Happy National Doughnut Day: See the Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Doughnuts

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Who doesn’t love doughnuts?

Though NewsFeed suggests living every day like it’s doughnut day, the official holiday only rolls around once a year.

(LIST: Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Doughnuts)

Because our favorite fried food is rich in history as well as flavor, there are several things you may not know about doughnuts. For instance, did you realize they were originally called “olykoeks”–or oily cakes? Or that during World War I, the delicious breakfast treat symbolized home for front-line soldiers? Take a look at the Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Doughnuts to learn about how cows influenced doughnut recipes, the history of doughnut mass production and the world’s greatest romance: doughnuts and coffee.

Sadly, we’re still trying to figure one thing out. Where’s the doughnut section on the new food plate?

(PHOTOS: Five Doughnuts We Hate)

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