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This Is Just A Super Hard "True Or False" Quiz About Bread

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  1. The largest loaf of bread ever baked weighed over one ton.

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    Baked by Brazilian chef Joaquim Gonçalves in 2008, this record-breaking loaf weighed 3,463.46 lbs.

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  2. French toast was invented during the French Revolution.

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    French toast was not even invented in France and has actually been traced back to the early Roman Empire. The name “French toast” was first used in 17th-century England.

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  3. Sliced bread was not sold until 1943.

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    Sliced bread was first sold in 1928 and was actually banned in the United States in 1943 in an attempt to preserve resources during World War II.

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  4. Banana bread is the most searched-for bread recipe in America.

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    Banana bread even has its own national holiday — Feb. 23.

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  5. It is believed to be bad luck to turn a loaf of bread upside down.

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    It is also believed to be bad luck to cut an unbaked loaf.

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  6. Pumpernickel got its name because the original recipe called for pumpkin seeds.

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    Pumpernickel gets its name from the German word "pumpern," which means to break wind, and from "Nickel," which is often associated with goblins or devils. So pumpernickel literally means "farting devil."

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  7. Over 200 unique kinds of bread are baked and sold in the UK.

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    This large diversity of bread is due to the vast range of British flour available.

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  8. Sourdough is the oldest form of leavened bread.

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    The oldest recorded use of sourdough dates back to ancient Egypt.

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  9. The baguette didn't become popular in France until the 20th century.

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    Due to a law passed in 1920, bakers were not permitted to begin their shifts before 4 a.m., making it challenging to bake fresh loaves. The fast-baking baguette was the solution to this problem and quickly became an iconic symbol of France.

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  10. Contrary to popular belief, whole wheat bread and white bread have the same nutritional value.

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    Whole wheat bread contains all parts of the grain kernel — the bran, the endosperm, and the germ — which contain vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber, and healthy fats, whereas white bread lacks the bran and the germ.

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  11. Throughout history, eating white bread was considered a sign of wealth and status.

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    Upper class Romans ate the more expensive white breads, and whole wheat and bran breads were typically consumed by the peasant class.

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