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In 1974, a batch of canned freeze-dried foods were discovered aboard the wreck of a steamboat that sank in the Missouri River in 1865. The National Food Processors Association performed various tests to check the levels of microbial growth and nutritional value of the food. They discovered that there was no trace of microbial growth, and subsequently safe to eat.

The Mystery of Origin of the Word 'Strawberry'

Nobody really knows where strawberries got their name.

If you don't wash strawberries before eating them, you may also be eating little white bugs.

Just like many other fruits and vegetables, strawberries can contain almost-microscopic insects.

TomTato: Plant That Produces Both Potatoes and Tomatoes

Sometimes referred to as the Ketchup n Fries plant, the TomTato plant produces both tomatoes and potatoes, making it the first of its kind.

There Are over 200 Flavors of Kit Kat in Japan

In Japan, over 200 flavors of Kit Kat have been introduced since 2000, including cucumber, ginger ale, soy sauce, wasabi, green tea, and lemon vinegar.

Name of Hagen-Dazs Ice Cream Was Made up, Means Nothing

The Hagen-Dazs ice cream creator was American and made up the brand name to sound Danish, unique, and sophisticated. It doesn't mean anything.

Japan's White Strawberries

There's a type of strawberry in Japan that is completely white, inside and out, with red seeds.

Let's Pizza: World's First Pizza Vending Machine

Let's Pizza is the world's first pizza vending machine. Just select your topping, insert coins, and watch your pizza bake!

Apples That Fizz in Your Mouth

Apple experts have created a sparkling apple that fizzes in your mouth.

"Go Plate": Drink and Eat with One Hand Free While You Stand

There's a special plate called a 'Go Plate' that can be used for drinking and eating while standing around.

350 slices of pizza are consumed each second of every hour in USA.

A raw oyster is likely still alive when you eat it.

One fact that many people don't know is that they're most likely still alive when you eat them raw. In fact, it's quite important that they are alive when it comes to eating them - as dead ones are not safe to eat.

In Alaska, There's Pizza Delivery by Plane - For Free!

There's a pizza company in Alaska called 'Airport Pizza' that delivers for free by plane. Pizzas cost $30 each, any time of year.

Diet Soda Mixed With Alcohol Gets You Drunk Faster

According to the Northern Kentucky University, mixing diet soda rather than normal soda with alcohol leads to faster intoxication.

Milt, the Fish Sperm Delicacy

Milt, known as a delicacy around the world, is actually fish sperm.

Nutella uses about 25% of the world's supply of hazelnuts

The company that makes Nutella uses about 25% of the world's supply of hazelnuts.