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Why Holes?

The police officers eat them everyday, yet we remain to ask the question, why holes?.

um, you answered my other question, so now I'll ask the one I really meant. you've probably already answered it before, but I never saw it and I'm just wondering. why is there holes in the middle of donuts?

Well here goes nothing:

The question as to why doughnuts have holes has been raised by dozens of bakers over the years, but most agree that the answer to this sticky question lies in the fact that the interior of these fried cakes would not cook fully without a hole in the center. In short, the consistency of a doughnut lacking a hole would be, quite simply, doughy.

Another riveting theory as to the origin of the bulls eye in the doughnut holds that a sea captain named Hanson Gregory, while manning his post one stormy night, found it impossible both to steer his vessel and to eat his fried cake. Out of sheer frustration, and probably out of hunger, he impaled his cake over one of the spokes of the ship's wheel, thereby creating a finger hold with which to grip the cake. Quite pleased with his ingenuity, Mr. Gregory ordered the galley's cook to fry the cakes in that manner henceforth.

This came from a web site looking around a bet, but here it is anyway.  Also I found interesting that no one can truly find the answer.  Well nether the less we came one step closer to filling that endless void of useless knowledge.


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