Amazing Facts About  Spam
Thanks To: Polly Esther Fabrique

  By World War II, Hormel had sold twenty thousand tons of Spam. Then, during the wartime meat rationing, Spam got popular...
   If all the cans of Spam ever eaten were put end-to-end, they would circle the globe at least ten times.
   In the U.S. alone, 3.8 cans of Spam "are consumed every second"(assuming SPAM is eaten 24 hours a day, 365.25 days a year).
   Senator Robert Byrd of West Virgina eats a sandwich of SPAM and mayonnaise on white bread three times a week.
   Residents of Hawaii eat an average of four cans of SPAM per person per year, more than in any other place on Earth (Elsewhere in the Universe, who knows?).
   By 1959, a billion cans of SPAM had been sold. The two billion mark was hit in 1970, followed by three billion in 1980, four billion in 1986, and five billion in 1993. That's a lot of SPAM!
   In Korea, SPAM is sold in stylish presentation gift boxes of nine cans each. SPAM stolen from army PXs can be found on the Korean black market. And there are Korean imitations called Lo-Spam, Dak, Plumrose, and Tulip, to ensure that no one need go without.
   Nikita Krushchev once credited SPAM with the survival of the WWII Russian army. "Without SPAM, we wouldn't have been able to feed our army," he said.
   SPAM is sold in over 99% of U.S. grocery stores.
   The SPAM luncheon meat trademark is registered in 93 countries.
   Over 60 million people in the U.S. eat SPAM.
   SPAM is made in two U.S. locations: Austin, Minnesota and Fremont, Nebraska. It is also made in seven other countries: England, Australia, Denmark, Philippines, Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea.
   In 1989, the U.S. armed forces bought 3.3 million pounds of SPAM. Over 141 million cans of SPAM are sold worldwide each year.


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