NATIONWIDE— Grab your bowl, spoon and milk -- it's National Cereal Day!
According to the website www.nationalcerealday.com, breakfast cereal was founded in the mid 1800s and was considered a type of remedy for what ailed you.
Other cereal facts include:
- Forty-nine percent of people in the U.S. start their day with a bowl of cereal.
- There are 2.7 billion boxes of cereal sold every year -- enough to wrap around the Earth 13 times.
- Cap’n Crunch’s full name is "Horatio Magellan Crunch." He was born on Crunch Island in the Sea of Milk.
- The city of Battle Creek, Michigan is known as the “Cereal Capital of the World.”