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BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's wedding cake was 9 feet around, weighed 300 pounds and was 14 inches high. It was served at the wedding breakfast.

Trix cereal, introduced in 1954 by General Mills, was more than 46% sugar.

J.M. Brinnin describing Dylan Thomas' arrival at Idlewild Airport at 7 a.m.  "When finally he was processed through customs, he came jauntily toward me; we shook hands gingerly, picked up his string-tied bundle of luggage, and went straight to the airport bar for a breakfast of double scotch and soda."

George Pauling (19th century South African railway builder) whose favorite parlor trick was to pick up a horse and carry it around his billiards table, was alleged to have shared with two friends a breakfast of 1000 oysters and eight bottles of champagne.
Pax Britannica, vol 2, The Climax of Empire, James Morris; Faber & Faber 1968.

Twelve percent of the total quantity of colas sold are consumed with or instead of breakfast.
 

 

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