Jack in the Box restaurants are known for burgers, fries, shakes, and … antenna balls. In fact, today more than 28 million of the popular “Jack” antenna balls are in circulation after the company reignited the craze back in 1995. The company’s newest antenna ball, which debuts today, will raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation’s largest donor-supported network of volunteer mentors of youth.
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There’s something about the smell and taste of freshly baked bread that triggers powerful, positive emotional responses in most of us.
Psychologists have noted that the aroma of baked bread evokes happy childhood memories, comfort, and even tender feelings of being loved. One recent survey found the fragrance of freshly baked bread is a favorite smell of both men and women.
This lesson is not lost on supermarkets, which for years have used the distinct aroma of bread baking from in-store bakeries to lure customers to buy more items.
Seventy-six million. That’s how many Americans each year get sick from something they eat. Of the 76 million, 350,000 end up in the hospital and 5,000 end up dead.
Seventy-six million people. Roughly one fourth of the total U.S. population, it seems a rather high figure, particularly when we’ve figured out how to swap, replace, and reconstruct human organs. One would think figuring out how to make a safe hamburger would be a cinch.