Some Sausage Facts:
The first sausages were made by early humans. In 589 BC a Chinese sausage was first mentioned consisting of goat and lamb meat.
Sausages were called bangers during the Second World War because they contained so much water they exploded when fried.
Dick Turpin worked as a butcher.
Queen Victoria was fond of sausages but insisted that the meat be hand chopped rather than minced.
Searching for sausages on Google reveals over 11.2 million web pages about them.
Celebrity sausage fans include Prince Charles, Elizabeth Taylor, Davina McCall, Michael Caine, Roger Moore, Keith Floyd, Des O’Connor, Terry Wogan and Rachel Stevens.
The World’s longest sausage was made in October 2000 during British Sausage Week. It weighed 15.5 tonnes and was 35 miles long.
The most expensive sausages in the UK were made from fillet steak with Champagne and truffles and cost £20 each.
Sausage machines can fill sausages at a rate of 1 ½ miles an hour.
90% of British households buy sausages and 5 million of us eat them every day.
Many thanks for these from Debbie & Andrews Sausages