20 Sweet And Spicy Facts About Pickles, Only Half Of Which Are True

Don't find yourself in a pickle when it comes to pickle knowledge.

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3. In Fiji, food was pickled in holes in the ground lined with banana leaves. Parents wouldn't let their daughters marry a guy unless he had impressive pickle pits and beautiful pickles.

10. The Department of Agriculture estimates that the average American eats 8.5 lbs of pickles a year, which is only about 1% the amount of pickles you should be eating.

15. One night in 1973, Phil Spector got so drunk that he gave a record deal to a pickle. The pickle had one hit song, "Pretty Little Pickle Eyes," which reached number 7 on the charts.

17. Thomas Jefferson once wrote on his Tumblr: "On a hot day in Virginia, I know nothing more comforting than a fine spiced pickle, brought up trout-like from the sparkling depths of the aromatic jar below the stairs of Aunt Sally's cellar."