Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Facts About Ice Cream - strangefacts

  • Ben and Jerry's send the waste from making ice cream to local pig farmers to use as feed. Pigs loved every flavor except for Mint Oreo
  • Julia Roberts and Christie Brinkley once sold ice cream
  • Barack Obama worked in a Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop as a teenager and now can't stand ice cream
  • In 1984, Ronald Reagan declared the month of July to be "National Ice Cream Month."
  • One out of five people that eat ice cream binge on ice cream in the middle of the night. The person is usually between 18 - 24 years old
  • The last thing Elvis Presley ate before he died was four scoops of ice cream and 6 chocolate chip cookies
  • Donald F. Duncan, the man who made the yo-yo an American tradition, is also credited with popularizing the parking meter and introducing Good Humor "ice cream on a stick
  • Dolley Madison is credited with inventing ice cream
  • Nancy Johnson, the wife of a naval officer, is credited for inventing the ice cream freezer
  • Ice cream cones were first served in 1904 at the world’s fair in St. Louis, MO. US Patent # 3,477,070
  • The ice cream "sundae" was named in Evanston, Illinois
  • In 1924, the average America ate eight pints of ice cream a year. By 1997, the International Dairy Foods Association reported that the figure had jumped to 48 pints a year
  • Vanilla is the most popular ice cream flavor in the USA, snagging anywhere from 20 to 29 percent of sales. Chocolate comes in a distant second, with about 9 to 10 percent of the market
  • One of the major ingredients in ice cream is air. Without it, the ice cream would be as hard as a rock
  • One out of every five ice cream eaters share their treat with their dog or cat
  • In 1984, President Ronald Reagan declared July as National Ice Cream Month
  • According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the biggest ice cream sundae in the world was made in Alberta, Canada, in 1988. It weighed nearly 55,000 pounds
  • The world's largest ice cream sandwich tipped the scales at nearly 2,500 pound
  • In New York, a person may not walk around on Sundays with an ice cream cone in their pocket
  • During World War II, the US Navy commissioned the world's first floating ice cream parlor for service in the Pacific theatre
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