You may find it hard to believe that the bacon facts found in this list are true, but trust us, they are. This delicious meat product has many fans all over the world, and if you’re one of them, you need to read this list. You’re about to learn things about bacon that you never knew. In fact, thanks to these bacon facts, you might never look at bacon the same way again. From bacon dating apps to bacon condoms, these are 25 Crazy Bacon Facts That Will Blow Your Mind!
Scientists are growing bacon.
It might not be long before your bacon is grown in a lab. Scientists have been experimenting with a technique that allows them to turn pig stem cells into strips of meat. The possibilities are endless! This could help curb world hunger, global warming, and make meat production more humane.
Originally intended as an April Fool’s prank, J&D’s Foods created the first known bacon condom. But don’t worry, the condoms are made from latex and are coated with the company’s unique bacon water-based lube. Oh yeah, they have that as well.
Bacon has its own national and international days.
Bacon has, not just one, but two celebratory days. September 3rd is International Bacon Day, while December 30th is the U.S. National Bacon Day. So now you have an excuse to eat bacon at least twice a year! (Though, let’s be honest…who needs an excuse to eat bacon?)
Bacon can make your unborn child smarter.
New research shows that bacon contains choline, which plays a critical role in fetal brain development. Choline can also be found in eggs, liver, beef, salmon, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, and breast milk.
The world record for eating the most bacon in 5 minutes
How does eating 182 slices of bacon in 5 minutes sound? That’s what world record holder Matt Stonie did on Feb 22, 2015. Do you think you could eat that much bacon?
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