Thursday, July 03, 2008

Food Trivia Quiz...

1) The following all took place during the same year. Can you guess the year?
· Kellogg introduced Pop-Tarts toaster pastries.
· General Mills introduced Lucky Charms cereal.
· The French dairy cooperatives introduced Yoplait Yogurt in France.
· Maxim freeze dried instant coffee is introduced by General Foods.
· The U.S. government defines Bourbon as whiskey with at least 51% corn liquor and aged in new charred-oak barrels.
· Rocky Aoki opens his first Benihana of Tokyo restaurant in New York.
· The first Arby's restaurant is opened.

2) What percentage of the total world fish catch is caught in the northern hemisphere?
a) 10%
b) 30%
c) 60%
d) 90%

3) What connection does Peter Cooper, inventor and founder of the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, and Pearl B. Wait cough syrup manufacturer, have to a popular American dessert?

4) Why does peanut butter stick to the roof of your mouth?

5) How many poppy seeds are in a pound?

6) What country has more varieties of crabs than anywhere else in the world?
a) China
b) Japan
c) United States
d) Mexico
e) Norway

7) What herb is used in the production of imitation maple syrup, rum and butterscotch flavors?

...and remember:
"He that lives upon Hope, dies farting."
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Poor Richard's Almanac

(answers in comments)


Seamus said...

1) All of the events took place in 1964.

2) d) More than 90% of all fish caught are caught in the northern hemisphere.

3) Peter Cooper, inventor and founder of the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, obtained the first American patent for the manufacture of gelatin in 1845. In 1895, cough syrup manufacturer Pearl B. Wait purchased the patent and developed a packaged gelatin dessert. Wait's wife, May David Wait named it 'Jell-O.'

4) Peanut butter's high protein content draws moisture from your mouth. That's why it sticks to the roof of your mouth.

5) There are about 900,000 poppy seeds to the pound.

6) c] The United States.

7) Fenugreek.

Ur-spo said...

well i guess i was too late!

Seamus said...

LOL... no. ;o)
I guess I spoiled everything. You must have missed my warning...

You're never too late to start all over again. Have a great holiday.
...and Happy Birthday. (smooch)

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