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16 Jan
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“The distinctive smell that you experience upon opening a box of crayons comes from stearic acid – which is the formal name for processed beef fat.”

From Little-Known Facts About Well-Known Stuff – Hoffman
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14 Comments

Posted by on January 16, 2009 in Random Fun

 

14 responses to “Did you know?

  1. Insta-mom

    January 16, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Wow…no wonder Palmer was chewing on Noah’s crayons last night. I guess I’m not raising vegetarians.

     
  2. iMommy

    January 16, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    um, ew.

     
  3. Amazing Greis...

    January 16, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Wow, I had no idea! LOL

    And, yes, 9.2 pounds is a bunch in one week, but I’m sure it’s all water weight and I’m totally not expecting to lose that much every week. LOL

    Have a great weekend.

     
  4. anymommy

    January 16, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    That’s…interesting. I’m not sure I wanted to know! I’ve always kind of liked that smell. Makes sense, I love hamburgers.

     
  5. Christy

    January 16, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    I did not know that and now I’m wondering why Burger King doesn’t smell more like a crayon box.

     
  6. tracey

    January 16, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Um. Yummy…

    Ew.

     
  7. lisa

    January 17, 2009 at 12:15 am

    But the crayons taste like chicken….:)

     
  8. Rachel

    January 17, 2009 at 1:09 am

    Gross. I should let the kids go ahead and eat them then, eh?

     
  9. psychmamma

    January 17, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Your reactions are cracking me up.

    Lisa – I’m not even going to ASK how you know that they taste like chicken.

     
  10. jen

    January 17, 2009 at 11:45 am

    wow.
    well …
    i thought i loved that new crayon smell.

    hmm. yeah … erasing that new piece of information from my brain. (but i am probably so using it at a party sometime. with the right crowd.)

     
  11. lorrie

    January 17, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    oh man, what is it with beef fat?! mcdonalds frys are sprayed with cows blood and beef fat can be found in those chocolate pie things in the grocery store.
    hmm, maybe i just need to change my eating habits.

     
  12. Heather of the EO

    January 18, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    EW!

     
  13. Stephanie

    January 20, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Ew. That’s gross. And I always thought that smell was kind of nice…

     
  14. Allie

    April 15, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    eww that sure puts a whole new spin on my post today LOL

     

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