According to animal breeders you should avoid bottle-feeding baby llamas, because when they grow up they might go berserk.
In 1981 Phillip Lewis released potato chips flavoured like roasted hedgehog. In 1982 the UK government prosecuted him for false advertising because the chips did not contain real hedgehog.
Some of the best beers in the world (according to aficionados) are also among the rarest beers in the world.
The white sausage equator (Weißwurstäquator) divides northern and southern Germany. The rösti curtain (Röstigraben) divides German-speaking and French-speaking Switzerland.
Turnips, black mustard, and cabbage together form a triangle of multi-chromosome hybrids: it’s where we get Indian mustard, Ethiopian mustard, and canola.
What do the bicycle, Marmite, Mormonism, and Frankenstein have in common? A volcano in Indonesia.
Some gardens grow only the plants mentioned in either the Bible or the works of Shakespeare.
In 1958 Mao Zedong declared war on sparrows. Although he won that battle, China lost the war.
Vietnam is the second-largest producer of coffee in the world because of a crisis in 1970s East Germany.
India prevented people patenting their foods, traditional medicines, and yoga poses by recording them all in an online database: 34 million pages’ worth.
The United States motto, e pluribus unum, appears in several classical sources. In one of them, it’s part of a recipe for pesto.
Blackcurrants, Kinder Surprises, and haggis have all been illegal in the United States at some point.
What do bullet ants and guarana have in common? The Sateré-Mawé people of Brazil.
Mass-produced American chocolate has a distinct flavour that non-Americans describe as tasting a bit like vomit. It’s Milton Snavely Hershey’s fault.
In 1875, trillions (yes, trillions) of Rocky Mountain locusts swarmed over the western United States. Thirty years later, they were extinct.
The Heladería Coromoto ice cream parlour in Merida, Venezuela offers nearly a thousand different flavours of ice cream, including avocado, garlic, onion, sweetcorn, and crab.