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Shito pepper is a commonly used condiment in which part of the world?

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Answer: West Africa
More information: In Ghana, West Africa shito pepper is just as ubiquitously as ketchup is in the United States.

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Which of the following dishes is a combination of eggs, lemon juice and broth?

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Answer: Avgolemono
More information: The mixture of egg yolk, lemon juice and broth is heated until it thickens. Avgolemono is a dish found primarily in Europe and the Middle East.

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American supermarket chain Whole Foods is owned by which mega company?

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Answer: Amazon
More information: In 2017, Amazon bought Whole Foods for a whopping $14 billion.

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Hickory trees produce which types of nuts?

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Answer: Pecans
More information: Pecans originate from hickory trees native to Mexico and the United States.

VeryHard

Around what year is the first mention of sausages in recorded history?

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Answer: 3000 BC
More information: Though called by other names, sausages are first mentioned in Mesopotamian texts dating back as far as 3000 BC.

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In 1919, 21 people were killed in Boston due to a flood of what?

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Answer: Molasses
More information: The Boston Molasses Disaster or Great Molasses Flood was due to a storage tank containing in excess of two million gallons of the sticky liquid bursting, resulting in a giant wave of molasses which traveled at over 30 mph!

Medium

How many different flavors of jelly beans exist?

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Answer: 50 flavors
More information: When jelly beans were first invented in 1869, there were 8 original flavors. Loved ones use to send soldiers these sweet treats during the American Civil War.

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According to legend, vampires are exceptionally vulnerable to which vegetable?

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Answer: Garlic
More information: These days vampires allergy to garlic is more or less a TV trope, but in Romania people used to actually place garlic in the mouths of carcasses of suspected vampires.

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The snack commonly referred to as "potato chips" were originally called what?

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Answer: Saratoga Chips
More information: Potato chips were originally referred to as "Saratoga chips" due to originating from Saratoga, New York in the late 19th Century.

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Where was the first McDonald's restaurant located?

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Answer: California
More information: The McDonald brother, Maurice (Mac) and Richard, opened their first restaurant in San Bernardino, California in 1948.



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