Number 8: Butter Tea
This is a common drink in Tibet and is made from butter, salt, and tea.

Number 7: Hot chocolate
The ancient Mayans made hot chocolate and added chilies and corn to it. Hot chocolate dates back to the 5th century AD. It was made by pounding chocolate beans in to a paste which was then mixed with water, chili peppers, cornmeal, and assorted spices.

Number 6:
No one really knows when donuts were invented or who invented them.

Number 5:  Apple, Potato, or Onion?
It all taste the same if your nose is plugged up. Try it!

Number 4: Floating Eggs
When an egg floats in water, it is “off” and should not be eaten. As eggs get old, gases build up inside the shell making it more buoyant. This is the best way to test whether an egg has gone rotten without having to break open the shell, risking the foul odor escaping. When an egg is extremely fresh it will lie on its side at the bottom of a glass of water. As it ages, the egg will begin to point upwards, and will finally float completely when it has gone bad.

Number 3:  Brain Freeze
The term “brain freeze” was invented by 7-11 to explain the pain that one feels when drinking a slurpee to fast. The scientific name for “brain freeze” is sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia.

Number 2: Ancient Sauce
Ketchup was the original fish sauce originating in the orient. Two words from the Fujian region of China were used to describe a fish brine / sauce and a tomato sauce – both words bear a striking resemblance in sound to the word “ketchup”; the words are: ke-tsap and kio-chiap.

Number 1: Feel Good With 7-Up
7-Up – invented in 1920 contained Lithium – the drug commonly prescribed now to sufferers of bi-polar disorder.

 

http://listverse.com/2008/12/01/another-10-fascinating-food-facts/