Join me below the orange squiggle for a look at some interesting food and drink facts.
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Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix, invented in 1889, was the first ready mix food sold commercially.
Five Jello flavors that flopped: celery, coffee, cola, apple, and chocolate.
Argentinians eat more meat than any other country.
The more educated people are, the more likely they are to drink alcohol.
Baskin and Robbins once made ketchup flavored ice cream.
A can of Spam is opened every 4 seconds, somewhere.
The Snickers Bar is America's most popular candy bar.
According to a study conducted in early 2013, spirits mixed with diet pop get you 18% drunker than spirits mixed with full fat varieties. The theory is that your body recognizes full sugar drinks as food, which slows down alcohol absorption, whereas diet drinks don't.
Potato chips are the biggest selling snack food in the U.S. and Canada.
A typical banana travels 4000 miles before being eaten.
A bottle of champagne contains approximately 49 million bubbles.
Potato chips were invented in Saratoga Springs in 1853 by chef George Crum. They were a mocking response to a patron who complained that his French fries were too thick.
In Malaysia drunk drivers are arrested, and so are their spouses.