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Bet you didn't know.... by Ahren on 12 March 2006 9:59pm
 
10 things you never knew about Spam
From the Daily Express last week

1. Spam Chopped Pork and Ham was launched in 1936, since when 6 billion cans have been sold.
2. Somewhere in the world, one can of Spam is opened every 4 seconds.
3. The island of Guam in the Pacific has the highest rate of Spam consumption in the world- an average of 16 tins per person per year.
4. The Monty Python Spam sketch includes the word Spam 94 times.
5. Spam was first used in its internet sense in 1993.
6. The word Spam was coined by the actor Kenneth Daigneau at a 1936 New Year’s Eve party held by Hormel foods, which included a competitionto find a good name for its new product.
7. The words Spamburger and Spamwich (for spam sandwich) were first seen in 1941.
8. The Monty Python musical Spamalot has been commemorated in a Spamalot collector’s edition tin of Spam Golden Honey Grail by Hormel Foods.
9. “Two years from now, spam will be solved” (Bill Gates at the World Economic Forum in 2004)
10. A spam museum opened in Austin, Minnesota, in September 2001. Admission is free.
 
Re: Bet you didn't know.... by kazzzz on 12 March 2006 10:52pm
 
EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!

Now we're gonna have to dig up all the old I Like Spam vs I Don't Like Spam threads!!!
 
Re: Bet you didn't know.... by Ahren on 12 March 2006 10:58pm
 
Well... Spam may be gross but i do want one of those limited edition tins, just for the pictue on the front!
 
Re: Bet you didn't know.... by kazzzz on 12 March 2006 11:06pm
 
Yeah it'd be pretty good for novelty value I guess ;)
 
Re: Bet you didn't know.... by perfectbitch on 13 March 2006 12:26am
 
With apologies to the good doctor...
But I don't like creme eggs and spam
I just don't like them Sam I am.
 
Re: Bet you didn't know.... by kazzzz on 13 March 2006 1:02am
 
hahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Re: Bet you didn't know.... by montyfreak0234 on 14 March 2006 2:23pm
 
i have a spam can on my desk...the spam was nasty though....it was slimy and it can last for years if it remians sealed...
 
Re: Bet you didn't know.... by Ellerd on 14 March 2006 11:42pm
 
I wonder how many people visit the spam museum in Austin, Minnesota? Does it include a free taste-test at the end? And then the obligatory vomit bowl?
 
Re: Bet you didn't know.... by tucsonmike on 15 March 2006 1:19am
 
And that gets to the meat of the matter!:-)
 
Re: Bet you didn't know.... by kazzzz on 15 March 2006 11:33am
 
Ellerd I bet they get LOADS of Monty Python fans there!
Phyll and I visited a cheese shop in Scotland and asked the man if he sold cheese (hehe). He rolled his eyes, sighed and said "Yes we sell cheese".
What he REALLY meant was "Go away annoying Monty Python fans and never return."
It's a wonder he didn't have a sign up with a picture of Python with a big red line thru it!
 
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