Tuesday Turnip

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In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages "turn-up." As always with this feature, the _floss is not responsible for accuracy. If you know one of the below statements/links to be untrue, by all means, let the world know in the comments below.

Today I typed "Americans consume approximately" into Google, unearthing the following:

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Americans consume approximately one-third of the world's available resources yet comprise about 5% of the world population.

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Picture 4Whether it's dine-in, pick-up or delivery, one common denominator exists in pizza: fat.No matter how you slice it, Americans consume approximately 100 acres of pizza each day. And, nutritionists estimate that the average fat content in pizza hovers somewhere near 5%

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Picture 5The American Heart Association says that Americans consume approximately 22 teaspoons of sugar each day.

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Picture 6Americans consume approximately 70 million pounds of "Tots" [tater tots] per year.

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Picture 8the FDA recommends that all Americans consume approximately 25 grams of soy protein per day.

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Picture 9Americans consume approximately 20% of their calories from refined sugars and sweeteners, 30% from refined grains, and often, 40% as fat.

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Picture 10Americans consume approximately 1 billion pounds of avocado annually. [okay: who just put their little finger to their lips?]

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Picture 11Americans consume approximately 11 ounces of meat per day, which calculates to approximately 250 pounds of beef annually, more than any other country in the world. The Japanese only eat 2 ounces of meat daily or approximately 46 pounds of beef annually.

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