National Egg Month
Month of May
Here’s some fun facts about eggs. Chef hats traditionally have pleats equal to the number of ways a chef can cook an egg. Harriet, a hen from the United Kingdom, laid the world’s largest egg in 2010. Her astonishing egg measured 9.1 inches in diameter. It takes a hen between 24 and 26 hours to develop an egg. Once she lays an egg, the development of a new egg normally starts within 30 minutes. In 2019, about 113.25 billion eggs were produced in the United States. When it comes to the number of eggs laid each year, Iowa leads the nation with more than 14.8 billion eggs produced annually. Ohio is the next state in line, producing 7.9 billion eggs each year. The average American eats 250 eggs per year, for a total annual consumption of 76.5 billion eggs in the U.S.
National Day of Prayer
Friction in 1768–1776 between the American colonists and England spurred some American cities and colonies to proclaim days of prayer. In his role as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, General George Washington acknowledged a day of “fasting, humiliation and prayer” proclaimed by the Continental Congress to be held on Thursday, May 6, 1779. The modern law formalizing its annual observance was enacted in 1952. To find out about National Day of Prayer events near you, go to: www.nationaldayofprayer.org
Today’s Birthdays of Note….
Gary Cooper – Actor – born in Helena, Montana
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Russian Composer – born in Udmartia, Russia