This is quite sad. If you have clicked on this article then you are looking at the penultimate installment of Ben's five friday food facts. As I have said before, there will only be ten in total but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy these last two.

I'll make sure to provide you with only the best food facts around.

1. What happens to pearls in vinegar?

You may have wondered what would happen if you accidentally dropped your pearl necklace in vinegar. Well, it isn't good. In fact, it is so bad in fact that the pearls will melt due to the level of acid. Let's hope Marge Simpson takes hers off before cooking.

2. Can beetroot combat dandruff?

Well, this is true. If you boil beetroot and then dip your hair in it (once it has cooled down of course) then it has the same effect as anti-dandruff shampoo. It obviously won't smell as nice as herbal essence or any of the other shampoos but it works, apparently.

3. What do you call a group of bananas?

No, this isn't the start of a joke but in fact a very straightforward and logical fact about bananas. A cluster of bananas is called a 'hand', where as a single banana should be referred to as a 'finger'. But does that make the nib of a banana a nail? I don't know.

4. There are how many different shapes of pasta?

Did you know there are 350 different shapes of pasta on this planet? That is an awfully large amount. In fact, many Italians believe that each shape tastes different, so make sure you pick a good tasting/looking one.

5. What was the first food to be microwaved?

Yep, you guessed it. The first ever food to be microwaved was popcorn. Isn't that lovely. What isn't so lovely however is what was second. A scientist decided to microwave an egg which ended up exploding. Not so lucky. Let's hope the third thing to be microwaved was those warm microwavable wipes you get at Indian restaurants in the UK.

Which is your favourite fact from this week?

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