30th January, 2018… Croissant Day

30th January, 2018… Croissant Day

The legend of how the croissant came to be is that in 1683, the Turkish Empire laid siege on Vienna, Austria. The Turks made several attempts to conquer the city by force, but were unsuccessful, so decided to try underground tunnels. The bakers of Vienna, who worked in the basement storerooms, heard the sound of digging and alerted the cities army. For their vigilance, the bakers received high honors and thanks for their assistance in outwitting the Turks. In celebration, they baked their bread in the shape of a crescent moon—the symbol of the Ottoman Empire. After the Turks were defeated, it became custom to serve morning coffee with the crescent-shaped pastry! The legend continues to say that over a hundred years later, Marie Antoinette introduced the pastry to the French who dubbed
30th January, 2018… Inane Answering Message Day

30th January, 2018… Inane Answering Message Day

Answering messages tend to be a little dull, ranging from mobile network defaults, to the classic, “Sorry, John’s not here right now… please leave a message after the tone”. Liven things up on Inane Answering Message Day by getting creative, funny or silly with your message! National Inane Answering Message Day is an annual celebration observed on January 30th of this year. At times we do face the inane and meaningless message which sucks our precious time. Answering to the machine messages seems to be little dull for those who do it continuously. You are given a chance to let out off answering all those prank messages on a particular Day in the year. Wonder if there is such a Day that makes you feel relaxed? Of course, you can stay away from answering to those machines messages on Nati
29th January, 2018… Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

29th January, 2018… Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

Bubble Wrap appreciation day is one of the most unnecessary holidays we can imagine! I mean, who needs help appreciating Bubble Wrap? It’s a fantastic and fun toy that was created by accident, solely for the purpose of preserving delicate items through shipping. From there it’s become a therapeutic bonus prize in every shipping container, loved by men, women, children, and animals alike! If you’ve never had a piece of Bubble Wrap in your hands and just HAD to start popping it? We’re not sure we want to know you. History of Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day Ok, ok… So it’s not INTENTIONALLY a toy, but the truth behind Bubble Wrap is perhaps even stranger. You see, Bubble Wrap was originally formed from two shower curtains being sealed together, and the inventors tried to market this as wallp
29th January, 2018… Blue Monday

29th January, 2018… Blue Monday

January can be great month for many different reasons, most of all that a new year has just begun that we can use to fulfill our New Year’s resolutions and achieve any number of other things we’ve decided to put out minds to. However, a cold, cloudy January can also be quite the comedown after the festive holiday season that preceded it, one that was filled with the very scrumptious dishes that caused us to gain the weight we’re endeavoring to lose in the first place. So, to be fair: of all the months of the year, January can be considered the bleakest of them all. And that’s what the folks at Sky Travel were getting at. The History of Blue Monday Blue Monday was created back in 2005 by Sky Travel Shop, a television channel devoted exclusively to programs about travelling, documentarie
29th January, 2018… Cornchip Day

29th January, 2018… Cornchip Day

Corn chips are a snack food made by frying or baking cornmeal into bite-sized pieces, sold in a bag and eaten either alone or with a dip. Though it’s origins are unclear, Corn Chip Day celebrates this popular snack and the many ways of enjoying it. The origin of corn chips dates back to 1932. The story goes that C.E. “Elmer” Doolin bought a bag of fried corn chips and enjoyed them so much he pawned his mother’s wedding ring (with her permission, one assumes…) to purchase the manufacturer and the recipe. He started selling them from his car and now the company he founded is the largest manufacturer of corn chips in the USA. To celebrate Corn Chip Day, why not eat a bag of corn chips with some dips, such as salsa or guacamole, or even with melted cheese? It’s an ideal snack food. So
29th January, 2018… Puzzle Day

29th January, 2018… Puzzle Day

With the advent of digital entertainment, the common puzzle may be falling by the wayside. Puzzle Day is your chance to go back to basics; do a jigsaw, solve a crossword or buy a Rubik’s Cube and frustrate your friends!  Puzzle Day is a nonofficial holiday which is celebrated on January 29th every year. On this day, people try out their favorite puzzles and this holiday doesn’t discriminate either. Some people enjoy jigsaw puzzles on this day, while other people might enjoy some math puzzles, riddles, or just about any other puzzle a person can think of. After all, the goal of this holiday is not to nitpick on what constitutes a puzzle or what puzzles can be enjoyed on this day but to have fun and enjoy all of the benefits that puzzles provide. The Benefits of Puzzles Psycholo
28th January, 2018… Kazoo Day

28th January, 2018… Kazoo Day

Kazoo Day celebrates the noble history of the buzzing distinctive music that comes only from the fantastic Kazoo! This is a sound that’s well known to students of all ages, and it has a truly unique sound. If you love the sound of this buzzing little pipe of madness, Kazoo Day is your opportunity to celebrate it! History of Kazoo Day This distinctively American musical instrument was designed in 1840 and brought to the world as the “Down South Submarine” in 1852 during the Georgia State Fair by Alabama Vest and Thaddeus Von Clegg, the latter a German-American clockmaker. Nearly 60 years later the commercial production of this device started, and it began to enter the world created out of the dully shining silver of Tin. Rather than having any particular keys or tuning devices, the mus
28th January, 2018… Blueberry Pancake Day

28th January, 2018… Blueberry Pancake Day

Who doesn’t love waking up to a fresh plate of blueberry pancakes, or even indulging in them for dessert? They truly are a good of the Gods, and they are so universally loved that they even have their own day! That’s right, Blueberry Pancake Day is a thing. One day of every year you can celebrate the sacred blueberry pancake and give it the love and respect it deserves. Select diners and restaurants participate in the day, serving up extra special, and – of course – extra big, stacks of pancakes oozing with delicious blueberries all day long. This is one day where you can eat blueberry pancakes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert with no guilt or judgement. Why not check out some recipes and have some fun creating twists on the classic pancake recipe, and be sure to stock up on blu
28th January, 2018… Data Privacy Day

28th January, 2018… Data Privacy Day

How much information about you is freely available to strangers? How much access do you grant social networks to your likes, hobbies and personal information? Data Privacy Day encourages you to ask these kinds of questions, and to look after, value and protect your privacy.  Data Privacy Day is celebrated on January 28, 2018. Data Privacy Day is an international holiday, which purpose it is to raise awareness and promote data privacy education. It is celebrated in the United States, Canada, and 27 European countries. Data Privacy Day's educational initiative originally focused on raising awareness among teens and young adults about the importance of protecting the privacy of their personal information online, particularly in the context of social networking. The educational focus has
27th January, 2018… Seed Swap Day

27th January, 2018… Seed Swap Day

All budding gardeners out there, who enjoy growing new plants, will enjoy Seed Swap Day. Although people have been swapping seeds since time began, nowadays people usually buy seeds and thee old skill of swapping seeds is disappearing from our culture. The first official seed swap day was held on 26th January 2006, in Washington DC, and is now a national ‘day’. It’s a day where gardeners can come together and swap the seeds from their best plants, which is great for improving the biodiversity, in the local area. Why not have a seed day party with friends and neighbours; or your local allotment group, if you own an allotment? Everyone must bring some of their own seeds to swap, so try breaking away from the usual, and swap yours with an heirloom variety instead. Everyone attending the ev