Mouthing Off

By the Editors of Food & Wine Magazine

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Daily Word Wizard

In this series, we reveal the secrets, histories and quirky bits of trivia behind your favorite foods.

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Daily Word Wizard

In this series, we reveal the secrets, histories and quirky bits of trivia behind your favorite foods.

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Daily Word Wizard

If you were in posession of something extremely valuable, where would you hide it? Probably locked away and not, say, in a wooden cider box. But that's where Albert Einstein's brain was hidden for 20 years, and no one had any idea.

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Astrophysics and food rarely overlap, but there is one instance in which the complex science and baking coincide.

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"Quiet in the peanut gallery!" It's an expression we remember hearing as kids giggling too loudly in the backseat or whispering during a lecture in school. But what is a peanut gallery, really?

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When you think of Ellis Island in its heyday, you probably don't picture Jell-O. But, as anachronistic as it may seem, the jiggly treat was a common sight at the country's immigration hub.

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Ever stop to wonder why pink lemonade exists, when lemons are definitely never pink? The drink may have originally gotten its pinkish hue from an entirely inedible source.

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Do not try this at home: In a literal instance of trial by fire, British soldiers used to mix rum with gunpowder and set it on fire in order to determine its alcohol content.

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If you ever find yourself in 19th century Mexico, be careful when you ask for a taco.

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Angry? Stressed? Try yelling at some basil. It could be beneficial to both you and the plant.

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