Today Special – 24th February 2018

Today Special – 24th February 2018

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Tortilla Chip Day is best celebrated on a comfy sofa and a favourite film with a selection of tasty dips! Why not go all out and add some cheese into the mix, grilling or melting it on top to form a stringy, tasty tortilla chip maze! History of National Tortilla Chip Day The history, origin, and the year from when the National Tortilla Chip Day has been in celebration is unknown. There isn’t any mention of the founder who has created this Day for the tortilla chips. However, this famous tortilla chip has been introduced in the year 1940s. It was Rebecca Webb Carranza who has introduced this famous triangle-shaped tortilla chip. Carranza made use of misshapen tortillas that are discarded by the automated tortilla manufacturing machine. She took the rejected tortillas and had cut t
Today Special – 23rd February 2018

Today Special – 23rd February 2018

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What better way could there be to keep your body fit than to do sports? There are hundreds of sports, both team and individual, guaranteeing that everyone can find something that is just right for him or her. Tennis has been a favorite sport of many since the 19th century, so if you haven’t yet, it is high time you tried it! The History of Play Tennis Day As we know it, tennis has been around since the mid 1800s, when two friends Harry Gem and Augurio Perera developed the game on Perera’s lawn in England. The first tennis club was created soon after, in 1872, and had just 4 members at the beginning of its existence. However, the origins of the sport of tennis can be traced back to twelfth century France, where it was played by hitting the ball with the hands instead of a racket. In fac
Today Special – 23rd February 2018

Today Special – 23rd February 2018

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Every dog has its day – and this is it. Nobody seems to know the origins of Dog Biscuit Day, but every canine in the world knows the best way to celebrate it. Pets will be wagging their tails with glee when their owners serve up unusual or home-made doggy snacks to mark the occasion. The first dog biscuits were developed in the mid-19th century by American manufacturer James Spratt. He came up with the idea after he visited Liverpool in England, where he observed stray dogs hungrily tucking into ship’s biscuits. The first Spratts biscuits were produced in London, with a secret recipe including both meat and vegetables. Today, dog biscuits are often used in training and as rewards in the show ring. There are even special types of biscuit which clean dogs’ teeth – so giving your best fri
Today Special – 23rd February 2018

Today Special – 23rd February 2018

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The addition of mashed, ripe bananas to a cake-like batter is what gives banana bread its distinctive taste and moistness. What better opportunity to enjoy a slice with a cup of tea or coffee than on Banana Bread Day? Banana bread first started to become popular back in the 1930’s, during the Great Depression. Cultural historians suggest that resourceful and creative housewives of the era created the recipe as a way of not wasting over-ripe bananas. In fact, the riper the bananas, the better the taste of the banana bread, so it ended up being a very clever creation! It is traditionally known as a “quick bread”, but is actually more like a cake in both texture and flavor. Extremely easy to make, banana bread is still a favorite way to quickly bake up a special treat for the family. Mode
Today Special – 23rd February 2018

Today Special – 23rd February 2018

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Curling is Cool Day is not dedicated to those of us naturally or otherwise endowed with glistening spiralling locks of hair. Oh, no, no! This is the day George Clooney and Bruce Springsteen get to play their all-time favourite sport and call it cool. Most of us out there will probably wonder what the fuss is about, but if you’re a curling enthusiast, then by Jove do you owe the people who invented it a colossal thank you! A Scottish game developed in the 1500’s that the Canadians seem to be exceedingly good at- if Winter Olympic Games are anything to go by- curling involves launching a stone on ice and sweeping the ice in its path as it attempts to land on a target and dislodge your competitors’ rocks. But wait, there’s more. The sweepers wear special shoes, one that slides and one that
Today Special – 22nd February 2018

Today Special – 22nd February 2018

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The digital revolution has provided unparalleled access to information, and empowered people to do their own research, education, and learning. Digital Learning Day celebrates the use of digital technology in learning and in particular highlights innovative and forward-thinking us of technology for learning in the classroom. History of Digital Learning Day Digital Learning Day was started in 2012, and it delivered the important way to the education leaders for teaching practices and popularising the instructional technology programs that are encouraging student outcomes. Also, grassroots efforts bloomed into a massive nationwide celebration as leaders realised that Digital Learning Day is apart from technology. Apart from laying off teachers, it is very close to enhancing the role
Today Special – 22nd February 2018

Today Special – 22nd February 2018

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As sweet potatoes are one of the most important crops in the world, it only makes sense that Cook a Sweet Potato Day has arisen over the ages. Sweet potatoes are delicious and chock-full of all sorts of vitamins and minerals your body needs to stay healthy, and it’s high time we stopped looking at them as just an addition to our Thanksgiving dinner. The History of Cook a Sweet Potato Day No official origin of Sweet Potato Day itself can be found, however it is likely that various cultures have honoured this food for centuries. In fact, the sweet potato has been cultivated and enjoyed for thousands of years, as the origin and domestication of the sweet potato are estimated to have happened at least 5000 years ago. When digging up the remains of an ancient Peruvian culture, researchers f
Today Special – 22nd February 2018

Today Special – 22nd February 2018

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Yoga’s health benefits have been known to humankind for thousands of years. It improves flexibility, balance and posture, builds muscle strength, increases your blood flow, boosts immunity, helps regulate blood pressure, helps you learn to focus, and helps you sleep better, to name but a few of the ways it can make your life better. And that’s not all! Yoga can also help those who may have never even had the chance to try it when yogis the world over use it to raise both money and awareness and send their positive energy to those who need it most. The History of World Yoga Day World Yoga Day was started several years ago by Samira Radsi, a yoga teacher living in Berlin, Germany. Samira herself says that the idea for creating World Yoga Day to harness the power of yogis the world over
Today Special – 22nd February 2018

Today Special – 22nd February 2018

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Some like it hot, some like it mild, some like it on top of a baked potato and some prefer it without beans – but however you like it, Chilli Day is the perfect excuse for millions of spicy food fans all around the world to chow down on a bowl of the fiery favourite. Though many people believe chill originated purely in Mexico, modern thinking suggests that it was actually created in Texas and is a blend of Native American, Spanish, and Mexican cuisines. This claim is supported by the fact that the first ever written reference to chili occurred in San Antonio in 1828. Though not an official public holiday, Chilli Day is widely celebrated with many restaurants offering free samples of their own unique recipes. Others mark the day with a huge chill party for family and friends – or simpl
Today Special – 22nd February 2018

Today Special – 22nd February 2018

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Thinking Day originated from a desire by Girl Guides / Girl Scouts to dedicate a day to thinking about and appreciating the global spread of these movements. Each year a participating country is selected and its culture and general living conditions pondered on for the day by all guides and scouts. The idea is to create a greater awareness and understanding of different cultures and any global concerns regarding that particular region. It sounds a little like those endless, global conferences attended at great cost by politicians, which rarely show results. The Girl Guides and Scouts Associations, however, do things differently. A 1p donation is requested from each member in support of projects that aid Girl Guides / Girl Scouts from member countries in need. Politicians should perhaps