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  • Lemons contain sugar than strawberries!
  • Half of the world's population live on a staple diet of rice
  • Ice cream is Chinese food!: When Marco Polo returned home to Italy from China in 1295 he brought back a recipe for "Milk Ice". However, Europeans substituted cream for the milk and voila, "Ice Cream!"
  •  Peanuts are used in the manufacturing of dynamite 
  • Temperature can affect your appetite 
  •  An ear of corn always has an even number of rows
  •  A typical American eats 28 pigs in his/her lifetime
  • It takes 12 honeybees to produce a tablespoon of honey
  • Pumpkins are not a vegetable but rather a fruit
  • Popcorn has been around 6,000 years
  • There are 1,200 varieties of watermelon 
  • There is evidence that honey is the only food that cannot spoil: Archaeologists have tasted honey discovered in ancient Egyptian tombs, reporting its edible
  • To reap the benefits of grean tea, you have to drink 4-5 cups everyday 
  • Bubble gum flavor comes the mixture of wintergreen, vanilla and "cassia" (a type of cinnamon)
  • The smaller the berry, the sweeter it is
  •  Truffles, a type of fungus, are sniffed out form the soil by female pigs. Truffles can cost up to $1,500 per pound
  •  Canned soups taste good because of their high sugar content
  •  Diet Soda has yet to be proven as an aid in effective weight loss, some studies show the beverage increases appetite!
  •  Applesauce can be substituted for oil in cake & muffin recipe
  • The world's hottest pepper is Habanero  
  • The more raw the fruit or vegetable is, the more nutritious it is
  •  Iceburg lettuce is composed of 90% water
  •  50% of US pizzas are sold with pepperoni on them
  •  Almonds are a member of the peach family
  • Almost all varieties of cereal are made of grass 
  •  Bananas contain a natural chemical which can make a person happy. This same chemical is also found in Prozac.
  •  Coca Cola was originally green
  •  In Ancient China people committed suicide by eating a pound of salt
  • Pearls melt in vinegar
  • Worcestershire Sauce is basically an Anchovy ketchup
  • There are more nutrients in the cornflake package itself than there are in the actual cornflakes
  •  Watermelons can cost up to $100 in Japan!
  • Tomatoes were originally thought to be poisonous
  • The 7-11 Extreme Gulp is 50% bigger than the volume of the human stomach!
  • The average coach airline meal costs $4. The average first class meal: $50
  •  The average French citizen eats 500 snails per year
  • There is more real lemon juice in Lemon Pledge furniture polish than in Country Time lemonade 

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