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15 fast food facts just for fun

It's summertime. Warm nights, bar-b-ques, picnics, and casual get togethers fill up the calendar. Dazzle your friends, family and restaurant associates with your knowledge of food.

  1. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
  2. There are more chickens than people in the world.
  3. Two-thirds of the world's eggplants are grown in New Jersey.
  4. Almonds are a member of the peach family.
  5. Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning
  6. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class.
  7. The world's number one producer and consumer of fresh pork is China.
  8. 13 people a year are killed by vending machines falling on them.
  9. Americans eat 18 acres of pizza everyday.
  10. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave. (is that a food fact?)
  11. Your brain is 80% water.
  12. Dry mustard will remove onion odors from your hands or cutting board
  13. To eliminate the "canned" taste of canned shrimp, try soaking them for 10 - 15 minutes in a mixture of 2T vinegar and 1T of sherry
  14. Tomato juice will remove ink spots from clothing
  15. Soft drinks account for 1/4 of all the sugar consumed by Americans

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