Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Peanut Butter Fun

I thought it might be fun to get a little “nutty” this month. November is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month. Can you say Yum Yum!

Did you know that it takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter and that there are enough peanuts in one acre to make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches? Peanut butter was first introduced to the USA in 1904 at the Universal Exposition in St. Louis by C.H. Sumner, who sold $705.11 of the "new treat" at his concession stand.
Dr. George Washington Carver is referred to as the "peanut wizard" and father of the peanut industry. He began to study peanuts in 1914. He invented many things including the discovery of over 300 different uses for peanuts – such as making cooking oil, axle grease and printer's ink.

Here is a neat bit of trivia just for fun, "Arachibutyrophobia" (pronounced I-RA-KID-BU-TI-RO-PHO-BI-A) is the fear of peanut butter getting stuck to the roof of your mouth.

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