Friday, June 7, 2013

National Doughnut Day

Hooray! It's National Doughnut Day!

It started almost 100 years ago with a group of female volunteers ("lassies") who worked with the Salvation Army, giving out doughnuts to World War I veterans. Over time it morphed into a global celebration and, nationally, doughnut shops are spending today giving away free, delicious doughnuts!

Click here to see what doughnut stores are giving out free doughnuts in your area!

According to this article Lamar's Donuts, a chain based in Kansas City, Missouri has provided us with the following fun, doughnut facts:

* More than 10 billion donuts are made every year in JUST the United States.

* The hole in the donut’s center appeared in the first half of the 19th Century and allows the donut to cook more evenly.

* The Guinness World record for doughnut eating is held by John Haight, who consumed 29 donuts in just over 6 minutes. Woah!

Click here to read all of the doughnut facts!

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