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When it comes to what we eat on a yearly basis, French fries make up about 50-75% of our diets. That’s a lie, but as college kids and post-college kids, we definitely consume a lot of these crispy potatoes.

But you know, we don’t really know much about the French fry, besides the fact that it’s delicious and is made from a potato. That’s why we think the video above about the history of French fries is absolutely fascinating. After all, everyone is always saying you should know more about what you’re putting into your body. And once you watch this video, we totally think you’re going to be blown away by the fact that… they might not even be French at all.

These fried delights actually have a pretty crazy story, believe it or not. And a lot of it takes place in Belgium… not France. Your interest has piqued now, hasn’t it? We thought so…

Watch the video below and prepare to be schooled!

Do you know the history of French fries?