Where’s the fun in penning down a straightforward boring food research paper with nothing but a hypothesis, enquiries, objective and the likes? Why not make it a bit more interesting by covering some mind numbing information in your paper? Trust us when we say that this little piece of information will last much longer in the minds of the readers than any other thing throughout the research paper.
As luck would have it, the subject matter of food is abundant with some brain exploding facts which you can subtly slip in your research paper and give the readers something to hallucinate about. Here are some ideas:
1. Salmon Is Rarely Salmon
A little short of 50% salmon available in U.S markets are hardly salmon, but they are actually some kind of unknown fish dyed pink. Therefore, there’s a very high chance that you have been eating fake salmon your entire life and never have had the pleasure of actually eating a real one. Feel betrayed yet?
2. Cheese Attracts Thieves
You’d think that out of all the valuable things available in the world, including gold, diamonds and Eight Elvises by Andy Warhol no one would spare a second glance to a piece of cheese. Right? Wrong. Cheese is one of the most stolen products in the world and we couldn’t help but commend the thieves for keeping their priorities straight.
3. Fortune Cookies
The first word that comes to our mind when we think of these little fortune tellers is Chinese. Because all our lives we have been told that fortune cookies are part of Chinese tradition. In reality, the fortune cookies were first invented in San Francisco in 1900. So, our whole life has been a lie.
4. 100% Is Equivalent to 0%
When you are sipping a pack of juice that declares it to be 100% originally prepared with orange and feeling very smug with your parents because you finally made a healthy choice, it is actually nothing to be proud of. The jokes on you because the 100% originality is basically 0% originality and 100% artificial flavors.
5. You Have Most Probably Eaten Bugs
The red color used in various food items including skittles and other candies is called carmine and they are made by boiling down a type of bug known as cochineal bugs. And yes, you can go puke now, no one will judge you.
6. Killer Food
If you are a fan of seafood, then you have to listen to this with attention. Pufferfish or Fugu, as it is called, is used to prepare various famous Japanese dishes. However, if this fish is not prepared with attention and care then it can kill you on the spot since it is 1200 times more toxic than cyanide.
You see what we mean? Making these mind twisters a part of your research paper will surely leave your readers completely shocked.