Top 10 facts about biscuits

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1. The word biscuit comes from the French for twice cooked.

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2. In September 2001, a biscuit taken from the Titanic before her ill-fated maiden voyage fetched £3,525 at auction in London.

3. It was described in the catalogue as “in almost perfect condition with signs of moulding”.

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4. According to research at Bristol University in 1998, the best way to dunk a biscuit is horizontally.5. Samuel Johnson defined biscuits as a “kind of hard dry bread, made to be carried to sea.”6. According to a survey for National Biscuit Day, 83 per cent of people say they would rather eat a biscuit and a cuppa than go out on a date.

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This year is the 125th anniversary of the creation of McVitie’s Digestives

7. The same survey reveals that nine per cent of people say they have hidden biscuits in their sock drawer.8. As You Like It and Troilus and Cressida are the only Shakespeare plays that mention a biscuit.9. This year is the 125th anniversary of the creation of McVitie’s Digestives by Sir Alexander Grant de Forres in 1892.

10. In 2012, in Broadstairs, Kent, Elliott Allen claimed a world record for breaking 18 digestive biscuits with one karate chop.

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By:- WILLIAM HARTSTON

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