I’ve been scooped by Fark.com, which fortunately is one my favorite sites, especially when I’m “working”. The story is about how we have entered a “ramen renaissance” and how ramen is becoming popular like sushi. It also mentions some astounding statistics, in 2007, Americans bought 738,000,000 pounds (334,751,169 kgs) instant ramen, or 4 billion packets! Since Google says that in 2007, the US had 301,139,947 people, that means every person in the US ate about 13 packs a year. I know I did better than that!