Jan. 30, 2013 - Issue #902: Come cry with Daniel Romano
Six things about peanut butter
During the Second World War, the slang term for the spread was "monkey butter." In Dutch, peanut butter is known as pindakaas, which translates to "peanut cheese."
Canada wins this one
Marcellus Gilmore Edson of Montréal received the first peanut butter patent in 1884. In the United States, George Washington Carver is often falsely credited for its invention.
Attempt at your own risk
The oils found in peanut butter are said to aid in removing chewing gum from hair. Although, that sounds like it would just make more of a mess than there was to begin with.
It takes approximately 540 peanuts to make a 12 ounce jar of peanut butter. One acre of peanut plants can yield enough peanut butter to make 30 000 sandwiches.
Getting peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth can be annoying, but it turns out it's a real phobia for some people. It's known as arachibutyrophobia.
Kids love 'em
It's said the average child will consume 1500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before they graduate from high school. V vueweekly.com comments: powered by Disqus
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