Salted Streets; Salted Fries

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Too much fun to NOT re-post!

Josh Orter over at Stupid Calculations asks (and answers) what we all want to know: How many orders of french fries could a salt truck salt?!

“Nutritional information on McDonalds.com reveals that a medium-sized fries contains 270 mg of sodium,” he writes. “At more than 907 million milligrams per ton, a 16-ton spreader carries up to 14.5 billion mg worth of salty potential; enough to season 53.7 million orders. Just one truck.”

Wow!

Want to know how many fries the New York Department of Sanitation could salt with its entire salt supply?! Click on the link.

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