Random Knowledge: Twinkies!
By Anya Yurchyshyn
Twinkies are as amazingly good as they are disgusting. But
do you know why?
Twinkies are as amazingly good as they are disgusting. But do you know why?
We've picked a few facts from Twinkie, Deconstructed (Hudson Street
Press, $24), by Steven Ettlinger.
Phosphorus, part of a key Twinkie ingredient, was discovered in 1669 by
German alchemist Hennig Brand when he boiled down the urine he collected from
Other Twinkie ingredients include the rocks trona and limestone.
Twinkies made per year: 500,000,000.
Twinkie cream gets its slippery sheen from cotton cellulose, which serves
the same purpose in rocket fuel.
Despite popular lore, Twinkies will not survive a nuclear war any better
than you will — their average shelf life is 25 days.
President Clinton put a Twinkie in a time capsule.
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