Food & Drink

A dentist invented cotton candy, and other crazy dessert trivia

After clearing up those confusing "beer before liquor" rhymes, Mental Floss has set its sights on a less boozy, but equally intoxicating subject: dessert. With the help of narrator John Green, this MF video teaches you all you'd ever need to know about vegetable Jell-O, pickle-flavored snow cones, and other less-gross treats. Wanna hear who actually invented the popsicle? Of course you do, so go watch.

Kristin Hunt is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and would like to sign up for the Tour de Donut. Follow her to fitness at @kristin_hunt.