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1) The custom of eating ham around Easter actually goes back before Christianity, and had a practical origin. According to Imponderables author David Feldman, at the beginning of spring fresh meat was not readily available.  Pagans would bury fresh pork legs in the sand by the sea during the fall and winter.  The pork was cured by the constant "marinating" of the salt water.  Come spring, the preserved meat was cooked over wood fires. Slaughtering pigs in the fall would produce perfect spring hams. Others believe that ham became traditional because the pig is a symbol of prosperity in many cultures.
How to choose a holiday ham

2) d) More than 90% of all fish caught are caught in the northern hemisphere.

3) The peach is also the state fruit of South Carolina, and the state flower of Delaware.

4) Chicago artist Dwight Kalb made a statue of Madonna from 180 pounds of ham.
More Ham Trivia

5) Peter Cooper, inventor and founder of the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, obtained the first American patent for the manufacture of gelatin in 1845.  In 1895, cough syrup manufacturer Pearl B. Wait purchased the patent and developed a packaged gelatin dessert. Wait's wife, May David Wait named it 'Jell-O.'
More Jell-O trivia

6) Tomato juice is the official state beverage of Ohio.

7) Peanut butter's high protein content draws moisture from your mouth. That's why it sticks to the roof of your mouth.
More Peanut Butter trivia

8) There are about 900,000 poppy seeds to the pound.
More Poppy Seed Facts



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