What do 'horseradish' and 'horsepower' have to do with horses?


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Ashleigh Brett Profile
Ashleigh Brett answered
Horse radish is a very strong tasting food with a kick to it! So hence standing behind a horse will more than likely kick you. Horse power was invented before cars, however now a days when you hear the saying 'this car has 150 horse power' it means that it is pretty much like 150 horses strength, which is alot!
Hope this helped :)
thanked the writer.
Tony Newcastle
Tony Newcastle commented
Thanks for your input, Ashleigh.
I shall obviously have to dream up a few more Q's for you on the subject of horses,since I see that you work at Redwings Horse Sanctuary in Norfolk, and horses are close to your heart.
Personally I would put horseradish, although a variety of large radish, among the onion family.
It has indeed a terribly strong flavour. I can't even eat raw Spring onions!
Annie Devore Profile
Annie Devore answered
Horseradish Has  Wicked Kick To It.. Like Standing Behind A Horse Which Is No No.  Horse Power On Trucks And Cars Refers To  How Much Power The Vehicle Has.. Several Hundred Horses Is Very Powerful.. I Guess.. Can't Use Mice Or Ants.. Would Not Sound Right To Say Mice Power Or Ant Radish. EWWW
Hilary Newton Profile
Hilary Newton answered
Horse power eg 150 horse power engine =the power of 150 horses, horse radish well got a kick to it only a guess,
thanked the writer.
Damean Berry
Damean Berry commented
Lol what?
Tony Newcastle
Tony Newcastle commented
Indeed, good answer, Hilary.
In the 19th century, when this comparison was made, draft horses were often used to haul freight, barges, coal,and so on; at the same time someone had developed the steam engine.
Eleanor jones Profile
Eleanor jones answered
Horsepower has to do with horses because of the power or strength that horses can have but horse radish baffles me too.
Ruth Campbell Profile
Ruth Campbell answered
Mainly I believe this question has been answered by all of the above, but I could venture a guess that horseradish is like a radish with a lot of horsepower!  Hehe
Arthur Wright Profile
Arthur Wright answered
Absolutely nothing as far as I can see except maybe horsepower and hoses could relate to energy and power produced

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