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9 Mind-Boggling Food Facts We Learned From Reddit

Posted: 12/28/2013 12:37 pm

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From time to time, Reddit can teach us some interesting things -- such as what a "lifetime supply" really is, or that we spend waaaay too much time on Reddit. In this case, we combed the annals of their TIL (Today I Learned) subreddit in order to find some seriously intriguing, disturbing and downright awesome things about the foods and drinks we consume every day. Or will eat every day, in the case of petroleum jelly.

See all the 9 mind-boggling facts in the full story on Thrillist!

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CREDIT: Wikipedia
Hmm, do I want to spend my gold coins on holy water (A1) or poison hemlock (A2)? (link)

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Sounds like the turkeys could use a mansierre. Or some bros. (link)

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Sir Robert Augustus Chesebrough (aka "Robby Jelly") apparently also recovered from a serious lung infection in his mid-50s by having a "nurse" cover him head-to-toe in Vaseline. He died in New Jersey in 1933, because, obviously. (link)

Find out how the color orange got its name, where the oldest bar in the US is, and what can be made from milk, all in the full story on Thrillist.com!

 
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