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
Today Special – 16th February 2018

Today Special – 16th February 2018

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Every country has that one special treat that is absolutely iconic to it, that almost defines it as a culture, especially to those outside of it. In America it’s the Apple Pie, most people think of Scones when they think of England, but when you turn your eyes to place down-under, it’s the Tim Tam that really makes a splash. Tim Tam’s are found in other countries throughout the world, but it’s Australia that it calls home. Tim Tam Day was established to celebrate this iconic treat, and the country it calls home. History of Tim Tam Day Tim Tam was produced in 1958 by one Ian Norris at Arnott’s, and it was created in true Australian style. What do we mean by that? We mean he went to England and discovered that they simply didn’t know how to make a proper biscuit, and with his mind firmly
Today Special – 16th February 2018

Today Special – 16th February 2018

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Have you done a grouch a favor today? If not then it’s likely that no one told you it was Do a Grouch a Favor Day, as doing a grouch a favor is what the day is all about. We all know a grouch at some point in our lives, and it is very likely that we’ve had phases of being grouchy ourselves. Sometimes another person doing us a favor is the last time, but other days a favor from someone, be they a close friend or a random stranger, is exactly what we need to break us out of our slump. Of course, there may not be any redemption for the grouchy neighbor who hates your dog, and your mailbox, and the way your lawn mower sounds, and the color of your house and…. Well, you get the point. Even if you have that person for a neighbor, doing them a well meaning favor would not go amiss on Do a Grouc
Today Special – 16th February 2018

Today Special – 16th February 2018

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It’s generally believed and agreed by historians (and food historians in particular) that almonds were one of the earliest cultivated foods by mankind. Almond Day celebrates this and all things almond, and rightly so, given their high vitamin E content, their effectiveness at reducing cholesterol levels and helping with weight loss! National Almond Day National Almond Day is celebrated on February 16 of every year. Almonds are one of the most heart-healthy available on the market. They are delicious, and their nuts are full of Vitamin E, fiber, magnesium, and it can help in lowering the cholesterol level. Hence National Almond Day is a day to celebrate the Almond by enjoying the taste of Almond by adding them to milk, pasta, butter, food or whatever it may be. Almond offers a delic
Today Special – 16th February 2018

Today Special – 16th February 2018

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Spot a problem, think of a solution, and before you know it you’re innovating! Innovation Day is all about imagining new, better ways of doing things. How will you be innovative? Innovation Day Innovation Day is observed on February 16th of every year. Innovation is a process of translating an idea or invention into a good or service that creates value for which customers will pay. It is an action of inventing the new method, product, idea and so on. Innovation is considered to be one of the overused terms of this generation.On Innovation Day young innovators and business leaders come together to celebrate the change in their particular industry and seek solutions for tomorrow’s challenges. In an era of increasing complexity and competitions, scientists must have a platform to work fac
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
Today Special – 14th February 2018

Today Special – 14th February 2018

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Devoted to instilling a lifelong love of reading in children and providing access to books for children in need, Book Giving Day calls on volunteers to share their favourite book with a young reader. Although the holiday originated in the UK, book lovers around the world now join in the celebrations every year. Book Giving Day has few organised events. Instead, individual volunteers are encouraged to give a favourite book or books to children. This can take many forms; some people give books as gifts to their own children or to those of friends. Others donate books to children’s libraries, schools or charities. Still others leave books in places where they’ll be found, such as doctors’ waiting rooms or coach stations. The organisers of Book Giving Day support the holiday by sharing par