2015 Maze Answers Odd
#1 42 is how many ears of corn per minute Wendy Swore can pick. The family farms close to 100 acres! 
#3 How much “surplus” edible food is thrown away in the US each year? 2 million dump trucks full or 1,540 Olympic swimming pools full.

#5 A baby pig can squeal louder than a jet engine. A pig squeal is 115 decibels, whereas a jet engine is 113 decibels.

#7 In its first 7 days, a baby pig will double its weight and eat nearly 40 pounds of food.

#9 A combine takes 9 seconds to harvest enough wheat to make 70 loaves of bread or 1,120 tortillas

#11 A cow can make enough milk a day to make 6 lbs of cheese or 4 lbs of yogurt

#13 How many stomachs does a cow have? While cows technically only have one stomach, it has four distinctive compartments and is very different from a human stomach. Some animals such as alpacas, llamas, and camels do have three chambers.

#15 How many miles will a hive of bees fly to produce one pound of honey? 55,000. You can find the calculations at http://www.honeycouncil.ca/chc_poundofhoney.php

#17 It takes 1.4 gallons of milk to make 1 gallon of ice cream.

#19 How many gallons of milk can a cow make in a day? Most milk cows produce 4 gallons of milk, though some can produce 5.

#21 Red bell peppers are just older green peppers. Green peppers get sweeter and turn red as they get older. Bell peppers are members of the Nightshade family like tomatoes and eggplants. As they grow up they become sweeter and turn yellow and red, but they will not become as sweet as red, yellow, and orange sweet peppers.

#23 It takes 40 gallons of sugar maple sap to make one gallon of maple syrup. Sap is made when a tree mixes groundwater with sugar. The sap is mostly water with only 2% sugar. Maple syrup has a sugar content of 66.9%, so the sap has to be reduced in a steam stack, where most of the water is evaporated.

#25 How many pizza’s are ordered in America each year? 3 billion. According to a recent Gallup Poll, kids prefer pizza over all other food groups. Pepperoni is our favorite topping and we eat about 251,770,000 pounds per year.

#27 An acre is about the size of a football field most aircraft carriers and battleships average 3 acres.

#29 In the winter, apple trees need to rest (no leaves) for about 1,000 hours to produce apples the next year. Temperatures should be below 45 degrees Fahrenheit during that time for optimal apple production.

#31 One acre of soybeans can produce 82,000 crayons

#33 Which plant is a member of the rose family? Apples. Lettuce is a member of the sunflower family.

#35  One bail of cotton can produce 215 pairs of jeans or 1,200 t-shirts

#37 One apple tree can produce how many boxes of apples each year? 20

#41 How many flowers can a bee pollinate in a day? 10,000 Calculations can be found at http://www.honeycouncil.ca/chc_poundofhoney.php

#41.5 Which of these is a member of the sunflower family? Lettuce.

#43 Pumpkins are 90% water unlike humans who are closer to 75% water

#45 Cheese was first made 4,000 years ago in Asia and 2,000 years ago in Egypt. 

#47 Most gasoline in the united states contains ethanol... which is made from corn. True. Most gasoline contains up to 15% ethanol.

#49 Corn is grown on every continent except Antarctica.

#51 How much food can a cow eat in a day? If they are eating concentrated foods they may eat as few as 60 pounds, but can eat up to 100. 

#53 Cows have to chew their food twice, how many hours a day do cows spend doing this? 8 Hours

#55 Soy oil-based hydraulic fluid is used in The Statue of Liberty. The Statue of Liberty used to use a petroleum-based oil, but the National Park Service has moved towards “green” products and now favors biodegradable resources like soy oil.

#57 The average American consumes how much bread every year? 53 pounds.

#59 Americans each eat an average of 4 ½ pounds of broccoli a year.

#61 How many pounds of potatoes does the average American eat each year? 125. This might seem like a lot until you consider that potato chips, hash browns and french-fries are all potatoes!

#63 Each American eats an average of 14 pounds of this poultry each year. Turkey. We eat an average of 60 pounds of chicken each year.

#65 Egg shells have 17,000 pores, through which the egg can absorb smells and flavors. Keeping your eggs in a carton will help prevent them from picking up smells and flavors from other things in your fridge.

#67 When carrots are bright orange, they contain Vitamin A. Carrot roots start out as orange, the color doesn’t really change as they grow, they just get bigger.

#69 The first breakfast cereal was made by adding sugar and milk added to popped popcorn. 

#71 Farmers and ranchers provide food and habitat for what percent of the nation’s wildlife? 75% of course this includes a lot of mice, foxes, raccoons and little critters in addition to the bigger stuff like elk, moose, and deer found on ranchlands.

#73 In the middle ages, pumpkins were used as a cure for freckles while garlic was used as a talisman to ward off evil.