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06/22/21 Grif.Net – Coin Collecting (part 7)

06/22/21 Grif.Net – Coin Collecting (part 7)

I enjoy throwing coins in the river and watching the =
current catch them and tumble them in patterns in the stream bed. =

 

Guess I just like studying my cash flow.

 

 

***ANSWERS TO FOOD FACT QUIZ***

FOODIE FUN =
FACTS 

 

1. A century =
ago, Americans spent about 43% of each day earning enough to buy =
food.  In 2020 that is about 7%

 

2. The average =
American will eat about 35 TONS of food in your lifetime.  Some of =
us raise that average.

 

3.  On =
Aug 10, 2015, astronauts on the International Space Station ate ROMAINE =
LETTUCE that had been fully grown in space for the first =
time.

 

4. 70% of the =
red meat eaten around the world is goat.

 

5. What fruit =
is found in Fruit Loops cereal? NONE. NO FRUIT, AND EVERY COLOR IS THE =
SAME FLAVOR.

 

6. World-wide =
there are 7,500 varieties of apples.

 

7. Speaking of =
apples, we talk about “as American as apple pie.”  But =
apple pie actually was invented in ENGLAND and the signature lattice =
crust was created in HOLLAND.

 

8. We know =
that Chimichanga, a deep-fried burrito, started with an accidental flip =
of the burrito into a deep fryer.  But what’s the meaning of =
the Mexican word Chimichanga? EQUIVALENT OF THE ENGLISH =
“WATCHAMACALLIT” OR =
THINGAMAJIG”

 

9. There are =
350 different pasta shapes around the globe.

 

10. Eating =
meat varies widely around the world, with Americans eating about 265 =
pounds each year while in India the amount of meat per capita is only 9 =
pounds.

 

11. KALE is =
the most nutritious vegetable, with only 33 calories providing 684% of =
daily Vitamin K, 134% of daily Vitamin C, 206% of Vitamin A as well as =
iron, folate, omega-3, magnesium, calcium, fiber and 2 grams of =
protein.

 

12. =
Today’s American family spends about 10% of the household budget =
on food.

 

13. Almonds =
are not a nut, but really a SEED and member of the peach =
family.

 

14. =
Strawberries, blackberries and even raspberries are NOT berries but not =
many know that BANANAS and CUCUMBERS are berries.  (So are =
KIWI)

 

15. 25% of the =
world’s hazelnuts are used in Nutella.

 

16. =
16th Century Europeans often served “Surprise =
Pies”.  What was the surprise? LIVE ANIMALS AND BIRDS IN THE =
PIE (“Sing a song of six-pence” now makes perfect =
sense)

 

17. What are =
the four shapes (yes, there are four distinct shapes) of =
McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets?  BOOT, BELL, BALL and =
BONE.

 

18. On the =
4th of July each year, if all the hot dogs eaten in America =
were placed end-to-end, it would stretch from New York to Los Angeles 5 =
times.

 

19. In 1965, =
Astronaut John Young smuggled the first sandwich into space hidden in =
his suit.  What type of sandwich was it? CORNED =
BEEF

 

20. FLIES =
pollinate cacao plant. Without them there would be no =
chocolate.

 

~~

Dr Bob Griffin =

bob@grif.net www.grif.net =

"Jesus =
Knows Me, This I Love!"