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Here are today’s five food things to know about chicken nuggets:



Usain Bolt ate nothing but chicken nuggets while he was in Beijing because that was “the only thing he knew”. He won 3 gold medals in the Beijing.


A chicken nugget is a chicken product made from either meat slurry or chicken breasts cut to shape.


The chicken nugget was invented in the 1950s by Robert C. Baker, a food science professor at Cornell University,


The largest recorded chicken nugget weighed 51.1 pounds.


Baker died in 2006, but his technique for making chicken pieces that could be fried without the breading falling off was developed in 1963.