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The Origin of the Pretzel

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TIL that pretzels were invented by Catholic monks in the Middle Ages.
Back then, pretzels were thought to be shaped like arms crossed in prayer. They were not just a tasty treat, but also served a religious purpose. People would often eat pretzels during religious holidays and especially during Lent. This is because they are made without dairy products, making them a perfect food for fasting.

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