17 Weird Facts About Food That You Probably Didn’t Know

As we've shown you in the past, people really don't know jack about the delicious garbage they stuff into their pie holes every day. And the case is no different when it comes to the surprisingly rich history of food that's probably expiring in your home as you read this.

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Ketchup was once sold as medicine TOMATO KETCHUP finest quality NTN It was supposed to be able to treat diarrheaand other maladies. CRACKED COM

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CRACKED.COM IH/ yoetoo Slab Chocolate -DRINK- 12R Despite being regarded as chocolate milk, Yoo-hoo contains more water than milk or chocolate!

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Banana trees are in fact giant herbs. Their trunks are made of tightened leaves, not wood. CRACKED COM

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Gatorade was originally made by University of Florida's physicians to combat fatigue among players of one specific football team, The Florida Gators.

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SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE (SPAGHETTI FROM BOLOGNA IS VIEWED WITH SCORN AND CONTEMPT IN BOLOGNA. In Bologna, they consider using spaghetti ridiculous a bas

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CRACKED.COM ocan Cola The Coca-Cola bottle was designed with the instruction that it should be recognizable even if felt in the dark.

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CRACKED COM The fortune cookie that comes with your Chinese meals originated in San Francisco in the early 1900s

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spaghetti and meatballs are not considered an Italian dish, though they were made by Italian immigrants in the US. NOT ITALIAN In fact, if you go to I

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CRACKED CO COM Nobody thought to eat chicken wings before the invention of buffalo wings in 1964. They were largely considered the worst parts a chick

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95% of U.S. avocadoes can be traced to a single tree planted in 1926. The Hass avocado, which makes up 95% of the U.S. market, is descended from a see

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English muffins aren't muffins and they weren't invented in England. They're really a form of crumpet, with the holes and pockets on the inside of the

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CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA: INDIAN CURRY DISH In reality the dish was created in Britain to suit the more Western palate CRACKEDCON

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Sausages are older than the Bible. The first written mention of sausages is in 4,000-year-old texts from the ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia. CRAGKED

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CRACKED COM Although it's called a Cuban sandwich, it did not originate in Cuba. It was invented in Tampa, Florida, specifically Ybor city, which wa

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Tea bags were invented by Thomas Sullivan in 1908. They were meant to be used as packages for tea samples until people dumped entire bags in hot water

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German Chocolate Cake IS not German Despite its name, the German Chocolate Cake is actually American. The cake got its name from its creator Sam Germa

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CRACKED COM The hard shell taco is not a Mexican invention. This is a north of the border food made popular by Taco Bell.