Gala, Granny Smith, Fuji… there are as many kinds of apples in the world with as many different flavor profiles as you could imagine—and then some. Indeed, they’re so prevalent that many of us grow up hearing the same thing about them repeated ad nauseum: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” But where does the saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” come from in the first place?
Although there’s nothing quite like a full, hot breakfast to get you going in the morning, there’s no denying that cold breakfast cereal makes getting a little fuel into your system easier than it might otherwise be. But have you ever wondered, as you upend a carton of two percent over your Cheerios, exactly why we pour milk over cereal in the first place?
You’re probably familiar with the little pits and indents on a potato’s surface we typically refer to as “eyes.” But have you ever wondered why potatoes have eyes—or why they’re even called eyes in the first place?
There’s nothing quite like a bright green Granny Smith apple; between its delightful color and slightly tart sweetness, the fruit is lauded as much for its appearance as it is for its taste. But have you ever wondered where the Granny Smith apple gets its name? Was there ever a real “Granny Smith,” or is the apple’s moniker just a catchy marketing phrase?
Whether you’ve ever been challenged to eat the worm in the bottom of a tequila bottle yourself or simply watched someone else do it, you might be wondering what the deal is with the worm in the first place. But if you’re looking for the truth about the worm in your tequila, I have some sobering news for you: The truth is, there isn’t one.