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Silly Laws About Food

What you’ll see below is from an artificial intelligence investigation. the facts have not been checked.

In Idaho, USA, it’s illegal to give your sweetheart a box of candy weighing more than 50 pounds (22.6 kg).

In Singapore, it’s illegal to chew gum.

In Wisconsin, USA, it’s illegal to serve apple pie in public restaurants without cheese.

In Italy, it’s illegal to eat or drink near a historic monument.

In South Korea, it’s illegal to eat dogs.

In Georgia, USA, it’s illegal to eat fried chicken with utensils.

In Alabama, USA, it’s illegal to sell peanuts after sundown on Wednesdays.

In Japan, it’s illegal to be served food by a person with a tattoo.

In England, it’s illegal to handle a salmon in suspicious circumstances.

In Kansas, USA, it’s illegal to serve wine in teacups.

In Belgium, it’s illegal to eat French fries with mayonnaise on Thursdays.

In Italy, it’s illegal to make or sell spaghetti bolognese.

In Rhode Island, USA, it’s illegal to bite off someone’s leg.

In Nebraska, USA, it’s illegal for bar owners to sell beer unless they’re simultaneously brewing a kettle of soup.

In Denmark, it’s illegal to disrupt the peace with noisy eating.

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Candy

The world’s oldest known candy is a honey-based treat from over 2,000 years ago.

The word “candy” comes from the Arabic word “qandi,” which means “made of sugar.”

The first form of candy was created by ancient Egyptians over 4,000 years ago.

The first mass-produced candy in the United States was the candy corn, created in the 1880s.

The largest candy store in the world is Dylan’s Candy Bar in New York City, spanning over 15,000 square feet (1,393 square meters, or a third of an acre).


Dylan's Candy Bar, New York City, world's largest candy bar

Dylan’s Candy Bar

The average American consumes about 22 pounds (10 kilograms) of candy each year.

The world’s largest chocolate bar weighed 12,770 pounds (5,792 kilograms) and was made in Armenia in 2010.

The first chocolate bar was invented in 1847 by Joseph Fry.

M&M’s were originally created for soldiers in World War II since they could carry them without the chocolate melting.

The world’s most expensive chocolate bar is the “Amedei Porcelana,” which can cost up to $90 per bar.

The largest lollipop ever made weighed over 7,000 pounds (3,175 kilograms).

The largest candy cane ever made was 51 feet (15.5 meters) tall.

The Snickers candy bar was named after the Mars family’s favorite horse.

Cotton candy was invented by a dentist named William Morrison.

The world’s longest gum wrapper chain measured over 62 miles (100 kilometers).

The Tootsie Roll was named after its creator’s daughter’s nickname, “Tootsie.”

The chocolate-covered insect industry exists, with companies producing candies like chocolate-covered ants and scorpions.

There are more than 400 different flavors of Kit Kat in Japan, including unique options like wasabi and green tea.

The first candy bar to be taken to space was a Milky Way bar in 1982.

Hershey’s Kisses got their name from the machine that produces them, which makes a “kissing” sound.

The world’s largest candy necklace was made in Canada and measured over 1,000 feet (304 meters) long.

The popular candy Pez was originally marketed as an alternative to smoking.

Candy canes were originally straight, and the curved shape is said to represent a shepherd’s crook.

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Iowa

Iowa is the only state with two parallel rivers, the Missouri and the Mississippi, forming its borders.

Iowa has more golf courses per capita than any other state in the country.

Iowa was originally inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Sioux, Fox, and Sauk.

The state’s name comes from the Native American word “Ayuhwa,” which means “sleepy ones.”

The world’s largest popcorn ball was made in Sac City, Iowa in 2009. It weighed 5,000 pounds (2,267 kg).

The Iowa State Patrol is the oldest state law enforcement agency in the country, founded in 1935.

The town of Sabula, Iowa is the only town in the state located on an island, situated on the Mississippi River.

The town of Grinnell, Iowa is home to the largest functional musical instrument in the world, a 16-ton carillon that contains 171 bells.

The first electronic digital computer was invented at Iowa State University in 1937.

The world’s largest truck stop, Iowa 80, is located in Walcott, Iowa.

The first American female lawyer, Arabella Mansfield, was admitted to the Iowa bar in 1869.

Iowa has the highest literacy rate in the country.

The largest Danish settlement in the United States is in Elk Horn, Iowa.

Iowa is the largest producer of ethanol in the country.

The Amana Colonies, located in east-central Iowa, are a group of seven historic German villages known for their communal lifestyle and craftsmanship.

The National Balloon Classic, held in Indianola, Iowa, is the oldest and largest hot air balloon event in the Midwest.

Iowa is the birthplace of John Wayne, the famous actor known for his roles in Western films.

The Field of Dreams movie site, where the iconic baseball film was shot, is located in Dyersville, Iowa.

Iowa is the only state in the country to have an entire city designated as a National Historic Landmark. That city is Dubuque.

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Refrigerators

The first refrigerator was invented in 1805 by Oliver Evans, but it wasn’t until the early 1900s that they became widely available.

Before refrigerators many people had cabinets called “iceboxes” that held big blocks of slowly melting ice to keep food cold. Ice was delivered to homes by horse drawn wagons, and eventually with delivery trucks. Ice blocks were often cut from ponds in the winter, and stored in large buildings under layers of hay to last through the summer and fall.

The first “frost-free” refrigerator was introduced in 1954 by Frigidaire. Before that, all the food had to be removed every few weeks and the refrigerator turned off for an hour or two to melt ice that formed on the freezer section’s inner walls.

The word “refrigerator” comes from the Latin word “refrigero,” which means “I cool again.”

The first refrigerator to be mass-produced was the General Electric “Monitor-Top” in 1927.

The world’s largest refrigerator is located in a warehouse in California and is over 7 stories tall.

The first refrigerators used toxic gases like ammonia and sulfur dioxide as refrigerants.

Refrigerators are also used to store non-food items, such as medicines and flowers.

Some refrigerators have a “holiday mode” that can save energy when you’re away from home.

The world’s first “smart” refrigerator was introduced in 2000 by LG Electronics and had a built-in internet connection.

In the 1930s, refrigerators were often used to store beer during Prohibition.

The average lifespan of a refrigerator is about 14 years.

The world’s first refrigerator train car was built in 1867 to transport meat and other perishable items long distances.

Some refrigerators have a “chill zone” drawer that can keep food at a slightly lower temperature than the rest of the fridge.

The first refrigerators were often coated in porcelain enamel to make them easier to clean.

Some modern refrigerators have built-in touch screens that can display recipes, calendars, and even play music.

The first refrigerators to have built-in freezers were introduced in the 1940s.

In the 1930s, the Kelvinator company introduced a refrigerator that had a built-in radio.

Some refrigerators have a “door-in-door” design that allows you to access frequently used items without opening the entire fridge.

The first refrigerators were often powered by kerosene, gas, or even electricity generated by hand-cranked generators.

Most refrigerators use a compressor to squeeze then release gas through a narrow tube called a Venturi. As the gas escapes on the far side of the Venturi it expands. The heat it carries is spread out, which creates coolness.

Another way to move the gas through the Venturi is with heat. So, with this system, called ‘absorption cycle’ you need heat to create cold. Many recreational vehicles use absorption cycle refrigerators because they can be powered for days or weeks by propane rather than just hours before draining 12-volt batteries. Since absorption-cycle refrigerators don’t have a compressor, they can be very quiet.

Some refrigerators have a “soft freeze” function that keeps food at a slightly warmer temperature than a normal freezer.

The first commercially successful refrigerator was the Domelre, invented in France in the 1860s.

Some refrigerators have a “quick cool” function that can rapidly cool down food and drinks.

In the early 1900s, some refrigerators had built-in ice cream makers.

Some refrigerators have a “smart diagnosis” function that can help diagnose problems and provide troubleshooting tips.

The first refrigerators to use Freon as a refrigerant were introduced in the 1920s. Freon is a gas that destroys ozone in the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Enough Freon was used to make refrigerators and air conditioners that scientists were afraid that the earth’s weather would shift.

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Connecticut

Connecticut has the highest per capita income in the United States.

Connecticut has the highest percentage of people who walk to work in the US.

The state insect of Connecticut is the praying mantis.

The first speed limit law in the US was passed in Connecticut in 1901.

Connecticut is the third smallest state in the US by land area.

It is nicknamed “The Constitution State” because it is believed to have had the first written constitution in history.

The first lollipop-making machine was invented in New Haven, Connecticut in 1908.

In the early 20th century, Hartford, Connecticut was known as the “Insurance Capital of the World” because many of the world’s largest insurance companies were headquartered there.

The first American cookbook, “American Cookery,” was written by Connecticut native Amelia Simmons in 1796.

The world’s first submarine was built in Connecticut in 1775 by David Bushnell.

Connecticut has the oldest continuously operating newspaper in the US, The Hartford Courant, which was established in 1764.

The town of New Haven, Connecticut is home to the first hamburger, which was created in 1900 by Louis’ Lunch.

Connecticut was the first state to issue license plates for cars in 1901.

The Nutmeg State is Connecticut’s official nickname, due to the state’s history of trading nutmegs.

The Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut is the largest maritime museum in the world.

Connecticut has a state hero, Nathan Hale, who was a spy for the Continental Army during the American Revolution.

The first artificial heart was implanted in Connecticut in 1982.

Connecticut is the only state in the US to have an elected state attorney general.

The town of New Canaan, Connecticut has the highest median income in the US.

Connecticut has more than 3,000 miles of hiking trails.

The first telephone book was issued in New Haven, Connecticut in 1878.

The oldest public library in the US, the Scoville Memorial Library, is located in Connecticut.

Connecticut is the birthplace of many famous people, including Katherine Hepburn, Mark Twain, and Noah Webster.

The state tree of Connecticut is the white oak.

The oldest continuously operating amusement park in the US, Lake Compounce, is located in Connecticut.

The town of Essex, Connecticut is home to the world’s largest gathering of steamboats.

The Mystic Pizza restaurant in Mystic, Connecticut was the inspiration for the 1988 movie “Mystic Pizza” starring Julia Roberts.

Connecticut was one of the 13 original colonies of the US.

Connecticut is home to the first publicly funded park in the US, Bushnell Park in Hartford.

The state bird of Connecticut is the American robin.

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10 Facts About Colorado

Colorado is the only state in the United States to have ever turned down the opportunity to host the Olympics. In 1972, the state voted against hosting the Winter Olympics due to environmental and financial concerns. They turned down the Winter Olympics again in 1976.

Colorado has the highest elevation of any state in the country, with the highest point being Mount Elbert at 14,440 feet.

The world’s first rodeo was held in Colorado in 1869 in Deer Trail.

Colorado is home to the Great Sand Dunes National Park, which features the tallest sand dunes in North America, rising over 750 feet high.

The highest suspension bridge in the United States is located in Colorado, the Royal Gorge Bridge, which spans 1,270 feet across a canyon.

The first license plate on a car in the United States was issued in Denver, Colorado, in 1908.

Colorado is the only state in the country to have ever had a license plate made out of porcelain.

Colorado is the birthplace of the cheeseburger. The trademark for the name “cheeseburger” was granted in 1935 to Louis Ballast of the Humpty Dumpty Drive-In in Denver.

Colorado is the only state in the country to have a state song that was written by its citizens. “Rocky Mountain High” was written by John Denver and several others in 1972.

The world’s first atomic clock was built in Boulder, Colorado, in 1949.

The Colorado Rockies baseball team is the only major league sports team to have ever played a game at an altitude over 5,000 feet.

Colorado has more microbreweries per capita than any other state in the country.

The town of Nederland, Colorado, celebrates Frozen Dead Guy Days every year, honoring the cryogenic preservation of a man named Bredo Morstoel.

Colorado is the only state to have ever elected an openly gay governor, Jared Polis.

The world’s largest collection of dinosaur bones is located at the Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado.

The world’s largest silver nugget, weighing in at 2,340 pounds, was found in Colorado in 1894.

The highest paved road in the United States is located in Colorado, the Mount Evans Scenic Byway, which reaches an elevation of 14,130 feet.