Guacamole Facts

Brandon was nice enough to write up some Guac Facts for us. Enjoy.


  • Cutting your avocado into small cubes before smashing will help keep the guacamole from turning brown.
  • In 2006, Los Angeles resident Brenda Lifsey sued Kraft foods for fraud, claiming their avocado dip did not qualify as guacamole.
  • The word “avocado” come from the Spanish “avo gato,” which literally translates as “winged cat.”
  • Anthropologists trace guacamole back over two thousand years. Many scholars believe that Jesus served guacamole at the last supper, though instead of dipping chips, he and his disciples used communion wafers.
  • Best known for inventing the cotton gin, Eli Whitney also designed an early avocado de-pitter, as well as, of course, the Soloflex.
  • Experts recommend leaving the pit of the avocado in your guacamole, both to ensure freshness and to repel ghosts.
  • I bet that lady Brenda Lifsey is a terrible person. Seriously, who sues over that kind of thing? Get over it.
  • Guacamole has over 10,000 friends on its Myspace page, but most of them are bands.
  • The Alanis Morisette song “You Oughta Know” is actually about guacamole.
  • A duck’s guac does not echo.
  • Early American Explorer Meriwether Lewis was a reknowned lover of guacamole, earning him the unweildy nickname “Ol’ Guacamole-Lovin’ Meriwether.”
  • In many South American countries, children rise on Easter to search for avocados hidden by Senor Bernardo, the happy winged cat.
  • Seriously, did Brenda Lifsey expect money? What was her next idea, suing Grape Nuts for not having grapes or nuts? Am I right here people? Adam knows what I’m talking about.
  • The Apollo 11 astronauts brought guacamole to space with them! However, they did not eat it, since, according to Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, “that pig Buzz Aldrin ate all the chips before we even left earth.”
  • Cavemen mixed their guacamole with the tail of a prehistoric beaver, who would frequently shrug and remark “it’s a living!”
  • iGuac is an popular app for the iPhone which, when downloaded, lets users squirt guacamole from their headphone jacks.
  • According to Wikipedia, guacamole caused the December 2008 death of the kid who played Wesley on “Mr. Belvedere.”
  • Futurologists predict that by the year 2030, guacamole will be served at all meals, and also that
  • the world will be ruled by winged cats.
  • Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in Ford’s theater. John F. Kennedy loved guacamole. Coincidence?
  • Brenda Lifsey, I hope you die desperate and alone.