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According to McDonald's the weight of sesame seeds used in a year on Big Macs sold in the U.S. equals the weight of more that two Boeing 747 airplanes.
In one year, Ochoa Foods produces enough fries to reach from the earth to the moon and back more than 3 times.
If you stacked all the flour tortillas Taco Bell serves in a year, the column would be 3,500 miles high.
In 1974 Burger King launched its famous "Have it your way" ad campaign that emphasized fast food burger customization. In fact, there are 221,184 possible ways to order a Burger King Whopper.
In 2003 a sausage factory in Northern Denmark created the world's longest salami. If laid end to end it would stretch nearly 500 feet, surpassing the height of the Statue of Liberty by almost 200 feet.
Headcheese is not only a chewy cold cut made from parts of a pig's head, it was also the original working title for the horror film, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
In addition to its meat slicer production, Van Berkel's Patent Company produced airplanes for the Dutch government during World War I
In 1920 U.S. turkey producers raised one turkey for every 29 people in the country. Today the figure is one turkey for nearly every person in the country.
During the 1980s, a NASA lightning research project flew an F-1068 jet into 1,000 thunderstorms. Despite 700 lightning hits, the plane's exterior experienced little damage, while interior electronics suffered only minor harm.
According to the National Safety Council, your odds of being killed by an electrical transmission line during one calendar year are approximately 3,000,000 to 1. Over the course of your lifetime, the odd diminish to about 40,000 to 1.
Since 1946, nearly two dozen New York City transit workers have been electrocuted by contact with the third rail across the city's 842 miles of subway system.
Chances of surviving cardiac arrest diminish 10 percent as every minute passes. So what happens when the victim is flying at 30,000 feet? Unites States federal law requires airliners to carry an external defibrillator, leading to a 40% survival rate increase for cardiac victims caught in transit.
A new mineral found on the moon is named, Armalcolite, for three astronauts on the Apollo mission, Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins.
Finley ground marble powder is a component in paint, toothpaste and plastic.
A lot more rock came out of the Biwabik Formation region than just iron ore. Robert Allen Zimmerman, also known as Bob Dylan, was reared there.
The Denver International Airport in Colorado required 5 million tons, that's 10 billion pounds, of aggregate in its construction.
The human population of North Carolina's Duplin County is near fifty thousand. The pig population if near two million, making it one of the most populous pig counties in America.
During the War of 1812, a New York packer named Uncle Sam Wilson shipped several hundred barrel of salt port to American troops. Each barrel was stamped "U.S." The was how "Uncle Sam" came to represent the United States government.
In 1995 one of the worst hog waste disasters occurred in North Carolina when a lagoon dike holding 25 million gallons of liquid pig waste collapsed and found its way into the New River. This event greatly influenced ongoing environmental reform in the pork industry.
In 1992 doctors at Duke University were the first to successfully attach a pig liver to a dying patient to buy time until a human liver was available. A series of live pig livers lasted three days until a human liver transplant saved the patient's life.
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