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5 Fun Facts About Jell-O

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5 Fun Facts About Jell-O

It's International Jell-O Week and what better way to celebrate than with some fun facts about this classic American dessert.

We have to admit that there's just something about Jell-O that Americans just can't get enough of.  Perhaps it's the jiggle, its versatility or colorful creations like a rainbow molds or jello shots that has won over so many hearts.

Whether your a big Jell-O fan or one in the making, below are five fun facts about this gelatinous dessert courtesy of BuzzFeed.

The four original Jell-O flavors: lemon, orange, strawberry and raspberry, as you can see in this ad from 1904.

In the early 1900s Jell-O molds were given to immigrants arriving at Ellis Island.

Jell-O commissioned famous artists like Norman Rockwell to create ads.

In the 1923 silent film The Ten Commandments, Jell-O was used in creating the special effect of the parting of the sea.

Bill Cosby has been a spokesperson for Jell-O for 39 years - a gig he started in 1974.

Via Buzzfeed

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