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Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Three questions, and answers, about donuts:
1) Did you know that June 3rd, my birthday, is actually National Donut Day in America?
Neither did I until I stumbled upon a big yellow sign advertising this double celebration in my local supermarket on my special day. I feel blessed.
2) Can you appreciate the irony when my place of work (which I love) should call a staff meeting on health insurance and serve donuts?
Well, they were sitting alongside the gluten-free muffins and it was in Boulder, CO which is pretty much the healthiest place on the planet, so Meg, you are forgiven. I appreciate you agreeing with me that a fed staff is a happy staff. I do wonder if the health insurance company jacked up the premiums right then and there.
3) In England, where I grew up, we ate doughnuts made of dough. Does that mean in America, we eat donuts made of do?
You can head to Wikipedia, which knows everything about everything, and read extensively about the disputed history and etymology of the donut. As in all academia, the experts disagree. What is undisputed is the formal name for the classic ring-shaped donut is toroidal from the geometric shape torus.
I bet you're glad you know that. Now go get a cup of coffee and a donut and impress your friends.
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I did have to buy them in the dark of night under disguise.
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