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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Today's facts are about something that I love, but should not eat - salt! Why must it make everything taste so good? I try to watch my sodium intake, and it's crazy how much salt is in the food we eat. I always know when I've had too much because my feet start to swell. No good!

Enjoy these interesting facts about salt...

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond."

HINT: (1893-1980), was an American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Salt has seasoned English in many ways. Because Romans put salt or brine on their vegetables, the word "salad" developed. Because Roman soldiers were given money to buy salt, "salary" was coined.

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In promoting the Louisiana Purchase, President Thomas Jefferson cited reports of a "salt mountain" in the territory. "This mountain is said to be 180 miles long and 45 in width, composed of solid rock salt, without any trees or shrubs on it."

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The adult human body contains about 250 grams of salt - about half a pound.

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According to superstition, spilling salt can cause bad luck - an idea that may have originated with Leonardo da Vinci's painting "The Last Supper," which shows Judas Isariot knocking over a salt container.

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Chicago is America's salty center, thanks to the Morton Salt Co. The company was owned by Joy Morton, a man who got his first name from the maiden name of his mother, Caroline Joy.

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There is an enormous salt mine under the city of Detroit, about 1,200 feet below ground. According to Detroit Salt Co, the century-old mine spreads out more than 1,500 acres and has more than 100 miles of underground roads.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond."

ANSWER: Mae West.