10 Untrue Snapple Facts

Snapple gets their facts wrong more frequently than you might think

Hmm... that math seems questionable.

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.


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

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