10 Things You Never Knew About Donuts

10. Brothers Alexander and Benjamin Jönsson once sent a donut into space

9. The first donut machine was invented by a Russian

8. The largest donut ever made weighed over 3,739 pounds

7. There are diverse donut shapes

6. The largest box of donuts ever made contained over 4,000 donuts and weighed more than 850 pounds

5. Donuts have their holiday on the first Friday of June

4. The holes in a doughnut were invented by a ship captain

3. Donuts weren’t always sweet

2. The term “donut” is said to have originated from the Dutch word “oilykoeks” or “dough knots”

1. Donuts date back over 300 years to Dutch settlers bringing olykoeks recipes

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