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Trivia brain teasers have some element of trivia in them, but they are not just pure trivia questions.

 

Puzzle ID:#39269
Fun:*** (2.74)
Difficulty:*** (2.27)
Category:Trivia
Submitted By:phrebh*us****

 

 

 



Bob was complaining to Fred about his favorite holiday side dish: Jell-O.

"I grew up eating it. My mom made it for all sorts of occasions," Bob said, "but whenever I make it, it looks like fruit soup."

Fred looked stunned, "Well, what are you doing to it? It only requires boiling water."

"Well, mom always made it with fruit cocktail," replied Bob, "but that stuff tastes awful, so I use fresh fruit. In fact, I like to make what I call my 'International Salad' with all sorts of fruits from all over the world. Of course only one of them can be found in the fruit cocktail mom always used."

Fred rolled his eyes. "Let me guess..."

What was wrong with Bob's Jell-O?




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Comments

karenokupniakus*
Nov 19, 2007

All children of the 60's will know this easily.
lizard68*us**
Nov 21, 2007

mmm... gelatin...
4demo*
Nov 23, 2007

Great teaser! Somehow, I was reading the teaser and the word "pineapple" came to me out of nowhere. Strange...

Uh... so what kind of protein is it?
mosca*us*
Nov 26, 2007

Very neat teaser! I knew about the pineapple, but not about the other fruits, so it was educational!
DeeOhGeeA
Nov 28, 2007

I should have looked on the box before taking this one on.
zonarita*us*
Dec 17, 2007

Wonderful story Phrebh. Very enjoyable - I don't eat jello anymore unless I put it dry in a cottage cheese and dream whip dish with PINEAPPLE.
miker
Jan 02, 2008

For those who asked. Gelatin come from the tallow in beef bones. Beef bones are boiled until the tallow comes out of them. You know how manufacturers are, they throw nothing away.
dswilborn*
Jun 15, 2008

Cool! I knew that about pineapple, but I did not know other tropical fruits would do the same!
Zag24Aus*
Apr 12, 2009

Great teaser, but it should be in Science, not Trivia.
zigthepigAen*
Jun 05, 2009

I love how humourous you make these stories Fereb
MusiK*
Jan 09, 2010

@4demo, I think it's like colloquial protein or something
"let's not bring that up right now"
lol



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