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Only The Least Gullible Foodie Can Ace This Quiz

Good thing you can't see my nose grow.

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Below are eight rounds of three food facts each. Two are real facts, and one is completely made up. Can you spot the lie in each round?

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    The largest loaf of bread, which holds the world record, is more than 3,000 pounds.
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    Marilyn Monroe swore to a diet of sourdough bread and apricot jelly to maintain her figure.
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    Bread is the most widely consumed food in the world.
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    The world's largest loaf of bread is 3,463 pounds, and, believe it or not, bread is the most widely consumed food in the world.

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    Tomatoes were once believed to be poisonous.
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    Onions were an acceptable form of currency in the Middle Ages.
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    Some kangaroos keep native Australian gourds in their pouches and pretend it's a joey.
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    Onions were used for currency in the Middle Ages, and tomatoes were once thought to be poisonous!

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    Apples you buy from the store can be up to a year old.
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    The pink color from rhubarb stalks contributes to the color of most lipsticks.
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    Cranberries can bounce.
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    Cold storage prolongs an apple's shelf life to almost a year, and cranberries do bounce due to a pocket of air inside the fruit.

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    Yogurt was first invented by Vladimir Turgoy, whose last name is "yogurt" spelled backward.
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    It takes more than 21 pounds of whole milk to make one pound of butter.
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    Casu Marzu, a cheese filled with maggots, is a delicacy in Sardinia.
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    It does, in fact, take that much milk to make that little butter. Also, Casu Marzu is a thing, and, well, it's filled with maggots.

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    On Dec. 4, 1951, Los Angeles had one of every known fish in the world for sale somewhere in the city.
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    One of the oldest ways of preparing sushi makes it taste like cheese.
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    A biodegradable golf ball made from lobster shells was invented to reduce waste.
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    Funa Zushi is a form of nare zushi made from pickling the fish in salt and rice and ripening it for at least a year, which people note to have an aromatic cheeselike flavor. And, yes, a University of Maine professor came up with the idea for an eco-friendly lobster golf ball in 2011.

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    According to hot dog etiquette, you shouldn't top your hot dogs with ketchup if you're over 18.
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    Astronaut John Young was reprimanded for sneaking a corned beef sandwich onto the Gemini 3 spacecraft.
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    The third most popular food in the world (behind chocolate and sushi) is fried chicken.
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    Said corned beef sandwich is embedded in resin at the Grissom Memorial Museum in Mitchell, Indiana. And, let me guess, you need to brush up on your hot dog etiquette, don't you?

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    The man who invented cotton candy was a dentist.
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    The average American consumes 22 pounds of candy per year.
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    The most expensive cake is made by a baker in Amsterdam and it costs over $600,000.
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    The inventor of cotton candy, William James Morrison, was, in fact, a dentist. Also, Americans do eat that much candy each year.

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    Vodka is the world's most popular liquor.
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    A single Tide pod has enough alcohol in it to push you over the legal driving limit.
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    The first thermometers had brandy in place of mercury.
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    Smirnoff makes over $300 million on profits from their vodka, surpassing the second-highest-earning liquor by more than $80 million. As far as brandy in thermometers — that's true, too. That thermometer concept dates all the way back to 1629.

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