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A few M & M facts:
-M&M's invented in 1940.
-M&M's were named after Forrest Mars and Bruce Murries, the inventors.
-For 11 years, from 1976 to 1987, there were no red M&Ms.
-There are 340 million M&M's produced daily.
-M&Ms were taken along on the first space shuttle voyage in 1982. M&Ms are also part of the permanent space food exhibit at the Smithsonian Institute's National Air & Space Museum in Washington DC.