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You don't have to travel very far these days to get a cup of coffee. Coffee shops are popping up all over the place. In some areas you can find a place for coffee on almost every corner. How much do you drink? How much do you think you could drink? Here are some coffee facts you probably didn't know

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How much coffee do you think you could drink in a 7 hour period? The world record is 82 cups.




During World War Two the Marines won a coffee drinking competition involving the various branches of the military. They drank 20 cups a day.




There’s a restaurant owner on Staten Island who drinks 50 cups of coffee a day.




Jim Henson, the creator of the Muppets got his start doing coffee ads. He was approached by the Wilkens Coffee Company of Washington, DC to do TV commercials using his Muppets.




Actress Margaret Hamilton played the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz. In the 1970’s she was a spokesman for Maxwell House Coffee.




The United States ranks just 12th in per capita coffee consumption. Norway is number one.




There’s only one place in the United States where coffee is grown – Hawaii.




Some studies suggest that the effects of caffeine in moderate amounts of coffee may have a positive effect in protecting against the onset of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.




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