NATIONWIDE— Grab your bowl, spoon and milk -- it's National Cereal Day!

According to the website, 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.”