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Food History
1.7k votersFoods That Are Totally Different In The United StatesRestaurants like Panda Express, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut might suggest Americans love ethnic cuisine, but do they really? They off...
Law
6.4k votersCandies That Were Pulled For Being Too DangerousThey say you must take the bitter with the sweet, but what about the toxic? We all have a few candy horror stories, but some peopl...
Food History
2.5k votersFacts About Snacks From The '90s That Made Us Want To Go Back In TimeAsk anyone who grew up in the 1990s, and they'll tell you advertisements were wild, colorful, and typically "extreme." This is bec...
Old Stuff
35.6k viewsThe Most Historically Important Food InnovationsFood is one of the greatest necessities and joys of our modern world. We eat to survive, but we also eat for pleasure, and we have...
Wealth
447.9k viewsHere’s What Foodies Ate In Every Decade Since The Turn Of The 20th CenturyFood is tradition. We cook and eat what our parents made, and what their parents made before them. But since the dawn of the 20th ...
Old Stuff
941 votersThe Innovative Foods Born Out Of Cultural TragediesFood is the language of cultural expression. It tells us what is available, what is desirable, and who gets to have it. Its role a...
Food History
111.4k viewsWhat Health Nuts Ate In Every Decade Since The Turn Of The 20th CenturyEating healthy foods is a bit of a relative concept, especially with the gift of hindsight. What was once considered healthy may n...
Food History
353.5k viewsThere's A Fascinating Genetic Reason Why You Love Certain Foods (And Can't Tolerate Others)Here's some good news for picky eaters: genetic dispositions cause you to enjoy the taste of certain foods but not others. If some...
Interesting
5.4k voters17 Foods That Can Kill YouSome of the most ordinary foods you eat every day can kill you. Sure, eating too much sugar or fat isn't good for you and can cont...
World History
54k viewsThe Evolution Of Military Rations Throughout HistoryFor centuries, troops have marched off to fight, risking their lives in combat. But what did soldiers eat in different eras? And w...
Food History
1.3k votersThe Most Historically Important FoodstuffsHuman history is built on food. Just about any social occasion or backroom deal, no matter how small, has had some kind of food pr...
Whoa Facts
22.8k viewsViking Diets Were Surprisingly Healthy And Well-RoundedThough Vikings are known for pillaging the coasts of Europe, Viking facts reveal that the marauders were more than just bearded wa...
Old Stuff
9.7k votersThe Oldest Foods Ever Discovered By Archaeologists, Ranked By How Terrible They Would Be To EatArchaeologists often make gruesome, significant, and fascinating discoveries, but some of their finds are downright repulsive – so...
Food History
1.5k votersCherished Recipes From History's Most Famous FiguresIt can be fascinating to look at famous historical figures' favorite food. Some of the best food throughout history is representat...
What It's Like
673.6k viewsWhat the Average Diet Was Like in Medieval TimesIf you've ever been to the restaurant Medieval Times or eaten at a Renaissance Faire, then you've been horribly misled about medie...
Old Stuff
2.1k votersWeird And Disgusting Foods The Founding Fathers AteTimes and tastes definitely change, but some of the Founding Fathers' favorite foods were undeniably gross. True, 18th century Ame...
History
601 votersHere's What Nuclear Families Ate In The Postwar Era United StatesIn the years after WWII, Americans became more affluent than they had been in previous generations. Veterans were going to college...
Food History
1.9k votersThe Weirdest Foods From Ancient Roman CuisineThe people of ancient Rome may have lived thousands of years ago, but their diets were anything but old-fashioned. In fact, they c...
Food History
59.4k views14 Extremely Stupid Dieting Fads From HistoryThere's no shortage of weird diet trends. Whether you want to eat like a caveman, only eat super foods, or cleanse yourself within...
Food History
12.8k votersFamous Foods Discovered by AccidentWhat makes a food so tasty? You might say, a skillful chef, high-quality materials, and recipes passed down and improved upon from...