It is the world's most mysterious manuscript. A book, written by an unknown author, illustrated with pictures that are as bizarre as they are puzzling - and written in a language that even the best cryptographers have been unable to decode. No wonder then, that this script even has a part in Dan Brown's latest bestseller, "The Lost Symbol". The Voynich Manuscript has captivated academics and occultists in equal measure since its discovery 100 years ago. The decoders of the Japanese Purple Code, physicists with high-performance modern computers and polymath historians have all tried their luck. But to date nobody has been able to decipher the book's contents.
No, it’s not the pomegranate detox or the curly kale regime or whatever unappetising fad Hollywood’s scrawniest have been espousing of late. This is far more interesting than that: a countdown show ranking the diets of 50 countries. The Mediterranean diet gets high scores, but it won’t come as any surprise that other results are more intriguing. Who would have thought the Ethiopians could teach us a thing or two? Or that we should be devouring fermented cabbage daily like the South Koreans? Food Unwrapped presenters Jimmy Doherty and Kate Quilton travel the globe examining the eating habits of a variety of countries, tribes and communities, revealing how dietary tendencies have changed radically since the 1960s. Experts help them rank 50 of the world's diets, from worst to best, as they explore the differences and surprising similarities between what people, thousands of miles apart, consume. Will their discoveries offer an insight into how individuals can improve their health and quality of life?