Food & Drink Trivia and Answers

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Sailors from years past suffered from scurvy due to a lack of what?

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Answer: Vitamin C
More information: Scurvy amongst sailors was due to vitamin C deficiency caused by fruits and vegetables not being able to survive long sea journeys.

Hard

Bacchus is the Ancient Roman god of which beverage?

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Answer: Wine
More information: Bacchus, better known by his other name Dionysus, was the Ancient Roman god of wine.

VeryHard

What does the Japanese term "Sandai Wagyu" translate as?

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Answer: Three Big Beefs
More information: Sandai Wagyu are "the three big beefs" - Matsusaka, Ōmi and the most-famous of all, Kobe.

Medium

Which type of pastry is boiled before it is baked?

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Answer: Bagel
More information: Bagels are of Jewish origin and are especially popular in places such as New York City where they have prominent communities.

Easy

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.

Hard

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.

Hard

L-cysteine, an amino acid used to preserve the shelf life of bread, is made up of what?

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Answer: Human Hair
More information: L-cysteine is found in the human body and is derived from human hair (as well as duck feathers) when used in bread.

Easy

What is the main ingredient in hash browns?

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Answer: Potatoes
More information: The most-popular version of hash browns are breaded patties made up of shredded potatoes.

Medium

When was the fast food chain, Mcdonalds, founded?

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Answer: 1955
More information: Mcdonald's was founded on April 15th, 1955 in Des Plaines, Illinois.

VeryHard

Tomatoes originated from which continent?

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Answer: South America
More information: Tomatoes actually originated in South America, with its name being derived from the language of the Aztecs.



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