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If Your Chocolate Looks Dusty, This Is What It Is

If Your Chocolate Looks Dusty, This Is What It Is
Cooking
8 months ago

Now I hate to break it to you, but there’s no such thing as a baby carrot. The cute little carrots they sell at supermarkets are actually regular carrots that have been shaved down to this “baby size”. You would think strawberry-flavored gummy bears should be red or pink, right? Well, sorry to say, but they’re green. Brown rice and white rice are the same product. The white variety starts off as the brown one, but then some parts of it are removed by milling, which gives the rice its white color. This allows it to be stored for longer, but at the same time reduces the rice’s nutritional value.On the topic of rice, it was used to build the Great Wall of China! The builders mixed sticky rice soup with lime and got rice mortar for construction. It was stronger and had better water resistance than regular lime mortar. Thanks to the rice soup, the Great Wall has been able to stand for centuries despite the elements.

10 Intriguing Finds From Frozen Places

10 Intriguing Finds From Frozen Places
Curiosities
4 months ago

Meet “Ötzi” or “The Iceman” — a natural mummy. He lived sometime between 3350 and 3105 BCE. He was discovered in 1991 in the Ötztal Alps, near the borders of Austria and Italy. And yes, the nickname derives from the name of the mountain. Ötzi is Europe’s oldest known naturally mummified human. Ötzi was 40 something when it happened. Science is awesome. We now even know that he was left-handed and lactose intolerant! He was wearing shoes stuffed with grass and laced with aurochs leather. He also had a fur hat and carried a backpack with everything he needed to quickly make a fire. His body is now kept in a special room at a constant temperature of around −21˚ Fahrenheit. These days, Ötzi is kinda a celebrity, featuring in numerous documentaries and books.

If Your Beverage Smells Like Cinnamon, Toss It

If Your Beverage Smells Like Cinnamon, Toss It
Curiosities
6 months ago

When you order a drink that isn’t supposed to have cinnamon in it but still smells like it — don’t even try it! Chances are that someone has messed with your drink and tried adding some ingredients that shouldn’t really be there. Cinnamon has the superpower of covering up the smell and taste of other substances. So, the best you can do is never leave your drink alone and always sniff it before drinking.

10 Secret Ingredients That Can Make Your Food Taste Like Heaven

10 Secret Ingredients That Can Make Your Food Taste Like Heaven
Cooking
year ago

The art of cooking is like magic — we mix ingredients in different proportions and get a delicious result. But the most interesting thing is that some common seasonings can be used in a totally different way, resulting in a dish with remarkable flavor. Internet users shared the secret ingredients that help them cook like Jamie Oliver or Gordon Ramsay.

What the Royal Family Eats on Christmas Day

What the Royal Family Eats on Christmas Day
People
2 years ago

Tradition is everything when it comes to celebrating Christmas in the royal family. They usually have a very strict schedule that they follow every single year without fail. They attend church services together and they visit the Queen for all the festivities, but not all together. The younger members usually arrive first and the senior members later. This is something that reflects their status.

16 Natural Wonders That Show How Unique Planet Earth Is

16 Natural Wonders That Show How Unique Planet Earth Is
Places
3 years ago

Many people who love traveling have a bucket list with places and activities they’d like to go to at least once in their life. If you’re an avid traveler, you can probably relate to that. Unfortunately, we all suffer from time limitations when it comes to discovering some of the incredible places out there and because you have to decide which of these to visit, having a quick overview might come in handy. After all, traveling isn’t just about taking a plane and going somewhere, it’s also about planning a future trip and imagining how it would be to go to those exotic places.

26 Meals That Chefs and Waiters Would Never Order in a Restaurant

26 Meals That Chefs and Waiters Would Never Order in a Restaurant
Cooking
year ago

75% of cafe and restaurant visitors go there because they don’t want to spend their free time cooking food and they prefer to eat out with their friends. And about 45% of people will eat out at least twice a week. However, it is better to avoid some meals in order to not do any harm to your health.

20+ Tips From People Who Only Dine at Good Restaurants (Because They Used to Work in the Food Industry)

20+ Tips From People Who Only Dine at Good Restaurants (Because They Used to Work in the Food Industry)
Cooking
4 years ago

According to statistics, restaurants in general become more popular with each passing year. People like to visit them and order take-out. We also like to go out to eat but we want to be sure that we are making the right choice. So, we decided to make note of these life hacks from Reddit users. Chefs and waiters described the signs of a restaurant that no one should ever eat at, including you.

19 Foods to Help You Gain Weight and Muscle Faster

19 Foods to Help You Gain Weight and Muscle Faster
Health
year ago

While some are constantly trying to lose excessive fat, others find it tough to gain weight. Ironically enough, junk food won’t work for those who can’t gain weight. The solution is simple — eat food rich in healthy fats and protein, like milk, avocados, nuts or salmon. Eating the products on our list as a snack, garnish, or a main dish will help you gain weight. And if you combine them with regular exercise, they will help you to build muscle.

9 Crucial Things That Can Lead to a Hormonal Imbalance

9 Crucial Things That Can Lead to a Hormonal Imbalance
Health
4 months ago

Though the thyroid gland is tiny, it controls lots of processes (including metabolism) in our body. When it doesn’t work properly, it may produce more or less hormones than the body needs. In both cases, people may notice unpleasant changes: sudden weight fluctuation, mood swings, skin issues, and even breast cancer.

7 Things That Can Change Your Eye Color

7 Things That Can Change Your Eye Color
Curiosities
5 months ago

No matter whether you have brown or blue eyes, you’ve probably been wondering how you’d look with green eyes, for example. But very few of us know that there are a number of factors including food and emotions that can change the color of our irises. We will tell you the most interesting facts and show examples how eye color can change appearance using celebrity examples.

8 Signals Your Body Gives You When You Need More Vitamins

8 Signals Your Body Gives You When You Need More Vitamins
Health
5 months ago

Even though there are tons of remedies to make up for a lack of vitamins, people from different countries still suffer from vitamin deficiency. But this is not a good reason to take loads of vitamins without knowing their effects. Scientists found out that a balanced diet gives the body all it needs. In this article, we will tell you about how to restore a lack of vitamins without it being harmful to your health.