Take a walk down the line.
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Consider the light hearted, non-edible items like pickle telephones, pickle jewelry from earrings to pendents, pickle golf putters, pickle trophies, traditional German pickle Christmas tree ornaments, pickle magnets, pickle hats, pickle key fobs, pickle pens, pickle balloons, scratch'n sniff pickle bumper stickers, pickle power lapel pins, pickle children's books, pickle memo pads, pickle caches . . . well, you get the idea.
Pickles have the ability to conjure a smile, and a pucker, for most people because they are a fun and tasty part of our lives. You could say this saves energy because it takes only seven muscles to smile compared to thirty-three muscles to frown! Pickles have been immortalized in drama, comedy, song, picture, and print. Mothers and fathers have their special days but that is hard to compare to International Pickle Week - the last TWO weeks in May. The official sport of the pickle industry is Pickle-Ball. It is a cross between badminton and tennis played with a plastic ball hit with paddles over a center net. This commercially available court game is fast and fun and suitable for most ages.
So the next time you have dill pickle ice cream, deep fried dill pickles, or an all-American hamburger covered with pickles remember the famous history of the pickle, enjoy the zesty flavor, and consider that you happily contribute to the following statistic: If all the pickles consumed each year were placed end to end they would reach the moon and back 8.25 times!