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As a wedding gift, Queen Victoria was given half a ton of what food?
Cheddar cheese.  She received a wheel of the cheese weighing over 1000 pounds.  Wheels of cheddar cheese usually weigh 60 to 75 pounds.
If, for some reason, you wanted to circle the equator with walnuts, you would need how many?
The lack of cream in the kitchen of a French duke, led to the invention of what popular food?
Mayonnaise.  When the chef wanted to whip up a standard sauce of cream and eggs, he found no cream, and had to substitute olive oil.  The resulting creation was called “mayonnaise” in honor of the Duke de Richelieu’s victory over the British at the Port Mahon.
Ancient Romans thought that what food was the antidote for most poisons?
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