35 fascinating, trivia facts

Did you know?

1. A strawberry isn’t a berry but a banana is.
2. Avocados and watermelon are berries, too.
3. Cashews grow on trees like this:  Twitter: @emyswimy

4. And Brussels sprouts grow in long stalks like this:  Flickr / Creative Commons / Katy Stoddard / Via Flickr: 68067047@N00

5. Chocolate milk was invented in Ireland.
6. Ketchup used to be sold as medicine.
7. Carrots were originally purple.   Flickr: 61355725@N00  

8. McDonald’s sells 75 hamburgers every second of every day.
9. Yams and sweet potatoes are not the same thing.
10. Ripe cranberries will bounce like rubber balls.
11. An average ear of corn has an even number of rows, usually 16.

12. Betty White is actually older than sliced bread.   Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images for TV Land

13. Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas.
14. Honey never spoils. You can eat 32,000-year-old honey.

15. Peanuts are not nuts. They grow in the ground like this, so they are legumes.  cropsinpots.blogspot.com

16. Vending machines are twice as likely to kill you than a shark is.
17. Coconuts kill more people than sharks every year. So do cows.

18. Pound cake got its name from its original recipe, which called for a pound each of butter, eggs, sugar, and flour.

19. The probability of you drinking a glass of water that contains a molecule of water that also passed through a dinosaur is almost 100%

20. Honey is made from nectar and bee vomit.     Flickr: sionakaren

21. Pineapples grow like this:  Flickr: hiyori13

22. Quinoa is the seeds of this plant:  en.wikipedia.org

23. Kiwis grow on vines:  Bignai / Getty Images

24. Ginger is the root of a plant:  youtube.com

25. And cinnamon is just the inner part of this tree:  Flickr / Creative Commons / Abby Flat-coat / / Via Flickr: 22912005@N06

26. And artichokes are flowers that are eaten as buds. This is what they look like when flowered:  Flickr / Creative Commons / Wayne Marshall

27. “Spam” is short for spiced ham
28. Popsicles were invented by an 11-year-old in 1905.
29. Apples, like pears and plums, belong to the rose family.
30. The official state VEGETABLE of Oklahoma is the watermelon.
31. Peas are one the most popular pizza toppings in Brazil:  Flickr: avlxyz

32. There are more than 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.

33. The twists in pretzels are made to look like arms crossed in prayer.

34. Canola oil was originally called rapeseed oil, but renamed by the Canadian oil industry in 1978 to avoid negative connotations. “Canola” is short for “Canadian oil.”

35. And no matter what color Froot Loop you eat, they all taste the same.

 

 

 

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