Monday marks National Pretzel Day: "Did you know April 26 is National Pretzel Day?
It started 27 years ago, in 1983, when a Pennsylvania congressman wanted a special day named for his favorite food. The tradition has since spread across the country, although it's not officially recognized.
The average person eats about 1.5 lbs. of pretzels each year. They’ve been around since the 7th century when they were invented in Italy."