10 Untrue Snapple Facts

Snapple gets their facts wrong more frequently than you might think

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While the satisfactory pop of a Snapple twist-off lid is certainly satisfying, and the first sip of refreshing, tangy tea is definitely delicious, we all know that the “huh!” moment you experience when reading a new "Real Fact" is the best part of opening a fresh bottle of the tasty brew. Usually, you can be rewarded for your efforts with a fun, thoroughly accurate little fact: “Animals that lay eggs don’t have belly buttons,” for instance. Sure, it makes sense, but now you’re forced to imagine the platypus, running around without a navel.

10 Untrue Snapple Facts (Slideshow)

It’s easy to fact-check most of Snapple’s assertions, and they’re generally quite accurate. For instance:

#293: Vermont is the only New England state without a seacoast.

A quick look at a map of the U.S. will confirm this Snapple fact’s truthfulness, although you may not have previously considered how lonely shoreless Vermont must have been before.

#11: Flamingos turn pink from eating shrimp.

A glance at the fluffy, snow-white feathers of baby flamingos can corroborate that the famously pink-hued birds gain their color from their diet (but it’s also verified here by National Geographic).

#798: The state of Florida is bigger than England.

America’s most consistently dubious state takes up an entire 65,755 square miles — compared with England’s mere 50,346. Sad but true, Snapple.

With more than 900 lid-sized facts on their roster, it’s unsurprising that a few "Real Facts" might not be completely, 100 percent accurate. Some are just oversimplifications of more complicated issues, others are common misperceptions, and some are just flat-out wrong.

To learn which were right and which erroneous, we combed through scientific papers, checked in with experts at Harvard and Columbia Universities, researched the home of a president of the United States, and, um, watched an episode or two of Mythbusters. For science! And the pursuit of veracity.

Take a look at our slideshow to find out which Snapple "Real Facts" contain more fiction than factoid.

Jess Novak is the Drink Editor of The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @jesstothenovak


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Real fact: the quotation marks make it clear these aren't meant to be true. Most people just have forgotten how to use punctuatiuon properly.

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Even more real fact...punctuation marks are not meant to denote something that isn't true.

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