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    Fast Facts

    You use more calories eating celery than there are in celery itself.

    Approximately 17,000 bananas are eaten each week in the Boston University dining room.

    Bananas do not grow on trees but on rhizomes.

    Grapes explode when you heat them in the microwave.

    A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn’t give her coffee.

    Honey is one of the slowest foods to spoil. It has been used as the center for golfballs and in antifreeze mixtures.

    The average American chews 190 sticks of gum, drinks 600 sodas and 800 gallons of water, and eats 135 pounds of sugar and 19 pounds of cereal per year.

    The amount of potato chips Americans eat each year weighs six times more than the Titanic.

    California’s Frank Epperson invented the Popsicle in 1905, when he was 11 years old.

    Ketchup originated in China.

    France has the highest per capita consumption of cheese. More than half of the different types of cheese in the world come from France.

    Salt is the only rock humans can eat.

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