Yes, Cheerios, America’s number one breakfast cereal, has celebrated its 70th birthday this past week*.

Hurray!

Forbes is celebrating with a list of interesting Cheerios facts, such as:

  • More than 10 shapes and sizes were considered before the current “o”.
  • Four years after their debut, Cheerioats were renamed Cheerios.
  • It would take approximately 3,155,524,416 Cheerios to circle the earth

You have to wonder what the 9 other shapes “Cheerios,” the world’s most literally-named cereal, could have possibly been.

Be sure to read them all on Forbes, and maybe join the celebration with a bowl of ’em this morning. Personal recommendation: Apple Cinnamon.

* Well, assuming that all Cheerio breeds are included in that figure, since the Forbes link also claims that Honey Nut Cheerios have outsold regular ones since 2009.

Photo via culpfiction on Flickr.

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