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9 Facts About Waffles For National Waffle Day

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August 24 is National Waffle Day; a day to celebrate a breakfast staple that has been around for hundreds of years.

Enjoyed plain or stuffed with blueberries, strawberries, chocolate chips or any number of great things, waffles have long been a favorite at kitchen tables the world over. Here are 9 facts about waffles that you may not have known about:

1.National Waffle Day is a celebration of when the first waffle iron was officially patented in 1869. The patent was submitted by Cornelius Swarthout.

2.Waffles have been around since the middles ages, but the first written waffle recipe was discovered in the 14th century in an anonymous manuscript.

3.Belgian Waffles were first known as “Brussels” Waffles and was invented in 1839.

4.The Pilgrims brought the first waffles to America.

5.The World Record for the largest waffle was set at 110 pounds and had a diameter of 8 feet 1.24 inches. It was made in the Netherlands.

6.Eggo waffles were introduced to supermarkets in 1953.

7.Since its creation in 1955, the Waffle House restaurant has served just under 900 million waffles!

8.Waffles exist all over the world and incorporate what ingredients are available in their respective region. Some famous types are American, Belgian, Scandinavian and Hong Kong.

9.Patrick Bertoletti holds the world record for eating the most waffles in 10 minutes at 29.

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