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International Left-Handers’ Day

August 13 is International Left-Handers’ Day!

Left-Handers’ Day was launched in 1992 by the Left-Handers’ Club but not just as an occasion for lefties to celebrate their uniqueness:

[Left-Handers' Day is] an annual event  when left-handers everywhere can celebrate their sinistrality and increase public awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of being left-handed.

- Left-Handers’ Club

Learn more about Left-Handers’ Day and the Left-Handers’ Club at lefthandersday.com.

If you’re a leftie, celebrate your left-handedness while making life in a right-handed world easier by treating yourself to left-handed products, such as scissors and pens specifically designed for lefties.

Did You Know…that the U.S. has had eight left-handed presidents? James Garfield, Herbert Hoover, Harry Truman, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. Check out more random facts about left-handers by clicking here.

 

Sources: punchbowl.com, holidayinsights.com, lefthandersday.com
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National Filet Mignon Day

A steak cut taken from the smaller end of the tenderloin, filet mignon, or “dainty fillet” in English, is the most tender cut of beef…and also the most expensive. If you’re lucky enough to enjoy filet mignon regularly, today is just another day. But, for those who dream of indulging in this high quality cut of steak, go ahead and splurge on dinner tonight…after all, National Filet Mignon Day comes just once a year on August 13.

Today also happens to be the day that Julia Child died, in 2004. Celebrate National Filet Mignon Day while honoring the woman who introduced French cuisine to the American public by cooking your own filet mignon at home. Not a fan of steak? Cook up one of the many delicious recipes in Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

Source: Slashfood, The Ultimate Holiday Site, Wikipedia

 

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