Minor Mental Flossing

October 10, 2012

I know I’ve been neglecting this blog lately (between school and coaching my time is limited) so here’s a rather lame Mental Floss facts recap to prove that I’m still alive:

• Finland leads the world in annual coffee consumption per capita at 26.5 pounds per person (USA is 9.3 lbs, but I must be part Finnish – or not).

• Until the 18th century the source of the vast majority of the world’s cinnamon was Sri Lanka.

• Applejack was the first liquor made in the American colonies. Apples were fermented into a hard cider and then left outdoors on cold nights. Removing the ice in the morning left a richer liquor.

• A University of Michigan study found that the form of communication most likely to induce honest is text messaging (blogging wasn’t mentioned).