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Spam is celebrating its 80th birthday this year so we took a trip to the Spam Museum

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America's favorite pink, canned meat patty turns 80 this year, so what better way to celebrate than with a trip to the Spam Museum in Austin, Minn. The six-ingredient product may not have the best reputation, but it was a cheap alternative during the World War II era. In fact, more than 100 million pounds of Spam was shipped abroad to nourish allied troops during WWII.

Spam is celebrating its 80th birthday this year so we took a trip to the Spam Museum

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One of the staff's favorite exhibits at the Spam museum sheds some light on how the meat is produced. Surprisingly, the meat cooks in its tin can. "Once it's done cooking, you put on the label, and you're done," an employee explained.

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