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*VIDEO* And you thought you were a foodie?

PUBLISHED: 17:16 29 April 2014 | UPDATED: 17:16 29 April 2014

How many pips in a strawberry? Why test the toughness of a blackcurrant skin? What on earth is a jelly machine?

These questions and more were just a few of the problems concerning scientists at the British Food Manufacturing Industries Research Association in Leatherhead back in 1966.

Not for them watching Bobby Moore and the England boys conquer all in the football world cup! Instead: why do bangers go bang? Which event was more important for the development of 20th century England? We couldn’t possibly comment…

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