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Food Facts

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25% of all the retail establishments in the U.S. are for eating or drinking.
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50% of U.S. pizzas are sold with pepperoni on them.
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68 percent of a Hostess Twinkie is air!
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A coffee tree yields about one pound of coffee in a year.
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A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your plate!
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A hardboiled egg will spin. An uncooked or soft boiled egg will not.
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A peanut is not a nut. It is a legume.
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A pound of potato chips costs 200 times more than a pound of potatoes.
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According to the National Onion Association, onion consumption in the U.S. has increased approximately 50% over the past 20 years.
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Acorns were used as a coffee substitute during the American Civil War.
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Agaricus mushrooms are the most common variety prepackaged in supermarkets, available fresh, canned or frozen.
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Almonds are a member of the peach family.
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Almost all varieties of breakfast cereals are made of grass.
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Americans eat nearly 100 acres of pizza every day - that's approximately 350 slices per second!.
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An apple, potato, and onion all taste the same if you eat them with your nose plugged.
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An egg will float if placed in water in which sugar has been added.
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Apple seeds are poisonous!
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Apples are 25% air.
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Apples are actually part of the rose family.
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Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the morning.
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Avocados have more protein than any other fruit.
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Bananas are not fruit! They are a type of herb.
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Bananas contain a natural chemical which can make a person happy. This same chemical is also found in Prozac.
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Baskin Robbins once made ketchup ice cream.
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By feeding hens certain dyes they can be made to lay eggs with multi-colored yolks.
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Canola oil is actually rapeseed oil but the name was changed for marketing reasons!
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Cashew nut shells contain oil that is extremely irritating to human skin.
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Cast iron skillets used to be the leading source of iron in the American diet!
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Coffee beans aren't beans - they're fruit pits.
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Contrary to popular belief, London Broil is not a cut of beef but rather a method of cooking.
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Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them; a fully ripened cranberry can be dribbled like a basketball.
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Dandelion root can be roasted and ground as a coffee substitute.
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During your lifetime, you'll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that's the weight of about 6 elephants!
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Each year 96 billion pounds of food is wasted in the U.S.
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Ears of corn always have an even number of rows of kernels.
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Eggs will age more in one day at room temperature than in one week in the refrigerator.
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Eggs will age more in one day at room temperature than in one week in the refrigerator.
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Eskimo ice cream is neither icy, or creamy!
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Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum!
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Food can only be tasted if it is mixed with saliva.
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Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, in 1918, by Charles Jung!
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Honey is the only food that will not spoil.
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Honey is used sometimes for antifreeze mixtures and in the center of golf balls.
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If you shake a can of mixed nuts, the larger ones will rise to the top.
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In 2003, the U.S. Government spent about $2,000,000.00 on potato research!
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In 2004, The Japanese Ice Cream Association promoted ?raw horse flesh? ice cream in hopes that it would boost the popularity of ice cream!
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In its ancient form, the carrot was purple, not orange.
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It takes about a week to make a jelly bean.
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It takes twelve ears of corn to make a tablespoon of corn oil.
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January 19 is National Popcorn Day.
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Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as medicine.
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Lima beans contain cyanide!
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McDonald's is the world's largest distributor of toys!
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McDonald's salads contain up to 60% more fat than their burgers!
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Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots!
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Milk is heavier than cream.
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More than 100 pizza box-related patents have been issued since 1976!
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Nachos is the food most craved by pregnant women.
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Ninety-nine percent of pumpkins sold in the United States are for the sole purpose of decoration.
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No 2 cornflakes are identical!
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Non-dairy creamer is flammable.
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Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
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On average, a person will spend about five years eating during his or her lifetime.
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Onions have no flavor, only a smell.
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Over 4.6 million Whopper sandwiches are sold at Burger King every day!
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Pancakes are commonly served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Australia.
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Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite.
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Pilgrims did not eat with forks. They only used spoons, knives and their fingers.
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Pound for Pound, hamburgers cost more than new cars!
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Pretzels were originally invented for Christian Lent.
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Pumpkin rule of thumb: the darker the shell, the longer the pumpkin lasts.
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Rice is the chief food for half the people of the world.
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Smelling bananas and/or green apples (smelling, not eating) can help you lose weight!
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Spinach consumption in the U.S. rose 33% after the Popeye comic strip became a hit in 1931.
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Strawberries have more vitamin c than oranges.
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Sweet potatoes were grown in peru as early as 750 BC.
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The 'vintage date' on a bottle of wine indicates the year the grapes were picked, not the year of bottling!
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The average American consumes 9 pounds of food additives every year.
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The average American eats at McDonalds more than 1,800 times in their life.
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The average American/Canadian will eat about 11.9 pounds of cereal per year!
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The average child will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches by the he/she graduates from high school.
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The average coach airline meal costs the airline $4.00. The average first class meal: $50.
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The inventor of the Waffle Iron did not like waffles.
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The Japanese commonly put ketchup on their rice.
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The most popular Campbell's Soup in Hong Kong is watercress and duck gizzard.
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The powder on chewing gum is finely-ground marble.
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The U.S. Army accidentally ordered an 82 year supply of freeze-dried tuna salad mix for troops in Europe.
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The U.S. eastern seaboard consumes almost 50% of all ice cream sandwiches.
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The U.S. is the leading producer of strawberries, and supplies about 20% of the world's strawberries.
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The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9000 years old!
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There are more nutrients in the cornflake package itself than there are in the actual cornflakes.
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There are no hog lips or snouts in SPAM.
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There is a giant mushroom in Oregon that is over 2,400 years old, covers 3.4 square miles of land, and is still growing!
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To find out if a watermelon is ripe, knock it, and if it sounds hollow then it is ripe.
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Tomatoes were originally thought to be poisonous.
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With two forks and a charge, a pickle will emit light.
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Worcestershire Sauce is basically an Anchovy ketchup.
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