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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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Is there anything more American than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Why, the peanut is practically an American invention (it's not, it's South American in origin). But it was thanks to an American botanist, George Washington Carver, and his promotion of peanuts and peanut recipes, that this unassuming, little legume is the internationally popular crop that it is today.

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QUOTE: "I am one of those people who just can't help getting a kick out of life - even when it's a kick in the teeth."

HINT: (1900-1962), was an American madam and author of Russian-Jewish origin.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Technically, peanuts are not nuts. Unlike tree nuts, they grow underground and are part of the legume family.

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Although peanuts are native to South America, according to NPR, the nickname "goober" comes from nguba, a word used in the Congo region. The root stems from when Spanish traders brought the plant over to Africa, where it picked up a new name before coming to America on slave ships.

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According to dictionary.com, arachibutyrophobia is a fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of one's mouth.

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Peanut shells have all manner of strange uses. According to Southern Peanut Growers, a nonprofit trade association, peanut shells are used in everything from kitty litter to fireplace logs to fuel for power plants.

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Unlike most plants, the peanut plant fruits below ground and flowers above ground. According to the National Peanut Board, the aboveground portion of the plant is about 18 inches tall with yellow flowers.

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Americans eat three pounds of peanut butter per person per year. According to Southern Peanut Growers, that's enough to coat the floor of the grand canyon.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "I am one of those people who just can't help getting a kick out of life - even when it's a kick in the teeth."

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