Friday, March 4, 2011

Facts About Chocolate - strangefacts

  • First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt ate three chocolate-covered garlic balls every morning
  • For people that are lactose intolerant, chocolate aids in helping milk digest easier
  • In China, people eat a bar of chocolate for every 1,000 chocolate bars eaten by the BritishThe Dalai Lama has a weakness for chocolate chip cookies
  • Approximately 71% of American chocolate eaters prefer to eat milk chocolate
  • Eating chocolate three times a month helps people live longer as opposed to people who overeat chocolate or do not eat chocolate at all
  • In October 1973, Swedish sweet maker Roland Ohisson of Falkenberg was buried in a coffin made of nothing but chocolate
  • Adolf Hitler loved chocolate cake very much
  • In the 1960 movie "Psycho" by Alfred Hitchcock, chocolate syrup was used to show the blood in the shower scene
  • Singer Chaka Khan came out with a line of chocolates called "Chakalates."
  • The last thing Elvis Presley ate before he died was four scoops of ice cream and 6 chocolate chip cookies

  • The most popular gift that teachers receive in the United States from their students is chocolate
  • The 17th-century French Cardinal Mazarin never traveled without his personal chocolate-maker
  • King Louis XIV of France established in his court the position of “Royal Chocolate Maker to the King.”
  • Every second, Americans collectively eat one hundred pounds of chocolate
  • Some people believe that people who have diabetes can’t have chocolate or sweets. Part of that is true. People with diabetes can have sweets, but have to limit their intake
  • The world's first chocolate candy was produced in 1828 by Dutch chocolate-maker Conrad J. Van Houten. He pressed the fat from roasted cacao beans to produce cocoa butter, to which he added cocoa powder and sugar
  • Per a national survey, 80 percent of U.S. teachers in grades kindergarten through eighth grade have received chocolate as a gift from their students
  • The most Ferrero Rocher chocolates eaten in one minute is seven and was achieved by Jim Lyngvild (Denmark)
  • According to Men's Health magazine, the worst drink in American is a milkshake containing 2,010 calories -- equivalent to eating 68 strips of bacon or 30 chocolate chip cookies
  • Certain foods can boost your sex drive and the list includes - lean meat, Grains, Watermelon, Pumpkin Seeds, Almonds, Bananas, Strawberries, Mangos, Avocado, Chilies, Basil, Cardamom, Figs, Pepper, Champagne, Oysters, Chocolate, Truffles, Caviar and Whipped Cream
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