It’s Thanksgiving, the day when Americans celebrate everything we’re grateful for by eating more food in one meal than we normally eat in 2 days. With all that turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and mountains of other yummy foods on the table, it’s hard to stop eating, especially for Joey Chestnut, who just won a turkey-eating contest.
When you buy a banana, zucchini or tomato at the grocery store, it just pops from the shelf into your shopping bag. But that fruit or veggie may have already traveled thousands of miles to reach you! Two people from National Geographic decided to track the journey of a box of strawberries. It might shock you to find out how well-traveled your fruits are.
Have you ever bought anything from a vending machine? It’s a tall box filled with food or drinks, and when you put money into it and press a button, the item you chose pops out. Usually vending machines sell packaged foods like chips, candy bars, or bottles of water or soda. But people have figured out how to sell all kinds of food from them.
The restaurant chain Olive Garden stirred up some excitement when they sold $100 all-you-can-eat passes: just $100 to eat as much pasta, salad and bread as you want as often as you want for 7 weeks. Well, one man from North Carolina decided to get his money’s worth, by having 95 meals (and counting!) in the first 6 weeks of his pass. He definitely put his money where his mouth is.
If you don’t love every vegetable out there, this guy might change your mind. Junji Koyama has figured out how to take just about any veggie — a carrot, a potato, a head of broccoli — and turn it into a musical instrument. Now if that doesn’t make veggies more appetizing, we don’t know what will.
If you live in America, you may come home today from trick-or-treating with a huge pile of candy, or have leftovers from the candy you give kids who visit you. Where are you going to put it all? One candy-loving guy has the answer – and it’s pretty clever!
Ice cream is already a pretty exciting treat: cold, yummy sweetness that melts on your tongue, sometimes with crunch or caramel mixed in. So what could be better than ice cream? Color-changing ice cream, of course, which was recently invented by Spanish physicist Manuel Linares.
Whenever you “recycle” a plastic water bottle instead of throwing it out, you’re helping our planet by letting that plastic be re-used, so we don’t have to make it from scratch again. But it gets even better than that in Istanbul, Turkey, where one company has created a way to help the environment and stray cats and dogs in the city.
If you live in America, you might want to carve a pumpkin for Halloween, or at least roll a couple onto your front lawn for decoration. Well, you’d better get your muscles in shape if you’re buying your pumpkins from farmer Keith Edwards, who’s grown 7 huge pumpkins that together weigh over 7,000 pounds!
It’s hard to believe, but at one point sliced bread was actually against the law in the United States. Click “Read More” to find out how long that lasted – and do the banned bread math!