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17 Shocking Food Facts That Will Make You Question Everything

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO BELIEVE ANYMORE.

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5. Cap'n Crunch is not, in fact, a captain.

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The three stripes on his uniform clearly reveal him to be a Navy commander, not a captain. The Cap'n has addressed these concerns, but something still smells fishy about the whole thing.

8. Grape-Nuts don't involve anything related to grapes OR nuts.

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Ingredients: whole grain wheat flour, malted barley flour, isolated soy protein, salt, whole grain barley flour, malt extract, dried yeast. So why are they called that? No one knows! Guess they just felt like LYING.

15. Oranges aren't necessarily orange.

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Oranges in warmer tropical climates never get cold enough to break down the chlorophyll in the fruit’s skin, which means they'll be yellow or green when they're ripe. Americans can’t deal with this, so imported oranges get treated with ripening ethylene gas to turn them orange.

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