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15 Facts That May Change The Way You Look At Food

Twinkies have beef fat in them!

Twinkies are famous for being unhealthy (and delicious). They're also known for their long shelf life due to their many preservatives. If you're eating a Twinkie, it's not for the health benefits. But what is actually in a Twinkie? You might be surprised.

Apart from enriched flour, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and partially hydrogenated oils, Twinkies also contain beef fat. Vegetarians beware! One Twinkie contains 2.5 grams of saturated fat, which is 13% of the daily recommended fat intake based on a 2,000 calorie per day diet.

Overall, a Twinkie is 42% sugars, 21% complex carbohydrates and 11% fat by weight. As far as the urban legend that claims that Twinkies can last months or even years on the shelf, this false. Although it does last longer than other types of food due to the preservatives and the way it is made.

A Twinkie can usually last 7-10 days on the shelf but can sometimes be safe for 25 days or more. Conclusion? You wouldn't want to stock your bomb shelter with them because not only would they not provide any nutritional benefit but they wouldn't last very long either.


Kim-Jong-Un's older brother was going to be North Korea's dictator until he went to Disneyland!

Even evil dictators have family whose dreams are of going to Disneyland. North Korean's dictator Kim Jong-Un wasn't supposed to be the dictator. Until 2001 his older half brother Kim Jong-nam had been the favorite to succeed their father. Unfortunately Jong-nam had a soft spot for Disneyland.

He faked a passport to get into Japan and visit Disneyland Tokyo. He was caught, got in big trouble, and lost his seat as the next dictator. It is kind of a creepy thought: To have the North Korean dictator running around Disneyland with your kids riding rides with them.

That isn't a Disneyland the rest of us would want to be at. His dreams were crushed and he never went to the happiest place on earth. Now he'll never know happiness and we get to deal with Kim Jong-un.


The founder of the Boy Scouts was also a spy!

Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell (seems like everybody back then liked long names), was a lieutenant-general in the British Army. He was also the founder of the Scout Movement!

And not only that; this man also worked as an intelligence officer for the Mediterranean for the Director of Military Intelligence, in other words, HE WAS A SPY!

He would pretend to be a stupid and absentminded tourist. He would constantly travelled disguised as a butterfly collector, which allowed him to incorporate plans of military installations into his drawings of butterfly wings.

It’s hard to believe that the man who founded the scout movement was also a spy, however this only comes to show how great of a lieutenant and leader he was.So next time you hear a little boy/girl scout knocking on your door trying to sell you some cookies, you better buy them some cookies in honor to this great man!


Brain Freeze is caused because your brain gets confused!

It’s a nice summer day, you go out and decide to have a nice cold drink that definitely helps you to fight back the horrible heat.You start drinking softly, then very fast and BOOM! Sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia!Spheno… what!?

The real name for brain freeze is ‘sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia’. The pain receptors in the mouth signal the brain, however the same nerves are also in the forehead. The brain mixes up the source location of the pain and thus you get the resulting headache!

Scientifically, this is caused by having something very cold touch the roof of the mouth (palate), and is believed to result from a nerve response causing rapid constriction and swelling of blood vessels!

And what’s more funny about brain freeze, is that there are people who cannot experience it! Possibly because of the lack of nerves on their forehead.Next time you decide to get yourself a cold drink, just try to drink it slowly to avoid that horrible feeling.


Tolkien rewrote parts of The Hobbit so it would fit Lord of the Rings!

The Hobbit is a fantasy novel by J.R.R Tolkien, published on September 21st of 1937.Most of us has read the book (or at least seen the movie) and know that this is the first part of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, in which Bilbo Baggins embarks on a journey searching for a treasure guarded by a dragon.

However we know that the climax of the whole story lies within the riddle game between Bilbo and Gollum, in which Bilbo takes the ring away from Gollum and hence, and prepares the novel for a sequel.

Editors asked Tolkien for a sequel, so Tolkien started to work on “The New Hobbit” which eventually became “The Lord of the Rings” and hence changed the context of the original story!

In the first edition of The Hobbit, Gollum willingly bets his magic ring on the outcome of the riddle-game, and he and Bilbo part amicably. In the second edition, the ring has corrupting abilities and Gollum is more aggressive towards Bilbo and distraught at losing the ring.At the end of their encounter Gollum exclaims “Thief! Thief, Thief, Baggins! We hates it, we hates it, we hates it forever!” And hence The Lord of the Rings begin.



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