I Donut About That

13 people have the first name “Donut,” making it the 245,396th most popular name in the United States according to White Pages.


13 people have the first name donut in the us
13 people have the first name donut in the us

Voodoo Doughnut in Portland, Oregon is famous for its crazy doughnut flavors. For a while, the doughnut shop even offered NyQuil- and Pepto Bismol-coated doughnuts (the latter were dipped in Pepto Bismol, sprinkled with Tums, and marketed to customers who’d had too much to drink and wanted a snack that was easy on the stomach). The doughnut shop was eventually forced to retire its medicinal flavors after the FDA stepped in.


There’s some truth to the whole “cops love doughnuts” stereotype.

Back in the 1950’s police officers on a graveyard shift would stop by doughnut shops which are one of the few places that stay open that late at night (remember no 7-11 yet). They would go and do paperwork while having a snack. Eventually a reciprocal relationship developed, donut shop owners would encourage police to come for some added protection and the police would have a nice place to chow down late at night and even get some paperwork done.

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