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Fruitcake originated in ancient Egypt and was considered an essential food for the afterlife. There are those who think that is the only thing they are good for.

Claxton, Georgia, is known as the Fruitcake Capital of the World.

“A geological homemade cake." Charles Dickens, 'Martin Chuzzlewit'

According to Harper's Index, 1991, the ratio of the density of the average fruitcake to the density of mahogany is 1:1.

When a research firm polled some 1,000 adults about what they did with fruitcake:
• 38% said they gave it away,
• 28% actually ate it,
• 13% used it as a doorstop,
• 9% scattered it for the birds,
• 4% threw it out,
• and 8% couldn’t remember.
Russell Baker, The ‘New York Times’.




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