Are you familiar with nanotechnology?
Simply put, it’s a branch of technology that deals with every little thing in this world. From the smallest of atoms to the littlest of molecules, nanotechnology is there for people to understand what these particles are meant for.
Now, you might ask: How is nanotechnology related to bread?
But you know what? The answer to this question is quite simple.
Ladies and gentlemen, here are some little known facts about bread:
- Bread has been around for millennia. Pita bread even goes way back into 12 millennia ago, while flatbread goes way back into the Ancient Egyptian era.
- During the Ancient Egyptian era, bread is used as currency and is placed over tombs.
- Over 80 kinds of bread are believed to be have been already made by the Greeks back in 2500 B.C.
- King Louis IV of France once said: “He who controls a nation’s bread is a greater ruler than he who controls their souls.”
- The term “baker’s dozen” originated with this fact: Bread used to be refined whenever a loaf of bread is considered light in total weight, which prompts a baker to include an extra slice to every dozen slices.
- The word “sandwich” originated with this fact: Earl of Sandwich, a historical town located within the Dover District at the Kent County in Southeast England, granted the use of his name for a meat bun concept back in the 17th century.
- The expression “kiss the cook” originated with this fact: If a person eats the last piece of bread, that person needs to kiss the one who made the bread.
- There’s a superstition that says: If a boy and a girl eat on the same loaf of bread, they will fall in love with each other.
- There’s also a superstition that says: It’s considered bad luck for a person to cut a raw loaf of bread, as well as turn a loaf of bread upside-down.
- There’s even a superstition that says: You can prevent your baby from getting sick by putting a small piece of bread in the cradle.
- The world’s largest pita bread was made in Greece. It was made back in 2001, with a dimension of 6.23 feet times 5.24 feet and a depth of 3.5 centimeters.
Aren’t these little known facts about bread wonderful?
Indeed, these are wonderful – just as it can be when you make your own bread recipe at home via bread machines.