It's all in the minutiae

By Sawyer Riley
May 13, 2005

This party-pleaser has a widespread reputation, but we'vecompiled a list of lesser-known facts to boost your seafoodschooling.

10: the number of legs on an average shrimp

"Green": the name for raw, uncooked shrimp

50%: the size of a shrimp's head in comparison to its body

Scampi: shrimp that has been broiled or sautéed, usually inbutter and garlic

1 billion: the number of pounds of shrimp that Americans consumeevery year