Who doesn't love bacon? The smell of it coming from a diner is enough to stop you in your tracks to find out exactly what delicious concoction is being cooked up for everyone to enjoy.
Obviously I am a bacon fan but besides it being smokey salty goodness I didn't know much else about. Well, other than it comes from pigs.
MentalFloss put together a list of 12 bacon facts and I found them to be incredibly interesting. I'll give you a few of them here.
- It's been around since 1500 BC
- Romans called it Petaso
- The word bacon refers to the back of the pig
- It was used to make explosives during World War II
- The average American eats 18 pounds of back per year
Wow, 18 pound is a lot of bacn.
Don't get mad at me but I love turkey bacon. If that gets me shunned by the bacon community, so be it.
See the full list at MentalFloss.com