We're already at part seven of my weekly food facts articles, with the facts coming thick and fast. What will you learn this week?
1. Bird saliva is a pricey delicacy in China
Chinese cooking is home to one of the most expensive delicacies in the world: bird's nest soup. A bowl will cost you anything between £30-100. The price comes from the difficult and dangerous process of getting hold of the nests and cleaning them. The nests are made from a mix of feathers and bird saliva...
2. Chewing coffee beans can get rid of bad breath
Apparently, chewing roasted coffee beans can help eliminate bad breath. Israeli scientists have also said it works when drinking black coffee. Coffee beans have good antibacterial properties, and chewing them can help to maintain good oral hygiene.
3. Does loud music make you drink more?
A recent study tested if people drink more and faster when there's loud music on, and the results showed it's true. That explains a lot...
4. The wealthy used to put what in their pies?
Back in the day in 16th century England, 'surprise pies' were popular with the upper classes. This is where a live animal would jump out when the pie was cut into. Squirrels, frogs and even foxes were used...
5. McDonald's nuggets come in different shapes for a reason
Have you ever noticed your chicken nuggets come in four different shapes? Maccies has done this to create the ultimate pieces for dipping. The four shapes are the boot, ball, bone and bell.