That ambergris is an excretion produced by the sperm whale and very sought after. While ambergris is produced in various shapes, colours and textures; the undeniably unique fragrance is common to all. ambergris.co.nz/about-amb…
Researchers at the University of Southern Denmark developed a technique to dry out dead jellyfish tentacles and make a chip out of them. The exotic snack’s texture is said to be gristly. newatlas.com/jellyfish-cr…
In 1823, Giralomo Segato invented an improved process to petrify and preserve human corpses with colors and textures intact. Accused of dealing in Egyptian black magic and denied funding, he destroyed his research, his own body rotted away as a "gloriously unhappy human". ghoulsguides.com/2016/01/…
Octopuses have 2/3 of their neurons in their tentacles; the mother dies almost immediately after the eggs are hatched, due to exhaustion; their blood is copper based which makes it blue; they can change the color of their skin, & also texture; they can watch and learn; evolved from snails. youtu.be/GJor1sk_JDI
The Trinidadian leavened flatbread, Buss up Shut (aka Parathi), got its name from its similarity in texture and appearance to a busted up t-shirt. It is just one of many types of roti popular in Trinidad. cookingwithria.com/2012/1…
Shark fin soup does not get its flavor from shark fins. The fins are only there for texture. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
Today I learned about the Black Sapote or Chocolate Pudding Fruit. When ripe, the fruit has the texture and taste of chocolate, and can be used as a substitute in recipes or milkshakes. It also contains 4 times as much vitamin C as an orange. messynessychic.com/2014/0…
Most of the fish we eat die by asphyxiation. "Ike Jime" is a Japanese humane technique to kill & preserver the fish’s flavor, texture & also removes the nasty tastes caused by suffocation, like adrenaline, lactic-acid, & the cortisol that spikes in the blood. guide.michelin.com/sg/din…
Whole grains contain the entire grain kernel ― the bran, germ, and endosperm. Refined grains have been milled, a process that removes the bran and germ. This is done to give grains a finer texture and improve their shelf life, but it also removes dietary fiber, iron, and many B vitamins. diet.mayoclinic.org/diet/…
The louder your environment, the less flavor and texture your food has bbc.com/news/science-envi…
Duke Nukem Forever was actually already 90% complete in 2001. But because the Unreal Engine 1 used for the game made levels turning black, and other conflicts with textures. So the studio scrapped all those finished works, and start all over again dsogaming.com/articles/th…
Color Blind people can see the differences in texture and brightness more intensely than normal people and were even used in WWII to spot camouflage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
'Greeble' is a name given to the texture applied to Sci-Fi spaceship models to make them appear more complex. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
When applied directly to the eye, the BΓ«cchΓ«te medicinal plant is reported by tribes to have the effect of giving the environment greater texture and dimension, making it easier to spot animals during hunting. The effects are reported to be long-term, lasting days or weeks, not just a few hours. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tab…
'Greeble' is a name given to the texture applied to Sci-Fi spaceship models to make them appear more complex. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Taste and flavor are not the same. Flavor consists of taste, aroma, and texture. Taste is a component of flavor that is determined by taste buds on our tongue and soft palate. cst.ufl.edu/taste-vs-flav…
When watermelons are grilled or baked they lose their granular texture and can even be used as meat substitute, a "watermelon steak". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat…
The Impossible Burger developed by Impossible Foods keeps it texture and flavor due to a protein "Heme" which is created through a patented process derived from "Genetically Modified Yeast" that has been engineered to produce it from soy leghemoglobin. thepatentgeek.com/2019/02…
Color Blind people can see the differences in texture and brightness more intensely than normal people and were even used in WWII to spot camouflage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
People grill watermelon and call them "watermelon steaks". It resembles the texture of a seared steak and cookbooks sometimes recommends it as a meat substitute. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat…
Panko bread crumbs are made with electricity instead of heat, giving them the crunchy texture that makes them unique foodnetwork.com/videos/ir…
Daniel Tammet, an autistic savant who speaks 10 languages and has the rare capability to explain how his brain works, says numbers have shape, color, and texture. 289 is ugly, 333 attractive, and pi is beautiful. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/D…
The grippy texture on metal tools is called Knurling en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knu…
White cheddar and orange cheddar have the same taste and texture. In the 16th century, cheesemakers began dyeing cheese orange because higher levels of carotene meant the cheese had an orange hue and a richer flavour, so the colour was seen as an indicator of the best cheese. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
There's a recently discovered fingernail-size frog that can morph its skin texture from spiny to smooth in just minutes and is the first shape-shifting amphibian ever found amphibians.org/news/punk-…
Pears have a gritty texture because of "stone cells". These cells are what make cherry pits and walnut shells hard. cooksinfo.com/pears
There is a path in the moorland surrounding the german "Federsee" which has a pudding-like texture causing the ground and small trees around it to shake when jumping on it. youtu.be/dVewFc14s8M
There is no difference in texture or flavor between orange and white cheddar cheese. The only difference is color. content.time.com/time/nat…
The taste, color, and texture of natural honey is based on where bees get their pollen and nectar. Univarietal honey, such as blueberry honey, is created by placing a hive within about a 3 mile radius of where there is an abundance of one type of plant blooming. luriegarden.org/2016/10/1…
Ben Cohen, co founder of Ben and Jerry's ice cream, cannot smell. The reason the ice cream is characteristically chunky is because in order to compensate for his lack of taste he would add big pieces of fruit to the ice cream to satisfy his need for texture in food. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben…
After seeing Blade Runner(1982), William Gibson, having written a third of his debut novel Neuromancer, figured he was sunk, since everyone would assume he’d copied his visual texture from the film. Neuromancer went on to be the first novel to win the Nebula, the Hugo, and Philip K. Dick awards. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neu…
Chicken that are pumped with chemicals to grow bigger can sometimes develop Woody Breast Syndrome, which causes a chewier and unpleasant meat texture thedailymeal.com/news/eat…
"Smarties" (U.S.) were first made after WWI using repurposed gunpowder pellet machines, which gave them their shape and texture. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sma…
"Greeble" is the name given to the texture applied to Sci-Fi spaceship models for the purpose of making them appear more complex en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
The only purpose shark fin serves in shark fin soup is to provide texture. All the flavor comes from the other ingredients en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
Cow's trotters are a delicacy in Indonesian cuisine. They're mainly valued for their unique gelatinous chewy soft texture. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cow…
In 2001, British author Giles Foden (Last King of Scotland) compared Eminem to Robert Browning, one of the foremost Victorian poets, and remarked that "a brief examination of β€˜Stan’ reveals it to have all the depth and texture of the greatest examples of English verse." usatoday30.usatoday.com/l…
The angle in which you cut a steak is integral to maintaining its proper texture. seriouseats.com/2010/03/w…
Today I learned about "Sour Dirt". People eat clay rich dirt for the taste and texture and even bake it with vinegar and salt. nytimes.com/1984/02/13/us…
Infared photography makes freckles appear inivisble, instead the subject's skin appears to have a porcelain like texture. petapixel.com/2015/09/28/…
When their menstrual periods came around Red Cross Nurses in WWI discovered a new use for the cheap mass-produced wadding made of wood pulp (compare with cotton dressings) and eventually made Kimberley Clark a fortune with Kotex (for Cotton Texture) products. bbc.com/news/magazine-269…
Sandra Laing a South African woman who was classified as coloured by authorities during the apartheid era, due to her skin colour and hair texture, although she was the child of at least three generations of ancestors who had been regarded as white. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
In 2009, researchers used a human taste panel to test the flavour and texture of 13 commercial pet foods to help predict cat feeding behaviour. Ultimately, they found cat and human taste buds differ significantly, and more research would be needed to examine these differences. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed…
Different textures of poop and its smell can give clues about your health. Sausage-shaped, smooth and soft is the optimal poop that means you're doing fine. healthnbodytips.com/know-…
In ancient Egypt, bread was one of the most important food staples; it was eaten daily by both rich people and the lower classes. Following ancient recipes, the bread has a rough texture with a shiny exterior and tastes nutty historicalcookingproject.…
Godzilla was conceived as a metaphor for the nuclear weapons. To emphasize the monster's relationship with the atomic bomb, its skin texture was inspired by the keloid scars seen on survivors in Hiroshima. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God…
Farmers are using data about electrical conductivity of soil to identify moisture levels and texture, without digging. pubs.ext.vt.edu/content/d…
Bananas are genetic mutations. Man crossed two varieties of African wild bananas, the Musa acuminata and the Musa baalbisiana, got rid of the many seeds that were an unpleasant presence, and improved the flavor and texture vegparadise.com/highestpe…
There's a tough chicken meat called woody breast that makes for a very unpleasant texture. thepoultrysite.com/news/4…
The texture of shark skin actually inhibits bacterial growth. The microscopic pattern is being mimicked for use in hospitals and medical devices to inhibit microorganism growth without use of antimicrobial agents. sharklet.com/technology/

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