December 2, 2013
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December 2, 2013
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November 4 is King Tut Day!
King Tut Day commemorates the anniversary of the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. The tomb of the previously unknown young pharaoh was discovered on November 4, 1922 by archaeologist Howard Carter. For more than 3,000 years, the tomb had remained in almost perfect condition and the mummy of King Tut well-preserved in a solid gold coffin. In fact, the ancient Egyptians’ embalming method kept King Tut so well-preserved that scientists were able to successfully test his DNA for the first-ever DNA study of ancient Egyptian royal mummies, the results of which were released in early 2010. Find out what what the study uncovered by clicking here.
Sources: holidayinsights.com, history.com, wikipedia.org, nationalgeographic.com Photo Sources: Jerzy Strzelecki (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons
Happy Plush Animal Lover’s Day!
For everyone who secretly still falls asleep tightly gripping his or her favorite plush animal, today is for you. It’s Plush Animal Lover’s Day, so love your plush animals all you want and don’t be afraid to claim your love for plush animals to the world!…Ok, so bringing your plush animal to work might get you a few weird looks from your co-workers, but once the word is out about how much you love your plush animals, you may just find yourself with a new plush animal or two every year.
Don’t have a plush animal? Go buy one! Think of it as a new pet that you don’t have to feed, bathe or clean up after. And don’t forget to buy a new plush animal for your plush animal-loving friends!
World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) was founded by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) to inform people on how they can prevent this silent bone disease by raising awareness about osteoporosis and the risk factors that can lead to the disease.
Learn more about osteoporosis, symptoms, risk factors, prevention and treatment here.
October 20 of each year.
Each year, the IOF focuses on a particular theme related to osteoporosis and launches a year-long campaign to raise awareness of osteoporosis prevention, diagnosis and treatment. This year’s theme is “3 Steps to Unbreakable Bones: Vitamin D, Calcium and Exercise.” Find out how to build strong bones and prevent osteoporosis here.
Sources: iofbonehealth.org, worldosteoporosisday.org Photo Source: By Stefan Kühn (Own work) CC-BY-SA-3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
October 19 is National Seafood Bisque Day!
With the weather starting to get chilly, the celebration of this warm, rich soup couldn’t have come at a better time.
Seafood bisque is a smooth, creamy French soup made from lobster, crab, shrimp and/or crayfish. Bisque gets its name from the phrase “bis cuites,” which means “twice cooked,” as the crustaceans used in the soup are cooked twice.
Celebrate National Seafood Bisque Day by making one of the recipes below for dinner tonight.
Sources: punchbowl.com, theultimateholidaysite.com, wikipedia.org
October 14 is Be Bald and Be Free Day!
Be Bald and Be Free Day is a day for all the bald-headed people out there to accept, appreciate and celebrate their baldness and the freedom that comes with it. Just think…you never have to spend money on haircuts, hair care products, brushes or combs or waste time getting your hair cut and styling your hair in the morning. See? Being bald isn’t so bad. Today – better yet, every day – don’t you dare cover up your bald head. Be bald and be free…and be proud of it!
For those of you who aren’t bald, show your bald-headed relatives and friends respect by laying off the bald jokes today.
Note: Be Bald and Be Free Day is copyrighted by Wellcat.
Sources: wellcat.com, holidayinsights.co
October 13 is National Yorkshire Pudding Day!
Yorkshire pudding isn’t anything like the creamy-textured pudding you’re probably thinking of. Think of it as a combination of a popover (but baked in a pan, not individual cups) and a soufflé, as Yorkshire pudding will deflate soon after you take it out of the oven.
A dish that originated in Yorkshire, England, Yorkshire pudding is made from a batter consisting of flour, eggs, butter and milk. The batter is poured over roast beef or prime rib drippings, baked in the oven and served either before or with a meal of roast beef and gravy.
Celebrate National Yorkshire Pudding Day by making this traditional England dish for your family tonight:
Sources: punchbowl.com, wikipedia.org, simplyrecipes.com
October 14, 2013
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October 7 is National Frappe Day!
No, National Frappe Day does not celebrate the blended and chilled coffee drink served at your local coffee chain. National Frappe Day celebrates the traditional Greek frappe coffee, a foam-covered, iced coffee drink made from instant coffee, sugar, water and milk. To create the thick, frothy layer of foam, the instant coffee and water are shaken, not stirred or blended.
Learn more about the history, preparation and variations of frappe by clicking here.
Celebrate National Frappe Day by making your own traditional Greek frappe. Click here for the recipe!
Sources: punchbowl.com, wikipedia.org
September 30 is Chewing Gum Day!
We’re not exactly sure how Chewing Gum Day came to be, but we know that it’s all about celebrating sticky, chewy, minty (or fruity) gum. While some people might find that chewing on gum displays poor manners, others find that chewing gum helps them to relax and concentrate better. Chewing gum – sugar-free, that is – also provides a variety of other health benefits, including reduced risk of cavities, improved memory, and controlled appetite. Learn more here!
Celebrate Chewing Gum Day by picking up a pack of sugar-free gum to chew on through out the day. Don’t forget to share with your friends, family or co-workers!
You’ll also want to remember these simple chewing gum rules to avoid annoying others or causing damage to yourself or inanimate objects:
1. Don’t smack your gum or chew with your mouth open.
2. Don’t pop your gum obnoxiously loud.
3. Don’t spit your gum out on the ground. No one wants to get stuck in your used gum.
4. Don’t stick your gum under the table. We’d rather you spit it out on the ground.
5. And whatever you do, do NOT fall asleep with gum in your mouth. (In case you do and your gum decides to nestle itself in your hair, find out how to remove gum from your hair, clothes, carpet and even your dryer by clicking here.)
Sources: theultimateholidaysite.com, livestrong.com
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