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    17 Weird Food Facts That Will Make You Question Everything

    Spoiler alert: Everything is a lie.

    1. Bananas are berries.

    2. But strawberries aren't.

    3. Sylvester Graham invented Graham Crackers to quell sexual urges.

    4. Flamin' Hot Cheetos were invented by a janitor who was working in the Frito-Lay plant.

    5. Pizza Hut used to be the biggest purchaser of kale in the US, until the kale craze took off in 2012.

    6. The US government banned sliced bread for a couple of months in 1943.

    7. Baby carrots are actually good old regular carrots that have just been cut down.

    8. Honey never goes bad.

    9. According to its creator, Spam was actually named after "spice" and "ham".

    10. Pineapples do not grow on trees but in bushes.

    11. In the 14th Century, the Aztecs and the Mayans would use chocolate as currency.

    12. Raw oysters are still alive when you eat them. And if they aren't, you should be worried.

    13. Ketchup used to be sold as a medicine.

    14. Hawaiian pizza was actually invented by a Canadian.

    15. White chocolate is lying to us: It's not even chocolate.

    16. George Washington is the author of an eggnog recipe.

    17. Green, yellow, and red bell peppers are actually the exact same vegetable, just at different stages of development.