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Monday, June 27, 2011

How sweet...

I love fun facts so I found this website: didyouknow.org and pulled a few fun things about sweet products...just like the amazing donuts featured below (which are found only in El Salvador---totally worth the trip)...

In the Middle Ages, sugar was a treasured luxury costing 9 times as much as milk.  Ironically, now that sugar is plentiful, sugar-free products are more popular than ever before. Every year, more than $40 billion are spent on imitation fats and sugar substitutes and a further $80 billion are spent on diet programs.

The servants of Queen Isabeau (the wife of King Charles VI who ruled France from 1380 to 1422) may have appreciated diet products. Because the queen decreed that the waistline of her ladies-in-waiting should not exceed 13 inches, causing a few of them to starve to death.

To make 2 lb of honey bees have to visit 4 million flowers, traveling a distance equal to 4 times around the earth.  WHAT!?

Just some thoughts to get your mind off the fact that is Monday.  Also, these are always good back-up conversation starters to remember for those awkward silences at cocktail parties! 

Anyone have any other fun facts? 

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