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Dolly the Sheep Born

The first mammal cloned through nuclear transfer, Dolly (a female domestic sheep) was born on July 5, 1996. The cloned sheep was born having derived from three mothers; one gave the egg, one provided DNA, and a third sheep carried her. Dolly was cloned by Keith Campbell and Ian Wilmut at the Roslin Institute in Scotland, which is where she spent the entirety of her life.

Dolly was introduced to the public on February 22, 1997 when she was almost 1 year old. During her lifespan at the Roslin Institute, she was able to produce 6 offspring after being bred with a Welsh Mountain Ram. At the age of six, Dolly, known as the World’s Most Famous Sheep, developed progressive lung disease and severe arthritis and was euthanized on February 14, 2003.

 

Sources: The Roslin Institute, Wikipedia

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National Graham Cracker Day

In the early 1800s, Presbyterian minister Sylvester Graham devised a snack meant to curb appetite and carnal urges. He took hard whole-wheat flour known as graham flour and added bran and wheat germ to create this healthy and holy snack.

Today, graham crackers are made with bleached white flour and are typically  sweetened by adding cinnamon, sugar, or honey. We’re not sure if they suppress the urges of the flesh, but they make a great s’more!

Sources: Gone-ta-pott.com, Bits and Pieces

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Workaholics Day

July 5 is Workaholics Day!

Alright, workaholics, since today is your day, we’ll let you work. However, that won’t stop us from luring you into the break you deserve! We admire your hard work and dedication, but a little rest every now and then never hurt anyone.

Not sure what to do with the time?

Take an hour lunch (yes, a full hour!) and go eat with a friend, read a book, take an afternoon walk, or leave work early to see a movie, hit up happy hour, attend a sports event, or simply relax at home.

Are you a workaholic? Find out at Workaholics Anonymous. If you answer “yes” to three or more of site’s 20 questions (aka you find out you are a workaholic) explore the site for tips on how relax.

 

Sources: punchbowl.com, workaholics-anonymous.org
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