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08/22/2013 11:13 am ET

Foods Named For People, Explained By Mental Floss (VIDEO)

Did you know that German chocolate cake isn't German at all? It's actually named for Sam German, an American who in 1852 developed a type of dark baking chocolate for the American Baker's Chocolate Company.

Mental Floss breaks down the name of this famous dessert and others named for real people. German chocolate cake won't be the only one to surprise you.

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