It would be too easy to make a joke about the side effects of eating too many beans (if you know what we mean), so instead let's ponder some bean facts. North Dakota is America's top bean grower. The USDA suggests adults should eat more than 3 cups of beans each week to take advantage of their health benefits, which include reduced risk of heart disease and certain cancers. In other news, today you may want to avoid crowded elevators. Sorry, couldn't resist!