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-The largest item on any menu in the world is the roast camel. The camel is stuffed with a sheep's carcass, which is then stuffed with chickens, which are then stuffed with fish, which are finally stuffed with eggs. This is a rare delicacy and is mostly served at Bedouin wedding feasts.

-FDA laws allow for an average of 60 insect fragments per 100 grams of chocolate.

-There are 7,500 different kinds of apples grown on Earth. If you were try a new variety every day it would take you 20 years to try them all.

-Pink-grapefruit juice drinks may contain bugs. You won't find it listed in the contents, but it is definitely there. The insects are in the shape of an ordinary food coloring named cochineal extract, carmine, or carmines acid. The reddish color is derived from the insect known as Dactylopius Coccus Costa, whose diet is of red cactus berries. The bugs are dried up and then ground into a fine powder that is used in a lot of processed foods with a pink, red or purple tint.

-The Pizza Royale 007 is the most expensive pizza in the world costing a whopping 3000 Euros, created by Domenico Crolla. It is topped with edible gold, lobster marinated in the finest cognac and champagne-soaked caviar, Scottish smoked salmon and medallions of venison.

-Most wasabi that you buy in a store or eat at a restaurant is actually colored horseradish. Real wasabi is extremely expensive to cultivate.

-North Korea and Cuba are the only 2 countries in the world where you cannot find Coca Cola.

-Most fast food burgers are about 50% water and only 2.1 to 14.8% meat. The rest is made up of chemical pitches and preservatives.

-Worcestershire sauce is made from dissolved fish. The English sauce is made with liquefied anchovies. The anchovies are soaked in vinegar until they totally dissolve down, bones and all.

-A 1781 family manuscript recounts that potatoes were deep fried prior to 1680 in Spanish Netherlands (called Belgium today). It said the poor had the custom of fishing in Meuse valley for small fish and frying but when the river was frozen and fishing became perilous, potatoes were cut into forms of small fish and fried. Belgians believe that the word 'French' was added when American soldiers arrived in Belgium during World War 1 and as a result tasted the fries. French was the official language of the army at that time.

-Frozen broccoli must have an average of no more than 60 aphids or thrips or mites per 100 grams.

-The phosphoric acid found in cola is so acidic that it can dissolve a nail in 4 days. The pH of soda is equivalent to the pH level of vinegar. Would you drink a cup of vinegar? Next time you see a Coke delivery truck carrying the concentrated stuff look for the corrosive materials sign.

-The world's most expensive burger can be found in Fleur de Lys at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas. Created by Chef Hubert Keller, the $5000 Fleurburger 5000 is loaded with items such as foie gras, black truffles, and a black truffle brioche bun.

-Canned pineapple can pack in up to 20% mouldy fruit.

-Water is reusable meaning the water you've been drinking has already been drunk and passed by someone else. Probably many times.

-McDonald's French fries were once flavored with beef tallow, a processed form of hard white fat found on the kidneys and loins of cattle.

-Coconut water can be used as blood plasma.

-Tomatoes contain this chemical called Glycoalkaloid that is able to cause extremely upset stomachs in people.

-The FDA allows an average of 30 or more insect fragments and one or more rodent hairs per 100 grams of peanut butter.

-Cup holders started appearing in car designs around the 90's as the drive-thru became increasingly popular. As the cups grew wider, so did the cup holders.

-Oregano can legally contain up to 1,250 insect fragments per 10 grams.

-Sugar derived from pure sugar cane goes through a purification process using bone char which is produced from the bones of cows.

-Hundred dollar hamburger is a slang used by pilots needing an excuse to fly. A $100 hamburger trip involves flying a short distance, eating at an airport restaurant, and flying home.

-Carrots used to be purple until they were selectively bred into their modern orange color. Baby carrots are actually cut out of regular size carrots that were too lumpy and unappetizing for consumers to consider buying them.

-Natural vanilla can be addictive. It causes the body to increase the levels of catecholamine's known to us as epinephrine, and even more commonly, adrenaline.

-Tater tots were created to utilize potato scraps. Today, 70 million pounds worth are consumed every year.

-Peanut butter can contain one rodent hair per 100 grams.

-No one person is known to have invented fried chicken but the Scottish have been known to fry chicken long before most other places in the world.

-Many mass produced ice creams have seaweed in them. Check the label for carrageenan which is a seaweed extract used as a stabilizer to keep the ice cream crystal free.

-Balut is a delicacy in many Asian countries where fertilised duck eggs are served on your plate. The duck eggs are placed in the sun for about eight days where they are then cooked and served with salt.

-Otto Kuase was a cook famous for inventing the hamburger back in 1891. He created a special beef patty and cooked it in some butter then topped it off with a nice fried egg.

-Chocolate is only considered tainted when it averages 60 or more insect fragments per 100 grams.

-Peanut oil can be produced to create glycerol, which is then processed into nitro-glycerin, one of the items that make up dynamite. This is not usually the norm however; there are several other ways to generate dynamite with the use of peanuts.

-Soft drinks enjoy an up to 1200% mark-up.

-Berries can harbor up to 4 larvae per 100 grams.

-In ancient China and certain parts of India, the meat from a mouse was considered a great delicacy.

-You can order beer in all McDonald's restaurants in Belgium (Jupiler) and France (Kronenbourg 1664). Some locations in Cyprus, Germany, Netherlands and Austria serve beer too.

-Up to 10 percent of canned asparagus can harbor asparagus beetles or egg sacs.

-Casu Marzu, also known as maggot cheese, is a Sardinia delicacy made from sheep's milk that is left outside for maggots to infest. This cheese is a delicacy... and also illegal. Eating it requires eye protection because the larvae are able to jump up to 6 inches. The taste is potent enough to burn your tongue and undigested larva can live long enough to reach your intestines, causing vomiting and severe diarrhea.

-A strawberry milkshake from a fast food restaurant contains at least 50 different kinds of chemicals. Phenethyl alcohol, one of them, is also used as a preservative for soaps and detergents.

-As much as five percent of your maraschino cherries can legally contain maggots.

-Raw almonds have a huge amount of cyanide in them. Because of this they are illegal to sell in many countries raw. That's why every almond product are cooked to remove the cyanide.

-Any cheese whose package states it is processed or pasteurized is most likely made from less than 51 percent of cheese. The other 49 percent is a concoction of flavourings and additives to give your taste buds the illusion of cheese.

-Pizza comes from the Latin word 'pissa' which means flatbread in 9th century. Actually, many languages around the Mediterranean has similar sounding words for flatbread like 'pita'.

-When Swiss cheese ferments, the bacterial chemistry creates a gas. When the gas is released, it creates bubbles that eat their way through. And that's how the holes are made in Swiss cheese.

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