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    Fast Facts

    • Forty percent of the almonds in the world are used by manufacturers of chocolate.
    • Wade Morrison, the inventor of Dr Pepper, named the soft drink after Dr. Charles Pepper, who had given him his first job.
    • To make an espresso, 42 coffee beans are needed.
    • Battle Creek, Mich. is referred to as the “”cereal bowl of America.”” The city produces more breakfast cereals than any other city in the world.
    • A small drip from a faucet can waste up to 50 gallons of water daily, which is enough water to run a dishwasher twice on a full cycle.
    • Chocolate chip cookies were invented in the 1930s by Ruth Wakefield. The cookies were invented in an inn near Whitman, Mass., run by Wakefield and her husband.
    • Every year, Burger King restaurants prepare more than 950,000 pounds of bacon for their breakfast customers.
    • Pomology is the science of growing an apple.
    • After the “”Popeye”” comic strip was launched in 1931, spinach consumption went up by 33 percent in the United States.
    • In the United States, ice cream is sold the most on Sunday.
    • On average, Americans eat 100 acres of pizza a day. This amounts to about 350 slices per second.
    • Coffee beans were chewed for more than 400 years before the first cup of coffee was brewed.
    • Consuming chocolate was considered a sin during the 16th and 17th centuries. During that time, it was provided in the form of a drink and because drinking wine during lent was a sin, so was drinking chocolate.
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