TIL German Chocolate Cake is named after an American baker by the name of Samuel German, and has no affiliation with the country of Germany.    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/6n2d4w/til_german_chocolate_cake_is_named_after_an/


TIL that Kennett Square, a small area in Pennsylvania, grows 50% of the countries mushrooms, and has been named the mushroom capital of the world    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/n01m3x/til_that_kennett_square_a_small_area_in/


TIL that holes in Swiss cheese are actually called ‘eyes’. Swiss cheese without eyes is known as ‘blind’.    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/3qfolw/til_that_holes_in_swiss_cheese_are_actually/


TIL that broccoli is a human innovation and a man-made food, being a result of the selective breeding of wild cabbage plants started around the 6th century BC    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/9j63qo/til_that_broccoli_is_a_human_innovation_and_a/


TIL Italy spent $50,000,000 bailing out the Parmesan cheese industry.    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/b09h7j/til_italy_spent_50000000_bailing_out_the_parmesan/


TIL Mountain Dew was created to be used as a mixer for Whiskey and the name was slang for Moonshine!    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/2odcyg/til_mountain_dew_was_created_to_be_used_as_a/


TIL mango rinds (and mango tree sap) contain urushiol, the oil that causes rashes from poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac.    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/8gs66x/til_that_cashews_and_mangoes_are_in_the_same/


TIL The probably oldest continuously operated fast food restaurant has been serving Bratwurst in Germany for over 850 years.    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/i5zk5p/til_the_probably_oldest_continuously_operated/


“TIL Hawaiian pizza was invented in Canada by a Greek immigrant, who was inspired by Chinese food to put a South American ingredient on an Italian dish, that went on to be most popular in Australia

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TIL the majority of coconuts are picked by trained monkeys. Most coconut oil and meat comes from Thailand where monkeys are used to climb trees and retrieve coconuts. Male monkeys on average get 1,600 coconuts a day, humans only get about 80.    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/hklse7/til_the_majority_of_coconuts_are_picked_by/