29 Sep '14, 1pm

Maine

Maine

Guava. (Washington Post archives) Five researchers at the University of Arizona have food on the brain. They sifted through about 3.5 million tweets from October 2013 through May 2014, all of which used a hashtag indicating that the tweet had something to do with eating — #breakfast, #brunch, #dinner, #lunch, #meal, #snack and #supper. Then they sorted those tweets by the state they were written in, and looked at how frequently more than 800 foods were mentioned in each state. Comparing the frequency with which a food was mentioned in one state with the average frequency with with that food is mentioned nationwide, they came up with this map of the country’s particular tastes. (The University of Arizona) D.C., apparently, is the land of guava. Guava? If that’s surprising to you, it is to us too. We searched Twitter for those seven hashtags and the word “guava,” and found t...

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