17 Now-You-Know Food Facts To Chew On Today

Please enjoy this family-size bag of assorted facts! Feel free to share, but we know you'll probably consume them all yourself.

Much like ordering takeout, this list will leave you satiated, a little grossed out, but above all else: ready for a nap.

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Pizza Hut used to be the largest purchaser of kale in the U.S. Pizza PimaHut Hut It wasn't even eaten it E was a garnish on their salad bars. NOW YOU Source: Boston Magazine

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This is what cashews really look like. They're a seed, not a nut, and they grow on an evergreen tree. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM

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Pistachios spontaneously combust. Large quantities of raw pistachios are prone to heating up, and their oil catching fire. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM Source: Gothamist

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is the feanrtpnobia of peanut butter. Specifically, getting it stuck to the roof of your mouth and choking. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM Source: Healthline

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Lots of candy is made of beetles and car wax. Cochineal is a gross little bug that's boiled for its red pigment. Car wax is shiny. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKESource: Wired

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Strawberries aren't berries; bananas are. Strawberries are in the same family as apples, cherries, and roses. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM

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Rhubarb grows SO fast, you can hear it. Forcer pots limit photosynthesis, causing stalks to grow extremely rapidly. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM Source: Atlas Obscura

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It can take two weeks to make a single jelly bean. Sour flavors take the longest to congeal. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM Source: Jelly Belly

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Russia didn't classify beer as alcoholic until 2011. arnicy OOLE oolon Magna R Ramivoe KECR Anything under 10% ABV was a soft drink. NOW YOU KNOW CRACSource: BBC

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When you bite into a fig, you run the risk of eating a dead wasp. Wasps lay eggs in inedible male figs, but they sometimes get stuck and die in the feSource: How Stuff Works

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Someone smuggled a corned beef sandwich into space. The astronaut got in trouble, but the sandwich is now in a museum. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM Source: Smithsonian Mag

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An 18-inch pizza is more than twice as large as a 12-inch pizza. Four square feet more, to be precise. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM Source: CalculateMe.com

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One burger can contain hundreds of COWS. All thanks to a 1960's innovation called the disassembly line. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM Source: Washington Post

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You've probably never had wasabi. Most wasabi served outside of Japan is actually horseradish. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM Source: Spiceography

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Nutella uses 25% of the world's hazelnuts. utelld And they own one of the largest hazelnut producers in the world, SO there's nothing you can do aboutSource: Gizmodo

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Pizza Hut delivered to the ISS. The company paid the Russian space agency $1 million to deliver a salami pie. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM Source: BBC

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Bird saliva is a Chinese delicacy. Birds' Nest Soup is dangerous to harvest and difficult to prepare. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM Source: All That's Interesting

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