Today Special – 21st February 2018

Today Special – 21st February 2018

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Whether you have a sweet tooth or prefer a carbohydrate filled treat, the sticky bun is the ideal gastronomic delight to fill the brief. Fortunately for those who enjoy a good sticky bun, an entire day is dedicated to celebrating and eating them – Sticky Bun Day. The exact origins of the sticky bun are debatable, as is the history of Sticky Bun Day. While some attribute the sticky bun to the Ancient Egyptians, others argue that it originates in Germany. However, one thing that is agreed on is that German settlers brought the sticky bun to Pennsylvania in the United States. These pastries were originally called ‘schnecken’ and are a speciality of Philadelphia. Of course there is only one thing you can do to celebrate Sticky Bun Day in all its glory and that is to make or eat as many of
Today Special – 20th February 2018

Today Special – 20th February 2018

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A happy anniversary for law abiding citizens, but not so much for the criminally inclined! The History of Handcuff Day Handcuff Day marks the occasion back in 1912, on February 20th, when a patent was granted to George A. Carney for a revolutionary new style of handcuff. This new design became the de facto restraint of law enforcement agencies worldwide. Lightweight and easier to use than previous handcuffs, Carney’s revolutionary “swinging bow ratchet – type”  handcuff design allows a subject to be secured without the use of a key. Before that handcuffs were heavy and bulky and there was no standard style at all. Carney’s design was always ready and easier to compared to older models. Since that patent, most modern handcuffs around the world have been made with the same swing through
Today Special – 20th February 2018

Today Special – 20th February 2018

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When we think of pie most of us think of an Apple Pie, but the sweet-tart Cherry Pie deserves a place right next to it brother on the dessert tray. So do you like your pie sharp and tart or do you prefer a more sweet and smooth pie? Todays the best day to have one. Some pie lovers will be eating their favorite pie on February 20 during National Cherry Pie Day. Whether they eat it for breakfast, lunch or supper or a slice at every meal depends on just how much they love cherry pie! It seems only right that we celebrate the cherry pie so close to Presidents Day as we all know the story (albeit untrue) of President George Washington and the cherry tree.  Cherries were, however, one of his favorite foods. According to the American Pie Council, the pie came to America with th
Today Special – 20th February 2018

Today Special – 20th February 2018

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How’s your relationship with your favourite furry friend? Love Your Pet Day is a chance to show your cat, dog, tortoise or [insert other] how you really feel. Treats, pampering and all the the attention that the little guy or gal can handle are a great way to celebrate! History of National Love Your Pet Day The exact origin and the founder of National Love Your Pet Day is still unknown. Regular walking with the dog can supply both the human and doh with exercise, social interaction and air. Pets can give perfect companionship to peoples who do not have regular social interaction with other people and to the people who are living alone. The most grown and popular pets are dogs and cats. But in some places, other animals like pigs, ferrets, rabbits, red foxes and birds like canaries,
Today Special – 19th February 2018

Today Special – 19th February 2018

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One of the simplest of sports, dating back to ownership disputes over food and clothing, the history disappears into legend with the Sun and Moon wrestling over light and darkness. Most cultures have references to competitions of strength that involve pulling in opposite directions which can be found on stone carvings, in ancient texts and legends. Vikings used animal skins stretched across a fire pit, if any more incentive to pull were required. When tall ships were common on the seas a ‘tug ‘o’ war’ was a common way for sailors to show their prowess with heavy rigging. Dropped from the Olympic Games in 1920, Tug of War still remains a World wide sport and many nations have their own governing bodies. Aside from formal competitions ‘pulls’ feature at many fairs and festivals. Spectato
Today Special – 19th February 2018

Today Special – 19th February 2018

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There’s something special about the combination of smooth, rich, luxurious chocolate and cool, refreshing, sharp mint. Celebrate this incredible combination on Chocolate Mint Day by indulging in your favourite minty, chocolate treat! History of National Chocolate Mint Day National Chocolate Mint Day was declared by the US National Confectioners Association. The chocolate was brought back to the Europeans when they weren’t fond of the dark, bitter bean and it was used mostly for medical purposes. When it was consumed as a hot beverage, Europeans added mint, cinnamon, and other products to make it as more palatable. Over the time sugar was added, and the combination of chocolate and mint became favourable. In mid-1800’s inventions and improvements in the process make it easier for conf
Today Special – 17th February 2018

Today Special – 17th February 2018

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World Pangolin Day is an opportunity for pangolin enthusiasts to join together in raising awareness about these unique mammals — and their plight. These amazing creature numbers are rapidly declining in Asia and Africa due to poaching and illegal hunting. Across the world, there are eight species ranging from Vulnerable to Critically Endangered, so today is the day to start helping in raising awareness of these under-appreciated animals. Very little is know about these creatures however the are the only scaled mammal. These unique mammals covered in hard scales, comprised of keratin. They predate almost exclusively on ants and termites. Predominantly nocturnal and elusive, secretive mammals so it makes hard work to find out more about their habits. Due to variation in their size and the
Today Special – 17th February 2018

Today Special – 17th February 2018

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So many of our statements nowadays end with ‘the world as we know it’. World Human Spirit Day is a celebration of the fact that what we know about our own world is limited and superficial. It is a day to wonder at our achievements on this planet as humans, and to contemplate the endless possibilities we have as spirits. A day to search within for contentedness and to embrace the fact that we do not have all the answers and that may be for the best. A day to give a higher power thanks for what we have and what we don’t have, for making us who we are and for giving us the ability to touch others. This day is a celebration of continuity, of hope, of awareness, an occasion for us all to connect spiritually, to gaze at the universe beyond our worldly bodies. History of World Human Spir
Today Special – 17th February 2018

Today Special – 17th February 2018

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My Way Day has been created in celebration of that wonderful phrase “It’s my way or the high way”. The history of My Way Day is unclear but it believed to have been inspired by key events in the world happening because someone had a bold idea and they weren’t afraid to go through with it. On that note, the idea of My Way Day is simple – it is the day where you are encouraged to do whatever you want, however you want. Do you fancy watching every Bond film in a row wearing a onesie and eating chocolate? Go ahead. How about being a bit ore adventurous and begin to write that novel you were always thinking about? Absolutely fine. My Way Day is your day – just make sure that whatever you decide to do, it’s legal. History of My Way Day The origin of My Way Day is not yet found. Hoping tha
Today Special – 17th February 2018

Today Special – 17th February 2018

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“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”  – Leo Buscaglia Sometimes it’s the smallest act that makes the biggest impact, something as simple as saying please or thank you can turn a day around, and make a life seem that much better. Random Acts of Kindness Day encourages you to get out there and be the light you want to see in the world. History of Random Acts Of Kindness Day Random Acts Of Kindness Day was first created in Denver, Colorado in 1995, and nine years later it spread to New Zealand in 2004. Random Acts of Kindness can include just about anything, including something as simple a taking a tray of muffins to work. The i