U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for May 26

May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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Profile America — Thursday, May 26th. This coming holiday weekend will see the great seasonal migration to decks, balconies and backyards to fire up our gas or charcoal grills. May is not only National Barbecue Month but also National Hamburger Month. While cooking food outside has occurred throughout history, grilling became a popular recreation in the U.S. in the 1920s. The first charcoal briquets were produced by Henry Ford, using scrap wood left over from making Model Ts. More than a third of U.S. adults enjoy grilling out and close to 13 million do so at least twice a week. That may help account for the 61 pounds of beef and 59 pounds of chicken that Americans eat on average each year. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.

Sources: Chase’s Calendar of Events 2011, p. 250

Statistical Abstract of the United States 2011, t. 213, 1239

Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for “Multimedia Gallery” by the “Newsroom” button).

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