FAST FACT The color of the twist tie on a loaf of bread, or in many cases those tiny plastic clips, indicates what day of the week the bread was ...

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James/Wikimedia FAST FACT The eight vegetables in V8 are tomato, spinach, carrot, celery, beets, lettuce, watercress, and parsley. V8 was invented in 1933 by W.G. Peacock and his son in ...

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Mike Mozart/Flickr Henry Ford started Ford Motor Company and developed the moving assembly line for the mass production of his automobiles, but he also came up with a completely different ...

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It’s another one of those questions that you might not have thought about, but it could make that next great recipe taste just right. It deals with cooking and measurement. ...

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McDonald’s is widely regarded as one of the world’s most successful fast food chains, but while the company has had many products that have been hits, such as the Quarter ...

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Ranch dressing is the most popular salad dressing in America, and it’s probably the most versatile. It’s used as a dip for veggies, chicken wings, and chips. It can go ...

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Bacon is one of America’s favorite foods, used in about every way imaginable and a staple at the breakfast table. But what about Canadian bacon? Where did it come from, ...

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Peanut butter is an American staple and is eaten by 94% of U.S. households in almost every combination imaginable. Of course, the most common is the PB&J sandwich, but there ...

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It’s a common misconception that brown eggs are somehow better than white eggs. In fact, brown eggs aren’t any healthier than white eggs, but eggs, in general, are not all ...

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Orville Redenbacher’s smiling face is iconic on his boxes of popcorn, but his original company may never have become as popular as it is without a simple suggestion about what ...

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William Wrigley Jr., the founder of Wrigley’s Chewing Gum, started out working in his father’s soap factory in Philadelphia around 1870. After learning the ins and outs of the business, ...

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