9 Things About Oreo You Probably Didn't Know

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Dunk them in milk whole, split them in half and lick the cream filling, crumble them on top of ice cream or just eat them like any other cookie—there's no wrong way to eat an Oreo. The crunchy and creamy sandwich cookie has been a favorite of children and adults for decades, yet as ubiquitous as the Oreo cookie is, you probably don't know much about beloved treat.

The Oreo cookie has been around for much longer than you'd think. The cookie is actually 102 years old! The very first Oreo cookie was sold on March 6, 1912 and back then, the Oreo came in two flavors: Original and Lemon Meringue. Can you guess which one stuck around? The Lemon Meringue Oreo was discontinued in the 1920s.

Since Oreos have been around so long, there have been an enormous amount of them manufactured. If you were to lay out every Oreo ever made, they would circle the equator over 381 times, according to Buzzfeed. Speaking of numbers, every Oreo cookie contains 12 flowers, 12 dots and 12 dashes. (Did you even know that Oreos had flowers on them?)

Would you ever think that men and women eat this famous cookie differently? According to market research, 84 percent of men eat Oreos whole, while 41 percent of women twist the cookie in half. Are you craving an Oreo yet?

Watch the video above to learn 9 things you probably didn't know about the Oreo.

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