Flickr/Dobrin IsabelaA 2004 survey found that 70 percent of people would reveal their computer passwords for a bar of chocolate.
Flickr/Veganbaking.etRuth Wakefield invented the chocolate chip cookie at her Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts circa 1938. She sold the recipe to Nestle for one dollar and a lifetime supply of chocolate.
Flickr/Stephanie Keeney The chocolate industry makes well over $100 billion per year, which is more than the Gross Domestic Product of about 150 of the world's nations.
Flickr/annieseatsThe Latin name for the cacao tree, Theobroma cacao, means "food of the gods."
Flickr/planningqueenAbout 70 percent of the world's chocolate supply comes from Africa; the Ivory Coast is the largest producer.
Flickr/Sonia - L'ExquisitDuring World War II, the Nazis had a plan to assassinate Winston Churchill with an exploding bar of chocolate.
Pexels The average chocolate bar contains eight insect parts, and anything less than 60 insect parts per 100 grams of chocolate (about two bars' worth) is allowed by the FDA.
Flickr/Jack HebertIn fact, a 2012 report suggests that most people with chocolate allergies are actually allergic to the cockroach parts that inevitably find their way into the chocolate.
Hero Images Central and South Americans may have been cultivating the cacao bean as early as 1250 BCE, but it wasn't introduced to Europe until the 16th century.
Westend61The Aztecs used cacao beans as currency: 100 beans could be traded for a turkey, while one bean was good for a tamale.
DNY59The melting point of chocolate is below the typical human body temperature, which is why it melts in your mouth.
Bianca Moraes/FlickrA study from Osaka University in Japan found that parts of the cocoa bean, the main ingredient of chocolate, combats mouth bacteria and tooth decay.
Wikimedia Commons One cocoa tree produces only enough beans each year to make about 20 standard-sized Hershey bars.
GMVozd/Getty Images Europeans eat the most chocolate: The average British, Swiss, and German person will each eat around 24 pounds of chocolate per year.
Magnez2/Getty Images In 1847, British chocolate company J.S. Fry & Sons made the first "eating chocolate": a solid edible chocolate bar concocted from cocoa butter, cocoa powder, and sugar.
Nikolay Trubnikov/Getty ImagesDark chocolate has significant health benefits: it reduces the risk of stroke, and keeps the brain healthy.
Flickr/invisible_helicopterThe word chocolate actually comes from "xocoatl," the Aztec term for the bitter drink they brewed from cacao beans and mixed with peppers, water, and honey.
Wikimedia Commons According to NASA, M&Ms have flown into space 130 times as an astronaut snack.
Leslie/FlickrOne chocolate chip will give you the energy needed to walk approximately 150 feet.
Flickr/Justin MillerBoth the Mayans and the Aztecs thought that cacao had magical properties and used it in their most sacred rituals, including human sacrifice and weddings.
Flickr/Jamie JohnsonDuring the Revolutionary War, soldiers took part of their payment in chocolate.
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