Did You Know?

  • A strawberry isn’t a berry, but a banana is.
  • Avocados and watermelon are also berries.
  • Brussel sprouts grow on long stalks.
  • Cashews grow on trees.
  • Chocolate milk was invented in Ireland.
  • Ketchup used to be sold as medicine.
  • Carrots were originally purple.
  • McDonald’s sells 75 hamburgers every second of every day.
  • Yams and sweet potatoes are not the same thing.
  • Ripe cranberries will bounce like rubber balls.
  • An average ear of corn has an even number of rows of kernels, usually 16.
  • Betty White is actually older than sliced bread.
  • Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas.
  • Honey never spoils. You can eat 32,000-year-old honey.
  • Peanuts are not nuts. They grow in the ground, so they are legumes.
  • Vending machines are twice as likely to kill you than a shark is.
  • Coconuts kill more people than sharks every year. So do cows.
  • Pound cake got its name from its original recipe, which called for a pound each of butter, eggs, sugar and flour.
  • The possibility of you drinking a glass of water that contains a molecule of water that also passed through a dinosaur is almost 100%.
  • Honey is made from nectar and bee vomit.
  • Kiwis grow on vines.
  • Ginger is the root of a plant.
  • Cinnamon is just the inner part of a tree.
  • Artichokes are flowers that are eaten as buds.
  • “Spam” is short for spiced ham.
  • Popsicles were invented by an 11-year-old in 1905.
  • Apples, like pears and plums, belong to the rose family.
  • The official state vegetable of Oklahoma is the watermelon.
  • Peas are the most popular pizza topping in Brazil.
  • There are over 7,500 varieties of apples throughout the world and it would take you 20 years to try them all if you had one each day.
  • The twists in pretzels are made to look like arms crossed in prayer.
  • Canola oil was originally called rapeseed oil, but was renamed by the Canadian oil industry in 1978 to avoid negative connotations. “Canola” is short for “Canadian oil.”
  • No matter what color Fruit Loop you eat, they all taste the same.

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