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Traditional crayons give off one of the most recognizable smells in the world. What you may not know is that unique smell is created by a stiffening agent called stearic acid, a derivative of beef tallow—more commonly known as beef fat. Yes, your tried-and-true crayons are mooing at you. The primary ingredient in traditional crayons is paraffin wax. That innocent-seeming ingredient has been the go-to solution for well over a hundred years.

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