Stuff I Found out today on the Internet
Episode 12

Stuff I Found out today on the Internet 12

Nuno Meneses published on

almonds, who doesn't like them, unless you eat a lot of them and then your jaw starts hurting from too much chewing. Me and a whole lot of people believe that almonds are a nut, since they are part of mixed nuts packaging. Turns out almonds comes from a tree also called almond, and this is not in the nut family. Almonds are the seed of the drupe. The drupe is the fruit that comes from the almond tree and its seed is what we eat.


Who remembers barney and friends? I think I saw it a few times when I was learning english. This tv series designed for children between ages 1-8. Although we all think barney is a good guy, some people, including scholars at yale university don't share the same opinion. They believe that barney might be a contributing factor to the perceived sense of entitlement in the millennial generation. Let me quote one criticism: "his shows do not assist children in learning to deal with negative feelings and emotions. As one commentator puts it, the real danger from barney is 'denial: the refusal to recognize the existence of unpleasant realities. For along with his steady diet of giggles and unconditional love, barney offers our children a one-dimensional world where everyone must be happy and everything must be resolved right away.'"

I'm doing my own research on this guy before letting my kids watch him.


    the wedding cake, probably the only part of the wedding the man participates in, along with choosing the reception food, because he has to eat it also. but for those less aware, this includes me, we all thought that cake was, well, cake. as long as its delicious, moist i don't really care of anything else. just like the wedding dress, the wedding cake has a meaning after all. lets pull out the history book, the first wedding cakes were fruit cakes. these cakes were a sign of fertility and prosperity. in the 17th century there was 2 cakes, a groom's cake and a brides cake, by the 19th century only one was made, for the bride. the whiteness of the cake represented a sign of purity and virginity, so the whiter the cake was the purer you were believed to be, and also the richer you were.


    how about another visit to the things that make our mouths water just thinking about it, Nutella. created in the 1940’s by Mr. Pietro Ferrero, founder of the Ferrero Company in italy. because of world war 2, cocoa was in short supply so Mr Ferrero used hazelnuts which they had in mass quantities. And this is how “pasta gianduja” was born, and it came in loafs wrapped in tin foil. mothers would take this loaf, cut a slice and make a sandwich out of it. kids were known to simply throw away the bread and just eat the chunck of chocolate. seeing this Mr Ferrero changed the recipe, and instead of a loaf he turned it into a spread, renaming it supercrema gianduja. around 1964 the name changed once more, to what we know it today as nutella.


    who hasnt heard about the oldest profession in the world. some studies and research suggest that this profession goes back further than the humans. a study done in 1998 demonstrated that adelie penguins, once faced with shortage of stones, would trade sex for those materials. i know this sounds crazy, but the same study also brings chimpanzees into the mix but this time trading food for sex. this study made an apparence in BBC news world edition. dont believe me, google BBC penguin prostitution. it should be the first search result.

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