Friday, June 5th Is National Donut Day!

Almost every one loves donuts.  It’s a staple of the announcers here at the radio station.

Things you should know about donuts…

National Donut Day was first celebrated in 1938.  More than 10 billion donuts are made in the U.S. every year.

The largest donut ever made?  16 feet in diameter weighing over a ton!  The world record for donut eating?  John Haight ate 29 donuts in 6 minutes.

It would take over 3,600 donuts to reach the top of the Statue of Liberty.  And, you’d need 55 million donuts to reach across the U.S. from California to New York.

10 people in the U.S. have the last name Donut or Doughnut.  There are 95 people named Longjohn, 12 people are named Bearclaw, 498 people are named Sprinkles and 470 are named Fritter!

And, if you miss Friday’s donut celebration…January 12th is National Glazed Donut Day, June 8th is National Jelly Filled Donut Day, September 14th is National Creme Filled Donut Day and there’s a second National Donut Day this year on November 5th.

The actual correct spelling is “doughnut,” but “donut” is acceptable.  And what does it matter when you’re enjoying a donut?

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