Amazing Food Facts

07 Mar 2014

Beer drinkers have long known that a small tap on the top of an open bottle of beer can cause a big, foamy spillage, and now scientists say they discovered the cause.

Sound frivolous? Not so, according to the researchers, who say the finding has implications not only for the brewing industry but also for those who predict volcanic activity.


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In 1767, chemist Joseph Priestley stood in his laboratory one day with an idea to help English mariners stay healthy on long ocean voyages. He infused water with carbon dioxide to create an effervescent liquid that mimicked the finest mineral waters consumed at European health spas.

At the recent 14th Annual HACCP conference at the Gold Coast, a presentation was given on cleaning solutions for removing allergens - email us for a copy of the paper it was based on.

Food trivia. Here is a collection of interesting facts about food or, maybe it should be amusing facts about food, so you can impress your friends. Ask them, did you know...


The first study to identify the composition of bacterial populations on the skin using a powerful molecular method. More

"Celebrating the art of culinary disaster" with online exhibit of charred comestibles.


Finished cooking a BBQ? What do you do next to impress your guests? Cheese Racing of course.


Researchers at the Univ. of Nottingham have developed a biomass burning cooking stove that converts the heat into acoustic energy and then into electricity, all in one unit.

A team of scientists from the University of Adelaide, Monash University and the United States has made a breakthrough in understanding how bacterial toxins cause severe gastrointestinal diseases. More
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