It’s National Donut Day, so if you didn’t have one for breakfast, go out and get one now.
National Donut Day is celebrated on the first Friday of June. It was officially established in 1938 by the Salvation Army to raise funds during the Depression and as a tribute to Army “lassies” who had served donuts to soldiers during World War I. For more information, visit the Salvation Army’s website.
- In the U.S. alone, more than 10 billion donuts are made every year.
- The hole in the donut’s center appeared in the first half of the 19th Century.
- Clark Gable taught Claudette Colbert how to dunk her donut in “It Happened One Night”.
- Adolph Levitt invented the first donut machine in 1920.
And a couple of quote:
Doughnuts will get you through times with no money better than money will get you through times with no doughnuts.
Donuts. Is there anything they can’t do? -Matt Groening