Sunday, June 7, 2009
Don't like SPAM on your Computer? Don't Watch.
As we continued our trek, it was nice to realize that if we had to go and live out in the wilds, we would be doing pretty well. That is, if we had a steady supply of Spam, waterproof matches and peanut butter.
And for all you SPAM lovers out there, here is more than you ever wanted to know about that special meat:
o By World War II, Hormel had sold twenty thousand tons of Spam. Then, during the wartime meat rationing, Spam got popular...
o If all the cans of Spam ever eaten were put end-to-end, they would circle the globe at least ten times.
o Senator Robert Byrd of West Viginia eats a sandwich of SPAM and mayonnaise on white bread three times a week.
o Residents of Hawai'i eat an average of four cans of SPAM per person per year, more than in any other place on Earth (Elsewhere in the Universe, who knows?).
o In Korea, SPAM is sold in stylish presentation gift boxes of nine cans each. SPAM stolen from army PXs can be found on the Korean black market. And there are Korean imitations called Lo-Spam, Dak, Plumrose, and Tulip, to ensure that no one need go without.
o Nikita Krushchev once credited SPAM with the survival of the WWII Russian army. ''Without SPAM, we wouldn't have been able to feed our army,'' he said.
o In 1989, the U.S. armed forces bought 3.3 million pounds of SPAM.
o Over 141 million cans of SPAM are sold worldwide each year.
Isn't that exciting?
Taken from: http://www.cusd.claremont.edu/~mrosenbl/spamfacts.html