Day: February 14, 2018

Today Special – 15th February 2018

Today Special – 15th February 2018

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After a Christmas spent with elderly family members asking when they’re finally going to get married, or at least find a boyfriend or girlfriend to bring home, life does not get any easier for singles after Christmas, either. No sooner have the Santa Claus and snowman decorations vanished from the shops than the shelves begin to burst with cuddly teddy bears, heart-shaped balloons and boxes of cheap chocolates, all in shades of nauseating neon pinks and reds. Yes, Valentine’s Day has become one of the world’s most profitable occasions, yet another marketing scheme that has hit pay dirt more than the original creators of the idea could have ever dreamed. If you’re in a relationship Valentine’s day is bad enough, what with all the additional pressure to be ‘romantic’, if such rampant and
Today Special – 15th February 2018

Today Special – 15th February 2018

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Engineering is typically a male-dominated arena – but beyond simply tinkering with and repairing equipment, engineering requires a flare for creativity and intelligence which the industry often misses out on due to so few women considering the career path. Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day is all about encouraging girls to consider a route into engineering, and inspiring a generation who might grow up to be the great innovators and problem solvers of the next generation! History of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day The origin and founder of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day remain unknown. Engineering has existed since ancient times. But this day must be created to increase interest in engineering among early high school students especially girls.  This day gives young female
Today Special – 15th February 2018

Today Special – 15th February 2018

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Gummy, chewy, tasty sweets are the theme of Gumdrop Day, which presents you the opportunity (or the excuse) to eat as many gumdrops as possible (within reason, with consideration for your teeth, sugar levels and general health)! History of National Gumdrop Day Founder and the origin of National Gumdrop Day are not known so far. Although a legend has it that the gumdrop was created in 1801, the exact information of the candy’s creation is not precise. It is believed that modern gumdrop is established in 1915 by Percy S. Truesdell who is a chemist and candy manufacturer. He started producing gumdrop with an enhanced texture, using a formula by adding starch, which he developed at Ohio State University. According to 1948 article, gumdrop had previously been a hard-candy, and Percy tur
Today Special – 15th February 2018

Today Special – 15th February 2018

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Bet you didn’t know that Hippo loosely translates to River Horse in ancient Greek. Hippo Day, then, celebrates the third largest mammal on Earth. Why not take some time to waddle in a mud bath, get angry with some tourists, and yawn a lot whilst opening your mouth really-really widely? History of National Hippo Day The reason behind the creation of National Hippo Day is still unknown. Robert F. Broussard introduced the American Hippo Bill, in 1910. This bill proposed $250,000 in funding from the federal government to import the hippopotamus from Africa to solve two problems at once: the meat shortage in the United States and the fast-growing plant-species called the Water Hyacinth invading Louisiana’s waterways. The bill failed by one vote and that kept hippo from coming to America