It’s time for South Pasadena Cub Scout Pack 7’s annual Pancake Breakfast.
The all-you-can-eat fundraiser is slated for February 23, from 8 to 11 a.m. at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 1050 Fremont Avenue, in the city. Cost is $7 per person.
Scouts and scoutmasters will be busy whisking together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, eggs, milk, vanilla and more to for the batter before putting hundreds of pancakes on the grill for the anticipated large gathering at this popular event.
What’s gives? Why are pancakes so darn good? The South Pasadenan went to the internet to find out the answer and more on the Mobile Cuisine, Tons of Facts and the Mental Floss websites. Here are some fun facts you might want to share while enjoying Pack 7’s pancake breakfast.
-The Guinness World Record for the most pancakes served in 8 hours by a team is 34,818.
-The most pancakes made in 1 hour by an individual is 1,092. It was accomplished by Ross McCurdy from Kingston, Washington, United States, on August 13, 2013.
-Pancakes have a long history, dating back to the times of Ancient Romans. It’s believed to be in Medieval times that the first three pancakes cooked were sacred.
-In France, people like to make a wish before flipping their pancakes. They do this while holding a coin in the other hand.
-In the United States, southerners eat the most pancakes, accounting for 32.5% of the pancake consumption.
-The highest pancake toss ever measured was 9.47 meters, or 31 feet 1 inch. It was done by Dominic Cuzzacrea at the Walden Galleria Mall in Cheektowaga, New York, United States, on November 13, 2010.
-September 26 is National Pancake Day.
-The first ready-mix food, which was sold commercially was Aunt Jemima pancake flour. It was invented in 1889 in St. Joseph Missouri.
-The world’s largest pancake weighed more than the average hippopotamus. Measuring over 49 feet in diameter and weighing 6,614 pounds, the world’s biggest pancake was made in Manchester, U.K. in 1994 by the Co-Operative Union, Ltd. And yes, in order to qualify for the record, the giant pancake must be flipped and be edible.