Unfortunately we are approaching the end of Ben's five friday food facts but do not fear as there are still a couple more to go. There are some rather unusual facts in this one so make sure to remember some to impress your friends!

1. Why is it called Pound cake?

Have you ever wondered why pound cake is called pound cake? Well, back when it was first invented, bakers used a pound of every ingredient which went into it.

2. How do you check if cranberries are ripe?

Did you know you can throw cranberries onto a surface to tell if they are ripe or not? If they bounce back it means they are. If not, well they probably aren't ready yet and will need longer, unless you have squashed them.

3. Beaver's butts and ice cream?

Next time you buy vanilla flavoured ice cream, you should keep one thing in mind. Did you know the flavouring used to make vanilla ice cream has a substance called 'castoreum' which can often be found in beaver's butt glands...but anyway, enjoy your ice cream.

4. Froot Loops are all the same flavour?

Yep, that is right. No matter what colour they are, they are exactly the same flavour. So, no arguments about which ones taste better. They are all the same.

5. What does 'M&Ms' actually stand for?

Well, it is simply named after the two people who invented it, Mars and Murrie. It's as simple as that.

What did you learn today?

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