Sometimes true facts in life canbe stranger than fairy tales. lets take a look and discuss a fast five here that may surprise you.
On the agenda for today we have, Bubblegum flavored broccoli, Apples original purpose, Peanuts are not nuts, Zombies exist and what is in a color.
Your fast 5 begins here
McDonald’s has done a lot of different things to get you to come in an enjoy some Mcflavored stuff.
Did you know that they once made bubblegum-flavored broccoli
This interesting fact will have your taste buds crawling. Unsurprisingly, the attempt to get kids to eat healthier didn’t go over well with the child testers, who were “confused by the taste.”
It was a concoction whipped up by the fast-food giant McDonald’s (MCD), with chief executive Don Thompson telling attendees at a Thursday event that the motivation was to create a way to get kids to eat healthier, according to Business Insider.
So why isn’t your local McDonald’s selling bubblegum-flavored broccoli? Apparently adding a sweet flavor to broccoli doesn’t make it any more appetizing to kids, who were confused by the taste, Thompson told the audience. The test comes as the fast-food chain is under pressure to create healthier options, while some consumers are shifting to rivals such as Chipotle (CMG), which promotes its use of organic and local produce.
Still, McDonald’s isn’t giving up on tweaks to its menu. Instead of introducing candy-flavored veggies, it’s focusing on tactics such as reducing the size of its fry servings and adding low-fat yogurt to its Happy Meals.
Asked about the gum-flavored broccoli, McDonald’s responded in an email to CBS MoneyWatch, “We’re always looking at new food innovations and recipes that will appeal to our customers.” It didn’t disclose how the gum flavor was added to broccoli or if it’s working on other approaches to making veggies more appealing to kids.
Would you enjoy bubblegum-flavored broccoli?
The tropical fungus Ophiocordyceps infects ants’ central nervous systems. By the time the fungi been in the insect bodies for nine days, they have complete control over the host’s movements.
They force the ants to climb trees, then convulse and fall into the cool, moist soil below, where fungi thrive. Once there, the fungus waits until exactly solar noon to force the ant to bite a leaf and kill it.
Does color really matter?
Does color really matter? The original oranges from Southeast Asia were a tangerine-pomelo hybrid, and they were actually green.
In fact, oranges in warmer regions like Vietnam and Thailand still stay green through maturity.
Apples Might have been for a more Tipsy purpose
John” Johnny Appleseed” Chapman who planted thousands of apple trees on U.S. soil. Did it not for just the bite of an apple.
You see the apples on those trees were much more bitter than the ones you’d find in the supermarket today.
“Johnny Appleseed” didn’t expect his fruits to be eaten whole, but rather made into hard apple cider.
Peanuts are not nuts!
Peanuts are not nuts! They’re legumes. According to Merriam-Webster, a nut is only a nut if it’s “a hard-shelled dry fruit or seed with a separable rind or shell and interior kernel.”
That means walnuts, almonds, cashews, and pistachios aren’t nuts either. They’re seeds.