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    19 Shocking Food "Facts" That Are So Wild, They'll Change How You See Your Favorite Foods

    That isn't milk in cereal commercials – it's GLUE. Advertisers use glue so the cereal pieces can be arranged in the perfect position.

    1. Fruity Pebbles are literally just grains of white rice that have been flattened and then puffed back up.

    Fruity Pebbles being made in the factory

    2. Green gummy bears are actually strawberry flavored.

    A mix of colorful gummy bears

    3. The milk you see in cereal commercials isn't actually real. The bowl is normally filled with shortening or Styrofoam, and then white glue is added to make it look like milk.

    A bowl of cereal in a commercial

    4. Bananas and eggplants are actually berries, but strawberries aren't (despite literally having the word "berry" in their name).

    A close-up of bananas and cut-up strawberries

    5. According to the FDA, a typical jar of peanut butter contains 10 or more rodent hairs.

    A close-up of someone spreading peanut butter on a sandwich

    6. The insides of Kit Kats are...literally just ground-up Kit Kats.

    A factory look at how Kit Kats are made, from the wafers to the chocolate being poured on top

    7. Apple seeds and cherry pits are toxic. They release cyanide when metabolized and can literally kill you if you eat enough of them.

    Screenshot of a cherry pie being cooked

    8. Baby carrots are just regular carrots that have been cut down.

    Carrots being cut up into smaller portions

    9. All Froot Loops are the same exact flavor, no matter what color they are.

    A bowl of colorful Froot Loops

    10. Beavers have an anal sac that produces castoreum, which is used in popular food and beverages as a substitute for vanilla flavoring.

    A side-by-side of a beaver in the wild vs. Aaron Paul drinking from a Vanilla Coke in a 2002 commercial

    11. Most figs actually contain the bodies of dead wasps...sort of.

    Ina Garten cutting figs and placing them on a tray

    12. Before 2012, Pizza Hut was the largest wholesale purchaser of kale in the United States.

    Screenshots from a 1990 Pizza Hut commercial, including their salad bar and dining area

    13. For every glass of water you drink, there's nearly a 100% chance that a portion of it has been peed out by a dinosaur.

    Bryce Dallas Howard escaping a dinosaur in "Jurassic World Dominion" by hiding underwater

    14. Most sugar is actually bleached with bone char from animals, which is what gives it its white color.

    Ina Garten scooping up sugar

    15. All of your favorite candies are red because they're dyed using crushed-up bugs.

    M&M's being made in the factory

    16. According to the FDA, you can typically find 30 or more fly eggs in every 100 grams (about half a cup) of tomato sauce.

    A commercial of someone pouring Ragú sauce into a pot and then lifting chicken Parm with a spatula

    17. Remember that rumor about how the numbers on toaster dials represent minutes? Yeah, that's not really true.

    Someone testing toasters in a room

    18. Hawaiian pizza wasn't actually invented in Hawaii. It was invented in Canada.

    A chef on the Food Network making Hawaiian pizza

    19. And finally, according to several cannibals, human meat tastes verrrrry similar to pork.

    Hannibal Lecter in prison with his food in "The Silence of the Lambs"