September 30 -National Chewing Gum Day

National Chewing Gum Day

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Facts on Chewing Gum  

  • The world’s oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old!
  • The average person chews over 300 sticks of gum each year. Spearmint, peppermint, and cinnamon are among the most popular flavors of chewing gum today.
  • There are more than 1,000 varieties of gum manufactured and sold in the United States and even more in the rest of the world.
  • The longest gum wrapper chain on record was 7,400 feet in length (nearly one and a half miles) and was made by Cathy Ushler of Redmond, Washington between 1969 and 1992.
  • The largest bubble ever blown was 23 inches in diameter. The record was set July 19, 1994 by Susan Montgomery Williams of Fresno, California. (Guinness Book of World Records 1998).

September 23 – National Pancake Day

National Pancake Day

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Facts on Pancakes

  • A pancake is a flat cake, often thin, and round, prepared from a starch-based batter and cooked on a hot surface such as a griddle or frying pan.
  • One of the most popular topping on pancakes is maple syrup, which is actually a sweet tree sap that comes from the maple tree found in Canada. Native Americans first discovered maple syrup.
  • The largest stack of pancakes was 60 large round pancakes and measured 76cm tall. It broke the Guinness World Records in 2012.
  • The highest ever flip was performed by Dominic Cuzzacrea. The pancake reached a height of 9.47 meters at the Walden Galleria Mall in Cheektowaga, New York, USA, in November 2010.
  • Pancakes were seen as an efficient and tasty way to use up all the fatty or rich foods before the period of eating more modest meals would begin.

September 7 – National Acorn Squash Day

National Acorn Squash Day

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Food Facts on Squash

  •  A winter squash with distinctive longitudinal ridges and sweet, yellow-orange flesh.
  •  Although considered a winter squash, acorn squash belongs to the same species as all summer squashes.
  •  The most common variety is dark green in color, often with a single splotch of orange on the side or top.
  •  Acorn squashes typically weigh one to two pounds and are between four and seven inches long.
  •  Acorn squash is very easily grown.