This week: Thank God you aren't what you eat.

$6.5 billion

Total legal sales of marijuana in the United States in 2016, as predicted by GreenWave Advisors. They claim to be”the leading independent financial research and advisory firm that serves the burgeoning cannabis industry.” In five years, the firm predicts sales topping $20 billion. And if you’re wondering why these stats are in a food-themed By The Numbers, you’re obviously not a customer.

82 percent

Men who, if they could, would “order a burger for breakfast,” according to Frisch’s Big Boy restaurant chain. For women, it’s less but still significant: 58 percent.

43 percent

“Consumers would eat a burrito twice in one day if calories were not an object, or their significant other wouldn’t judge them,” according to Moe’s Southwest Grill. Regardless, “72 percent of Millennial respondents admitting to enjoying an average of 2 to 3 burritos a week.”


You know the five second rule? The one that says you can eat food off the floor if you grab it before it sits there for five seconds? Rutgers University researchers have declared, “Bacteria may transfer to candy that has fallen on the floor no matter how fast you pick it up.”

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