Friday, 6 June 2008

Happy National Doughnut Day!!!

Did you know...

National Donut Day is celebrated on the first Friday in June? In 1917, Salvation Army female volunteers known as “lassies” prepared thousands of fresh donuts to the homesick soldiers that served in France during World War I. National Donut Day was officially established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to raise much-needed funds during the Great Depression.

Donut Glossary from Around the World:
Italy = fritole
Montenegro = ustipci
Mexico = churrro
Turkey = lokma
France = beignet
Germany = krapfen
Hungary = langos
India = balushai
Netherlands = oliebollen

Donut Facts:
In the U.S. alone, more than 10 billion donuts are made every year.
The largest donut ever made was an American-style jelly donut weighing 1.7 tons, which was 16 feet in diameter and 16 inches high in the center.
Per capita, Canada has more donut shops than any other country.
The hole in the donut's center appeared in the first half of the 19th Century.
Adolph Levitt invented the first donut machine in 1920.

Do you know why the golfer took a donut with him to the golf course?
He wanted to have a hole in one!

Book: A Prisoner of Birth by Jeffrey Archer

Music: The Felice Brothers by The Felice Brothers

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