Curious Trivial Facts (10/30)

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This informative post will be posted on Saturday along with my usual writing.  We can all appreciate some of the lesser known facts from around the world.

Tomatoes are a member of the nightshade family, of which the majority is poisonous.  So, for almost two hundred years after they were brought back from Mexico, Europeans were afraid to eat tomatoes.  Instead, they used the plant as houseplants.

Cappuccino is named for the similarity of its color to the color of the long, hooded robes worn by the monks of the Capuchin order–and the fact that a properly prepared cappuccino leaves a brown ring along the rim of the cup that resembles a monk’s cowl.

These facts have been discovered in I NEVER KNEW THAT by David Hoffman (2009).

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