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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Fun Food Facts

Fun Food Facts

Amount of pizza eaten each day in the United States is enough to cover 100 acres of land.
 The United States provides about 25 percent of the world’s total supply of fresh peaches. A peach is a member of the rose family and has a sweet fragrance.
Last year, 1.3 million pounds of pasta were sold in American grocery stores. If you lined up 1.3 million pounds of 16 ounce spaghetti packages, it could circle the Earth’s equator almost nine times.
 Rice Krispies snap, crackle and pop because they are created in a certain way that will make it “pop” like popcorn during the cooking process. This popping puffs up the kernels. When the rice is finished cooking, most of the Rice Krispies will have thin, solid walls with hollow, sealed areas inside where air pockets have formed. When cold milk is added, the sudden temperature change causes the walls of the pockets to fracture making a snap/crackle/pop noise.
The word orange was introduced to the English through the Spanish word “naranja” which came from the Sanskrit word naranga which literally means orange tree. The English dropped the leading “n” and eventually we got the word orange. It was around the early 16th century that the word orange gradually started being used to not only refer to the fruit, but also what we now know of the color orange.

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