#11. Coconut water is identical to blood plasma, and can therefore be used as a "universal donor." It was even used as an IV drip during World War II.
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#12. McDonald’s sells 75 hamburgers every second of every day. That's every. Single. Second.
#13. Ranch dressing contains titanium dioxide, which is used to make it appear whiter. The same ingredient is used in sunscreen and paint for the same effect. Let's face it: Tanning could be much more delicious than it is right now.
#14. One fast food hamburger may contain meat from 100 different cows. Think of it this way: every time you bite into a Big Mac, you're bringing the cow community together.
#15. In the 1800s, a concoction similar to ketchup was used to treat diarrhea as well as other medical maladies.
#21. When cranberries are ripe, they bounce — and not just a little bit, either. These guys can bounce as well as rubber balls.
#22. Crushed peanuts can actually be used as an ingredient in DIY, homemade dynamite.
#23. Biting a wooden spoon whilst chopping an onion will stop your eyes from watering. We didn't believe this one worked, but it really does.
#24. There are more than 600 pasta shapes produced worldwide — for a fun little exercise, try to see how many you can name.
#25. Twinkies originally had banana flavored filling, but switched to vanilla when World War 2 stopped the banana trade in its tracks.
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