The answer to this question is a resounding yes! Potato chips was accidentally discovered by George Crum, chief chef at Moon’s Lake House, a resort in Saratoga Springs, New York. According to stories, a resort customer complained that the French fries he ordered were “too thick and soggy” and “not salty enough.” The affronted Crum went to the kitchen and sliced potatoes as thinly as he possibly could, fried them until crispy, generously salted them and serve them himself in front of the picky diner.
There have been long running rumors that Mountain Dew (PepsiCo’s popular lemon-lime soda) can have negative effects on one’s manhood. They say drinking the yellow concoction can shrink testicles, decrease sperm count or even cause the penis to grow smaller. These urban legends must have stemmed from the fact that the FDA has required in 1979 that food and drugs containing Yellow No. 5 (a food coloring also known as tartrazine) be labeled to indicate its presence. However, this requirement was not because Yellow No. 5 can wreck a man’s reproductive system but because tartrazine was found to be associated with a variety of allergic type reactions in sensitive people.
Yes, the popular carbonated soft drink Coca-Cola used to contain cocaine when it was launched in 1885. Originally intended as a patent medicine, Coca-Cola was named after two of its main ingredients: extracts of coca leaves and kola nuts.