At both of the world’s Salt and Pepper Shaker museums, the most frequently asked question is, “Which has the most or least amount of holes, the salt or pepper shaker?” The answer is that it depends. The number of holes varies between cultures. In the United States, excessive salt is considered unhealthy, so the saltshaker has fewer holes to prevent people from using as much, but in some parts of Europe, the pepper shaker has fewer holes. Availability is also a factor. For example, in Europe, pepper was more difficult to find, as it was an exotic spice, so the pepper shaker had fewer holes.