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Strange Food Facts

The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; "7" was selected because the original containers were 7 ounces. "UP" indicated the direction of the bubbles.

Ketchup was created for use as a drug, not as a condiment.

The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma.

Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

The 57 on the Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.

The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.

The average American/Canadian will eat about 11.9 pounds of cereal per year!

Eskimo ice cream is neither icy, or creamy!

A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your plate!

You'll eat about 35,000 cookies in a lifetime! Wow!

The average American/Canadian drinks about 600 sodas a year!

Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, in 1918, by Charles Jung!

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!

Smelling bananas and/or green apples (smelling, not eating) can help you lose weight!

Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.

Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite.

During an average person's life, they will consume about 60,000 pounds of food.

Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

Did you know that there are coffee flavored PEZ?

The world's largest wine cask is in Heidelberg, Germany.

Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.

Coca-cola was originally green.

The world's oldest piece of chewing gums is 9000 years old.

It takes about a half a gallon of water to cook macaroni, and about a gallon to clean the pot.

They have square watermelons in Japan. They stack better.

Cream does not weigh as much as milk.

Iceland consumes more Coca-cola per capita than any other nation.

Pilgrims ate popcorn at the first Thanksgiving dinner.

Only food that does not spoil: honey

Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them;  a fully ripened cranberry can be dribbled like a basketball.

The average ear of corn has eight-hundred kernels arranged in sixteen rows.

A full seven percent of the entire Irish barley crop goes to the production of Guinness beer.

Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously

In Japan meat from the 'Fugu' or spiny puffer fish is considered a rare delicacy, however the liver and intestines contain a powerful neuro-toxin and the slightest contamination during preparation can be deadly. Restaurants who serve fugu must have 'Fugu certified' chefs. In Japan about one hundred people on average die annually from fugu poisoning.

Broccoli is a vegetable with a nervous system. Primitive though it may be, it CAN feel pain.

It is believed ALL citrus fruits derived from the Chinese orange.

There are 18 different animal shapes in the Animal Crackers cookie zoo!