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Waffle Iron Day

June 29 is Waffle Iron Day!

On Waffle Iron Day, keep the frozen, store-bought waffles in the freezer and swap your toaster for a waffle iron. Today is all about celebrating the waffle iron by making homemade waffles! Sure, you might spend a little more time in the kitchen, but homemade waffles beat frozen waffles any day. Just make the waffle batter, pour into a preheated waffle iron, cook until golden brown and add the topping of your choice, such as syrup, chocolate chips or fruit.

Need a recipe?Waffles with Strawberries

(Classic) Waffles

Whole Grain Waffles

Belgian Waffles

Did You Know…that waffles date back to the Athenians of ancient Greece? Of course, they didn’t have waffle irons back then, so their version of waffles, or obelios, were flat cakes cooked between two metal plates. Obelios were topped with cheeses and herbs.

Read more about waffle and waffle iron history here.

 

Sources: holidayinsights.com, punchbowl.com, time.com
Photo source: By Parkerman & Christie from San Diego, USA (Crispy Waffles with Strawberries) via Wikimedia Commons

 

 

 

 

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Remote Control Day

All hail the mighty remote control! Doesn’t it seem as though whoever holds the remote control, holds all the power as well? The celebratory day for this crucial technological invention falls on June 29 each year.

The first remote control ever was developed by Zenith Electronics Corporation in 1950 and was called “Lazy Bones”. It had a cable wire attaching it to the television, and many people complained about the inconvenience of the cable and how easy it was to trip over it. The first wireless remote control was introduced by Zenith in 1955.

Sources: GeekSugar, Idea Finder

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National Camera Day

The camera has come a long way from the optical device it was developed from – the camera obscura, or pinhole camera, which could be a portable box or an entire room! Nowadays, not only can you take a decent picture with your phone, but you can instantly share your captured memories via social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and the increasingly popular Instagram.

Celebrate National Camera Day by taking pictures, of course! Use your digital camera or camera phone or travel back in time and make your own pinhole camera. Capture your family, a beautiful landscape or seascape, portraits of friends or complete strangers (with their permission, of course), close ups of nature, anything you want! Don’t forget to edit your pictures! If you have access to a dark room, take pictures with a 35mm camera and develop your own film.

National Camera Day is also the perfect opportunity to focus on your photography skills:

Sources: Holiday Insights, SquidooWikipedia

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