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The largest pancake was created in Rochdale, Manchester, UK in 1994, by the Co-Operative Union, Ltd. Measuring 15.01 m (49 ft 3 in) in diameter and 2.5 cm (1 in) thick, the pancake weighed 3 tons (6,614 lb).


Yes, pancake day exists.



Most tosses of a pancake in one minute goes to Australian celebrity chef Brad Jolly, notching up a so far unbeatable 140 flips in 60 seconds during an event in Sydney in 2012.



The highest recorded pancake toss was by Dominic Cuzzacrea who flipped a pancake to an incredible height of 9.47 m (31 ft 1 in) at the Walden Galleria Mall in Cheektowaga, New York, USA, in November 2010.



The most people tossing pancakes together at once is 890 and was achieved at an event organized by the University of Sheffield in the UK back in 2012.



Pancake day is only in the UK ( Packs bags) (Flies to UK)




On average People in UK consume 2 pancakes per person on Pancake Day, which means every pancake day, approximately 117 million pancakes will be made in UK households. This requires enough milk to fill more than 93 Olympic swimming pools and almost 13 million kilos of plain flour.



The highest number of pancakes eaten by one man in one sitting numbers 72, for a woman 48.



There are 79 outlets of the chain International House of Pancakes in the US.



Each year, IHOP restaurants serve over 700 million pancakes, 20 million pounds of breakfast meats, and over 300 million cups of coffee.



January 28th is National Blueberry Pancake Day.




September 26th is National Pancake Day.




Maple syrup which is often used as a topping, was originally a sweet drink which was discovered by the Algonquin Indians.




The first ready-mix food which was sold commercially was Aunt Jemima pancake flour. It was invented in 1889 in St. Joseph, Missouri.




Pancakes have a long history, dated back to the times of Ancient Romans and it was believed in Medieval times that the first three pancakes cooked were sacred. They were each marked with a cross before being sprinkled with salt and then set aside to ward off evil.




It is common in France to touch the handle of the frying pan and to make a wish while the pancake is turned, holding a coin in one hand.




The first pancake recipe appeared in an English cookbook in the fifteenth century.





One pancake fan ran a marathon while continually tossing a pancake for three hours, two minutes and twenty seven seconds




chef Andy Wrobel, a 25-year veteran of Melbourne, Australia's The Pancake Parlour, broke the Guinness world record for the world's tallest stack of pancakes: 60 of them that reached 76 centimeters (about 2 1/2 feet).





The earliest references to pancakes are in the poems of the 5th century B.C. poets Cratinus and Magnes.
























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Romans ate sweet and savoury dishes called Alita Dolcia that were made from milk, flour, eggs and spices and were basically pancakes.



William Shakespeare liked pancakes, often mentioning them in his plays.






Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday, is a special day that’s celebrated in mostly English speaking countries around the world.






The practice of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday is more than 1,000 years old.






According to the Oxford English Dictionary, “flat as a pancake”, has been a catchphrase since at least 1611.







A crepe is a thin, large pancake that is flipped and cooked on both sides, then folded over sweet fillings like chocolate and fruit, or cheese and sautéed vegetables. Just like regular pancakes, the batter is made with flour, sugar, egg and milk.







Blinis are yeasted pancakes, usually from Russia, that are made from buckwheat flour and served with sour cream, jam, honey or caviar.






The world’s most expensive pancakes are made by the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel’s five star Opus restaurant. Their pancakes have pink champagne, lobster, truffles and caviar. The dish costs $1,166 per serving.







The Guinness World Record for the most pancakes served in 8 hours by a team is 34,818.








In the United States, southerners eat the most pancakes, accounting for 32.5% of the pancake consumption.








In Sweden, you can order Blodplattar, which are pancakes made out of pork blood.







The potato pancakes that are traditionally served during Hanukkah are friend in oil as a reminder of the miraculous oil lamp that the Jewish holiday celebrates.





In 2000, GOP candidate Gary Bauer fell off the stage and through the backdrop during a pancake breakfast fundraiser.







The United States produced 3.17 million gallons of maple syrup in 2014, which is 10% less than what they produced in 2013.(Do the math)







In the months after McDonald’s launched the McGriddle sandwich, which uses two small pancakes instead of a biscuit, the company’s profits increased by 11%.





The first pancakes were called Alita Dolcia ("another sweet" in Latin) and were made by Romans in the 1st Century AD.





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The world’s most expensive pancake is available for $200.00 at Opus in the Printworks in England. Ingredients include Madagascan vanilla pods and 23-carat gold leaf.





If you break the world record for most pancakes eaten, you won’t be in the Guinness Book of World Records; it’s not one of their categories.(Cue depressing/sad music)






Pancakes can be used as an artistic medium, based on the portraiture of artist Katherine Kalnes, who constructed likenesses of Justin Bieber and Ellen Degeneres using a Batter Blaster.






A breakfast of two pancakes with butter and syrup will set you back 520 calories, which is about two hours of steady walking’s worth of maple syrup goodness.







Pancakes may be the true breakfast of champions. Pro runner Ryan Hall has tweeted about his favorite post run snack...


Ryan Hall

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Post run snack was a lemon cottage cheese raspberry jelly infused pancake. Sooooo good and healthy too. Video recipe coming soon.






Since 1961, Mrs. Butterworth has been the iconic godmother of American syrup. In 2009, the company revealed that her first name is Joy.







If you take a trip to the Magic Kingdom and stop in for breakfast at Frontierland’s River Belle Terrace, you’ll be treated to pancakes in the shape of Mickey Mouse.







The town of Olney in England hosts an annual pancake race in celebration of “Pancake Day.” They've done it every year since 1445.





The world's largest pancake breakfast was held in Springfield, America, in 2012. The breakfast saw 15,000 people get together in Main Street to enjoy a huge number of pancakes and raised $10,000 for a local charity.




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