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  • Apples, potatoes, and onions all taste the same when eaten with your nose plugged.
  • Broccoli is a vegetable with a nervous system. Primitive though it may be, it CAN feel pain.
  • When an egg floats in water, it is “off” and should not be eaten.
  • In Japan meat from the 'Fugu' or spiny puffer fish is considered a rare delicacy, however the liver and intestines contain a powerful neuro-toxin and the slightest contamination during preparation can be deadly.
  • Only food that does not spoil: honey.
  • Smelling bananas and/or green apples (smelling, not eating) can help you lose weight.
  • The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma.
  • Foods that will make you fart include beans, bran, broccoli, sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and onions.
  • Chocolate contains phenylethylamine (PEA), a natural substance that is reputed to stimulate the same reaction in the body as falling in love.
  • The melting point of cocoa butter is just below the human body temperature -- which is why it literally melts in your mouth.
  • A high protein diet will cause the loss of calcium.
  • Aspartame, an artificial sweetener causes weight gain.
  • Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
  • Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them; a fully ripened cranberry can be dribbled like a basketball.
  • Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously
  • In Tibet, a common drink is butter tea – it is made from yak butter, salt, and tea.

Hadeeth Newsflash

Reported by Jundub bin `Abdullah (RA): The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "Once someone said: `By Allah! Allah will not forgive such and such (a person).' Thereupon Allah, the Exalted and the Glorious, said: `Who is he who takes an oath in My Name that I will not grant pardon to so-and-so? I have granted pardon to so-and-so and rendered your good deeds fruitless.''' [Muslim]

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