13 Gross Facts About The Food You Probably Eat Every Day

Burger beef looks like, well, a single chunk of meat that came from a single animal, right? Well, looks can be deceiving. Here’s the full, Frankensteinian story, plus 12 others:

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Pink salt gets its color from traces of rust or from soil impurities. NOW YOU KNOW

Source: MDPR

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Pringles start out as a sticky mess of corn, wheat, rice, and potato flakes. 90 Inside Pringles That slurry is then pressed into shape, then cut up into thin slices - nd then those slices are pressed into molds to curve them. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: Gizmodo

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The eggs you buy at the supermarket just might be fertilized. It's very rare, but it does happen -- some people have occasionally managed to get a chicken to hatch from an egg they bought from a store. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: The Guardian

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Jelly beans are made from animal skin and bone. They're mostly gelatin, which consists of the skin and bones of horses, pigs, and cattle that's boiled and filtered many times over before it's ground to a powder. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: Snopes

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On average, there are 8 insect parts in a chocolate bar. DOu HIERSHE anlevys Dove Do Deve HERSHEY'S Dove aA y's It's theorized that that might be why some people suffer allergic reactions to chocolate -- they're actually just reacting to the roach guts. NOW YOU KNOW

Source: ABCNews

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Fruit in the produce section is waxed with bug fluids. The wax it's coated with is made out of resin secreted by the female lac bug, and it's what keeps the fruit looking juicy and fresh. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: The Independent

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Chances are, your ground beef has some pink slime. 70% of ground beef available at supermarkets contains pink slime, which is a cheap substitute for ground beef that's basically beef trimmings sprayed with ammonia to make it edible. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: ABCNews

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Your sushi place is probably mislabeling the fish they offer. 74% of all sushi eateries mislabel the species of fish they serve, to trick you into thinking you're eating a more expensive species. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: Eater

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Chickens eat dead rats and mice. That's why it's important not to use rat poison around chicken coops -. if a chicken eats a poisoned rat, it can be poisoned itself. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: University of California

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Wheaties cereal has SO much iron, it sticks to magnets. That's because it's highly fortified with iron (like other foods, including baby formula), to help combat iron deficiency. NOW YOU KNOW

Source: Snopes

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Detroit-style pizza was created with stuff from a car factory. In 1946, one GuS Guerra put cooking oil in a square industrial pan used to move car parts around the factory floor and then made pizza in it thus was born Detroit-style pizza. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: Jalopnik

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A McDonald's hamburger can contain the meat of over 100 COWS. McDonald's isn't unique in this, either -- pretty much any hamburger you eat has meat made up of many different cows. NOW YOU KNOW

Source: National Post

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For children, eating a can of white tuna a week is enough to exceed the EPA's mercury consumption limit. AR8MUMA In fact, tuna has so much mercury that that amount would almost be double the EPA's limit -- just 2.5 ounces of white tuna exceeds the limit, and a typical can

Source: Consumer Reports