August 24 is National Waffle Day! 1. Waffles have been eaten since the 14th century. 2. Nike's first pair of sneakers, Waffle Trainers, were made using a real waffle iron. 3. "Waffle" descends from the Dutch word for "wafer." 4. The world's biggest waffle was 8 feet long and weighed 110 pounds. 5. Thomas Jefferson brought the first waffle iron to America. 6. The record for most waffles eaten in 10 minutes is 29 waffles. 7. Belgium waffles were originally called Brussels waffles.