If you've ever thought about the history of jelly beans at all, you might think they're a modern invention. Not so. Jelly beans -- or at least the ancestors of jelly beans -- to all the way back to at least the 15th century, and probably much further. Read article here.
Pictured: Turkish Delights, the ancestors of Jelly Beans. Photo by Chris Buttigieg, posted on Wikimedia Commons.