Food Facts That Will Make You Say 'What?'

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There are many interesting food facts out there that leave people surprised (or even a bit confused). For instance, tomatoes and avocados are technically fruits, even though they kind of seem vegetable-like, while strawberries are actually related to roses. There are loads of wild food facts out there, as evidenced by the facts shared in the video above.

Did you know that in the year 2011, the most shoplifted food in the world was cheese? For cheese lovers, this will come as no surprise. If you prefer poultry, then perhaps you'll be comforted to learn that there are more chickens on Earth than there are people! Chickens outnumber humans by a ratio of nearly 3:1.

If Ben & Jerry's ice cream is your thing, then you probably weren't aware that Jerry has never invented one ice cream flavor!

Do you consider yourself a big fan of ketchup? You are most certainly not alone! According to a 2007 study, more households contained ketchup, but not salt and pepper.

The great pyramids of Egypt mystify and astound people to this day, but maybe that was due to the fact that the builders were apparently compensated with beer and bread.

Speaking of assembling things, you'd think that Volkswagen makes and sells mostly cars, right? Wrong. Volkswagen actually sells more currywurst than it does cars!

We should be pretty thankful that refrigeration exists, because before the invention of modern refrigeration, people in Finland and Russia reportedly put live frogs in their milk to preserve it.

Watch the video above to learn more interesting food facts that will surprise you! Then, check out the video below for 8 creepy facts about food!

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