42 Facts About Donuts While Playing Donut Country (PS4)
In the indie title, Donut Country you play as a sinkhole that grows each time you consume something, starting small with plants and eventually swallowing up whole houses. The story is filled with endearing characters and revolves around a raccoon named BK and his human friend Mira. Together they work at a donut shop, but unlike your typical donut shop, residents who order donuts actually get sinkhole sent to them which ends up sending them 999 feet below the surface. Donut Country is described as a physics-based puzzle game as your main purpose is figuring out how you can grow your expanding hole to consume progressively larger objects. It's currently $13 on the PlayStation Store and Steam. The game has about 20 levels and it took me a little over 2 hours to complete. In this video, I’ll be giving you 42 facts about the more tasty variety, the donuts we eat, not the donuts that eat us.
1. In the mid - 19th century Elizabeth Gregory put hazelnuts or walnuts, together with lemon rind to prevent scurvy on long voyages, in the center of deep-fried dough, where the dough might not cook through. Hence the word doughnuts.
2. Some say her son poked a hole through the center using one of the spokes of the ship’s wheel during a storm. Giving them their iconic shape.
3. During WW1 women volunteers brought soldiers on the front lines doughnuts to remind them of home. And when they returned had craving for them.
4. The first doughnut machine was created by Adolph Levitt, a Russian refugee living in New York City in 1920, who sold doughnuts from his bakery.
5. In 1934 a doughnut cost less than a nickel.
6. Joe LeBeau sold the secret recipe and name of Krispy Kreme to a Kentucky store owner named Ishmael Armstrong. Armstrong’s son, Vernon Rudolph, started selling the donuts door to door before opening a retail store where there the public could see the donuts being made.
7. During WW2, red cross women became known as doughnut dollies and served those who enlisted with doughnuts similar to WW1, making donuts them even more popular.
8. Dunkin Donuts started in Massachusetts in 1950. Dunkin’ Donuts has stores in twice as many states as Krispy Kreme, and in 37 other countries, and sells nearly five times as many doughnuts worldwide.
20. “Doughnut” is the more traditional spelling, although its shortened form, “donut,” is also used made popular in America by Dunkin Donut stores.
9. In the United States alone, about 10 billion doughnuts are made every year.
10. the average doughnut contains 300-calories, mainly from sugar and fat.
11. to date nobody but Krispy Kreme has Joe LeBeau’s secret recipe. That stays locked up in a safe in Winston-Salem.
Sources: 12. The French equivalent of a doughnut, a fried dough fritter roughly translates to “Nun’s Farts.” “Pet de Nonne” 13. Wonder where the cops love donuts stereotype came from? Police officers would visit donut shops after their graveyard shifts because they were one of the few places open late. It was a mutual relationship, as the donut shops welcomed the police to deter crime.
15. November 5th and The first Friday in June are National Doughnut Day.
16. National Donut Day was officially established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to raise money during the Great Depression.
14. January 12th is National Glazed Doughnut Day.
17. June 8th is National Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day.
18. September 14th is National Creme-Filled Doughnut Day.
19. There can be some crazy flavors and donut concoctions. Some unique doughnut flavors include Wasabi Cheese, Bubble Gum, and Chicken & Waffle.
21. If a person added a doughnut a day to their regular diet, they would gain about one extra pound every 10 days.
22. The largest donut ever made weighed 1.7 tons. It was a jelly doughnut made in New York on January 21, 1993.
23. Canada eats the most doughnuts and has the most doughnut shops adjusting for the population of any country in the world.
24. The original doughnuts from Dunkin’ Donuts had a handle.
25. In geometry, The name for a doughnut shape is a torus or toroid.
26. The doughnut industry in California is controlled primarily by Cambodian immigrants.
27. Researchers have said that the size of the hole in a doughnut correlates with the quality of the economy. Specifically, the worse the economy, the bigger the doughnut hole. 28. Only 8% of Dunkin Donut’s sales are from donuts.
29: Today, Entenmann’s doughnut bakery in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, is the largest doughnut bakery in the United States.
30: Entenmann’s makes about 780 million donuts every year and has made more than 4 billion doughnuts in total. if you laid them end to end it can circle Earth almost nine times.
31: It would take 3,660 doughnuts to reach the top of the Statue of Liberty.
32. The filled doughnut is a flattened sphere injected with fruit preserves, cream, custard, or other sweet fillings, and often dipped into powdered sugar or topped off with frosting.
33. Krispy Kreme created the world’s most expensive doughnut, costing around US$1400. It was created with a royalty of gilded leaves, a gold dusted Belgian chocolate flower and edible diamonds. It was used to support UK Children’s Trust charity.
34. The first mention of donuts in print was by Washington Irving, the author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
35. In Oregon, a donut shop called Voodoo Doughnut once offered donuts coated in Pepto Bismol or Nyquil. But you won’t be able to get it now because The FDA eventually put a stop to it.
36. The cronut, which is a croissant-donut combination, contains about 1330 calories.
37. Donuts can also take other shapes to include rings, balls, and flattened spheres, as well as ear shapes, twists.
38. Donuts may have originally been a mistake. One story says the first donut was created by a cow who kicked over a pot of oil into a mixture of pastry.
39. There are actually People are named Doughnut/Donut. However, only around 10 as of 2011.
40. A Krispy Kreme store in the UK once advertised a weekly children’s program that it dubbed “Krispy Kreme Klub Wednesday,” shortened to “KKK Wednesday.” You can imagine why that was a bad idea.
41. Brown University takes part in a tradition called the Naked Donut Run. It started as naked students handing out doughnuts to their peers studying for final exams in the library.
42. The Dutch are often credited with bringing donuts to the U.S. in the 1800s. The Dutch word, olykoeks, translates to oily cakes. http://www.lamars.com/about/fun-facts/