In all, about a third of the world’s milk production is devoted to making butter. The other third is donated to high schools for the teaching of fractions.
The term “butterfly” came from the supposition that they and other insects stole dairy products. Entomologists kept the name because, even though they weren’t stealing milk and butter, they always looked as if they were about to.
Buddhists make butter sculptures called “tormas” as decorations during festivals. These tormas go largely ignored until the March of the English Muffins some eighteen days later.
The French invented margarine. It is a substitute for butter in the same way a roll of barb wire is a substitute for human companionship.
The most expensive butters are around fifty or sixty dollars a pound. It’s actually cheaper to buy strong hallucinogens and then imagine you are eating expensive butter.
Dr. Seuss’ Butter Battle Book is a chilling tale of an arms race gone horribly awry. So far, there have been no arms races that has gone horribly well.
Archaeologists have found hundreds of pounds of butter buried in peat bogs in the United Kingdom. Digging further, they found a pile of mashed potatoes the size of Chicago.
Butter beans and lima beans are the same thing; they give them the name “butter beans” to trick kids into eating them a second time.
Butter can be used to get a ring off of one’s finger… So, if your spouse smells like movie popcorn, you might have a problem…
If left out for a very long time, butter can go rancid. This makes the butter pretty much unusable but when will you get another chance to use the word “rancid” in a sentence?