More than just Kimchi
More than just Kimchi
The literal translation of the name suggests that it is an all-encompassing bowl of rice with minced meat and vegetables as accompaniments. The best part of this Korean dish is its versatility. You can easily alter it to your taste and dietary preferences. While most of us feel hesitant in incorporating an alien cuisine in our lives over the fear of exotic ingredients priced exorbitantly, this is not the case with Korean cuisine. Most of the ingredients used can be easily found in our own local markets and kitchens. A popular Korean dipping sauce and sometimes the core ingredient for its dishes is sesame oil. In fact, Korean food is incomplete without this nutty aromatic addition to its dishes. Widely used in our own cooking, sesame oil is known to have some great health benefits too. Another Korean essential is coconut milk, largely used in the southern parts of India; coconut milk gives a sweet and smooth flavour to the dishes. Like Indian food, Korean food can sometimes be extremely rich in spices, so the addition of coconut milk not only adds a layer of flavour but also ties the whole dish together. Try your hand at these exotic but easy to make Korean dishes. Korean Bibimbap (serves 4) Ingredients: 500gms cooked short-grain rice 250gms bean sprouts, washed and drained (any lentil ) 400gms of spinach blanched and washed with the excess water squeezed out by hand 250gms carrot 1 zucchini 1 cucumber 4 green onions, chopped 20gms garlic caramelized 100gms sliced caramelized onion 300gms fresh lean cut of beef (fillet) and/or chicken breast 4 eggs 50ml vegetable oil 100ml sesame oil 20gms sesame seeds 50ml light soy sauce 10gms Honey (or sugar) Korean hot pepper paste (gochujang) Salt to taste Korean Bibimbap Preparation: Let the cooked rice stand, covered, at room temperature to keep it warm. Blanch Spinach leaves and drain out the water. Boil sprouts in salt water and keep aside. Finely slice the carrot. Slice the zucchini length-wise. Cut the cucumber in halves, length-wise. Cut the beef/chicken length-wise. Accompaniments for the Bibimbap: In a bowl, mix the boiled sprouts by hand with ½ tsp salt, 1 tap minced garlic, and 2tsp sesame oil. Place this on a large platter. Cut up the blanched spinach a few times and put it in a bowl. Mix by hand with 1 tsp garlic, 1 tsp sesame oil, ½ tsp salt, and 1 tsp sesame seeds. Mix the sliced carrots with a pinch of salt. Let it stand for 5 to 10 minutes until sweating. Mix the zucchini with ½ teaspoon salt. Mix the cucumber with ¼ teaspoon salt. Mix the beef/chicken slices with 1tbsp tablespoon minced garlic, 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp honey, 2 tsp sesame oil, and 1tsp sesame seeds with a spoon. Cooking: Heat up a pan over a medium flame. Add a few drops of cooking oil to the pan. Squeeze out excess water from the carrot and sauté it for 1 minute. Once cooked, place it on the platter next to the soy bean sprouts and spinach. Wipe the pan clean with a wet paper towel. Heat a few drops of cooking oil in the pan and squeeze out the excess water from the cucumber. Sauté with ½ tsp minced garlic and a few drops of sesame oil for 30 seconds. Put it on the platter. Clean the pan. Heat up the pan and squeeze out excess water from the zucchini. Add a few drops of cooking oil and sauté with 1tsp minced garlic, 1tbsp chopped green onion and a drop of sesame oil for 1 minute until slightly softened. Put it on the platter. Clean the pan. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat, toss the Beef/chicken at medium high heat until cooked. Serve: Re-heat the soybean sprout soup. Season and garnish with chopped spring onion and serve it as a side. Divide the cooked rice into 4 portions. Each portion will be a little more than 1 cup of rice. Put the rice in separate bowls and arrange the vegetables and beef on and around the rice. Prepare a sunny side up/fried egg and place it over the rice. Slightly pan-fry the beef/chicken before putting them on the top of rice. Sprinkle the Bibimbap with the sesame seeds and drizzle some sesame oil for added flavour. Serve right away with some hot pepper paste (gochujang) on the side. — Chef Sanjay Kak (Culinary Director IIHM) Bokkeumbap Ingredients: 1 bowl cooked rice 5-6 chicken sausages. 1 medium carrot 1 potato 1 zucchini 1 onion 8-10 cloves of garlic One bunch of spring onions 2 eggs 2tsp soy sauce 2tbsp sesame oil 50gms sesame seeds Preparation: Cut sausage into rough one inch cubes Finely chop all vegetables, length-wise. Bokkeumbap Process Preheat wok and add 2tbsp of sesame oil. Once the oil is hot, add the sausages and garlic first. When the garlic is slightly brown add potatoes, carrots, zucchini and onions. Keep stirring in order to avoid the vegetables from burning. Once the vegetables are cooked add the cooked rice to the wok. Whisk one egg into the rice mix, stirring constantly to completely incorporate the egg. Once the egg is cooked add 2tsp of soya sauce and 2tsp of sesame oil. Garnish the dish with spring onions and roasted sesame seeds for that added crunch. Kimchi Ingredients: 1 Chinese (napa) cabbage. Kosher salt to taste. 4tbsp Vinegar. 2tbsp Sesame oil. 2 tbsp Tomato ketchup. 2 tbsp Korean kimchi paste. 8-10 cloves of garlic. 20gms ginger. 50gms sesame seeds. Spring onions for garnish. 1 medium radish. 2tsp Sugar. 2tbsp fish sauce. 100gms rice flour 100ml water. Method: Slice the cabbage in half, without shredding the densely packed leaves inside. First make a small slit at the base of the cabbage. Dunk the leaves in a large bowl of water with salt and vinegar Let the cabbage rest in this water for two hours. Turn them over every 30 minutes, so they get marinated evenly. After two hours wash the cabbage under cold water thoroughly. Combine the remaining vinegar and salt water along with rice flour in a bowl and mix well. Heat this mix on a low flame for 10 minutes until it starts to bubble. Then add 2tsp of sugar and reheat. Remove it from the heat and let it the mix cool. To the cool mix add chopped garlic, ginger, kosher salt, radish and onion. Add 2tbsp of fish sauce, Korean kimchi paste and tomato ketchup to the paste and mix it well Spread this mix evenly on each cabbage half and wrap it. Store it in a dry place for a day or two at room temperature. When the cabbage (kimchi) is soft and ready to eat then store it in your fridge. Garnish it will the sesame seeds and chopped spring onion and serve it as a side with the Bokkeumbap. Kimchi Courtesy: Haiku Do you know Bibimbap literally means ‘mixed rice.’ It contains a variety of vegetables placed on top of white rice, along with a spoonful of red pepper paste. Add an egg and some meat. Bokkeumbap means ‘fried rice.’ While there are many varieties of bokkeumbap, the most famous kind is kimchi bokkeumbap. Korean food is known to be hearty in its portions with rice being the core ingredient for most of its dishes. Fermented foods are also part of the Korean meal. These fermented foods can include mung beans, pickled cabbage, and a staple food known as Kimchi. These fermented dishes are thought to have healing properties and promote healthy digestion. … DailyhuntDisclaimer: This story is auto-aggregated by a computer program and has not been created or edited by Dailyhunt. Publisher: Deccan Chronicle https://speakerdeck.com/tawonkeens
Frugal 2019 Wedding Catering Tips That Will Aggrandize The Charm of Your Gala Night
Making decisions on wedding catering is axiomatically one of the most bothersome tasks for couples. When there is such a colossal range of cuisines and varieties to choose from, the pressure to formulate the best menu for your big day is inexplicable.
What are the traits of a lip-smacking wedding menu and how to formulate a wedding menu that doesn’t make a dent in your budget? These questions usually float in the mind of every couple who is striving hard to arrange the best catering options. A typical Indian wedding menu should be elegant, delectable, and must reflect your fine taste. The taste of cuisines must evoke the inner foodie of every walking individual at your wedding.
We are in between of the year 2019, and we have already witnessed a gamut of wedding catering trends that can spill the magic in your wedding. After conducting painstaking research and scrolling the internet for hours, we have jotted down the best wedding catering tips of 2019 that will spruce up your wedding venue and at the same time cut down the catering cost manifold times. Decide Budget
The kind of wedding menu you will be able to arrange for the wedding entirely depends on your budget. Determining your budget in advance allows you to look after only those options which are easy to bring on board as well as appetizing.
Catering comprises a big chunk of the overall wedding budget. Therefore, you should lay great emphasis when deciding the budget as the dearth of the budget can debilitate the peppiness of your wedding. Rope in a Professional Caterer
Bringing the best in business wedding caterers in Ghaziabad can ease the burden of wedding catering off your shoulders to a great extent. Professional caterers encompass a stupendous experience of handling the wedding catering of all styles.
They will provide the right guidance on foods and beverages while leaving ample room to consider your ideas as well. With a dexterous team of world-class chefs, wedding caterers can propel your guests to lick fingers like little tots by serving them flavorsome and tongue-tickling dishes. Make sure to hire the wedding caterer within your budget and him give clear instructions to make arrangements within the limited budget only. The Significance of The Season
It would be absolutely frivolous if you formulate the wedding menu without taking into account the prevailing season. The notion of exemplary catering menu is massively influenced by the season of the year when you plan to get hitched.
Obviously, nobody would like to eat the piping hot Gazar ka Halwa in the scorching summer heat. The season of the year and the time of the day will help you to discover the best possible cocktails, main course, and dessert options that create the buzz of your event. Select Theme for The Buffet
The way food is used to serve at weddings has expanded dramatically in the last couple of years. Earlier, the buffet system was dominating the trend’s chart. With the passage of time, more regaling options have come into existence. Some of the best buffet trends are food truck, separate counter for beverages, bar counters, live food counters, etc.
But don’t forget to include the ever-classic tradition of sit-down dinner which is still the top-notch choice for most of the couples and brides. Include Organic Food Items
We all have tasted local and international cuisines numerous times in the wedding ceremonies. However, it is your responsibility to serve hygienic and organic food to your guests which is way healthier and fresher than oily and saccharine based food items.
You should also take care of the appetite needs of non-vegetarian lovers at your wedding. Rope in the farm-fresh meats and fish that are healthier and cost-effective.
We would suggest you stick hard to these tips if you truly want to amplify your wedding catering section. Drop the comments below if you know some other wedding catering trends that are riding high in 2019.
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Dave and Jen test your mettle every day with “Brainbuster Trivia” at 720am!
It’s your chance to win great prizes like gift certificates to terrific Ithaca restaurants like Agava , Kilpatrick’s Publick House , the Boatyard Grill and more plus tickets to wine weekends, concerts and theaters, too!
Missed one? Check ’em out (with the answers) below!
MONDAY 6/24: One in three women have gone on a date just for this. (A FREE MEAL!)
FRIDAY 6/21: You may have siblings…if you’re lucky you may also have niblings! What are niblings? (NIECES AND NEPHEWS)
THURSDAY 6/20: One in three people still sleep with one of these. (A STUFFED ANIMAL, BLANKET OR PILLOW FROM THEIR CHILDHOOD)
WEDNESDAY 6/19: This classic building toy was invented by the son of famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. (LINCOLN LOGS)
TUESDAY 6/18: According to a new Green Giant survey, what’s America’s favorite vegetable? (BROCCOLI)
MONDAY 6/17: 28% of people would rather have one of these “days” than sit in traffic. (BAD HAIR DAY!)
THURSDAY 6/13: What are baby rabbits called? (KITTENS!)
WEDNESDAY 6/12: 25% of us haven’t used one of these in six months…2% have NEVER used one! (A LANDLINE PHONE)
TUESDAY 6/11: These enhancements were given to a dog named Esmerelda in Texas in 1962 to see if they’d work…they did, so doctors started giving them to their patients. (BREAST IMPLANTS)
MONDAY 6/10: Which one of the four railroads on the Monopoly game board was the first commercial train in America? (B&O…the Baltimore and Ohio RR)
FRIDAY 6/7: What’s our favorite donut, according to a new study? (GLAZED)
THURSDAY 6/6: According to a new Safewise.com study, what Northwestern State is the most pet-friendly state in the US? (OREGON)
WEDNESDAY 6/5: 26% of us get up in the middle of the night to do this. (CHECK OUR CELL PHONES)
TUESDAY 6/4: These are replaced on the body every three months. (EYELASHES!)
MONDAY 6/3: What product uses the advertising slogan “When it rains, it pours”? (MORTON SALT)
FRIDAY 5/31: The name of this bread literally translates to “Devil’s flatulence” in Old German. (PUMPERNICKEL!)
THURSDAY 5/30: What insect is the only one that can turn its head and look over its shoulder? (PRAYING MANTIS)
WEDNESDAY 5/29: In what country was the first NBA game played? (CANADA…the Knicks took on the Toronto Huskies November 1st, 1946)
TUESDAY 5/28 Dieters say this is the toughest food to give up. (CHEESE)
FRIDAY 5/24: This inductee into the Video Hall of Fame sold 17 million copies of a videocassette she released in 1982. (JANE FONDA!)
THURSDAY 5/23: These animals don’t have white fur…it’s transparent and reflects sunlight and makes it look white. (POLAR BEARS)
WEDNESDAY 5/22: What the #1 thing we’re most likely to spill? (COFFEE…followed by wine, oil/butter/grease and ice cream!)
TUESDAY 5/21 : Half of Americans have used this as an alternative to showering. (JUMPING INTO A SWIMMING POOL!)
MONDAY 5/20: Over half of us would rather travel with this than our partners. (OUR PET)
FRIDAY 5/17: Sony’s challenger to VHS tapes was a flop, but they still made blank tapes for their machines until 2016! What was it? (BETAMAX)
THURSDAY 5/16: Ancient Egyptians used a formula containing the eggs of thIs big bird as a form or deodorant. (OSTRICH)
WEDNESDAY 5/15: This 70’s detective show was originally called “The Alley Cats”. (CHARLIE’S ANGELS)
TUESDAY 5/14 : More people drink this animal’s milk than any other. (GOAT)
MONDAY 5/13: This country has more lakes than every other country combined ! (CANADA)
FRIDAY 5/10: What’s our favorite chore, according to a recent Clorox survey? (LAUNDRY)
THURSDAY 5/9: Elephants, sloths, hippos and rhinos are among only the handful of mammals that can’t do this. (JUMP)
WEDNESDAY 5/8: 62% of us do this every time we travel. (OVERPACK)
TUESDAY 5/7 : 10% of men have one of these that’s over 10 years old. (UNDERWEAR!)
MONDAY 5/6: Who’s our favorite TV Mom, according to Ranker.com? (CAROL BRADY of the Brady Bunch)
FRIDAY 5/3: This movie has been playing longer than any other…nonstop since 1975! (ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW)
THURSDAY 5/2: A group of these animals is called a “fluffle”! (BUNNIES)
WEDNESDAY 5/1: What’s America’s longest running, continuously held sporting event? (THE KENTUCKY DERBY)
TUESDAY 4/30 : Over 3000 people have gone to the emergency room after tripping over what common household item? (LAUNDRY BASKET)
MONDAY 4/29: Most women fard every day…some women do it all day long…and other women NEVER do it! What is farding? (PUTTING ON MAKEUP)
FRIDAY 4/26: Where are 80% of America’s pretzels made? (PENNSYLVANIA)
THURSDAY 4/25: What’s the only mammal with a shell? (ARMADILLO)
WEDNESDAY 4/24: The average adult now spends 6 hours and 24 minute a day doing this. (SITTING…almost an hour more than we did a decade ago!)
TUESDAY 4/23 : What’s the #1 excuse we use for not exercising, according to a new study? (WE’RE TOO TIRED)
MONDAY 4/22: This office staple was originally called Press n’ Peel when they first came out in 1977. (POST-IT NOTES)
FRIDAY 4/19: Over 40% of people do this to their food before they eat it. (PUT SALT ON IT)
THURSDAY 4/18: What was the name of the dog on “Frasier”? (EDDIE)
WEDNESDAY 4/17: According to a new survey, what’s the one thing about our looks that we’re most self-conscious about? (OUR TEETH)
TUESDAY 4/16 : What’s the #1 way we de-stress, according to a new study? (WATCH TV OR A MOVIE)
MONDAY 4/15: What was the original date of Tax Day when they were first collected in 1913? (MARCH 1st)
FRIDAY 4/12: In what Italian city did the first pizzaria open in 1830? (NAPOLI or NAPLES…with pizza cooked in an over lined with lava from Mount Vesuvius!)
THURSDAY 4/11: Only one species of snake makes a nest…which one? (COBRA…King Cobras, to be specific)
WEDNESDAY 4/10: This first appeared on a pack of Juicy Fruit gum in 1974…now it’s in the Smithonian! (UPC BAR CODE)
TUESDAY 4/9 : In what body part is the smallest bone in the body? (YOUR EAR…the stapes (or stirrup bone) is only 1/8th of an inch long!)
MONDAY 4/8: There’s only one word in the English language that ends in the letters “MT”…what is it? (DREAMT)
FRIDAY 4/5: When this snack food debuted in 1912, it had a lemon meringue flavor, but it was discontinued in 1920. (OREOs!)
THURSDAY 4/4: This insect has 12,000 eyes! (BUTTERFLY…the Monarch, in particular)
WEDNESDAY 4/3: This comedy prop was invented in the 1920s at a rubber factory in Toronto, when employees were messing around with scrap rubber. (WHOOPIE CUSHION!)
TUESDAY 4/2 : Your body will produce about 14 pounds of this in your lifetime. (BELLY BUTTON LINT!)
MONDAY 4/1: When this clothing store opened in San Francisco in 1969 it sold two things…Levis and records! (THE GAP)
FRIDAY 3/29: This alcohol is named after the county in which it’s made. (BOURBON…95% of the bourbon is still made in Kentucky today!)
THURSDAY 3/28: Lupus is the Latin word for what animal? (WOLF)
WEDNESDAY 3/27: What’s the most spoken language in the world? (CHINESE…Spanish is 2nd, English is 3rd!)
TUESDAY 3/26 : This body part is as long as your nose. (YOUR THUMB!)
MONDAY 3/25: This Northeastern US city has more bridges than any other city in the world! (PITTSBURGH)
FRIDAY 3/22: What Morgan Freeman movie is our favorite movie of the 90’s, according to a new poll? (THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION)
THURSDAY 3/21: According to a new study, this Summer scent is our favorite smell. (FRESH CUT GRASS)
WEDNESDAY 3/20: 37% of us plan to do this for at least one day in the upcoming season. (SPRING CLEANING)
TUESDAY 3/19 : This fruit was called a shaddock in the 19th century…what’s it called now? (GRAPEFRUIT)
MONDAY 3/18: The US city was first called Terminus. (ATLANTA)
FRIDAY 3/15: “American” cuisine is our favorite type of food according to a new poll…what’s our #2? (ITALIAN…followed by Mexican, Chinese and Spanish)
THURSDAY 3/14: Royals in ancient China kept these animals up their sleeves to keep them warm and for protection. (DOGS…specifically Pekingese ones!)
WEDNESDAY 3/13: When these debuted in NYC in 1907 they were red and green. (TAXI CABS)
TUESDAY 3/12 : Which fast food restaurant was the first to ban smoking in 1994? (ARBY’S)
MONDAY 3/11: What was Barbie’s first pet? (A HORSE…named Dancer!)
FRIDAY 3/8: Apparently it’s bad etiquette to eat one of these in more than five bites. (A HOT DOG…according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council!)
THURSDAY 3/7: The surface area of this animal, including the fur, is about the same as a ping pong table. (CAT)
WEDNESDAY 3/6: For every 100 miles we drive, we do this 41 times. (SWEAR!)
TUESDAY 3/5 : 12% of adults still do this when they get sick. (CALL THEIR MOM)
MONDAY 3/4: Americans will eat about 300 of these this year. (EGGS)
THURSDAY 2/28: What flying creatures are elephants afraid of? (BEES)
WEDNESDAY 2/27: This movie was in theaters for so long, it’s the first one to come out on VHS while it was still playing. (“TITANIC”)
TUESDAY 2/26 : According to a new Harvard study, the best sign a man’s heart is healthy is whether or not he can do 40 of these. (PUSH-UPS)
MONDAY 2/25: What sport was originally called “kitten ball”? (SOFTBALL)
FRIDAY 2/22: 10% of us have left a date early to avoid this. (PAYING THE BILL)
THURSDAY 2/21 : What breed of dog is know for its bluish/black tongue? (CHOW CHOW)
WEDNESDAY 2/20: In Germany, this salad dressing is called “America Sauce”. (THOUSAND ISLAND!)
TUESDAY 2/19 : A new study found snakes our biggest fear…what’s #2? (HEIGHTS)
MONDAY 2/18: What 20th century President was the first to have his mother vote for him? (FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT)
FRIDAY 2/15: What’s the tallest building in the world? (THE BURJ KALIFA IN DUBAI)
THURSDAY 2/14 : One in 50 people have found love while on this. (AN AIRPLANE)
WEDNESDAY 2/13: One in five people have stayed up all night just to do this. (BINGE WATCH A TV SHOW)
TUESDAY 2/12 : This pharmacy grew from 20 stores to 400 during Prohibition because they were allowed to sell whiskey “for medicinal purposes”. (WALGREENS)
MONDAY 2/11 : What’s the best selling car of all time? [HINT: The first one rolled off the Toyota lot in 1966.] (TOYOTA COROLLA)
FRIDAY 2/8: We crave chocolate the most according to a new survey…what do we crave 2nd most [HINT: It never goes bad!] (HONEY)
THURSDAY 2/7 : A group of these young birds is called a “clutch”! (CHICKENS)
WEDNESDAY 2/6: The average person owns more than 50 of these. (BOOKS)
TUESDAY 2/5 : The idea of achieving this daily health goal isn’t based on any active science…it’s from a Japanese marketing slogan from the 70s! (TAKING 10,000 STEPS)
MONDAY 2/4 : This internet search provider was originally called “Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web”! (YAHOO!…they changed the name two months after the launch!)
FRIDAY 2/1: 34% of us have done this on Super Bowl Sunday before the game is over. (FALLEN ASLEEP!)
THURSDAY 1/31 : The name of these islands is Latin for “island of the dogs”! (THE CANARY ISLANDS)
WEDNESDAY 1/30: What’s the #1 thing brides would change about their wedding if they could (other than who they married)? (THEIR DRESS)
TUESDAY 1/29 : Deep yellow or orange fruits and vegetables have this vitamin, important for good eyesight, helping your body fight infection and keeping your skin and hair healthy…what vitamin is it? (VITAMIN A)
MONDAY 1/28 : The first seven flavors of these were peppermint, wintergreen, clove, licorice, cinnamon, violet and chocolate…but only peppermint and wintergreen are still around. (LIFESAVERS)
FRIDAY 1/25: In Canada, 80% of this beverage comes in bags. (MILK)
THURSDAY 1/24 : What’s the more common name for the dog breed called Alsatians? (GERMAN SHEPHERD)
WEDNESDAY 1/23: There are 421 words for this in Scotland…but they don’t get much of it. (SNOW!)
TUESDAY 1/22 : According to a new survey, what’s the #1 thing women would do with extra time in their day? (SLEEP!)
MONDAY 1/21 : 56% of people have named this. (THEIR CAR)
FRIDAY 1/18: What breakfast cereal asked you to “follow your nose”? (FROOT LOOPS!)
THURSDAY 1/17 : What kind of creature is a Portuguese man o’ war? (JELLYFISH)
WEDNESDAY 1/16: What hobby do Americans spend the most money on? (GARDENING)
TUESDAY 1/15 : The name of this soft drink comes from the word for indigestion…because it’s original purpose was to help people with digestion issues. (PEPSI…from the word “dyspepsia”!)
MONDAY 1/14 : What’s the most common city or town name in America? (WASHINGTON…there’s 88 of ’em!)
FRIDAY 1/11: According to the National Institute of Health, what state drinks the most wine? (CALIFORNIA…New York is 3rd!)
THURSDAY 1/10 : What’s the largest land carnivore? (POLAR BEAR)
WEDNESDAY 1/9: The average age of this big ticket item is 11 1/2 years old. (CAR)
TUESDAY 1/8 : What’s the heaviest organ in your body? (YOUR SKIN…yes, it’s an organ!)
MONDAY 1/7 : The letter printed on this candy was originally black. (M&Ms!)
FRIDAY 1/4: The word spaghetti comes from the Italian word “spago”…what does it mean? (THIN STRING or TWINE)
THURSDAY 1/3 : The famous painting of dogs playing this game is actually called “A Friend In Need”. (POKER)
WEDNESDAY 1/2: The man who invented this lubricant/moisturizer ATE a spoonful of it every day…and lived to be 92! (VASELINE)
FRIDAY 12/21: It takes about 10,000 piece to make one of these Winter wonders! (SNOWMAN!)
THURSDAY 12/20 : What’s the #1 “old-school” gift parents wish their kids still wanted for Christmas, according to a new survey? (A BIKE)
WEDNESDAY 12/19: When this game became popular in 2006, pencil sales went up 700%! (SUDOKU)
TUESDAY 12/18 : What’s the #1 resolution we’re already making for 2019, according to YouGov.com? (EXERCISING MORE)
MONDAY 12/17 : According to a new study, what state has the least Christmas spirit this year? (ALASKA…Hawaii is next!)
FRIDAY 12/14: This German museum features 16000 artifacts about this common food staple but not one piece of it in sight…what is it? (BREAD)
THURSDAY 12/13 : What animal has the highest blood pressure? (GIRAFFE!)
WEDNESDAY 12/12: The iconic sound of this TV show is a combination of nearly a dozen sounds, including 500 monks walking across a hardwood floor! (LAW & ORDER)
TUESDAY 12/11 : When this game first came out in 1938 it was called Lexico. (SCRABBLE)
MONDAY 12/10 : Sales of this popular breakfast cereal doubled when they introduced a unicorn shape. (LUCKY CHARMS)
FRIDAY 12/7: What Southern delicacy was introduced to America by immigrants from Scotland who settled there? (FRIED CHICKEN!)
THURSDAY 12/6 : What’s 2018’s most popular dog name, according to NextDoor.com? (BELLA)
WEDNESDAY 12/5: What Oscar-winning actress is named after a Cleveland department store? (HALLE BERRY…her Mom loved Halle’s and named her after it!)
TUESDAY 12/4 : You burn approximately 320 calories a day just by doing this…and you’re doing it right now! (THINKING)
MONDAY 12/3 : This classic Christmas special killed the aluminum Christmas tree market. (A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS)
FRIDAY 11/30: What’s the one Christmas movie we watch every year, according to a Marcus Theaters poll? (HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS)
THURSDAY 11/29 : Some species of this insect have evolved to look like bird poop so if a bird spots them, they won’t be eaten! (CATERPILLARS)
WEDNESDAY 11/28: This classic Christmas character is known in Finland as Petteri Punakuono. (RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER)
TUESDAY 11/27 : In order to graduate at several colleges in the US (including Cornell) you’ll have to pass this fitness test. (SWIMMING!)
MONDAY 11/26 : This form of advertising is banned in four states…Maine, Vermont, Alaska and Hawaii. (BILLBOARDS)
WEDNESDAY 11/21: Turkeys have 27 of these. (CALLS!)
TUESDAY 11/20 : What drink is the #1 source of antioxidents for Americans? (COFFEE…nothing else comes close!)
MONDAY 11/19 : What recipe are Americans Googling the most this Thanksgiving? (STUFFING)
FRIDAY 11/16: 70% of us would like to skip this this holiday season. (GIFT GIVING)
THURSDAY 11/15: A group of these animals is called a prickle. (PORCUPINES)
WEDNESDAY 11/14: The most visited home in America is the White House. What’s the second? (GRACELAND)
TUESDAY 11/13 : When you lie, this body part shrinks. (YOUR NOSE!)
MONDAY 11/12 : What online retailer was originally going to be called Relentless? (AMAZON.COM)
FRIDAY 11/9: This video game character was originally named Mr. Needlemouse. (SONIC THE HEDGEHOG)
THURSDAY 11/8: It’s illegal to give away these rodents in Montana. (MONTANA!)
WEDNESDAY 11/7: This household sound is in the key of E-flat. (A TOILET FLUSHING!)
TUESDAY 11/6 : Every elected official in Kentucky has to take an oath that they’ve never been in one of these “competitions”. (A DUEL!)
MONDAY 11/5 : Which of Santa’s reindeer names mean “thunder” and “lightning”? (DONNER AND BLITZEN)
FRIDAY 11/2: There are more than 15 flavors of this candy bar in Japan, including pear, blueberry cheesecake, green tea, wasabi and soybean! (KIT KAT)
THURSDAY 11/1: There are about 50 million of these fish in Lake Ontario…though they’re not native…we put them there! (GOLDFISH…pet owners set them free and the started reproducing!)
WEDNESDAY 10/31: This board game got its name when the people who made it asked it what it should be called? (THE OUIJA BOARD)
FRIDAY 10/26: Pumpkins were once thought to be a cure for this skin condition. (FRECKLES!)
THURSDAY 10/25: This author had 52 cats and 16 dogs. (ERNEST HEMINGWAY)
WEDNESDAY 10/24: In what year did the “Thriller”, “Footloose”, “Sports”, “Born In The USA” and “Purple Rain” albums debut? (1984…they were the only #1 albums of the year, an all-time low!)
TUESDAY 10/23: Almost 3000 people were injured last year doing this for Halloween. (CARVING PUMPKINS!)
MONDAY 10/22 : These are yellow because we see that color faster than any other color in the rainbow. (SCHOOL BUSES)
FRIDAY 10/19: Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” was the first American movie to show what device on screen? (TOILET…the first to show it flushing, too!)
THURSDAY 10/18: A group of this breed of dog is called a grumble. (PUGS!)
WEDNESDAY 10/17: This $3 billion company is named after a character from the novel “Moby Dick”. (STARBUCKS)
TUESDAY 10/16: McDonald’s invented bubble gum that tasted like this vegetable a few years ago but scrapped it because kids found it too confusing. (BROCCOLI)
MONDAY 10/15 : Less than 4% of cars bought today have this once-common feature? (MANUAL TRANSMISSION)
FRIDAY 10/12: What country created Hawaiian pizza? (CANADA…in the 1960s!)
THURSDAY 10/11: Of our biggest fears, what animal tops the list? (SNAKES…followed by spiders and sharks)
WEDNESDAY 10/10: More than 300 million of these toys have been sold, enough to wrap around the Earth over 126 times! (SLINKY)
TUESDAY 10/9: People started saying this phrase in the 14th century to protect them from the plague. (GOD BLESS YOU)
MONDAY 10/8 : What Australian city was first called Batmania after founder John Batman? (MELBOURNE!)
FRIDAY 10/5: In what “hit” HBO show did Lady Gaga make her acting debut? (“THE SOPRANOS”…she was “Girl at Swimming Pool Number 2″…and only 15 years old!)
THURSDAY 10/4: What color lobster is the rarest…with only 1 in 100 MILLION known to exist? (WHITE…they’re called albino, ghost or crystal lobsters!)
WEDNESDAY 10/3: The Oakland A’s and Cleveland Indians played two games in 1973 with what color baseballs? (ORANGE…they thought they’d be easier to see!)
TUESDAY 10/2: A man has a 50% of developing this by the time he’s 50. (BALDNESS)
MONDAY 10/1 : According to CandyStore.com, what colorful candy will most Americans hand out this Halloween? (SKITTLES!)
FRIDAY 10/2: This loses 70% of its flavor within two minutes of being made. (COFFEE)
THURSDAY 9/27: This ocean predator is ticklish…but we don’t recommend you try it! (SHARK…horses are, too!)
WEDNESDAY 9/26: 35% of married men would never do this in the home without asking their wives first. (TOUCH THE THERMOMETER…smart men!)
TUESDAY 9/25: You have a greater chance of dying on your birthday than any other day of the year. (YOUR BIRTHDAY!)
MONDAY 9/24 : The “interrobang”, which expresses excitement or disbelief, is a combination of what two punctuation marks? (EXCLAMATION POINT AND QUESTION MARK) Here’s what it looks like! ‽
FRIDAY 9/21 : People whose eyes are this color have a higher tolerance for alcohol. (BLUE)
THURSDAY 9/20: According to a new survey, what Western state loves dogs the most? (CALIFORNIA…New York is second!)
WEDNESDAY 9/19: These holiday treats were invented in the 1600’s in Germany to help keep kids quiet at church. (CANDY CANES…ever notice that they’re shaped like shepherd’s staffs?)
TUESDAY 9/18: If you have syngenesophobia, you probably don’t go to many Thanksgiving dinners. (FEAR OF RELATIVES!)
MONDAY 9/17 : What’s the English word that’s used the most? (THE…followed by “of”, “and”, “a” and “to”! )
FRIDAY 9/14 : What’s our favorite tailgating food, according to a new survey? (WINGS…followed by burgers, pizza, hot dogs, nachos and tacos)
THURSDAY 9/13: This common dog name comes from the Latin word for “faithful”. (FIDO…from ‘fidus’)
WEDNESDAY 9/12: 65% of us think we’d be more productive at work if we could do this. (WORK FROM HOME)
TUESDAY 9/11: This yummy food put 2400 people in the emergency room last year. (PIZZA…from cuts, burns and falls while making it or picking it up…delivery, anyone?)
MONDAY 9/10 : According to Career Builder, what’s the worst color to wear for a job interview? (ORANGE…it’s considered unprofessional. The best? Blue! )
FRIDAY 9/7 : According to a new survey, what’s the tattoo you’re most likely to regret? (SOMEONE’S NAME)
THURSDAY 9/6: These products were originally put in the front of stores because of horses and cars. (PERFUME…and they’re still at the front today!)
WEDNESDAY 9/5: The first school to use this performance measurement system was Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts in 1897. (LETTER GRADES)
TUESDAY 9/4: This chocolate bar was named after a milkshake flavor popular in the 1920s. (MILKY WAY…the milkshake was named after the galaxy…get it?)
FRIDAY 8/31 : What’s Patrick Swayze movie is New York’s favorite 90’s flick according to a new study from Frontier Communications? (GHOST)
THURSDAY 8/30: What’s the only mammals that can fly? (BATS)
WEDNESDAY 8/29: Lampposts in Central Park have these on them to keep you from getting lost. (NUMBERS…four digit ones! The first two numbers tell you the street you’re closest to…if the last two are odd you’re on the West side…even East!)
TUESDAY 8/28: Humans are the only animals with this facial body part…and it’s because we learned to cook! (Your CHIN…we don’t need strong jaws to tear apart food…well…MOST of us don’t…so we developed chins!)
MONDAY 8/27 : The first one of these was made in 1874…before that it was only available as a drink. (CHOCOLATE BAR! )
FRIDAY 8/24 : This smorgasbord was invented by hungry Scandanavians in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1870. (THE CHINESE BUFFET! #ThanksGuys!)
THURSDAY 8/23: The smallest version of this animal, a member of the canine family, lives in the Sahara Desert. (THE FENNEC FOX…8 inches high, 3 pounds!)
WEDNESDAY 8/22: What’s the only US state with a Spanish motto? (MONTANA…it’s “Oro Y Plata” meaning “gold and silver”)
TUESDAY 8/21: Almost 40% of us have flushed the toilet at a public restroom with this body part. (ELBOW!)
MONDAY 8/20 : This state is the bourbon capital of the world…but it’s official drink is milk! (KENTUCKY )
FRIDAY 8/10 : This seaside treat got its name when an Atlantic City store flooded in 1883. (SALT WATER TAFFY!)
THURSDAY 8/9: What barnyard animal is the closest living relative to the T.Rex dinosaur? (THE CHICKEN)
WEDNESDAY 8/8: What’s a cat’s best sense? (HEARING…they can hear four times as well as we do…they just choose to ignore us!)
TUESDAY 8/7 : This piece of exercise equipment was invented in the 1800s as a way to torture English prisoners! (TREADMILL)
MONDAY 8/6 : 7% of us have lied to get out of this. (JURY DUTY )
FRIDAY 8/3 : What 90’s jam topped Parade Magazine’s poll of the songs that “scream” Summer? (SUMMERTIME by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince)
THURSDAY 8/2: What’s the primary staple of panda’s diets? (BAMBOO)
WEDNESDAY 8/1: The earliest version of Neapolitan ice cream was made to resemble which country’s flag? (ITALY…green pistachio, white vanilla and red cherry!)
TUESDAY 7/31 : What’s the heaviest bone in the human body? (FEMUR)
MONDAY 7/30 : This “Sesame Street” ch aracter’s first name is Sid. (COOKIE MONSTER)
FRIDAY 7/27 : The most popular times to get this is 7pm and 2am. (PIZZA!)
THURSDAY 7/26: This bird can legally be mailed…but only between April and August. (PHEASANT!)
WEDNESDAY 7/25: Only two states have never had a temperature over 100 degrees…which two? (ALASKA AND HAWAII…all the rest have been at least 105F!)
TUESDAY 7/24 : This internet giant was originally called Back Rub. (GOOGLE!)
MONDAY 7/23 : We produce our weight in this every three months. (GARBAGE!)
WEDNESDAY 7/18: It’s National Hot Dog Day! Ketchup is our favorite topping…what’s #2? (CHILI…mustard’s third!)
TUESDAY 7/17 : Half of us avoid doing this with other people to avoid catching germs. (SHAKE HANDS!)
MONDAY 7/16 : This fashion statement was originally worn by men when they were created in the 1600s to show status and power. (HIGH HEELS!)
FRIDAY 7/13: This car company also makes sausages…and sells more of those than cars ! (VOLKSWAGON)
THURSDAY 7/12: According to a new survey, what’s the #1 way our cats misbehave? (CLAW THE FURNITURE…naughty kitty!)
WEDNESDAY 7/11: This country has about 3 million lakes…more than the rest of the world combined . (CANADA)
TUESDAY 7/10 : What article of clothing can give women headaches and neck pain? (Their BRA…almost 80% of women are wearing the wrong size!)
MONDAY 7/9 : These were originally yellow…they didn’t turn red until 1954. (STOP SIGNS)
FRIDAY 7/6: 99% of woman do NOT want their significant other to wear this to the beach this Summer. (SPEEDOS…and we thank them!)
THURSDAY 7/5: This penny saver is named not after the animal but the orange clay used to make pots in the Middle Ages. (PIGGY BANKS…made of “pygg” clay!)
TUESDAY 7/3 : The most recent design of this American symbol was designed by an Ohio high school student. (THE 50-STATE AMERICAN FLAG…he only got a B-minus for his design!)
MONDAY 7/2 : What’s the most common first name for US Presidents? (JAMES…six of ’em…Madison, Monroe, Polk, Buchanan, Garfield and Carter!)
FRIDAY 6/29: This “F” word was first used to describe “breaking wind quietly”. (FIZZLE…think about it!)
THURSDAY 6/28: What country is the bandicoot native to? (AUSTRALIA)
WEDNESDAY 6/27: You probably use octothorpes every day on social media…what more familiar name do you know them by? (HASHTAGS)
TUESDAY 6/26 : Less than one-third of high school students drink this healthy beverage every day. (MILK)
MONDAY 6/25 : The first one of these was published in New Haven, Connecticut in 1878 with 50 entries. (PHONE BOOK)
FRIDAY 6/22: We lose 100 of these every day. (HAIRS!)
THURSDAY 6/21: The “E” in this animal’s name stands for Ethelbert. (WILE E. COYOTE!)
WEDNESDAY 6/20: No countries begin with these two letters of the alphabet…name one of them! (W or X…Wakanda is not a real country, BTW!)
TUESDAY 6/19 : What’s the most popular vegetable in New York according to Green Giant? (BROCCOLI…also #1 in 23 other states!)
MONDAY 6/18 : This musician made $7 million before 1970…and has made $1.2 BILLION since! (SIR PAUL McCARTNEY…who’s 76 today!)
FRIDAY 6/15: There are 43 NYC buildings with their own one of these. (ZIP CODE)
THURSDAY 6/14: A group of these furry animals is called a “business”. (FERRETS!)
WEDNESDAY 6/13: Although this cartoon character was created in Japan, she’s actually British. (HELLO KITTY)
TUESDAY 6/12 : If you skipped breakfast this morning, you’re probably suffering from borborygmus. (STOMACH RUMBLING!)
MONDAY 6/11 : The average American woman has this by age 28. (HER FIRST CHILD)
FRIDAY 6/8: What green-vegetable-flavored ice cream was popular in Colonial America…but not so much today? (ASPARAGUS…yuck! 濫冷)
THURSDAY 6/7: There are more of these safari animals in American backyards than there are in the wild. (TIGERS…there are over 4000 kept as exotic pets with only 3200 still in the wild!)
WEDNESDAY 6/6: What Northeastern US city is literally powered by burning money? (PHILADELPHIA)
TUESDAY 6/5 : This drink was made to taste like a drug store! (DR. PEPPER)
MONDAY 6/4 : What’s our least favorite cheese, according to a new National Today study? (BLUE CHEESE!)
FRIDAY 5/25: We’ll do this on vacation about 80 times a DAY! (CHECK OUR PHONE!)
THURSDAY 5/24: One-third of us have done this while our pet is in the bedroom. (MADE LOVE)
WEDNESDAY 5/23: What’s the national landmark Americans want to see the most? (THE GRAND CANYON)
TUESDAY 5/22 : 31% of us have left the room because our partner was doing this. (SNORING)
MONDAY 5/21 : Hasbro’s trademarked the signature smell of what toy? (PLAY- DOH!)
FRIDAY 5/18: The average American eats 31 of these a year. (DONUTS)
THURSDAY 5/17: 86% of us would dump someone if they didn’t like this. (THEIR DOG!)
WEDNESDAY 5/16: The 100 folds in a chef’s hat represent 100 ways to cook what? (EGGS!)
TUESDAY 5/15 : This was originally eaten with sushi not for the flavor but to kill bacteria. (WASABI)
MONDAY 5/14 : What’s inside the “Peter Pan” crocodile’s stomach? (A CLOCK…which is why he’s called “Tick Tock”!)
FRIDAY 5/11: What flowers do Japanese people give moms on Mother’s Day to signify sweetness and purity? (CARNATIONS)
THURSDAY 5/10: What are shark skeletons made of? (CARTILAGE!)
WEDNESDAY 5/9: If you spell out every number, which is the first alphabetically? (EIGHT!)
TUESDAY 5/8 : These were considered poisonous until 1820 when a New Jersey man ate a basketfull and lived to tell the tale! (TOMATOES)
MONDAY 5/7 : Which of these Starburst flavors was not in the original pack: orange, strawberry, lemon or cherry? (CHERRY…lime was in the first pack in 1967!)
FRIDAY 5/4: Cinqo de Mayo celebrates Mexico’s victory over which country? (FRANCE…in the Battle of Puebla May 5th, 1862…NOW you know!)
THURSDAY 5/3: Australia’s version of this elusive animal is called the “yowie”. (BIGFOOT!)
WEDNESDAY 5/2: The green computer code in this movie is actually a sushi recipe! (THE MATRIX)
TUESDAY 5/1 : In 1970, 7% of these doctors were women…now it’s 60%. (GYNECOLOGISTS)
MONDAY 4/30 : What day of the work week are you most likely to get injured? (MONDAY…Friday is the safest!)
FRIDAY 4/27: Which Backstreet Boys song did Billboard rank as the best boy band song of all time? (I WANT IT THAT WAY)
THURSDAY 4/26: What dog breed was once known as St. john’s Newfoundland? (LABRADOR)
WEDNESDAY 4/25: According to a new survey, what’s the best day of the week to have your birthday? (SATURDAY)
TUESDAY 4/24 : Americans are drinking less of this beverage today than at any othe time in the last 20 years, but we still drink more of it than any other country in the world. (ORANGE JUICE)
MONDAY 4/23 : On two of our planets, it rains diamonds ! Name one. (SATURN AND JUPITER)
FRIDAY 4/20: Who is the highest grossing actor of all time due to his cameos in almost all of his movies? (STAN LEE)
THURSDAY 4/19: What animal has been hawking Vlasic pickles since 1974? (STORK)
WEDNESDAY 4/18: Besides Barbara Bush, there’s only one other First Lady who was the wife of a President and the mother to another…who was she? (ABIGAIL ADAMS… wife to John Adams and mother to John Quincy Adams)
TUESDAY 4/17 : Women didn’t start shaving these until the 1910’s. (ARMPITS)
MONDAY 4/16 : This fun invention was created in the 1970’s when a chemist was trying to make a spray-on cast. (SILLY PUTTY!)
FRIDAY 4/13: What music video has MTV played the most times? (SLEDGEHAMMER)
THURSDAY 4/12: After dogs and cats, what’s America’s 3rd most popular pet? (FISH)
WEDNESDAY 4/11: What pizza is named after an Italian queen? (MARGHERITA)
TUESDAY 4/10 : More running races are held on this holiday than any other day of the year. (THANKSGIVING)
MONDAY 4/9 : In what Southwestern state do people over the age of 100 not have to pay income tax? (NEW MEXICO)
FRIDAY 4/6: A group of these entertainers is called a “giggle”. (CLOWNS!)
THURSDAY 4/5: What safari animal did President Abraham Lincoln have a chance to populate the US with in 1861? (ELEPHANTS…he turned the offer down!)
WEDNESDAY 4/4: Over 8 million of these hit the Earth every day. (LIGHTNING BOLTS!)
TUESDAY 4/3 : You’ll burn 11 calories an hour if you do this a lot. (LAUGH!)
MONDAY 4/2 : There are only 100,000 of these left in the US…and 20% of them are here in New York. (PAYPHONES)
FRIDAY 3/30: What part of chocolate Easter bunnies do we eat first? (EARS!)
THURSDAY 3/29: There’s only one animal that has just one ear…and he loses his head a lot! (PRAYING MANTIS)
WEDNESDAY 3/28: In what Northwestern state will you find the world’s largest collection of vacuums? (IDAHO…at the Museum of Clean!)
TUESDAY 3/27 : 96% of us have a bottle of this in our house…and in the 1830’s it was turned into pill form to treat indigestion and diarrhea. (KETCHUP)
MONDAY 3/26 : This breakfast staple originally came from Austria, not France. (CROISSANTS!)
FRIDAY 3/23: What’s the sexiest accent in the world according to Time Out readers? (BRITISH)
THURSDAY 3/22 This animal’s name comes from Aboriginal word meaning “no water”. (KOALA BEAR)
WEDNESDAY 3/21: This retailer’s $1.50 hot dog and soda combo serves over 100 million dogs a year…FOUR TIMES more than all of the Major League Baseball stadiums combined ! (COSTCO!)
TUESDAY 3/20 : 7% of us never do this household chore. (MAKE THE BED)
MONDAY 3/19 : What’s the only letter of the alphabet that does not appear in any state names? (Q)
FRIDAY 3/16: What US city turns its river green for St. Patrick’s Day? (CHICAGO)
THURSDAY 3/8: In which European county do pigs outnumber people 2-1? (DENMARK)
WEDNESDAY 3/14: More chocolate is sold at this country’s airport than at any other place in the world! (BELGIUM)
TUESDAY 3/13 : There are two body parts that never stop growing…name one. (YOUR NOSE AND EARS)
MONDAY 3/12 : What does Volkswagon mean in English? (PEOPLE’S CAR)
FRIDAY 3/9: Name one of the two states that do not “do” Daylight Saving Time. (ARIZONA AND HAWAII…and soon, FLORIDA!)
THURSDAY 3/8: 10% of pet owners regularly say this to their pets. (“I LOVE YOU!”)
WEDNESDAY 3/7: What breakfast cereal is A-B-C-Delicious? (ALPHA BITS)
TUESDAY 3/6 : Sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia is a real “pain” in the Summer…though you might get one any time of the year. (ICE CREAM HEADACHE!)
MONDAY 3/5 : This beloved children’s character is called Willy or Wally in most other countries…what name do we know him here in the US? (WALDO!)
FRIDAY 3/2: Madison became a popular girls name thanks to this 1984 comedy. (SPLASH)
THURSDAY 3/1: What shape are goat’s pupils? (RECTANGULAR!)
WEDNESDAY 2/28: What beer company hired a guy to travel around the world and drink beer for 21 years? (GUINNESS!)
MONDAY 2/26 : You could fit 1,000 Earths into this planet. (JUPITER)
FRIDAY 2/23: 10% of us have a recipe for this tailgating favorite that we’ll never share with anyone. (CHILI!)
THURSDAY 2/22: This dish was so cheap and plentiful Colonial Americans served it to prisoners! (LOBSTER)
WEDNESDAY 2/21: This game show device has 200 lights, 73 steel pins and weighs 2400 pounds. (THE “WHEEL OF FORTUNE” WHEEL)
TUESDAY 2/20 : Olympic officials have asked hockey players to do this instead of shaking hands at the end of games to stay healthy. (FIST BUMP!)
MONDAY 2/19 : Only two Presidents have this middle initial…and in both cases, it doesn’t stand for anything! What letter is it? (“S”…Truman and Grant!)
FRIDAY 2/16: What country eats more donuts and has more donut shops per capita that any other country on Earth? (CANADA!)
THURSDAY 2/15: If you’re a cynophobe, what animal are you afraid of? (DOG)
WEDNESDAY 2/14: What British chocolatier first sold Valentine’s Day candy in heart-shaped boxes? (CADBURY)
TUESDAY 2/13 : 8% of men have gone to the doctor with this common cold symptom. (A RUNNY NOSE…poor babies!)
MONDAY 2/12 : These only arrive on time about 4% of the time. (BABIES)
FRIDAY 2/9: Based on his height and weight of what he’s made of, which comedic movie villian would weight about 3.87 million pounds? (THE STAY-PUFT MARSHMALLOW MAN FROM GHOSTBUSTERS!)
THURSDAY 2/8: This safari animal’s name comes from a Native American word meaning “he who kills with one leap”! (JAGUAR)
WEDNESDAY 2/7: There are 86 of these toys for every person on Earth. (LEGOS!)
TUESDAY 2/6 : What cuisine is NYC the “food capital” of, according to a new Google study? (CHINESE FOOD)
MONDAY 2/5 : One-third of men have named this. (THEIR CAR!)
FRIDAY 2/2: What NY Giant player was the first to say “I’m going to Disney World!” after winning the Super Bowl? (PHIL SIMMS)
THURSDAY 2/1: This rainforest animal only poops once a week! (SLOTH)
WEDNESDAY 1/31: The first version of this common household appliance was almost as tall as your refrigerator. (MICROWAVE)
TUESDAY 1/30 : People who eat in front of this eat 30% less calories. (A MIRROR!)
MONDAY 1/29 : This hipster fashion staple was designed originally for women. (FEDORA)
FRIDAY 1/26: Only five Presidents had this…and all five were in the 1800’s. (BEARDS!)
THURSDAY 1/25: What’s the most common training command taught to dogs? (SIT)
WEDNESDAY 1/24: One third of us won’t eat without this. (OUR CELLPHONES!)
TUESDAY 1/23 : Happy National Pie Day! Apple pie is America’s favorite pie…what’s #2? (PUMPKIN)
MONDAY 1/22 : What state is the most northern, western AND eastern? (ALASKA!)
FRIDAY 1/19: We’re doing this 20% less than we did 20 years ago. (WALKING)
THURSDAY 1/18: Cows HATE the sound of this…it hurts their sensitive ears. (COWBELLS)
WEDNESDAY 1/17: According to a new study, what’s America’s favorite food? (PIZZA…followed by steak and chicken!)
TUESDAY 1/16 : One in 18 people have an extra one of these. (NIPPLE!)
MONDAY 1/15 : The first one of these was sent in 1971. (E-MAIL)
FRIDAY 1/12: 40% of Americans have never done this. (LEFT THE COUNTRY!)
THURSDAY 1/11: These animals hibernate in water by keeping their noses above the surface so if it freezes over they can breathe. (ALLIGATORS)
WEDNESDAY 1/10: This word comes from the Old Norse word meaning “master of the house”. (HUSBAND)
THURSDAY 1/4: The female version of this animal is called a vixen. (FOX)
WEDNESDAY 1/3: This form of advertising has been banned in Vermont since 1968. (BILLBOARDS)
TUESDAY 1/2 : When this “healthy” substitute was first invented, it was dyed yellow to differentiate it. (MARGARINE)
FRIDAY 12/22: These Christmas staples were first sold in December 1843. (CHRISTMAS CARDS)
THURSDAY 12/21: How many reindeer does Santa have? (NINE…don’t forget about Rudolph!)
WEDNESDAY 12/20: According to CandyStore.com, the holiday versions of what candy are the most popular? (M&Ms and PEZ…a tie!)
TUESDAY 12/19: The next time you’re in a bar, do this just once and you’ll burn an extra 20 calories! (SING A SONG)
MONDAY 12/18 : What’s the most annoying thing other passengers do when we’re flying? (KICK OUR SEAT)
FRIDAY 12/15: This seafood stew was a popular Christmas dinner dish in the 1800’s and 1900’s. (OYSTER STEW!)
THURSDAY 12/14: 24 of these were brought into Australia in 1859…and in 70 years, there were 10 BILLION of them! (RABBITS)
WEDNESDAY 12/13: This ice cream innovation became popular at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904. (THE ICE CREAM CONE!)
TUESDAY 12/12: 80% of us have banned this in our homes…almost double from 20 years ago. (SMOKING)
MONDAY 12/11 : 80% of us think this is unnecessary where we work. (THE BOSS!)
FRIDAY 12/8: What’s annoys us the most when we’re out Christmas shopping? (PEOPLE WALKING SLOWLY IN FRONT OF US)
THURSDAY 12/7: Another name for this animal is “antbear”. (AARDVARK)
WEDNESDAY 12/6: What’s the most-recorded Christmas song of all time? (SILENT NIGHT)
TUESDAY 12/5: If you suffer from clinomania, you probably have a tough time getting going in the morning! (AN EXCESSIVE DESIRE TO STAY IN BED)
MONDAY 12/4 : What’s America’s favorite brand of cookie? (OREO)
FRIDAY 12/1: Sunday is the 25th anniversary of the first text message…what common two-word phrase was it? (MERRY CHRISTMAS!)
THURSDAY 11/30: In the 1700s and 1800s these scavengers were popular pets. (SQUIRRELS)
WEDNESDAY 11/29: 75% of parents say their kids will do this at some point during the holiday season. (WRITE A LETTER TO SANTA)
TUESDAY 11/28: The medical condition for this hairy condition is called synophrys. (UNIBROW)
MONDAY 11/27 : George HW Bush is now the longest living President…who did he surpass? (GERALD FORD)
WEDNESDAY 11/22: Thanksgiving Day is the holiday where you’re most likely to conceive a baby (who knew?)! What holiday is #2 on the list? (VALENTINE’S DAY)
TUESDAY 11/21: We start doing this for our health at age 41. (TAKE VITAMINS)
MONDAY 11/20 : We lose up to nine items a day…what do we lose the most? (PHONE)
FRIDAY 11/17: The first song ever played on the radio was a traditional Christmas carol…which one was it? (O HOLY NIGHT…Christmas Eve 1906)
THURSDAY 11/16: A group of these birds is called a pandemonium! (PARROTS)
WEDNESDAY 11/15: More countries start with this letter of the alphabet than any other. (THE LETTER “S”)
TUESDAY 11/14: When there’s no dental floss around, what do we use most to get food out from our teeth? (FINGERNAILS)
MONDAY 11/13 : Of all the American currency in the world, about 80% is in this denomination…for a total of about $1 trillion! ($100)
FRIDAY 11/10: Only 22% of drivers admit they use this in their car. (THE HORN)
THURSDAY 11/9: 40% of these animals are left-handed…10% are ambidextrous. (CATS)
WEDNESDAY 11/8: This interstate goes through 15 states, the most of any interstate. (I-95)
TUESDAY 11/7: Ventura County, California holds a huge festival every September for what fruit? (LEMONS!)
MONDAY 11/6 : What was the last letter added to our alphabet? (“J”)
FRIDAY 11/3: What’s the occasion we’re most likely to celebrate with a drink? (BIRTHDAY)
THURSDAY 11/2: One of every two million of these animals is red…one in 30 million is yellow-orange…and one in 50 million is white! (LOBSTERS)
WEDNESDAY 11/1: What’s Time magazine’s most influential website of all time? (GOOGLE)
TUESDAY 10/31: If you have galeophobia, you’re probably not a big swimmer! (SHARKS)
MONDAY 10/30 : What’s the #1 thing that distracts us at work? (SOCIAL MEDIA)
FRIDAY 10/27: The average couple does this 19 times a month. (ARGUE!)
THURSDAY 10/26: What superstition are we most likely to follow to avoid bad luck? (NOT WALKING UNDERNEATH A LADDER…which is safer anyway!)
WEDNESDAY 10/25: 98% of us eat at least one of these a week. (SANDWICH)
TUESDAY 10/24 : This seasonal fruit/vegetable takes 90-120 days to grow. (PUMPKIN)
MONDAY 10/23 : What was the first horror film to pick up a Best Picture nomination? (THE EXORCIST)
FRIDAY 10/20: What Elton John song was the first song with the word “rock” in the title to hit #1? (CROCODILE ROCK)
THURSDAY 10/19: This animal has at least four legs on the ground when they walk at any given time. (SPIDERS…ewwww!)
WEDNESDAY 10/18: What’s the only continent in all four hemispheres? (AFRICA)
TUESDAY 10/17 : One in four couples do this to get a good night’s sleep. (SLEEP IN SEPARATE BEDS)
MONDAY 10/16 : This Monopoly card was once a real thing. (GET OUT OF JAIL FREE…in 1567 England held a lottery to raise money for the navy, and the winner received this “free pass” on most crimes!)
FRIDAY 10/13: 5% of people plan to do this all day today just to be safe. (STAY HOME…it IS Friday the 13th after all!)
THURSDAY 10/12: What was the first animated animal to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? (MICKEY MOUSE…who else?)
WEDNESDAY 10/11: What original “SNL” cast member has been banned from hosting the show ever again? (CHEVY CHASE…for being a jerk…shocker! )
TUESDAY 10/10 : Maine made it illegal to put this vegetable in their clam chowder in 1939. (TOMATOES)
MONDAY 10/9 : This country has more lakes than the rest of the world combined ! (CANADA)
THURSDAY 10/5: If you have boanthropy, what barnyard animal do you think you are? (A COW!)
WEDNESDAY 10/4: Fear of this number is called hexakosioihexaekontahexaphobia! (666)
TUESDAY 10/3 : The medical term for this part of our anatomy is the intergluteal cleft. (BUTT CRACK…yeah…we went there!)
MONDAY 10/2 : We spend 10 months of our lives complaining about this. (THE WEATHER!)
FRIDAY 9/29: What New England state loves beer more than any other state? (MASSACHUSETTS)
THURSDAY 9/28: What’s the most popular Halloween costume for pets this year? (PUMPKIN)
WEDNESDAY 9/27: This revolutionary food innovation was sold for the first time in Missouri in 1928…and lunch was never the same! (SLICED BREAD!)
TUESDAY 9/26 : This vegetable originally came in several colors, the most popular of which was purple? (CARROTS!)
MONDAY 9/25 : This candy is called “Very Bad Kids” in France! (SOUR PATCH KIDS)
FRIDAY 9/23: It takes 872 gallons of water to produce one gallon of this. (WINE)
THURSDAY 9/22: What MLB team has a triceratops as its mascot? (COLORADO ROCKIES…they found a dinosaur rib when building their stadium in 1994!)
WEDNESDAY 9/21: 11% of us have a plan in case this improbable thing occurs. (ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE!)
TUESDAY 9/20 : What’s our least favorite vegetable, according to a new Buzzfeed poll? (BEETS)
MONDAY 9/18 : The first place in the US to have this safety feature was Haleyville, Alabama in 1968. (9-1-1)
FRIDAY 9/15: There were 61 million of these portable devices in use in 1994…now there’s 90% less of them (6 million) used mostly in hospitals. (PAGERS)
THURSDAY 9/14: This bird is the nickname of 76 college sports teams. (EAGLE)
WEDNESDAY 9/13: What New England state buys more lottery tickets than any other state in the US? (MASSACHUSETTS…New York is 4th, BTW!)
TUESDAY 9/12 : According to a new survey, what’s the most annoying thing other drivers do? (NOT USING THEIR TURN SIGNALS)
MONDAY 9/11 : What color signifies trust and being a “peacemaker”? (BLUE!)
FRIDAY 9/8: What lite beer was originally called Gablinger’s Diet Beer when it was first made in 1967? (MILLER LITE)
THURSDAY 9/7: A group of this breed of dog is called a grumble. (PUGS)
WEDNESDAY 9/6: This fair and festival treat was invented by a Tennessee dentist in 1904. (COTTON CANDY…what else?)
TUESDAY 9/5 : What 20th century President legalized homebrewing? (JIMMY CARTER)
FRIDAY 9/1: According to Ranker.com, our favorite snack chip isn’t a chip at all! What is it? (CHEETOS!)
THURSDAY 8/31: You can get a really good estimate of the temperature by counting how many times this chirps in 14 seconds and adding 40 to the number. (CRICKETS)
WEDNESDAY 8/30: This DIY retailer started out as a mail-order business selling postcards and pencils (IKEA)
TUESDAY 8/29 : What’s the flattest state in the US? (FLORIDA!)
MONDAY 8/28 : Only 18% of drivers know how to do this. (DRIVE A STICK SHIFT)
FRIDAY 8/25: What’s the one thing we refuse to give up even if we’re totally broke, according to a new Career Builder survey? (THE INTERNET)
THURSDAY 8/24: This animal can have up to 30,000 teeth in its lifetime. (SHARK)
WEDNESDAY 8/23: What Midwestern state’s fair features a butter cow? (IOWA)
TUESDAY 8/22 : In the 1930’s a brand of this marketed itself as “100% splinter free.” (TOILET PAPER!)
MONDAY 8/21 : In what Northwestern state is it illegal to prepare for a nuclear attack? (WASHINGTON)
FRIDAY 8/18: One in five of us can’t name a single one of these. (AUTHOR)
THURSDAY 8/17: Through what body part do dogs sweat? (THEIR PAWS!)
WEDNESDAY 8/16: The official state vegetable of Oklahoma is this Summer delicacy. (WATERMELON…apparently it’s part of the cucumber family…who knew?)
TUESDAY 8/15 : This common everyday item was used as payment during the early days of the Roman Empire…it’s where the word “salary” comes from. (SALT!)
MONDAY 8/14 : This toy was first called the Syco-Seer in the 1940’s. (MAGIC 8-BALL)
MONDAY 8/7 : Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of what? (AN EMPTY BEER GLASS!)
THURSDAY 8/3: These animals found in gardens and forests get the most rest in the animal kingdom…in fact they can sleep for up to three years at a time! (SNAILS)
WEDNESDAY 8/2: The first radio commercial jingle was created in 1926 for this cereal still on shelves today! (WHEATIES)
TUESDAY 8/1: What’s the filthiest item in your home? (HINT: it’s in the kitchen!) (SPONGE)
MONDAY 7/31 : When this breakfast treat was first introduced in 1953, they were called “Froffles.” (EGGOs…frozen waffles!)
FRIDAY 7/28: What Alfred Hitchcock movie was the first movie ever to show a toilet being flushed? (PSYCHO)
THURSDAY 7/27: What animated classic tops US Magazine’s “Best Dog Movies of All Time”? (LADY AND THE TRAMP)
WEDNESDAY 7/26: About $3000 a year is thrown into this fountain daily, adding up to over $1,000,000 a year! (TREVI FOUNTAIN in Rome)
TUESDAY 7/25: We do this about 32 times a year…and we don’t think it’s that big a deal. (BREAK THE LAW!)
MONDAY 7/24 : What’s the oldest currency in the world still in use? (BRITISH POUND)
FRIDAY 7/21: 40% of us do this when we’re talking on the phone. (CHANGE OUR VOICE!)
THURSDAY 7/20: What country has more sheep than people? (NEW ZEALAND)
WEDNESDAY 7/19: According to Thrillist, what recipe do New Yorkers Google the most? (MEATLOAF)
TUESDAY 7/18: This can leave your body at over 200 miles per hour. (A SNEEZE!)
MONDAY 7/17 : You’ll waste 17 hours this year looking for one of these. (PARKING SPOT)
FRIDAY 7/14: This sports trophy can hold 23 12-ounce beers! (THE STANLEY CUP)
THURSDAY 7/13: What’s the only “big cat” who can purr? (CHEETAH)
WEDNESDAY 7/12: The first one of these was handed out in Manhattan in 1899. (SPEEDING TICKET…to a cabbie going 12mph in an 8mph zone!)
TUESDAY 7/11: This classic cartoon character’s real name is Norville Rogers. (SHAGGY from Scooby Doo)
MONDAY 7/10 : There were many more of these in the US in the early 1800’s (144 to be exact!)…now we have only six. (TIME ZONES!)
FRIDAY 7/8: 44% of women say this would kill a man’s chances at a second date. (FINDING OUT HE LIVES WITH HIS PARENTS)
THURSDAY 7/7: This animal is part bison, part cow. (BEEFALO)
WEDNESDAY 7/5: This 1904 invention was marketed towards bachelors who didn’t know how to sew or replace buttons. (T-SHIRT)
MONDAY 7/3 : These two Presidents died on the same day…July 4th, 1826. (JOHN ADAMS and THOMAS JEFFERSON)
FRIDAY 6/30: What’s the #1 thing we’re worried about when going to the beach according to Expedia.com? (HAVING OUR STUFF STOLEN…sharks are 2nd!)
THURSDAY 6/29: These flightless birds really do have knees…we just don’t see them because they’re covered in feathers! (PENGUINS)
WEDNESDAY 6/28: According to Ranker.com, what’s America’s favorite ice cream? (COOKIES AND CREAM…Dave’s fave!)
TUESDAY 6/27: 22% of us lie about doing this hygienic thing. (FLOSSING)
MONDAY 6/16 : This punctuation mark didn’t appear on keyboards until the 1970s! (EXCLAMATION POINT!)
FRIDAY 6/23: What convenience did movie theater seats have up until the 1990’s that they don’t have anymore? (ASHTRAYS)
THURSDAY 6/22: By the time this animal turns 9, it’s only been awake for 3 years! (CAT…what else?)
WEDNESDAY 6/21: This fun Summer invention debuted in 1938. (BEACH BALL)
TUESDAY 6/20: What’s the oldest planet in our solar system? (JUPITER)
MONDAY 6/19: What’s the lowest point in the US? (DEATH VALLEY)
FRIDAY 6/16: What’s the most common gift Dad will get for Father’s Day? (A CARD)
THURSDAY 6/15: These desert dwellers first evolved in North America. (CAMELS)
WEDNESDAY 6/14: More of these coins were made in 1964 than in any other year. (NICKELS)
TUESDAY 6/13 : There are about 1.6 million Americans who still don’t have this basic hygenic need. (OUTDOOR PLUMBING)
MONDAY 6/12: This continent’s name is Latin for “southern.” (AUSTRALIA)
Friday 6/9 : What’s the best tasting beer in the world according to online voters of Ranker.com? (GUINNESS)
Thursday 6/8 : These animals can have up to 3000 teeth…and when they lose one, it just grows back! (SHARK)
Wednesday 6/7 : 78% of us regret at least one of these. (TATTOO)
Tuesday 6/6 : 12 states have only one of these…New York has 19! (AREA CODES)
Monday 6/5 : 75% of women get suspicious when a man does this. (BUY FLOWERS)
Friday 6/2 : If you were leaning on your mentum, what body part would you be leaning on? (YOUR CHIN)
Thursday 6/1 : A group of these animals is called a sleuth. (BEARS!)
Wednesday 5/31 : What American athlete ranks highest on ESPN’s latest “100 Most Famous Athletes In The World”? (LEBRON JAMES)
Tuesday 5/30 : One in three of us have had this annoying thing happen to us at work. (HAD OUR LUNCH STOLEN)
Friday 5/26 : 63% of us do this in our cars every single day! (EAT)
Thursday 5/25 : What’s the official bird of the most states (7 in total)? (CARDINAL)
Wednesday 5/24 : This museum was built as a fortress in case of Viking attacks! (THE LOUVRE)
Tuesday 5/23 : The name of these almond cookies comes from the Latin phrase meaning “twice-baked”. (BISCOTTI)
Monday 5/22 : According to TravelBird, what American tourist attraction is the most Instagrammed? (DISNEYLAND)
Friday 5/19 : What 1888 bicycle innovation boosted their popularity? (PNEUMATIC TIRES!)
Thursday 5/18 : This pet care lifesaver was invented in Michigan in 1947. (KITTY LITTER)
Wednesday 5/17 : About half of us think if we remove this, the police will come to take us away! (MATTRESS TAG)
Tuesday 5/16 : The perfect shade of lipstick is the same color as what body part? (YOUR NIPPLES!)
Monday 5/15 : According to NASA, this stretch of land is the brightest spot on Earth you can see from space. (THE LAS VEGAS STRIP)
Friday 5/12 : This fast food restaurant’s busiest day of the year is Mother’s Day. (KFC)
Thursday 5/11 : It’s illegal to own only one guinea pig in this Euopean country. (SWITZERLAND…they get lonely if they’re left alone, so you must own two or more!)
Wednesday 5/10 : What Tom Hanks movie is the most-rewatchable movie of all time, according to Ranker.com? (FORREST GUMP)
Tuesday 5/9 : This word comes from the Greek meaning “exercise naked.” (GYMNASIUM)
Monday 5/8 : What’s the only planet in our solar system not named after a Roman god or goddess? (EARTH!)
Friday 5/5 : If you add up all the numbers on this, you’ll get 666! (ROULETTE WHEEL)
Thursday 5/4 : There are two characters that have been in every Star Wars movie…name them. (R2D2 and C3PO)
Wednesday 5/3 : According to a new WalletHub study, what’s the most fun state in the US? (NEVADA)
Tuesday 5/2 : What eye color is the rarest in the world? (GREEN……only 2% of people have it…including Dave!)
Monday 5/1 : This can be folded about 4000 times in the same spot before it tears. (DOLLAR BILL)
Friday 4/28 : This movie character’s original name was Lunar Larry. (BUZZ LIGHTYEAR)
Thursday 4/27 : Ophidiophobia is the fear of what animal? (SNAKES)
Wednesday 4/26 : What common cookout food can last more than 20 years in landfills. (HOT DOGS)
Tuesday 4/25 : There are two state capitals named after royalty…name one. (ANNAPOLIS, MD and ALBANY, NY)
Monday 4/24 : This 90’s TV show is the one that people in other countries use most to teach themselves English! (FRIENDS)
Friday 4/21 : What’s the most common way we celebrate Earth Day? (RECYCLE)
Thursday 4/20 : This bird can achieve a land speed of up to 45 mph! (OSTRICH)
Wednesday 4/19 : There are 1665 steps in this famous landmark. (EIFFEL TOWER)
Tuesday 4/18 : According to a new survey, what’s a woman’s favorite way to relax? (READ A BOOK)
Monday 4/17 : When this cell phone giant was founded in Finland in 1865, it made toilet paper and other paper products. (NOKIA!)
Friday 4/14 : What Easter candy are we looking forward to most in our Easter baskets? (REESE’S PEANUT BUTTER EGGS)
Thursday 4/13 : What safari animal burps when happy? (GORILLA)
Wednesday 4/12 : Who was Strawberry Shortcake’s nemesis? (THE PECULIAR PURPLE PIE MAN)
Tuesday 4/11 : This variety of apple is the most common crop of apples in the US…but they’re extremely unpopular because they’re bred to look good over taste good, which is why 66% of them are exported. (RED DELICIOUS)
Monday 4/10 : What was the first song transmitted from space to Earth? (HAPPY BIRTHDAY)
Friday 4/7 : There are almost one billion of these on Earth. (SMOKERS!)
Thursday 4/6 : What’s a group of rhinos called? (A CRASH…makes sense!)
Wednesday 4/5 : What’s our favorite comfort food according to Ranker.com? (GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES)
Tuesday 4/4 : This website’s color scheme is blue because its founder is red-green colorblind! (FACEBOOK)
Monday 4/3 : The word for this drink is Gaelic for “water of life.” (WHISKEY)
Friday 3/31 : What’s the most common street name in the USA? (SECOND)
Thursday 3/30 : It’s illegal to own this pet in Hawaii because the climate is too good for them. (HAMSTERS…if they got loose and bred, it would devastate their crops!)
Wednesday 3/29 : Nearly half of women won’t go into a store unless there’s one these. (A SALE!)
Tuesday 3/28 : Only six states tweet more about this treat than going to the gym…and New York is one of them. (DESSERT!)
Monday 3/27 : According to a new Ranker survey, Coke is the best soda of all time. What’s second (it’s not Pepsi!)? (DR. PEPPER)
Friday 3/24 : The odds of achieving a perfect score in this sport is one in 11,500. (BOWLING!)
Thursday 3/23 : Which Founding Father was the first President to bring a pet to the White House? (THOMAS JEFFERSON…his pet mockingbird, Dick!)
Wednesday 3/22 : The Spanish word “grima” describes the feeling you get when you hear one of the worst sounds in the world! (FINGERNAILS ON A CHALKBOARD)
Tuesday 3/21 : Who won an Oscar as Fantine in 2012’s “Les Miserables”? (ANNE HATHAWAY)
Monday 3/20 : What’s the best selling video game of all time? (TETRIS)
Friday 3/17 : You may want to take a road trip today to one of the seven towns in America where it’ll be “rocking”! (SHAMROCK…it’s St. Paddy’s Day, silly!)
Thursday 3/16 : These safari animals sleep only TWO hours a day! (ELEPHANTS)
Wednesday 3/15 : This fruit was such a major status symbol in Europe in the 1700s you could rent one for a party! (PINEAPPLE)
Tuesday 3/14 : What Western state holds the record for the most snowfall in a single calendar day? (COLORADO…Georgetown got 63 INCHES on December 4th, 1913!)
Monday 3/13 : The average woman spend $8 a day on this (HER FACE…skin care products and makeup!)
Friday 3/10 : There’s only one country in the world with horizontal time zones…and only in the Summer, which is our Winter! (AUSTRALIA)
Thursday 3/9 : The female version of this animal is called a vixen. (FOX)
Wednesday 3/8 : What Western state was the first to give women the vote in 1869, 51 years before the 19th Amendment gave it to all women? (WYOMING)
Tuesday 3/7 : This is made up of clothing fiber, hair and dead skin cells. (BELLY BUTTON LINT!)
Monday 3/6 : This domestic diva has been struck by lightning THREE times! (MARTHA STEWART)
Friday 3/3 : What movie character is the only one to land on the American Film Institute’s “50 Best Heroes” AND “50 Best Villians” list? (TERMINATOR)
Thursday 3/2 : In China, police use these birds instead of guard dogs because they’re more territorial and have better eyesight! (GEESE)
Wednesday 3/1 : Two-thirds of the world’s population have never seen this. (SNOW!)
Tuesday 2/28 : What blood type do mosquitoes prefer? (TYPE O)
Monday 2/27 : When this movie was released, Navy recruitment jumped 500%! (TOP GUN)
Friday 2/24 : According to a new YouGov.com study, what’s the chore we hate doing the most? (IRONING!)
Thursday 2/23 : Flounder, halibut and sole all have this very unique feature. (BOTH OF THEIR EYES ARE ON THE SAME SIDE OF Sign up for our E-Club News
Railway museum , National museum , Masai Markets, there is a food court behind Diamond plaza in parklands serving Indian cuisine and the prices are good.
u/theasian1nvasion ’s guide to Winnipeg:
Stuff to do:
The Common at the Forks Market: a large food hall on Winnipeg’s most famous historical site. Located at the intersection of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, one of the oldest sites of commerce in North America. People have been trading here for 5000+ years. The food hall has many kiosks that offer a wide range of food and beverages. Craft beer and wine are available as well as an espresso bar.
Assiniboine Park Zoo: The Zoo prioritizes species from arctic climates. A world-class Polar Bear exhibit as well as many other highlights.
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights: I’m not gonna sugar coat it, this museum can be really tough at times but it’s definitely worth a visit. Beautiful architecture and they do a great job at presenting some extremely difficult subject matter.
Clementine $$: imo the best breakfast in Winnipeg. Unique offerings and a different take on the usual breakfast food. Located in the exchange a few blocks from Bell MTS place. The fried chicken is my favourite.
SMITH $$$: located at the Inn at the Forks, fairly pricy but very good Canadian-themed food. Also open for lunch/dinner.
Oh Doughnuts $$: Gourmet doughnut shop. I’m not really into sweets but my fiancée absolutely loves this place.
deer + almond $$$$: Modern cuisine served family style. Very underrated lunch spot. One of my favourite restaurants in the city, menu is eclectic and their cocktails are great. Located in the exchange district a few blocks from Bell MTS Place.
The Merchant Kitchen $$$: Asian/Central American fusion restaurant. Family style dinners. The Dan-Dan noodles are my favourite. Located right across the street from Bell MTS place in the Alt Hotel.
Passero/Corto $$$$: Modern Italian Osteria. Located in the Forks Market at the Common, Passero is the dinner concept and Corto is the lunch concept. Both are very good.
King + Bannatyne $$: upscale sandwich shop located in the exchange district.
Pizzeria Gusto $$$: upscale pizzeria located in River Heights. Italian fare and wood-fired pizza.
Brazen Hall $$$: brewpub located in south-central Winnipeg. Canadian/Scandinavian dare, house made beer.
One Great City! Brewing Company $$$: Brewpub located near CF Polo Park; Winnipeg’s largest shopping mall. Canadian fare/house made beer.
529 Wellington $$$$: The Winnipeg steakhouse. Classic French steakhouse. Very expensive a la carte menu.
Hermanos Steakhouse $$$$: South-American steakhouse. Two locations.
Prairie 360 $$$$: Winnipeg’s revolving restaurant. Located 30 stories above Winnipeg, best view in town. International cuisine.
Carnaval Brazilian BBQ $$$: All-you can eat Brazilian BBQ. Located in the exchange district, serves authentic Brazilian fare. Come hungry.
Enoteca $$$$: European small-plates restaurant located in River Heights.
Máquè $$$$: Asian fusion restaurant serving small plates in River Heights. Same owners as Enoteca and Passero/Corto. All three restaurants have very good reputations.
Harth Mozzarella and Wine Bar $$$: located on the southern edge of the city. Very good Italian pizzeria and upscale pasta restaurant. It’s a bit of a drive but I would highly recommend checking it out.
Segovia Tapas Bar & Restaurant $$$$: If you’re going to go to one restaurant on this list, go here. Hands down the best restaurant in Winnipeg. They’re the only restaurant in the city to make the Top 50 on the Canada’s best restaurant list. Spanish tapas, small plates. Located in Osborne Village. They do not take reservations so go down there, put your name in the queue and go have a pint across the street at the next place on this list.
The Toad in the Hole Pub $$: My favourite pub in the city. They offer a wide variety of beers on tap and in the bottle with craft cocktails served in their Whiskey Room. The Whiskey Room has over 100 varieties of whiskeys from all over the world. Their food is underrated imo but you don’t go there for the food. If you want to get drunk on Cider and shots of Jameson on a Saturday night this is my preferred destination.
The King’s Head Pub $$: Winnipeg’s oldest pub. Located in the exchange district. Some people swear by this place but I like the Toad better.
The Grove Pub $$: Located in River Heights, upscale pub with the best food when compared to the other two pubs on this list. Great atmosphere, they show EPL games on Saturday afternoons. The best Caesar in town in my opinion.
The Yellow Dog $$: the best pub in Downtown imo. Located a few blocks from Bell MTS Place. Standard pub food.
Forth $$$$: coffee shop by day, cocktail bar by night. Bar-none the best cocktails in town, but super expensive. Located in the exchange district.
Sun Fortune Restaurant $$: IMO the best Chinese in Winnipeg. Located in the south end of the city, they feature Hong Kong style Chinese food, but their Peking Duck is our of this world.
Double Greeting Chinese Snack House $: Hole-in-the-wall Chinese snack house. Don’t let the appearances deceive you. The food is delicious. Best Pork Buns in the city. Get #15 and #52.
Kum Koon Garden $$$: A Winnipeg institution. Traditional Dim Sum served on Saturdays and Sundays during the day. Some people say it’s overpriced but I have had dim sum all over the world and this place is on par with the “best” places in Vancouver or Boston.
TH Dang $: Located in South Winnipeg, traditional Vietnamese fare. Get P47 – Pho Saté; peanut broth pho with sliced beef and Thai basil. Their banh xeo is also really good.
Nhu Quynh $: Located in Winnipeg’s West End, they’re the sister of the people who own TH Dang. Similar menu with similar quality.
Thida’s Thai Restaurant $$: classic Thai fare located in downtown Winnipeg. Borderline walking distance from either the Forks or the MTS Centre.
Sukhothai Restaurant $$: Classic Thai fare located in Osborne Village.
Vientiane Restaurant $$: Located in St. Boniface. Classic Thai fare. Best Pad Thai in the city imo.
Wasabi $$$$: my favourite sushi spot. Fusion sushi, some people say it’s overrated but I love it. My favourites are the Beef Tataki, Sushi Nachos, Godzilla Roll and Volcano Roll. Three locations, it’s a long story but just go to the Broadway location. It’s the best one.
Yujiro $$$$: Ramen available at lunch. Very high end Japanese. The chef goes out of his way to source only the best fish from Vancouver. Quite expensive but is the best traditional Japanese restaurant. Located in River Heights.
Cho Ichi Ramen $$: House-made noodle joint owned by the same people as Wasabi. Very good ramen located in the south end.
Clay Oven $$$: I’m not an expert on Indian so you may want to ask someone else but this is my favourite. Three locations.
The Handsome Daughter $$: Live music and comedy venue in Wolseley, best comedy night in the city on Thursday nights imo. They also have a fried chicken restaurant in the venue that is legitimately unreal.
The Cavern $: dive bar/live music. Located beneath the Toad in Osborne Village. All sorts of bands play here, but Tuesday night is Soul Night, so if you’re looking to dance on a Tuesday, check it out.
The Good Will $$: live music venue located at the U of W in downtown Winnipeg. Check their website to see who’s playing.
Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Club $: Historic Winnipeg venue. Always a good spot to go check out some live music. Located in downtown Winnipeg near The Forks.
Nightclubs (I’m way past my nightclub days so take what I have to say with a grain of salt):
441 Main $$$: Nightclub located in downtown Winnipeg. Standard top-40/rap/EDM club. 18-25 crowd.
The Palomino Club $$: “The Pal” is a Winnipeg institution. Country bar that has been open forever. Caters to a slightly older crowd? 27-35, plays country music except for on ‘Bootyshake Mondays’. Located in downtown Winnipeg.
The OV Club $$$: Located in Osborne Village, standard top 40/EDM/Club rap nightclub. Caters to 18-25.
Upstairs In the Village $$: based on the lines I see when I go to the toad this is currently the hot spot in Winnipeg. Standard top 40/EDM/Rap nightclub. Caters to 18-25.
French restaurant run by Argentine chef crowned world’s best
French restaurant Mirazur run by Argentine chef Mauro Colagreco was Tuesday crowned the world’s best restaurant at an awards ceremony put on by British trade magazine Restaurant.
In second spot in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants was Noma in Copenhagen, and in third was Asador Etxebarri in Spain.
An ecstatic Colagreco called his team to the stage and exclaimed “Wow, wow, wow” after his victory was announced.
“Thank you my team. You deserve it, all these years. Thank you friends for supporting us during these last 13 years,” he said at the awards ceremony in Singapore.
In fourth place was Bangkok’s Gaggan, whose owner-chef Gaggan Anand has won praise for his modern spin on his native Indian cuisine.
Restaurant magazine, owned by William Reed Media, launched the awards in 2002 and they are now as coveted by restaurants as Michelin stars, although the methodology used to select the best restaurants has faced criticism, especially from several French chefs who say it remains unclear.
There are no criteria for putting a restaurant on the list, which is based on an anonymous poll of more than 1,000 chefs, restaurant owners, food critics and other industry insiders from around the world.
Music Festivals in Asia: Round the Continent from June to December 2019
There’s something to be said about the diverse mix of cultures, food, and music in Asia. Every other party-loving 20 to 30 something loves to travel, and what’s a trip to Thailand or Japan without a festival or two thrown into the mix? Pack your bags, because we’ve got the skinny on all of Asia’s music festivals this side of the continent for the next half of the year. Satiate your musical itch with jazz, EDM, funk, and disco — you name it, we’re covering it. Singapore BayBeats: 23 – 25 August 2019
Looking for fresh tunes? Check out new music from budding new local artists and bands like Cues, Summations, No Rest For The Weary, and Cinnamon Persimmon at BayBeats in August. This year featured a long list of 26 new selections zone competing for a coveted spot in BayBeats 2019 this August, and the final lineup was announced just a few weeks ago. Zone in on the fuzzy dream-pop sensibilities of the New Modern Lights, or if you’re feeling riled up, the death-core stylings of No Rest For the Weary.
Get more information on lineups and tickets here . Singapore Grand Prix: 20 – 22 September 2019
With its foundations already in the midst of completion, you can almost smell the tarmac burning from this year’s Singapore F1 Grand Prix already. And there’s reason to be excited – Cardi B and Swedish House Mafia are just two on the long list of talents set to grace us with their presence. Oh, also: Muse, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Fatboy Slim. To sweeten the deal, this year’s organisers also unveiled The Cube, an all-new viewing class for unobstructed views of your favourite acts.
Get more information on lineups and tickets here . Music Matters: September 2019
Asia’s pioneers in the independent festival scene will be returning in September this year to bring an even larger host of international and local bands, artists and more for a week of celebrations. If you need a refresher on things, last year brought out local genius with Inch Chua and Shigga Shay, alongside internationally acclaimed musicians like Alan Walker, and a plethora of artists from all over the globe including Trinidad’s R&B crooner Kalpee and the mystical indie goddess Jaguar Jonze. We’re definitely jonze-ing for their lineup this year.
Get more information on lineups and tickets here . It’s The Ship Singapore: 13 – 15 November 2019
Yup. You know we had to include Asia’s wildest, wettest, most revelrous cruise on our list. Happening later in the year, It’s The Ship is back for its sixth instalment for the wildest 72 hours at sea you’ll ever experience. The voyage kicks off from Marina Bay Cruise Centre and the lineups aren’t announced just yet, but cabin sales are already hitting the ceiling. If you missed out on China’s edition in June, you for sure won’t want to miss out on this one.
Get more information on lineups and tickets here . ZoukOut: December 2019
Since its coming out in 2000, ZoukOut has been Singapore’s largest beach party. Hosted yearly at Siloso beach in Sentosa, the party hosts a diverse span of genres including EDM, house, techno, trance and hip hop. Line-ups for this year have yet to be announced, but with alumni like DJ Afrojack, Avicii, David Guetta, and Carl Cox, it’s not going to be a disappointing one. Even though it’s way over at the end of 2019, our bodies are primed and ready to get doused in ethereal beats and good vibes.
Get more information on lineups and tickets here . Vietnam Epizode: 27 December 2019 – 7 January 2020
After their most successful edition in 2018 with over 10,000 attendees from over 79 countries, the fourth EPIZODE will return for 11 days of techno, taking their mesmerising sounds and ecstatic vibes to Phu Quoc island in Vietnam. Cross over to a new decade with non-stop music on Sunset Sanato beach, with a clique of superstars like London’s finest Craig Richards, French supergroup Apollonia and up-and-coming techno princess Sofia Rodina on set. The expanded edition of this unique music and art festival brings the best of East and West together, and early bird tickets are already sold out.
Get more information on lineups and tickets here . Malaysia Good Vibes Festival: 20 – 21 July 2019
No better place for fresh air and good energy than the cool hilltops of Genting Highlands, setting the stage for this mid-year feel-good fest in Gohtong Jaya. The Good Vibes Festival is now in its sixth edition, bringing with it a lineup filled with dazed slow jams from contemporary R&B and rap artist 6LACK, and the unforgettably haunting raw and distinct vocals of Daniel Caesar. Jai Wolf is also set to make an appearance with his own set of pop, indie and hip hop blends. Set yourself up for a transcendent weekend with this one.
Get more information on lineups and tickets here . Rainforest World Music Festival: 12 – 14 July 2019
Held in the mystical Damai Peninsular of the Borneo Jungle, the Rainforest World Music Festival brings together renowned world musicians and indigenous performers for a weekend of informative workshops, evening concerts, and country fair vibes. Set along the fringes of Gunung Santubong National Park and the Kuching Wetland Areas, the event is speckled with activities like hikes up Mt. Santubong, Irrawaddy Dolphin watching, and a visit to the Sarawak Cultural Village.
Get more information on lineups and tickets here . Borneo Jazz Festival: 19 – 21 July 2019
After your stint down in the jungles, head round to Coco Cabana in Miri, Sarawak for two nights of smooth Jazz to calm your nerves at the 14th Borneo Jazz Festival. Featuring 15 bands and DJs over three days, this year’s line-up includes international artists from Italy, Mexico, Japan, Austria, and The Netherlands, and will include finalists from the newly-introduced Borneo Jazz Talent Search and Borneo Jazz DJ Search. With a strong emphasis on social responsibility and recycling within the local community, take a breather from all the rock n’ roll with a cleansing experience in the heart of Malaysia.
Get more information on lineups and tickets here . Indonesia We The Fest: 19 – 22 July 2019
6LACK, Daniel Caesar, Cigarettes After Sex and Dean aren’t ending their Asian stopover in Malaysia. Fans in Jakarta are also going to get a chance to see their favourite acts at this year’s We The Fest festival that very same week. Sway to the rhythm of Australia’s sweetheart Troye Sivan and his very own genre of feel-good music that sends love letters to the soul, and bop along to pop’s hottest new kid on the block, Ann Marie, and her female-forward music.
Get more information on lineups and tickets here . Hodgepodge Superfest: 31 August – 1 September 2019
While Jakarta’s Hodgepodge Superfest brings in various types of music, this year’s festival will be headlined by rockstars aplenty: from alternative rock band Snow Patrol to the rap rock stylings of the Prophets of Rage, to the easy-listening tunes of Indonesia’s very own pop-rock band Barasuara or the indie-pop The Japanese House. The event promises to be a easygoing one, with various art activities taking place at exhibition booths and lounges surrounded by the lush greenery of Allianz Ecopark.
Get more information on lineups and tickets here . Thailand Wonderfruit: 12 – 16 December 2019
Thailand’s annual celebration of art, music, food, sustainability, and ideas returns for its sixth iteration in December, set to welcome international live music acts and DJs, perspective-shifting talks and workshops, world-class cuisine, and cutting-edge architecture. Even better, attendees of all ages are welcome (though under 12s need a guardian present). Two hours’ drive south of Bangkok, the four-day festival brings the weird and wonderful, from top-notch DJs to Mongolian throat singing on top of TED-style talks.
Get more information on lineups and tickets here . Maya Music Festival: December 2019
The Maya Music Festival takes Thailand on a trip of EDM, house, and electronic music inside the Show DC complex in Thailand’s capital Bangkok. Since 2015, the festival is an amalgamation of the richness of Eastern arts with contemporary Western music, with a massive effort put into production and stagecraft to exhibit the mythology and imagery of each host performance. Lineups have yet to be announced, but last year hosted internationally renowned dance music giants like Alesso, Galantis, Taemin, and Oh Wonder.
Get more information on lineups and tickets here . Taiwan Creamfields: 7 September 2019
With organisers like British club promoter Cream (whose flagship UK edition happens in August), the international edition of house dance festival Creamfields takes place in one of Asia’s most liberal cities, Taipei. Having had stunning acts in 2018 (think Martin Garrix behind the turntables with powerful EDM and powerhouse beats and MaRLo’s hypnotic trance guiding the rhythm), we hear the Chainsmokers will be joining in on the fun this year too, so mark your calendars!
Get more information on lineups and tickets here . Hong Kong Clockenflap: 22 – 24 November 2019
It’s in the name: Hong Kong’s biggest annual art and music festival defies definitions. Never solely about one thing or the other, Clockenflap aims to bring guests a transcendental experience, welcoming patrons of all ages to bask in an immersive outdoor experience of inspirational music, art, and activities. 11 years running and still going strong, neo soul songstress Erykah Bahdu, R&B vocalist Khalid, and local Hong Kong musicians like rap group The Low Mays and metal band Instinct of Sight have all had a chance to steal the spotlight.
Get more information on lineups and tickets here . Japan Fuji Rock: 26 – 28 July 2019
If you couldn’t tell from their array of rock festivals scattered throughout the year, Japan is pretty big on the genre. The three day Fuji Rock is held annually at Naeba Ski Resort, and hosts over a whopping 200 musicians, both local and international. The supersized festival grounds holds seven massive stages and has been attracting rockers up the mountain since 1998 (it was held at the base of Fuji on its debut in 1997). Other Japanese Rock festivals to check out also include: Rock in Japan (August), Rising Sun Rock Festival (August), Oga Namahage Rock Festival (July), and the Monster Bash (August).
Get more information on lineups and tickets here . Summer Sonic: 16 – 18 August 2019
Taking place in both Tokyo and Osaka this year, Summer Sonic 2019 is promising to be a big one, with a star-spangled lineup of US guests like Fall Out Boy and Rita Ora, Sabrina Carpenter, Machine Gun Kelly, and other international hits like ZEDD, Blackpink and The Vamps. But that’s not to say they won’t be bringing in a myriad of local talent, with rock band Keytalk and pop girl group Little Glee Monster making appearances as well. Full lineups have already been announced and ticket sales are booming as we speak.
Get more information on lineups and tickets here . India Great Indian October Fest: 18 – 20 October 2019
The Great Indian October Fest is India’s answer to Germany’s Oktoberfest, with live music, good food, and relentless fun. The three-day fest is India’s greatest yearly lager celebration, drawing in crowds of almost 65,000 yearly. On the music front, reggae master Apache Indian, Bollywood sensation Benny Dayal and more local musicians will take part in the event. An attempt to bring together music craftsmen from all over Bangalore (and the world) to sing and delight as one, unlimited pours of Kingfisher brew will keep your dancing through the night.
Get more information on lineups and tickets here .
Some of the best Indian dishes are those made for the Brits or with their influence:
And Indian wedding food is all but derived from those conquering Mughals and their Persian culinary traditions.
Crow St Creative showcases Gladstone’s artistic flavour
The Lyrical has toured Australia and internationally and released a hugely popular self-titled album to critical acclaim.
“This is the first time the duo will be performing in Gladstone and some of the music they play will be politically charged with a message in every song,” event organiser Felicia Lloyd said.
Having shared the stage and played with Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals, Angus Stone, Jack Johnson, Michael Franti and Blue King Brown, The Lyrical has rocked festivals such as Big Day Out and Bluesfest
Also taking to the stage will be Gladstone musician Djuran Johnson who will offer a range of soulful blues covers.
Photopia Art Gallery will also be open for visitors to experience the Seagrass Seascapes exhibition.
The exhibition is a mix of art and science, put together by Gladstone artist Margaret Worthington and CQUniversity Professor Emma Jackson.
Ms Worthington’s artwork is a reflection of the environmental message Dr Jackson wants to get across to visitors.
“This artwork gives it another dimension and tells the story of the seagrass and its importance to the region’s ecology,” Ms Worthington said.
The aluminium sculptures cover the five different subtropical seagrass species and were fabricated by Clive Rouse.
A range of food will be on offer, including low and slow American BBQ, Mediterranean street food, Indian cuisine, and vegan and gluten free options.
how to organize Indian spice cabinet – Kitchen organization Ideas
An organized spice cabinet is half the secret of a tasty dish and a happy cook. In my youtube videos So many of you have asked me to share how I keep my kitchen so organised and cleaned. So, I am sharing all about How I organize my spice Cabinet and spice drawer and store spices in spice containers. Organizing a kitchen, and more importantly organizing the spice cabinet or spice drawer isn’t as easy as it sounds. Believe it or not, spices are really hard to organize especially when those tiny bottles always roll down and get knocked over every single time when you decide to cook! I know how extremely annoying that can be. Fortunately, we have taken the load off you. In this post I have pen down the tips that will help you with best way to organize your spice cabinet in inexpensive way. So, if you have longed for the Pinterest-worthy spice cabinet, and looking forward to ending the mini spice-war every time you start cooking a recipe. These tips will help you become a Pro at how to organize your spice cabinet Take Everything Out The first step to organising your spice cabinet is by removing everything. Yes, take out the spices from the drawer, cabinet, cupboard or shelves and keep them on the counter or a table. If you have mismatched bottles then prior to taking the inventories out of the cabinet buy/order transparent, uniform containers to transfer the spices. Not that is a must but similar looking containers look pretty and easy to stack and place. Especially if it is a spice drawer that you are working on. Taking everything out and take note of what you are storing? Which of the spices you have not used and have expired? Don’t be surprised to find more than 2 bottles of the same spice cluttered inside the drawer. I always find some duplicate spice jars hidden in the back row How to Choose Right Spice Storage Containers Using the right spice storage container is very important. When you are planning for make over or re- arrange spice cabinet, consider investing in good spice storage containers that you can to store spices and condiments. As I said above, I like to keep things pretty so this time I discarded all original packings (Mismatched containers) and got myself new storage containers for spices at Amazon.( I am linking them here) in case you want to buy them. However, it is shocking to that most organising experts advice against discarding mismatched spice containers as far as functionality is concerned. But for me , “pretty” was not fitting in that case so I bought a few similar ones. But if you are short on budget then regardless of how tempting and pretty fancy jars look like, avoid them if they are too difficult to use in day-to-day life. Convenience of everyday combined with aesthetics is the main key. Containers to store Spices Spices tend to lose their flavor over time so don’t hesitate dumping old spices to free up space for the ones that you actually use. When you have taken everything out, transfer the spices in transparent containers. For ease, buy the bottles or jars that have a head to fit a teaspoon or a tablespoon! If you find duplicates of spices then transfer them in the same jar and if one of them is too old and smells weird, consider throwing them away. Lables for the bottles and Jars Label The Spices Where You Can Easily See Them . Even if you are a pro at cooking, you would still want to label the jars if they aren’t already in transparent ones. Others can simply go ahead and label the spice jars. If you labeling the spice containers and are going to store them in a basket or drawer, then put the label on the lid of the jar. This way you can easily find and not pick every jar to check the spices. If you are storing the spice containers in the cabinet, cupboard or shelf then consider labeling in the middle for easy viewability. I have used these Chalkboard labels for my bottles and spice containers. Store The Spices Within Reach Keep the spices in the cabinet within your reach for easy accessibility. If you are low on cabinet space then you can keep them in spice drawers as well. Another way to maximise cabinet storage is using tiered spice racks. That will help you to use the precious spice cabinet space in an effective manner. You can use the one like I have used here or make a diy tiered spice rack using cardboard. Always store your most used/preferred spices in one row where you can easily grab them in the midst of cooking. You can even get your hands on lazy Susan that will help you declutter without making it a mess. Arranging Spice Jars in Alphabetical Order is Good Idea? Many experts advice to arrange the spices in cabinet or drawer alphabetically. Personally as much as I like to arrange them alphabetically I never do that. However if you like you can. If you are arranging spice jars alphabetically then label two similar ingredients in a way you can place them in the same rack. For example, don’t label ‘ground red chili’ when writing down the labels because this way when you will place red chili and ground red chili on the rack they will be placed far away due to the alphabet. Instead, write “red chili ground”. Now you know How obsessed I can be 😀 when I am labeling the jar alphabetically. How I arrange my Spice Jars I arrange spice bottles as per use. I like to place the spice jars, I used most at the most accessible place inside the cabinet. Or you can keep everyday spices on the front of the cabinet and then the less used at the back. You can use a revolving rack and keep them at the front side of the cabinet or close to stove. or it might mean carving out a special place for your go-to seasonings. There are many methods to arrange spices as per use. One of them I have told you above. Previously when I did not have dedicated spice cabinet I used to store them in a spice drawer. For arranging spices in a drawer I made a bin system. Regular everyday spices that I use to make curries and such items in one small bin. Spices and spice mix to cook dishes from other than indian cuisine in one bin, baking supplies in one bin and so on. Basic idea is to arrange spices as per your personality. Real key is to store spices for ease of use. Store them on shelves in spice cabinet, drawers keep them decluttered and labled so you can use them regularly. Measure the Cabinets or Drawers To manage kitchen space first take the measurement of the cabinets or drawers in which you have decided to store the spices. After the measurements, you can either get ‘tiered spice racks’ and easily place your spice jars or containers in cabinets or get your hands on ‘spice drawer organizer’ that is customized to fit any size drawer. If you find the article useful then share it with your friends and family and tell me all about it in the comments below or by connecting with me on Instagram , Youtube , Facebook , Pinterest , and Twitter where I keep posting about everyday food ideas, recipes and some bits of my life! Subscribe to my WhatsApp broadcast by sending Whatsapp message “SUBSCRIBE” to +91-8368756817 for latest updates on new recipes, videos, and other food-related info.