Modern Marvels

Season 13 Episode 53

Breakfast Tech

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 28, 2006 on The History Channel



  • Trivia

    • In commercial egg production, the color of an eggshell reflects the color of the hen's feathers. Hens with white feathers lay white eggs. Those with red feathers lay brown eggs.

    • In 1513, Spanish explorer Ponce De Leon brought the first orange seeds to Florida. Navel oranges were introduced to California in 1873, via a seedling from a Brazilian Monastery.

    • Americans consume more than 2.7 billion packages of cereal per year. If laid end to end, they would reach to the moon and back.

    • In 2005, Americans consumed 580 million McMuffins and 237 million McGriddles.

  • Quotes

    • Narrator: It's fresh orange juice thousands of miles from the grove. It ensures that the first hand to touch that morning egg is yours. It slices bacon, cooks toast and inserts that little maple nugget inside a McGriddle sandwich. And it's a mega-business worth tens of billions of dollars. Now: Breakfast Tech, on Modern Marvels.

  • Notes

    • Commentators:

      Senior Chief Joy Jose
      Galley Production Chief, USS Stennis

      Francine Segan
      Food Historian

      Tony Lochard
      Senior Food Technologist, Tyson Foods

      Bart T. Slaugh, PhD
      Director, Quality Assurance, Eggland's Best

      Cody Holt
      Processing Supervisor, Eggland's Best

      P.O 3rd Class Travis Iskierk
      Mess Decks Master-At-Arms, USS Stennis

      Steve Fischer
      Plant Operations, Sunkist Growers

      Tony Benegas
      New Product Development, Sunkist Growers

      Tony Rodriguez
      Aseptic Tank Farm, Sunkist Growers

      Dan Mathews
      Process Control Manager, Nature's Path

      Arran Stephens
      President & Founder, Nature's Path

      Herb Peterson
      Creator of Egg McMuffin

      David Peterson
      Son, McDonald's Franchise Owner

      Rudy Branham
      Director of Operations, Pioneer Foods S.C.

      Laurie MacDonald
      VP, Corporate & Brand Affairs, Nestle USA

      Tom Osdene
      Toaster Collector

  • Allusions

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