Crazy Sugar Facts

Friday, December 24, 2010 • Greentown, OH 44630
I wish I could remember where I got these sugar "facts", but here they are! Very fun information... Sugar was one of the first pharmaceutical ingredients used, as it still is today, to mask the bitter taste of medicines? In 1899, the very first carton was used to pack sugar? This revolutionized the sugar business, greatly improving upon the crude wooden barrels from which sugar was originally scooped for customers. In the late 16th Century, a mere teaspoon of sugar cost the equivalent of five dollars in London? Sugar is the only taste humans are born craving? A can of Coke has 39 grams of sugar and a can of Pepsi has 41 grams of sugar. That is about seven teaspoons or 13 lumps of sugar per can! Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries. When the sun explodes, it will compress itself and become so dense that a piece of it the size of a sugar cube will weigh the equivalent of 1 ton. The trick to curing hiccups is to get the nerves that regulate breathing synchronized by taking a teaspoon of granulated sugar. Sugar hardens asphalt and it slows the setting of ready-mixed concrete and glue. Sugar is used in leather tanning, printers' inks and dyes and even in textile sizing and finishing Chemical manufacturers use sugar to grow penicillin. 'Sure' and 'Sugar' are the only two words in the English language that are spelled 'su' and pronounced 'sh'. ... '.