Today Special –  12th February 2018

Today Special – 12th February 2018

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We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me, that man with all his noble qualities… still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin. – Charles Darwin There was a pivotal moment in history when we began to look at ourselves, and at life, in a new way. It changed not just how we perceived ourselves, but how we were related to all the other life and species on Earth. We came to realize, along the way, that we were kin, however distant, of every lifeform on Earth, and that moment was both aggrandizing and humbling, all at once. That moment was when Charles Darwin brought the idea of Law of Natural Selection into the limelight of the scientific world, and we began to see with clear eyes how everything, absolutely everything, was connected. History of Darwin Day
Today Special –  10th February 2018

Today Special – 10th February 2018

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Plimsoll day is dedicated to the man who made commercial sailing safer – Samuel Plimsoll. So, look to the water ways my friends and give thanks for all the awesome items in your house that made it safely to the shores and into your home! There was a time in England when many commercial vessels were traveling on the rivers so overfilled that accidents abounded. With the laws that Mr. Plimsoll championed, now the Plimsoll lines can be found painted on ships all over the world! Safe shipping around the seas of the world point back Mr. Plimsoll. History of Plimsoll Day Samuel Plimsoll was very instrumental in making a safe way to ship goods in England. In the late 1800’s shipping was very dangerous. Ships were often loaded poorly and with too many goods. Accidents on the water and on the d
Today Special –  10th February 2018

Today Special – 10th February 2018

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Wow! Cream cheese brownie day? Have we all died and gone to heaven? I am not going to complain at having a justifiable reason to indulge… are you? Let’s face it when you think of cheesecake you think of that creamy colored, tangy bite of feathery goodness with a graham cracker crust. How on earth could you pair that with the fudgy, gooey sweetness of a brownie without creating a culinary war on your taste buds? Quite easily in fact, and I thank that wonderful person who was the first to think of it – they are my hero! History of Cream Cheese Brownie Day  If you want to understand Cream Cheese Brownie Day, then you must understand the pieces that go into making it – cream cheese and brownies! Cream cheese, or forms of it, have been found in culinary records in Europe for hundreds of yea
Today Special –  10th February 2018

Today Special – 10th February 2018

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”I didn’t invent the rainy day. I just own the best umbrella.” Jimmy Fallon Everyone is familiar with the site of an umbrella, they’re present whether you live in the hottest of climates or the coldest. They’re there to keep the rain off on a blustery day, and there to protect you from sunburn on a warm and sunny one, there’s simply no day that isn’t a perfect Umbrella Day! So of course there’s a holiday to honor this ever useful, ever fashionable and essential piece of travel gear. History of Umbrella Day Umbrella Day celebrates this useful device that has been with us for quite a long time, and has served every purpose from practical to fanciful since its creation. Just how long has the umbrella been with us? Long enough that it’s permeated every culture across the globe, and ori
Today Special –  9th February 2018

Today Special – 9th February 2018

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Pizza Day, your time to get your pizza eating game on! Yes, you heard correctly! A whole day – 24 happy hours – to celebrate that yummy carb that almost no one can do without! From the humble beginning to today’s gourmet offerings pizza has captured the heart and stomachs of people around the globe. Do you like the traditional cheese and pepperoni? Are you more adventurous and need to show that in your pizza toppings? Now is time to show the world! History of Pizza Day You can say that Pizza Day started in the 10th century in Naples, Italy. This is when records first show the presence of pizza. It started out as a simple flatbread spread with sauce and sprinkled with cheese. I bet the women who most likely made this as a creative snack for their families had no idea the sensation that
Today Special –  9th February 2018

Today Special – 9th February 2018

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The internet has been a boon and a curse for teenagers. – J. K. Rowling The Internet has been an amazing invention that has undoubtedly change the world in more ways than we can think of. Not all of those ways, unfortunately, have been positive. We can connect to people faster, find things easier, and transfer information at the speed of light. These very boons of communication can become the bane of safety. So much of our private lives and information get transferred over the internet, Safer Internet Day reminds us to protect ourselves from the dangers there and make the internet a little safer for everyone. History of Safer Internet Day Safer Internet Day came to exist officially in 2012, when the US Department of Homeland Security and the European Commission decided it was time to
Today Special –  9th February 2018

Today Special – 9th February 2018

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Toothaches are no fun, and so you will no doubt be surprised to learn that Toothache Day exists. Don’t be alarmed, though. This day is certainly not about celebrating the dreaded toothache. No way! Instead, Toothache Day is actually more about education and awareness and helping people learn how to prevent them happening to begin with and how best to make them go away, and quick! It is so important that we learn how to take care of our teeth and not only get rid of nasty aches but also stop them coming back or turning into something more serious, and Toothache Day is a great opportunity to promote and celebrate health, share knowledge and fill your brain with info and facts in a fun and silly way. One thing is for sure though, there will be no sugary candy or soda involved! Sourc
Today Special –  9th February 2018

Today Special – 9th February 2018

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When you think about reading in the bathtub, does it bring back memories of childhood soaks with your favorite comic books? Perhaps you think about the scolding by the Librarian when you tried to return the book that got away – and took a plunge into the bathwater? It’s time to make new memories on Read in the Bathtub Day! Grab your favorite book or device (I admit I read my digital books in the bath – carefully of course!) and get ready for a relaxing soak. History of Read in the Bathtub Day It is easy to imagine the first person to read in the bathtub to be some noble reading off scrolls in a tiny tub as they tried to figure out how to rule their realm. Possible, but perhaps that joy came later when tubs, indoor plumbing, and lighting made the task a joy rather than a chore? It is no
Today Special –  8th February 2018

Today Special – 8th February 2018

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If you’ve never had molasses, then Molasses Bar Day would be the perfect and most apt day to try it! Molasses, or treacle in British English, is essentially a thick sugary syrup made from sugarcane or sugar beets that contains large amounts of calcium, iron and magnesium. Beet molasses is 50% sugar by weight, and sugar is sometimes extracted from beet molasses through molasses desugarization. Cane molasses is more commonly used in cooking. The History of Molasses Bar Day The word molasses actually comes from the Portuguese word “melaco,” which evolved from the Latin “mel,” meaning “honey.” This sticky and sweet stuff has been used as far back as the 1500s as a sweetener for food. There are a wide variety of uses for it in cooking; for cookies, gingerbread, sauces, dark rye breads, beer
Today Special –  8th February 2018

Today Special – 8th February 2018

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Operas have been captivating audiences since the sixteenth century, and this highly revered art form continues to gain new enthusiasts today. An opera is a piece of performance art that combines music with text, and is often a dramatic enaction of a story, complete with acting, scenery and costumes. There is no better time to celebrate your passion for opera than Opera Day. If you have yet to develop a passion for opera, Opera Day is the perfect day to begin. The most standard way of celebrating is to experience an opera for yourself. Check with your local theatre and see if there is a performance you can attend. If this isn’t an option, the Internet has made it easy to experience the wonder of opera from the comfort of your home. Try browsing Youtube for performances of masterpieces by