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9 Mind-Boggling Food Facts We Learned From Reddit

Dec 28, 2013 | Updated Feb 27, 2014

2013-12-28-red.jpgCREDIT: Flickr/Stacy Spensley

From time to time, Reddit can teach us some interesting things -- such as what a "lifetime supply" really is, or that we spend waaaay too much time on Reddit. In this case, we combed the annals of their TIL (Today I Learned) subreddit in order to find some seriously intriguing, disturbing and downright awesome things about the foods and drinks we consume every day. Or will eat every day, in the case of petroleum jelly.

2013-12-28-Crazy_Facts_About_Food__Reddit_Today_I_Learned_TIL_Posts__Thrillist_Nation.jpgCREDIT: WikipediaHmm, do I want to spend my gold coins on holy water (A1) or poison hemlock (A2)? (link)

2013-12-28-Image122813at10.31AM.pngCREDIT: Wikipedia/Yathin S KrishnappaSounds like the turkeys could use a mansierre. Or some bros. (link)

2013-12-28-Image122813at10.31AM1.pngCREDIT: Wikipedia/KiyokSir Robert Augustus Chesebrough (aka "Robby Jelly") apparently also recovered from a serious lung infection in his mid-50s by having a "nurse" cover him head-to-toe in Vaseline. He died in New Jersey in 1933, because, obviously. (link)