Rice that was cooled and then reheated increase resistant starch content, meaning more part of the rice can't be digested, which is good for weight loss and people with Diabetes Mellitus pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2โ€ฆ
The Great Wall of China has stood for centurie thanks to it being made of a unique mortar made of a mix of rice flour and slaked lime ripleys.com/weird-news/grโ€ฆ
Rice Christian is an actual term. Rice Christian is a stereotype term used to describe someone who has formally declared himself/herself a Christian for material benefits rather than for religious reasons. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricโ€ฆ
Today I learned about a crocodile which lives in the pond surrounding a Hindu temple in India, which eats vegetarian food (sweetened rice) served by the temple priests and devotees, and wanders around the temple at night. indianexpress.com/articleโ€ฆ
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/Thaโ€ฆ
Devin Ratray, the actor who plays Buzz McAllister in the 'Home Alone' franchise, also starred in the 2008 film 'Courting Condi' about a love-struck man who goes on a journey to win the heart of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Couโ€ฆ
Devin Ratray, who played Buzz in 'Home Alone', starred in a 2007 film called 'Courting Condi'. In the film, Ratray is followed by a documentary crew as he goes on a journey to win the heart of US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devโ€ฆ
There is a record for fastest mile run in Death Valley while wearing a Darth Vader suit. It is 6 minutes 13 seconds and was done by Jonathan Rice. insidehook.com/article/spโ€ฆ
Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote 23 sequels to Tarzan of the Apes. The ape-man discovers he is John Clayton, Lord of Greystoke, fights alongside Germans in WWI, finds a colony of Atlantis and the City of Gold, befriends a tribe of dog-sized humans, and has other bizarre adventures. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarโ€ฆ
In the Ainu community (Japan's indigenous people), when a man proposed to a woman, he visited her house, ate half a full bowl of rice handed to him by her, and returned the rest. If the woman ate the rest, she accepted his proposal. If she did not and put it beside her, she rejected his proposal en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ainโ€ฆ
The "cookies" Sesame Street's Cookie Monster eats are NOT real cookies, as the oils from them would damage the puppet; he instead eats painted rice cakes disguised as cookies soyummy.com/cookie-monsteโ€ฆ
The wealth of a samurai in feudal Japan was measured in terms of koku; one koku, supposed to be the amount of rice it took to feed one man for a year, was equivalent to around 180 liters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kokโ€ฆ
Rice easily absorbs Arsenic- and soaking it helps get Arsenic out! healthline.com/nutrition/โ€ฆ
Jerry Rice is the only NFL player in the top 50 point scorers of all time who was not a kicker. Heโ€™s #38. pro-football-reference.coโ€ฆ
Brown rice is the same grain as white rice, it just keeps it's outer hull en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broโ€ฆ
Throwing rice at weddings will not cause birds to explode and that the myth that it is harmful was probably started by churches and wedding venues who didn't want to clean it all up and for them to avoid potential slip-and-fall lawsuits snopes.com/fact-check/agaโ€ฆ
Mussolini beleived pasta was the reason for many problems in the italian society and pushed for rice based food like risotto.He had support from artists of Italian Futurism, who claimed that pasta made people weak and lazy. contemporaryfoodlab.com/hโ€ฆ
There are over 40,000 varieties of cultivated rice in the world en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisโ€ฆ
Rice provides about 20% of all human calories worldwide. ricepedia.org/rice-as-fooโ€ฆ
NASA once raided a Denny's as part of a sting operation to bust a 75 year old woman for possessing and attempting to sell a moon rock the size of a rice grain latimes.com/local/lanow/lโ€ฆ
Today I learned about the huge luxury houseboat industry on the massive rice paddy network in Kerala India keralatravels.com/houseboโ€ฆ
The Binturong AKA โ€œThe Bearcatโ€โ€™s urine smells like buttered popcorn due to the chemical 2-AP which can also be found in freshly toasted bread and cooked rice. nationalgeographic.com/neโ€ฆ
"Happy Buddha" is not really the Buddha, but a Chinese monk who carried a sack to give rice and sweets to children, like our Santa. people.howstuffworks.com/โ€ฆ
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/Susโ€ฆ
Along a lonely stretch of highway in Awa-shi, Japan, a rare vending machine sells homemade meals of fresh curry over rice. The vending machine owner, Tadashi Yoshimoto, grows the rice in every meal just down the road on his own farm! youtu.be/O_CSLU28hCI
The US patent office actually granted a patent on Indian Basmati rice to the prince of Liechtenstein (an alpine European microstate), in a case of "bio-piracy." The patent was eventually revoked after an international outcry. publiceye.ch/en/media-corโ€ฆ
A company in Tokyo decided to make their HQ into a vertical farm. They gave up 43,000 square feet of space to grow food. 200 species of fruits and vegetables are harvested and served to employees. There is a 1000-square-ft rice paddy in the entryway. faircompanies.com/videos/โ€ฆ
Jerry Rice (one of the greatest wide-receivers in NFL history) started playing football in his sophomore year of high school after his principal caught him skipping class. The principal noted how fast Rice sprinted away from him, which led him to recommend Rice to the football coach. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerโ€ฆ
First chocolate with rice was invented in Croatia in factory named "Zveฤevo". croatiaweek.com/croatia-hโ€ฆ
Granulation on the sun is visible only in excellent seeing with high power and at least a 4-inch aperture filtered telescope. Sometimes called rice grain or lemon peel, this textured appearance is due to hot gas continually boiling up to the Sunโ€™s surface, cooling, and sinking down again skyandtelescope.org/obserโ€ฆ
In 1964 the Rolling Stones wrote and performed a jingle for a Rice Krispies commercial. snopes.com/fact-check/theโ€ฆ
The band Savage Garden got their name from a quote in the book The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice bandnameexplained.com/201โ€ฆ
Tempura was introduced to the Japanese by Portuguese missionaries in the 16th century observing abstinence rules for Catholics surrounding the quarterly ember days (Quattuor Tempora). Earlier Japanese deep-fried food was either simply fried without breading or batter, or fried with rice flour. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temโ€ฆ
Researchers suggest that the ancient Chinese has been brewing beer since 7000 BC. It is believed that the ingredient used for the ancient Chinese beer were grapes, honey, hawthorns, and rice mentalitch.com/the-historโ€ฆ
The Buddha recommended eating rice porridge, saying "There are these five benefits in rice porridge. What five? It stills hunger, dispels thirst, settles wind, cleans out the bladder, and promotes the digestion of the remnants of undigested food. These are the five benefits of rice porridge." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conโ€ฆ
The rise in popularity of chopsticks among Asian cultures can be partly attributed to Confucianism (reduced use of table knives) and to rice being more clumpy and gummy so there is less need for spoons. gizmodo.com/how-chopstickโ€ฆ
Muammar Qaddafi had a crush on Condoleezza Rice. Sometimes referring to her as his โ€˜African princessโ€™, he had a Libyan composer write a song called โ€˜Black Flower in the White House,โ€™ and had a homemade scrapbook filled with photos of the former U.S. secretary of state. vanityfair.com/news/2011/โ€ฆ
In Sesame Street, cookie monster ate painted rice cakes and not cookies because the oil from the cookie would damage the puppets. soyummy.com/cookie-monsteโ€ฆ
The reason recipes tell you to wash rice is so that individual grains do not stick together in the final dish foodnetwork.com/recipes/aโ€ฆ
A Japanese hospital has an entrance test for aspiring medical students - they must perform 3 tasks in 15 minutes using surgical instruments - make miniature paper cranes, reassemble a dead bug from parts and make miniature sushi using a single rice grain. 40 students are selected odditycentral.com/pics/jaโ€ฆ
Sushi is not defined as prepared raw fish, rather it is the way of preparing and seasoning the rice with vinegar, sugar, and salt which is then often paired with raw fish as well as various other non-fish ingredients. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susโ€ฆ
Rice does not need to grow underwater โ€” paddies are flooded to control weeds โ€” Today a System of Rice Intensification is practised in 20 countries that has greater yields, using 30-60% less water. npr.org/sections/thesalt/โ€ฆ
There is a Sake in Japan called Kuchikamizake made out of the saliva of virginal girls and rice. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kucโ€ฆ
The scientific name of rice is Oryza sativa, and it is not related to Cannabis sativa. Sativa, sativus, and sativum are Latin botanical adjectives meaning cultivated often associated botanically with plants that promote good health and used to designate certain seed-grown domestic crops. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oryโ€ฆ
Rice farmers often put fish into their water-laden fields in a process called โ€œrice-fish culture.โ€ The fish act as pest control, improve oxygen circulation, and can even fertilize the soil with their droppings. This can increase the crop yield by 10% or more. idrc.ca/sites/default/filโ€ฆ
Today I learned about Golden Rice, genetically modified rice that has an increased nutritional value in an attempt to fight malnutrition in poverty stricken places. sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flasโ€ฆ
During the Second World War, the Japanese army poisoned more than 1,000 water wells in Chinese villages to study cholera and typhus outbreaks. Japanese planes dropped plague-infested fleas over Chinese cities or distributed them by means of saboteurs in rice fields and along roads. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/artiโ€ฆ
Cookie monster doesn't really eat cookies, but instead, rice cakes. This is because the oils in cookies would ruin his fur muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Coโ€ฆ
In 1982 Jim Rice saved a 4 year old boys life. The boy was hit in the face by a foul ball and Rice knew it would take several minutes for the ballparks EMS to get to the boy. He immediately sprinted into the stands, picked up the boy, and ran him into the dugout to the team doctor. si.com/mlb/2017/09/26/yanโ€ฆ
Today I learned about Tthongsul. It's a Korean rice wine made out of fermented feces. vice.com/en_us/article/7bโ€ฆ

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