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10 foods you'll never look at the same way again

10 Foods You'll Never Look at the Same Way Again
How many of these unusual facts about the food you see all the time did you know? (Oh, and sorry in advance if you were about to put ketchup on anything.)

In the 1800s, ketchup was used as a medicine to treat diarrhea.

25 percent of an apple's volume is made up of air. That's why they float in water.

"Canola" is short for "Canadian Oil." It was originally called rapeseed oil.

Coconut water can be used as blood plasma. It has the same electrolytic balance as our blood.

You can hallucinate if you take large doses of nutmeg. The "buzz" can last 1-2 days (with many negative side effects).

Oreos are actually vegan.

Mayo can be used to suffocate head lice.

The original pound cake was made with one pound of eggs, butter, flour and sugar ... hence the name.

The tea bag was made by accident. Tea samples were sent to customers in small bags which people would mistakenly brew.

The man who invented the Pringles can was cremated and buried in one. Now that's dedication.

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aaldrew April 06 2014 at 3:11 PM

Amazing.

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margaret April 06 2014 at 5:42 PM

I think everything you buy is addicting if you like it you buy it like coffee soda beer etc. By the way tea came from England alway's had after noon tea. Where dp these sory's come from? My mother made us tea every morning no matter our age . This was in Scotland and we had no coffee there.

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jpaf April 06 2014 at 3:56 PM

And - Tomatoes were considered extremely poisonous until a guy in Camden, NJ 1840(?) ate with with a full crowd watching and waiting for him to die!!!

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drjin jpaf April 06 2014 at 4:37 PM

I'm 81 years old and have eaten a ton of tomatoes in my life time. I remember when I was young, my Grandma told me about the days when she was young and many people believed tomatoes were poison. I think that in those days people thought that because the tomato is in the Nightshade family, it must be deadly.
Grandma had a tomato patch in the garden. My brother and I would watch for ripe tomatoes and snitch one or two for an afternoon snack. My Mother knew what we were doing, but probably figured we were eating a healthy vegetable, and we were better off for it.

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jrexmarda jpaf April 06 2014 at 10:23 PM

Back then they also used to believe if you quit wearing your long underwear before the end of May you would die of pneumonia and too many baths in a week were bad for your health.

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christine jrexmarda April 06 2014 at 10:42 PM

l remember that lol

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pjl900 April 06 2014 at 11:23 AM

"Canola" is short for "Canadian Oil." It was originally called rapeseed oil. NOT rape seed, ra-pes-ed oil. just thought I'd mention that.

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dwtomczyk April 06 2014 at 12:49 PM

frank zappa sang praises to mayo

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chanell 44 April 06 2014 at 3:53 PM

at least his family didn't have to worry about what to put him in---------------

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cllevalley April 06 2014 at 3:53 PM

Worcesteshire Sauce was made by accident too. An English man named Worcesteshire stationed in India went home and tried to copy a condiment he had there. He was unsuccessful and put a stopper on it let put it away. The sauce fermented and that was the first Worcestershire sauce.

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hattie54 cllevalley April 06 2014 at 4:54 PM

And the oldest bottle of it was found at the North Pole 100 years later.They found some guy that had gotten stuck up there and they found it with him and his belongings.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worcestershire_sauce

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ED GIBBS April 06 2014 at 7:40 PM

I DON'T KNOW HOW I WOULD HAVE LIVED ANOTHER DAY WITHOUT THAT INFORMATION......

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JJ ED GIBBS April 06 2014 at 8:03 PM

Then why did you read it? The article title clearly stated what the content was going to be about. Pathetic.

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cact25 JJ April 06 2014 at 10:59 PM

I think he was saying what a stupid article this was. I agree. I read a lot of their useless and stupid repetetive articles just to read the stupid comments.

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newdave111 ED GIBBS April 06 2014 at 9:51 PM

LOL

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evteckelhse April 06 2014 at 7:57 PM

(Oreos are not only vegan, but also kosher.)

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Queen of England evteckelhse April 06 2014 at 8:11 PM

They contain roughly 60% fat and are extremely high in trans fat, which has been linked to heart problems and diabetes. So who cares if the are vegan and kosher?! Just another stupid ass process food that is making the world obese. Now that you said it is kosher and vegan, it just gives people with poor eating habits an excuse to eat them. A true Vegan wouldn't touch those chemical **** storm cookies.

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writesaheeb evteckelhse April 06 2014 at 9:36 PM

Vegan is beyond kosher and halal you idiot.

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cact25 writesaheeb April 06 2014 at 10:55 PM

Due to aol's frequent and convenient technical problems, I was unable to give you a THUMBS UP, so this will have to suffice.

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hattie54 April 06 2014 at 10:47 AM

Interesting.I've always loved a history lesson in food.The 1904 St Louis Worlds fair introduced us to many now favorite American foods.Some are ice cream waffle cones,iced tea,cotton candy,hamburgers etc.


An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” first coined at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair by Missouri fruit specialist J.T. Stinson.

The 1904 St. Louis Louisiana Purchase Exhibition looms largest among fans of fair food. The list of treats attributed to that fair is long, if somewhat inaccurate, and includes hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream cones, banana splits, iced tea, Dr Pepper, cotton candy and peanut butter. In reality, hot dogs had existed in some form in Germany for years, and iced tea had been mentioned on menus for at least 40 years before the fair. Travelers to Germany had reported eating ice cream from edible cones in Düsseldorf since the late 1800s, and Dr Pepper had been sold in Waco, Texas, since 1885. While these foods may have first been popularized at the fair, St. Louis can’t take all the credit for some of our favorite snacks.

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Judith hattie54 April 06 2014 at 10:52 AM

The original Dr. Pepper plant is in Dublin, Texas, and is still in existence. It is the only place you can purchase the 100% original drink (Old Doc's Soda Shop - there's a website) made with real sugar as it is not distributed to anywhere else.

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happytexan13 hattie54 April 06 2014 at 3:18 PM

Sorry, but southerners were drinking iced tea long before the Worlds fair. The north drank it hot.

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