13 Answered Questions for the topic Food
Can we digest food as well as herbivores?
I heard some guy say that we can't digest plant food as well as herbivores. Which seems weird to me seeing as how humans can survive without any nutrient deficiencies besides b12 on only plants but... more
What exactly makes bananas go brown?
I know that often oxidation processes are mentioned when referring to the color change from yellow to brown in bananas (specifically: those that you get everywhere in supermarkets, with no... more
Why did the dominance of maize last so long in North America?
In North America the native corn, maize, was the dominant grain and flour and an important mainstay in the diet. At first it was obviously the only available grain crop, with Old World cereals such... more
What do ants do with human finger nails?
There is place in my house where I cut my nails. Here, there is an ant hole where an ant colony is seen.Whenever I cut my nails from here, they take my nails inside their hole. I was wondering what... more
Can humans eat grass?
Can a human eat grass and digest it? Could it be possible to use it as food just like other plants such as wheat or beans?
Human Digestion of Cellulose?
Most animals can digest the cellulose in grass because of the anaerobic bacteria called *Fibrobacter succinogenes* living in their rumen (gut). The bacteria produces the enzyme cellulase and is... more
Why does caffeine give you so much energy, while being so low on calories?
There's definitely something I'm missing here.Since calories is a unit of measurement for energy, and caffeine seemingly gives you a lot, how can the labels on caffeinated products have such a low... more
When did it become accepted to tilt your soup bowl in the US?
My mother and I are having a bit of an argument. Emily Post, my cotillion training, and the internet at large agree: if you want the last bit of soup, you tilt the bowl away from you. My mother... more
Did Ancient or Medieval People Know About Underground Rivers/Lakes?
If they did, did they utilize them for farming? If so, how would they?
Why don't we feel hungry after waking up?
Yesterday, I was fasting (drinking only water until I had dinner at 9 pm). After dinner, I went back to my lab (I am a Master's student) and worked till 1:30 AM. By 1 o' clock, I was feeling *quite... more