If you're looking for boring or bland, you've come to the wrong place. Grab a habanero and test your taste bud tolerance with our adventures in eating quiz!
True or false: The wait staff of dark dining restaurants are often blind or visually impaired.
That's true. The blind or visually impaired can navigate the tables at a restaurant whether the room is lit or not. It's like one restaurant owner said, "This has been considered a disability, now it's their ability."
According to a 2009 list compiled by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, what is the riskiest food regulated by the United States Food and Drug Administration?
You'll never look at leafy greens the same way again. According to the list, this unassuming crop caused 363 outbreaks involving 13,568 reported cases of illness in 2009 -- in some cases because of E. coli and Salmonella.
What type of fish, most commonly eaten in Japan, can kill you if it's not prepared correctly?
Japanese silver biddy
Better find a chef who knows what they're doing! Fugu is considered a delicacy in Japan, but it could be your last meal if a deadly neurotoxin found in liver, gonads, intestine and skin contaminates the rest of the fish.
What are the initial side effects of fugu poisoning?
swelling of the fingers and joints
a tingling in the lips and tongue
The poison initially causes a tingling in the lips and tongue, but can eventually cause: excessive salivation, weakness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, muscle twitching, difficulty swallowing, voice loss, convulsions and possible death resulting from respiratory paralysis. Yikes!
a standard by which the spicy heat of chili peppers is measured
The spicy heat of various chilis is rated using the Scoville Scale. A bell pepper measures zero on the scale, while habaneros measure in around 577,000. Of course, these numbers won't really matter when your eyes are watering and your mouth is on fire.
a standard by which the color gradient of chili peppers is measured
While the habanero and the Dominican devil's tongue (also known as the red savina) have quite the kick, the Trinidad moruga scorpion currently holds the title of the world's hottest pepper, measuring an intense 1.2 million Scoville heat units. Eat one and you'll need a lot of milk to soothe that burning sensation.
consuming the concentrated serums of various fruits
eating a berry that makes sour things taste sweet
Native to West Africa, the red berries known as miracle fruit will make sour foods like lemons taste like candy. Just don't eat too many or you'll have some tender mouth ulcers and an unhappy digestive system to deal with the next morning.
Don't look down! How far is it from the ground to the tables at At.mosphere?
450 feet (137 meters)
Four hundred fifty feet. The chopped quail egg with truffle caviar finger sandwich, mini chicken-and-mushroom quiche, and scones with strawberry jam and lemon curd are pretty good, as long as the height doesn't make you sick.
It began in 1988, when Francois Pasquier returned home to Paris after a few years abroad and decided to reconnect with some old friends. They met at the Paris park Bois de Boulogne and wore white so they could find each other.