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The government experimented with cheeses of mass destruction in the 50s.
If swiss cheese were to be taken into space it would explode due to the effect of rapid pressure equalisation between the gas trapped inside the holes and the external environment.
Conspiracy theorists maintain that Da Vinci made references to Gorgonzola using symbols in his paintings and say that the Holy Grail is to be found beneath the Church of Emmental in York. Dan Brown is planning a new book using this as the main theme.
The name of the town Keswick, in Cumbria, England is derived from 'Kesewic', circa 1240, meaning 'farm where cheese is made' from the Old English 'cese' (with Old Scandinavian 'k') and 'wic' (farm).
The Countryside Alliance are petitioning government for the right to hunt cheese instead of foxes. Cheese-coursing will not be included in this petition.
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Important people are known as the "Big Cheese".
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