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27 Random Food Facts That Will Fuck With Everything You Know

Or, at least, make you hungry.

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community to share random food facts that totally blew their mind. Here are the "OMG, WHAT?!" results.

3. When you eat figs, technically, you're also eating wasps.

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Figs are pollinated by female wasps, who lose their wings in the process of pollination. The wasp has no way to get out of the fig and so they die inside, and then the fig's enzymes breakdown and dissolve the wasp.



5. The largest wholesale purchaser of kale, before it became a craze, was Pizza Hut.

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I heard this on NPR not too long ago: Prior to the big kale craze of today, the largest wholesale purchaser of kale in the 1990s in the US was Pizza Hut since they would garnish all their buffet tables with the leafy green plant.



27. Hawaiian pizza was invented in...CANADA.

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The Hawaiian pizza, which has sent the world into a craze about pineapples going on pizza, was invented in my little town, the town that literally nothing ever happens in — Chatham, Ontario.


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