular because the powder contained lavender or orange, to cover up bad smells. mentalfloss.com/article/3…
In 1967, the small town of Picoaza in Ecuador successfully elected popular foot powder brand Pulvapies as a write in candidate for Mayor historycollection.com/tim…
George Washington never wore a wig: his hair was naturally long and lustrous, although he did use powder to make it white. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Donair sauce is made from condensed milk, vinegar and garlic powder allrecipes.com/recipe/233…
In the mid-1800's Italy installed several British built 100-ton, 450mm black powder cannons on it's newest warships and in response the British bought several from the same manufacturer to install on the island of Malta. None of the guns were never used in any conflict and only two exist today. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/100…
There is a published, peer reviewed article on iocaine powder, the famed and fictional poison from The Princess Bride ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
The technical term for wood and metallic powder, shavings, filings and other byproducts from machining or working such material is called "Swarf". This is comprised of everything from metal shavings after a cut, to sawdust from cutting, to metallic powder from sharpening. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swa…
Chocolate milk was made popular by an Irishman named Sir Hans Sloane when he was visiting Jamaica and was offered a cocoa powder drink by the villagers and thought it tasted foul, so he mixed it with milk instead and brought it back to England where it was sold as medicine. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
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…
β€œNatural" Boner Pills (Male Enhancements) such as you find at gas stations are completely unregulated. The β€œbrands” are just generic packaging with pills filled with random Chinese bulk powders by anonymous local people β€œdistributing” to the stores. youtu.be/3WooOIPcRI0
Fireworks were invented in China sometime between 200 BC and 900 AD. It is believed Marco Polo brought fireworks from China to Europe in 1295, and the global popularity exploded after that. In 1830, colors were added in Italy by adding different metallic powders. cottagelife.com/entertain…
"Alcohol" is derived from Arabic "Al-kuhl". A Kuhl or Kohl is a powder used as eyeliner. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alc…
Ice pops we’re accidentally created by an eleven year old boy who left soda powder and water outside overnight with its wooden stirrer still in the cup. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Sushi pizza originates from Canada. Th dish was invented by Kaoru Ohsada while working at Nami Japanese Seafood Restaurant chef in Toronto. It uses a fried rice patty as the base and a variety of toppings drizzled with mayonnaise and wasabi powder. The dish is often served in wedges. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sus…
The strawberry on the tomato pin cushion is filled with emery powder, an abrasive, to sharpen pins. dritz.com/product/tomato-…
During a particularly cold spell in the town of Snag (Yukon) where the temp reached -83f (-63.9c) you could clearly hear people speaking 4 miles away along with other phenomenon such as peoples breath turning to powder and falling straight to the ground & river ice booming like gunshots. islandnet.com/~see/weathe…
Wrigley’s was originally a soap company that gifted baking powder with their soap. The baking powder became more popular than the soap so they switched to selling baking powder with chewing gum as a gift. The gum became more popular than the baking powder so the company switched to selling gum. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jui…
Vincent Price's grandfather invented the first commercial baking powder, "Dr. Price's Baking Powder". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin…
After conquering China, by 1241 the Mongols were expanding their empire to the west, using Chinese rockets (self-propelled flying bombs) in battles across Eastern Europe. And with them came secret of black powder - the recipe was first written down around 1250 by English scholar Roger Bacon. needforscience.com/astron…
There was an actual US district court case called "United States v. 11 1/4 Dozen Packages of Articles Labeled in Part Mrs. Moffat's Shoo-Fly Powders for Drunkenness." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
William Wrigley Jr. began by selling soap and offered baking powder as an incentive to buy it. Finding the baking powder more popular, he switched to selling it instead and gave his customers gum as incentive. Again, he found that the gum was more popular and began to sell it instead. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Frank Epperson invented ice popsicles by accident when she was just 11 years old. It happened when left soda powder and water outside overnight. Two billion popsicles are now sold every year around the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice…
A bizarre incident involving a fictitious write-in candidacy occurred in the small town of PicoazΓ‘, Ecuador in 1967. A company ran a series of campaign-themed advertisements for a foot powder called Pulvapies. Pulvapies ended up receiving the most votes in the election en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wri…
The "filet gumbo" mentioned in the Hank Williams song "Jambalaya" is actually filΓ© gumbo. FilΓ© powder is a flavoring derived from a Sassafras tree. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fil…
Food powder is the most common format of food material in the market. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo…
Turmeric (a common spice found in curry powder) is frequently contaminated with toxic lead chromate, added by producers to enhance the color ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Johnson & Johnson knew there was Asbestos in Baby Powder for decades nytimes.com/2018/12/14/bu…
There’s a difference between hot cocoa and hot chocolate; hot cocoa is made with cocoa powder while hot chocolate is made with already-processed chocolate (like in syrup or melted form) thekitchn.com/whats-the-d…
Chile powder and chili powder are two different things. Chile powder is just dried, pulverized chiles. Chili powder is a mixture of dried, ground chiles with other spices. nytimes.com/2015/01/28/di…
β€œThe effectiveness of ginger powder in the treatment of common migraine attacks is statistically comparable to sumatriptan.” ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2…
Prop masters make and test fake drugs before they’re used in movies like The Wolf of Wall Street. Cornstarch or Vitamin B powder for cocaine, oregano or hobby store moss for marijuana, freeze-dried regular mushrooms for magic mushrooms. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Curry powder is a blend of spices and a leftover from colonialism. motherwouldknow.com/what-…
Nowadays, it’s rare to be served really hot mustard in restaurants, and mustard in jars and packets is rarely very spicy. The sinus-burning condiment once served at Chinese restaurants was just brown mustard seeds ground to a powder and mixed with a little water just before serving chowhound.com/food-news/1…
On June 22, 1918, four people were arrested and over one hundred waiters taken into custody over the apparent widespread practice of poisoning by waiters in Chicago. Guests who tipped poorly were given "Mickey Finn powder" in their food or drinks. curionic.com/blog/over-10…
Back when the NY subways used tokens, criminals would jam the slot and then suck out the token with their mouths. To discourage this, subway workers would put hot chili powder in the slots. gothamist.com/2015/01/23/…
The fake cocaine actors snort on film is vitamin B powder, a common cutting agent for real cocaine. cinemablend.com/new/What-…
Henery Shrapnel in 1784 invented a hollow cannon ball that would be filled with shot and gun powder,and exploded over the enemies en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
Solid chocolate was only invented in the 1840s. Beforehand, chocolate powder was mostly consumed as a drink, and it wasn't until the 1870s that solid bars started to become more common. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
"you guys" has it's origins from remembering Guy Fawkes and his efforts during the gun Powder Plot (referenced in V for Vendetta). time.com/5688255/you-guys…
The foot powder brand Pulvapies ran an ad during a 1967 Ecuadoran Mayoral election saying "Vote for any candidate, but if you want well being and hygiene, vote for Pulvapues." and they ended up winning the popular vote. historycollection.co/time…

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