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DID YOU KNOW (FOOD)

Several ancient cultures viewed the apple as a feminine symbol and found a resemblance between the two halves of a vertically cut apple to the female genital system. Alternatively, an apple cut horizontally resembled a pentagram, which was considered key in revealing knowledge of good and evil.g
The banana tree is not a true fruit at all but a giant herb and the banana is actually its berry. A banana plant produces only one bunch or “hand” in its life, but that bunch may have between 100 to 400 bananas. Despite its phallic shape, the banana is sterile and no fertilization takes place in the banana flowers. A banana plant grows when one of its shoots is planted.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:34 AM on Jul. 10, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • Onion is Latin for “large pearl.” A basket of onions was considered a respectable funeral offering in ancient Egypt, second only to a basket of bread. Onions, with their circular layers, represented eternity and were found in the eyes of King Ramses IV who died in 11
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:34 AM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • The largest item found on any menu is roasted camel which is still served at some Bedouin weddings and was offered by royalty in Morocco several hundred years ago. The camel is cleaned and then stuffed with one whole lamb, 20 chickens, 60 eggs, and 110 gallons of water, among other ingredients.h
    Food and sex have been linked throughout history. Some foods are thought to have sexual powers because they resemble human genitals. Casanova was said to offer oysters to his potential partners to whet their sexual appetite.a
    At Delphi, the spiritual center of Greece, many cooks were needed to organize and direct sacrifices to the gods.a
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:34 AM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • Drinking fresh milk in the classical world was considered a luxury because milk was so difficult to preserve.g
    The Arabs invented caramel, which served as a depilatory (hair removal) for women in a harem.g
    Worcestershire sauce is made from dissolved anchovies (including the bones) that have been soaked in vinegar.g
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:34 AM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • OMG I just learned something! Twilight was trying to be perverted with the apple on the cover! I LOVE THAT BOOK!
    Alysia_Moore

    Answer by Alysia_Moore at 1:37 AM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • huh thats cool info
    looovemybabies

    Answer by looovemybabies at 1:50 AM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • Worcestershire sauce is really anchovies??? ewwwwwww
    Gigi1969

    Answer by Gigi1969 at 1:53 AM on Jul. 10, 2009

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