1. "Spaghetto" is the singular form of the word “spaghetti”. That’s right. In the Italian language, an “i” at the end of a word usually means it’s plural and an “a” or “o” means singular. So “tortellino” is the plural of “tortellini” and you can say “raviolo” if you have one of many “ravioli” on your fork.
2. Peaches and nectarines are genetically identical except for the fuzz. There’s a misconception that nectarines are a cross between a peach and a plum, but that’s not true. Peaches and nectarines are the same except for one gene that determines whether their skin is fuzzy or smooth.
3. Indiana’s most popular Halloween candies are... Starburst in first place, then Hot Tamales, and third place is Jolly Ranchers. This is according to over a decade worth of sales data at candystore.com.
4. There are more than 3,000 varieties of pears in the world… and the United States produces 84% of them.
5. Margherita pizza was named after a queen. Queen Margherita and King Umberto I were visiting Naples in 1889 and wanted to switch up their usual fancy meal options and asked for pizza. They were served a pizza topped with soft mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil leaves. The queen raved about it and the combo has been named after her ever since.