Sunday, September 22, 2013

National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week - Barack Obama - Proclamation 9023 - 78 FR 59157

Proclamation 9023 of September 20, 2013

National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week, 2013

By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

Before the Civil War, an education—much less a college education—was out of reach for most African Americans. There were few institutions focused on meeting the intellectual curiosity and spurring the academic growth of African American students. But as our Union began to heal from the wounds of war, and the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments were signed, a freed people demanded a freed mind, and courageous leaders began expanding what we now know as our Nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

More than a century and a half later, we cannot overstate the role HBCUs have played in the narrative of our country. These are the institutions that helped build a middle class and produced some of our Nation's preeminent thinkers and entrepreneurs, doctors and scientists, judges and lawyers, service members and educators. These are the schools where students banded together in open fields and assembly halls as part of a movement that pushed us closer to true freedom and equality for all. And these are the campuses where generations of students not only gained the education and skills necessary for the workforce, but also cultivated an understanding of history and knowledge of self that are necessary in life.

As we move toward our goal of having the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020, HBCUs continue to provide pathways of opportunity for students across our country. Ensuring these schools have the resources they need to help students reach their fullest potential remains a top priority for my Administration, and we have taken steps to keep these institutions strong—from providing funding for infrastructure and technology to increasing our investments in Pell Grants.

During National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week, we pay tribute to the legacies of these proud halls of higher learning. And as we reflect on the past, let us also draw strength from the founders of these institutions and move forward with the work of making sure the doors to a quality education are open to all.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 22 through September 28, 2013, as National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week. I call upon educators, public officials, professional organizations, corporations, and all Americans to observe this week with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities that acknowledge the countless contributions these institutions and their alumni have made to our country.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twentieth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-eighth.

BARACK OBAMA

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

National Lighthouse and Lighthouse Preservation Day - S. Res. 204 (ATS) - 113th Congress

113TH CONGRESS
1ST SESSION
S. RES. 204
Designating August 7, 2013, as "National Lighthouse and Lighthouse
Preservation Day".

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
JULY 30, 2013
Mr. KING (for himself and Ms. COLLINS) submitted the following resolution;
which was considered and agreed to
RESOLUTION
Designating August 7, 2013, as "National Lighthouse and
Lighthouse Preservation Day".
Whereas August 7, 2013, marks the 224th anniversary of the signing by President George Washington of the Act entitled "An Act for the establishment and support of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers", approved August 7, 1789 (commonly known as the "Lighthouse Act of 1789") (1 Stat. 53, chapter 9);
Whereas that Act, the ninth act of the 1st Congress, established a Federal role in the support, maintenance, and repair of all lighthouses, beacon buoys, and public piers necessary for safe navigation, commissioned the first Federal lighthouse, and represents the first public works act in the young United States;
Whereas the establishment of the United States system of navigational aids set the United States on a path to the forefront of international maritime prominence and established lighthouses that played an integral role in the rich maritime history of the United States, as that history spread from the Atlantic coast, through the Great Lakes and the Gulf coast, to the Pacific States;
Whereas those iconic structures, standing at land’s end through 2 centuries, have symbolized safety, security, heroism, duty, and faithfulness;
Whereas architects, designers, engineers, builders, and keepers devoted, and in some cases jeopardized, their lives for the safety of others during centuries of light tending by the United States Lighthouse Service and the United States Coast Guard;
Whereas the automation of the light system exposed the historic lighthouse towers to the ravages of time and vandalism and yet, at the same time, opened an opportunity for citizen involvement in efforts to save and restore those beacons that mark the evolving maritime history of the United States and its coastal communities;
Whereas the national lighthouse preservation movement has gained momentum over the past half century and is making major contributions to the preservation of maritime history and heritage and, through the development and enhancement of cultural tourism, to the economies of coastal communities in the United States;
Whereas the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000 (Public Law 106–355; 114 Stat. 1385), enacted on October 24, 2000, and with the aid of the lighthouse preservation community, provides an effective process administered by the General Services Administration and the National Park Service for transferring lighthouses to the best possible stewardship groups;
Whereas, for the past several decades, regional and national groups have formed within the lighthouse preservation community to promote lighthouse heritage through research, education, tourism, and publications;
Whereas the earliest and largest regional preservation group, the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association, headquartered in Michigan, marks its 30th anniversary in 2013, and the largest and oldest national group, the United States Lighthouse Society, which relocated from San Francisco, California, to the State of Washington in 2008, marks its 30th anniversary in 2014;
Whereas other groups have also been formed to promote lighthouse preservation and history, many with regional chapters, including—

(1) a national leadership council and forum named the American Lighthouse Council (formerly the American Lighthouse Coordinating Committee), currently headquartered in Illinois;

(2) the American Lighthouse Foundation in Maine;

(3) the Michigan Lighthouse Alliance and Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy;

(4) the Maine Lights Program;

(5) the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society in North Carolina;

(6) the New Jersey Lighthouse Society;

(7) the Florida Lighthouse Association; and

(8) the Lighthouse Preservation Society in Massachusetts;

Whereas major lighthouse publications, including the United States Lighthouse Society’s Keeper’s Log and the Lighthouse Digest, contribute greatly to the promotion of lighthouse heritage and preservation;
Whereas single-lighthouse preservation efforts by individuals or organizations, including historical societies and governments, have even longer histories, including preservation efforts in—

(1) Grosse Point, Illinois, established in 1935;

(2) Buffalo, New York, established in 1962;

(3) Navesink Twin Lights, New Jersey, established in 1962;

(4) Point Fermin, California, established in 1970;

(5) Charlotte-Genesse near Rochester, New York, established in 1965;

(6) Key West, Florida, established in 1969;

(7) Split Rock Lighthouse, Minnesota, established in 1971;

(8) Ponce de Leon Inlet, Florida, established in 1972;

(9) St. Augustine, Florida, established in 1981; and

(10) Fire Island, New York, established in 1982;

Whereas, despite progress, many lighthouses in the United States remain threatened by erosion, neglect, vandalism, and deterioration by the elements;
Whereas Congress passed, and President Ronald Reagan signed, a Joint Resolution entitled "Joint Resolution designating the day of August 7, 1989, as ‘National Lighthouse Day’ ", approved November 5, 1988 (Public Law 100–622; 102 Stat. 3201), in honor of the bicentennial of the United States Lighthouse Service; and
Whereas the many completed, ongoing, or planned private and public efforts to preserve lighthouses demonstrate the public support for those historic structures: Now, therefore, be it

1Resolved, That the Senate—

2(1) designates August 7, 2013, as "National

3Lighthouse and Lighthouse Preservation Day";

4(2) encourages lighthouse grounds to be made

5open to the general public to the extent feasible; and

6(3) encourages the people of the United States

7to observe National Lighthouse and Lighthouse

8Preservation Day with appropriate ceremonies and

9activities.

•SRES 204 ATS

Thursday, July 25, 2013

National Hot Fudge Sundae Day (July 25th)

National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
Photo Credit: @cherrypiejay
July 25th is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day!
The origins of National Hot Fudge Sundae Day are currently unknown, but Google recognizes this holiday as an official holiday! If you missed National Strawberry Sundae Day, now's your chance to celebrate and order an ice-cold sundae! Hot fudge sundaes originated in 1906 at C.C. Browns, an ice cream parlor on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, CA. Since then, hot fudge sundaes have grown into a popular dessert that is a favorite of food connoisseurs around the world. Satisfy your sweet tooth today, and treat yourself to a delicious hot fudge sundae! Just remember to ask for a cherry!

Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes - National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes
Photo Credit: @katie_lovesjazzz
Celebrate this weird holiday by making your very own homemade hot fudge sundae! Scoop some vanilla ice cream into a bowl, drizzle as much hot fudge as you desire over your ice cream, add some almonds, spray some whipped cream, and top it off with a cherry, and you have yourself a perfectly delicious hot fudge sundae! Wish your loved ones a "Happy National Hot Fudge Sundae Day!" Visit your favorite ice cream parlor, and order a giant hot fudge sundae. Eat a hot fudge sundae flavored dessert, like a hot fudge sundae cupcake! However you decide to spend National Hot Fudge Sundae Day, we hope you indulge your taste buds with a sweet hot fudge sundae!

National Hot Fudge Sundae Day Fun Facts:
  • The Fountain on Locust in St Louis, MO, offers the world's smallest hot fudge sundae!
  • Serendipity 3 in New York City, NY, offers a "golden opulence sundae," which holds the Guinness World Record for the most expensive sundae at $1,000.
  • In 2009, the Kids Club in Brunswick, GA, set the Guinness World Record for the world's longest sundae at over 130 feet long!
  • The word "sundae" is rumored to have originated as a result when druggist Chester Platt, in 1892, attempted to trademark "sunday" for his cherry syrup and ice cream dessert.
  • Fudge is made by mixing sugar, butter, and milk and heating it to the soft-ball stage at 240 °F (116 °C), and then beating the mixture while it cools so that it acquires a smooth, creamy consistency.

National Hot Fudge Sundae Day Jokes:
  • Only women can understand how a salad, diet drink, and a hot fudge sundae make a balanced lunch.
  • An elderly man shuffled into an ice cream parlor with his crutches and carefully sat on a stool at the counter, wincing the whole time. After a moment of catching his breath and wiping his brow, he ordered a hot fudge sundae. Writing down his order, the waitress asked, "Crushed nuts?" The old man breathed wearily and replied, "No. It's rheumatism."
  • I went into the ice cream parlor yesterday and asked the woman at the counter for a hot fudge sundae with extra hot fudge. The clerk replied, "Sorry. The hot fudge only comes in one temperature."
  • A young boy walks into a ice cream shop, about eight years old, dressed up in a little boy's cowboy costume. He's wearing a cowboy hat, has spurs on his boots, a bandana around his neck, and a holster on his hips holding two toy guns. The boy walks up to the counter, pulls out his guns, and points them at the lady. He says, "Give me a hot fudge sundae!" The woman smiles, says she will, and asks him "Would you like sprinkles on that?" The boy replies, withdrawing his guns again, "Give me some sprinkles." The lady replies, "Alright. Would you like cherries on that?" The boy, with his guns drawn, answers, "Give me some cherries." The clerk asks, "Would you like nuts on your sundae?" The boy replies, "Give me some nuts." Finally, the lady asks, "Would you like your nuts crushed?" The boy pulls his guns out a final time and says, "Would you like your boobs blown off?!"
  • What do you get when you cross 3 songs with 12 hot fudge sundaes?
    • The Temptations.

National Hot Fudge Sundae Day Quotes:
  • "A hot fudge sundae and a trashy novel is my idea of heaven."
    • Barbara Walters
  • "Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae."
    • Kurt Vonnegut
  • "Always serve too much hot fudge sauce on hot fudge sundaes. It makes people overjoyed, and puts them in your debt."
    • Judith Olner
  • "Watching other teams in the World Series is like watching somebody else eat a hot fudge sundae."
    • Joe Torre
  • "I love hot fudge sundaes; I could die for hot fudge sundaes."
    • Bob Farrell

National Hot Fudge Sundae Day Destinations:
  • Drive to a local ice cream parlor, and purchase a hot fudge sundae.
  • Visit The Fountain on Locust in St Louis, MO, and buy the world's smallest hot fudge sundae!
  • If you have enough money, dine at Serendipity 3 in New York City, NY, and order the most expensive sundae in the world!
  • Enjoy the comfort of your own home, and make yourself a hot fudge sundae from scratch.
  • Stay home, and read about National Hot Fudge Sundae Day on Weird Holiday!

This holiday has also been called: Hot Fudge Sundae Day, International Hot Fudge Sundae Day, National Hot Fudge Sundaes Day, Hot Fudge Sundaes Day, and International Hot Fudge Sundaes Day!

July 25th is also Act Like a Caveman Day, Culinarians Day, National Carousel (Merry-Go-Round) Day, and Thread the Needle Day!

National Hot Fudge Sundae Day is celebrated in July which is: National Anti-Boredom Month, National Blueberry Month, National Cellphone Courtesy Month, National Grilling Month, National Hot Dog Month, National Ice Cream Month, and National Vacation Rental Month!

Do you have another interesting fact or joke about National Hot Fudge Sundae Day or hot fudge sundaes? Leave a comment below and tell us what you think! We might even add your information to this article!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

National Corn Fritters Day (July 16th)

National Corn Fritters Day
National Corn Fritters Day
Photo Cred: @eatandshop
July 16th is National Corn Fritters Day!
The origins of National Corn Fritters Day are currently unknown, but Google recognizes this holiday as an official holiday! Corn fritters are a traditional snack of the South that consist of corn kernels, eggs, flour, milk, and melted butter. Depending on your preference, corn fritters can be fried or baked. Many people serve corn fritters with jam, fruit, honey, maple syrup, or cream to sweeten up their meal. Another popular type of corn fritter is a sweet corn fritter, one that is made with sweet corn. Corn fritters are an amazingly delicious type of food that are a favorite among many people across the world.

Plate of Corn Fritters - National Corn Fritters Day
Plate of Corn Fritters
Photo Cred: @inkiew25
Celebrate this weird holiday by frying up some corn fritters with this delicious recipe! Get your family together, and throw a party in honor of National Corn Fritters Day! Make sure you cook a sufficient amount of corn fritters because chances are, they'll be gone quick! Wish your friends and family a "Happy National Corn Fritters Day!" Drive to your favorite southern-style restaurant, and order a meal with a side of corn fritters. Corn fritters can be served for dessert also! Sprinkle some powdered sugar on top of your fritter and enjoy! However you decide to spend National Corn Fritters Day, we hope you enjoy some delicious corn fritters!

National Corn Fritters Day Fun Facts:
  • Corn Fritters are often mistaken for johnnycakes, a type of cornmeal flatbread.
  • As of September, 2010, Ben Brown claims the world record for the largest sweetcorn fritter which was 4 feet (1.2 m) in diameter and 0.5 inches (1.3 cm) thick. The fritter was made with 60 eggs from a local farm and 30 cobs of corn!
  • Corn is grown on every continent except Antarctica.
  • It takes about 1,300 kernels to make a pound of corn.
  • Corn is used to produce fuel alcohol. Fuel alcohol is safer for the environment because it makes gasoline burn cleaner, reducing air pollution in the process. It also doesn't pollute the water.

National Corn Fritters Day Jokes:
  • Besides corn, corn fritters and doughnuts have essentially the same ingredients. So basically a corn fritter is just a doughnut who tells bad jokes. It's just a corny doughnut.
  • What did the corn fritter say when it got complimented?
    • "Aww, shucks!"
  • Why shouldn't you tell a secret in front of a corn fritter?
    • The corn had ears!
  • What rank was the corn fritter in the army?
    • It was a kernel (colonel).
  • What was the corn fritter's father?
    • He was "pop" corn.

National Corn Fritters Day Quotes:
  • "There are men that will make you books, and turn them loose into the world, with as much dispatch as they would do a dish of fritters."
    • Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
  • "A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine."
    • Anne Bronte
  • "Corn is a greedy crop, as farmers will tell you."
    • Michael Pollan
  • "The day of fortune is like a harvest day, We must be busy when the corn is ripe."
    • Torquato Tasso
  • "I have no hostility to nature, but a child's love to it. I expand and live in the warm day like corn and melons."
    • Ralph Waldo Emerson

National Corn Fritters Day Destinations:
  • Drive to your favorite Southern-style restaurant, and order some scrumptious corn fritters!
  • Visit a farm, and study how corn grows and is sold around the world to consumers like you! Without this crop, corn fritters wouldn't exist!
  • Go to the grocery store, and shop for ingredients to make your own corn fritters!
  • Take a vacation to the South (if you don't already live there), and ask locals about the best place to eat corn fritters!
  • Stay home, and read about National Corn Fritters Day on Weird Holiday!

This holiday has also been called: Corn Fritters Day, International Corn Fritters Day, National Corn Fritter Day, Corn Fritter Day, and International Corn Fritter Day!

July 16th is also Fresh Spinach Day and National Personal Chef Day!

National Corn Fritters Day is celebrated in July which is: National Anti-Boredom Month, National Blueberry Month, National Cellphone Courtesy Month, National Grilling Month, National Hot Dog Month, National Ice Cream Month, and National Vacation Rental Month!

Do you have another interesting fact or joke about National Corn Fritters Day or corn fritters? Leave a comment below and tell us what you think! We might even add your information to this article!

Monday, July 15, 2013

National Gummi Worm Day (July 15th)

National Gummi Worm Day
National Gummi Worm Day
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July 15th is National Gummi Worm Day!
The origins of National Gummi Worm Day are currently unknown, but Google recognizes this holiday as an official holiday! In 1981, Trolli invented the infamous gummy worm. The reason for making such an extraordinary candy was to give children something fun to eat, while mildly shocking their parents. Trolli's Sour Brite Crawlers not only have a duo of flavors, but they also have fluorescent colors with a slightly sour grainy coating. The flavors include orange and lime (orange and green), strawberry and raspberry (pink and blue), and lemon and cherry (yellow and red). Gummy worms are a favorite sweet treat among people all over the world.

Gummy Worm Shots - National Gummi Worm Day
Gummy Worm Shots
Photo Cred: @ahh_lyss_ahh
Celebrate this weird holiday by going to the convenience store and buying gummy worms! Wish your friends a "Happy National Gummi Worm Day!" Hold a competition with your friends to see who can stuff the most gummy worms in your mouth! Buy some sweet gummy worms and sour gummy worms to determine what flavors of gummy worms you like the best! Throw a party, and serve some gummy worm shots! If you are looking to make something more child-friendly, try making some gummy worm dirt pie! However you decide to celebrate National Gummi Worm Day, we hope you develop a greater respect for gummy worms and go buy some of these delicious edible worms today!

National Gummi Worm Day Fun Facts:
  • Gummy bears and worms are the most popular varieties of gummy candy.
  • "Gummi" means "rubber" in German.
  • Gummy candy comes in many different shapes, including spiders, watches, hamburgers, pizza, bugs, feet, etc.
  • The world's largest gummy worm in 26 inches long, 5 inches in girth, weighs about 3 pounds, and packs an impressive 4,000 calories!
  • The average Trolli Sour Brite Crawler, the number one sold gummy worm, is two inches long.

National Gummi Worm Day Jokes:
  • What do you call a worm who just lost his dentures?
    • A gummy worm!
  • Why did the gummy worm cross the road?
    • To get away from the fried chicken!
  • What do you call a female gummy worm?
    • A gummy worman!
  • What's worse than finding a gummy worm in your apple?
    • Finding an empty bag of gummy worms next to it!
  • What do gummy worms do before they exercise?
    • Worm up!

National Gummi Worm Day Quotes:
  • "The early bird catches the worm."
    • William Camden
  • "The early bird gets the worm. The early worm... gets eaten."
    • Norman Ralph Augustine
  • "If man makes himself a worm he must not complain when he is trodden on."
    • Immanuel Kant
  • "Envy, like the worm, never runs but to the fairest fruit; like a cunning bloodhound, it singles out the fattest deer in the flock."
    • Francis Beaumont
  • "God gives every bird his worm, but He does not throw it into the nest."
    • P. D. James

National Gummi Worm Day Destinations:
  • Take a vacation to Fürth, Bavaria, Germany, where Trolli's headquarters are located.
  • Visit a candy shop, and buy a huge bag of gummy worms!
  • If there's no candy store nearby, drive to the nearest grocery store and buy a package of gummy worms!
  • Go to the library, and read Goosebumps: Go Eat Worms! by R. L. Stine!
  • Stay home, and read about National Gummi Worm Day on WeirdHoliday.com!

This holiday has also been called: Gummi Worm Day, International Gummi Worm Day, National Gummi Worms Day, Gummi Worms Day, International Gummi Worms Day, National Gummy Worm Day, Gummy Worm Day, International Gummy Worm Day, National Gummy Worms Day, Gummy Worms Day, and International Gummy Worms Day!

July 15th is also Be a Dork Day, I Love Horses Day, National Tapioca Pudding Day, and Respect Canada Day!

National Gummi Worm Day is celebrated in July which is: National Anti-Boredom Month, National Blueberry Month, National Cellphone Courtesy Month, National Grilling Month, National Hot Dog Month, National Ice Cream Month, and National Vacation Rental Month!

Do you have another interesting fact or joke about National Gummi Worm Day or gummy worms? Leave a comment below and tell us what you think! We might even add your information to this article!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

National Grand Marnier Day (July 14th)

National Grand Marnier Day
National Grand Marnier Day
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July 14th is National Grand Marnier Day!
The origins of National Grand Marnier Day are currently unknown, but Google recognizes this holiday as an official holiday! Grand Marnier is an orange-flavored brandy liqueur that was created by Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle in 1880. This alcoholic beverage is a blend of Cognac brandy, distilled essence of bitter orange, and sugar. Grand Marnier is 40% alcohol (70 Proof in UK, 80 Proof in US). There are five different varieties of Grand Marnier: Cordon Rouge, Cordon Jaune, Cuvée du Centenaire, Cuvée Spéciale Cent Cinquantenaire, and Cuvée Louis-Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle.

Grand Marnier in Glass - National Grand Marnier Day
Grand Marnier in Glass
Photo Cred: @sour_deeee
Celebrate this weird holiday by pouring yourself a tall glass of Grand Marnier! Go to a bar, and when the bartender tells you to "name your poison," be bold, and tell him that you want Grand Marnier. Wish the bartender a "Happy National Grand Marnier Day!" As a matter of fact, buy a round of Grand Marnier for the whole bar! What do you have to lose (besides all of your money)? Grand Marnier kind of sounds like "grandma," so buy your grandma a bottle! If she doesn't want it, just give it to your father. I'm sure he'd appreciate it! However you decide to spend National Grand Marnier Day, follow Grand Marnier's slogan, "Drink with style, Drink responsibly."

National Grand Marnier Day Fun Facts:
  • A bottle of Grand Marnier is sold every two second around the world!
  • Grand Marnier has been the most widely exported French liqueur for over 25 years.
  • Descendents of the Grand Marnier's founder Louis-Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle still own the brand.
  • Icelanders consume an average of over 4 glasses of Grand Marnier per person every year!
  • The Titanic is said to have stocked Grand Marnier among its carefully chosen spirits. In fact, a bottle of Grand Marnier has been found in the ship's wreckage.

National Grand Marnier Day Jokes:
  • A nun entered a liquor store and asked the clerk to buy some Grand Marnier. "I'm sorry, Sister," the clerk replied, "I won't be able to do that. I've never sold alcohol to a nun." The nun explained, "It's for the Mother Superior. She's constipated and Grand Marnier seems to help." The clerk agreed to sell her the Grand Marnier, and the nun walked out. After closing time, the clerk closed the store and found the nun sitting out on the curb, totally inebriated, singing, and laughing to herself. "Sister, shame on you!" he scolded, "You told me the brandy was for the Mother Superior's constipation." The nun replied, "It is, sir. It is," replied the nun, slurring her words. "She is constipated, and when she sees me, she's going to crap herself."
  • A man walks into a bar, ordered some Grand Marnier, and says, "I just got back from the battered woman's shelter, and boy are my arms tired!" Everyone laughed. The man sat at the end of the bar drinking alone. He was proud of the fine craftsmanship of the shelves he put up in the shelter's pantry, regardless of what others may think.
  • Anti Joke: A man walks into a bar, purchases 5 bottles of Grand Marnier, and slowly alcoholism tears his family apart.
  • A man had Grand Marnier and water and got drunk. The next day, the man had a martini and water and got drunk. The following day, the man had a piña colada and water and still got drunk. The man woke up the next day with a hangover and exclaimed, "I've learned my lesson. No more water for me!"
  • How does a man show he's planning for the future?
    • He buys two bottles of Grand Marnier instead of one.

National Grand Marnier Day Quotes:
  • "An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men."
    • Charles Darwin
  • "Call things by their right names - Glass of brandy and water! That is the current, but not the appropriate name; ask for a glass of liquid fire and distilled damnation."
    • Robert Hall
  • "Prohibition is better than no liquor at all."
    • Will Rogers
  • "We all drew on the comfort which is given out by the major works of Mozart, which is as real and material as the warmth given up by a glass of brandy."
    • Rebecca West
  • "Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker."
    • Ogden Nash

National Grand Marnier Day Destinations:
  • Go to the liquor store, and buy a bottle of Grand Marnier or two!
  • Visit a bar, and ask the bartender to make you a Grand Marnier mixed drink, like a Grand Marnier Smash, Grand Smash, Smash Marnier, Bloody Smash, Maced Marnier, Ace Marnier Smash, or Grand Marnier Fireball!
  • Spend the night out on the town, and go to a club! Many clubs serve Grand Marnier in their bars!
  • Take a vacation to Neauphle-le-Château, France, and visit the Grand Marnier distillery!
  • Stay home, and read about National Grand Marnier Day on WeirdHoliday.com!

This holiday has also been called: Grand Marnier Day and International Grand Marnier Day!

July 14th is also Bastille Day, National Nude Day, and Pandemonium Day!

National Grand Marnier Day is celebrated in July which is: National Anti-Boredom Month, National Blueberry Month, National Cellphone Courtesy Month, National Grilling Month, National Hot Dog Month, National Ice Cream Month, and National Vacation Rental Month!

Do you have another interesting fact or joke about National Grand Marnier Day or Grand Marnier? Leave a comment below and tell us what you think! We might even add your information to this article!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Embrace Your Geekness Day (July 13th)

Embrace Your Geekness Day
Embrace Your Geekness Day
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July 13th is Embrace Your Geekness Day!
Embrace Your Geekness Day was created by Wellcat Holidays as a way for geeks who are "into dungeon games, comic books and doing vampire dress-up" or who "spend endless hours going strange places on the internet" as a way to embrace their lifestyle! The work geek can be defined as a digital-technology expert or enthusiast, but it can also refer to an intellectual who has an abundance of enthusiasm for and some expertise about a certain subject or activity. Take out your glasses, suspenders, bow tie, pocket protector, and of course your laptop in honor of Embrace Your Geekness Day!

Dressing Like Geeks - Embrace Your Geekness Day
Dressing Like Geeks
Photo Cred: @septemberrr13
Celebrate this weird holiday by dressing up like a geek! Take time today to do every geeky activity that you can think of. Learn a geeky word like omphaloskepsis (contemplation of one's navel as an aid to meditation), and use it every chance you get in conversations throughout the day! Pull out a pen from your pocket protector, and teach someone something! Wish someone you know a "Happy Embrace Your Geekness Day!" Bring an apple to school or work, and lay it on your teacher's or boss's desk. However you decide to spend Embrace Your Geekness Day, embrace all of the geeky things that you do, and be proud of the geeks around you. It's an honor to be called a geek!

Embrace Your Geekness Day Fun Facts:
  • The first computer mouse, created in 1964, was made out of wood.
  • Star Wars: Episode I has made more money than Star Wars: Episode IV.
  • Donald Duck's middle name is "Fauntleroy."
  • -40 °C is equal to -40 °F.
  • "Typewriter" is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of a keyboard.

Embrace Your Geekness Day Jokes:
  • Why do programmers confuse Halloween and Christmas?
  • There's a band called 1021 MB. They haven't had any gigs yet.
  • There are only two hard things in computer science: cache invalidation, naming things, and off-by-one errors.
  • The programmer's wife tells him, "Drive to the store, and purchase a loaf of bed. If they have eggs, get a dozen." The programmer returned home with twelve loaves of bread.
  • Three condemned people are waiting to be executed via the guillotine. The first condemned person, a minister, steps up. The switch is pulled, but the blade doesn't come down. The minister cries out, "God knows I am innocent!" He's pardoned. The second condemned person, a revolutionary agitator, steps up. The switch is pulled, but the blade doesn't come down. The revolutionary agitator cries out, "The revolution cannot be stopped!" He's pardoned. Finally, the third condemned person, an engineer, steps up. The switch is pulled, but the blade doesn't come down. He looks up, points towards the top of the guillotine, and says, "I think your problem is that the cable is binding right here..."

Embrace Your Geekness Day Quotes:
  • "I'm a geek."
    • Bill Gates
  • "When I was a kid, it was a huge insult to be a geek. Now it's a point of pride in a weird way."
    • J. J. Abrams
  • "I am much more of a geek than I am an athlete."
    • Curt Schilling
  • "I didn't have a whole lot of success getting dates. I was always a bit of a geek."
    • Jim Davis
  • "I'm an utterly average, total geek."
    • Julia Roberts

Embrace Your Geekness Day Destinations:

This holiday has also been called: National Embrace Your Geekness Day, International Embrace Your Geekness Day, Embrace Your Geekiness Day, National Embrace Your Geekiness Day, and International Embrace Your Geekiness Day!

July 13th is also Barbershop Music Appreciation Day, Fool's Paradise Day, Gruntled Workers Day, International Puzzle Day, and National French Fries Day!

Embrace Your Geekness Day is celebrated in July which is: National Anti-Boredom Month, National Blueberry Month, National Cellphone Courtesy Month, National Grilling Month, National Hot Dog Month, National Ice Cream Month, and National Vacation Rental Month!

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Different Colored Eyes Day (July 12th)

Different Colored Eyes Day
Different Colored Eyes Day
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July 12th is Different Colored Eyes Day!
The origin of Different Colored Eyes Day is currently unknown, but it was most likely created by someone with heterochromia iridum. This holiday celebrates heterochromia iridum, also called heterochromia iridis or simply heterochromia, which is a difference in coloration of the iris. In complete heterochromia, one iris is a different color from the second iris. In partial heterochromia or sectoral heterochromia, part of one iris is a different color from the rest of that same iris. Different Colored Eyes Day also celebrates diversity of eye color! Popular eye colors include brown, hazel, grey, blue, and green.

Heterochromia Iridum - Different Colored Eyes Day
Heterochromia Iridum
Photo Cred: @mitchelljamesgerber
Celebrate this weird holiday by looking into the mirror and appreciating how beautiful your eyes are! Start a conversation with friends about eyes and eye colors. While you're at it, wish your friends a "Happy Different Colored Eyes Day!" During breakfast, peek through the center of a doughnut! Wink at someone today! Look into your significant other's eyes and express your love. Open your eyes underwater to see things from a different perspective. Try to maintain eye contact with whoever you are talking to for as long as you can before one of you looks away. However you decide to spend Different Colored Eyes Day, we hope you gain a better appreciation for eye color!

Different Colored Eyes Day Fun Facts:
  • Less than 1% of the world population has heterochromia iridum (different colored eyes).
  • Famous people with heterochromia iridum include Alexander the Great, Alice Eve, Christopher Walken, Dan Aykroyd, Jane Seymour, Jessica Cauffiel, Kate Bosworth, Kathleen Wilhoite, Mila Kunis, Simon Pegg, and more!
  • Brown is the most common eye color in the world. Over 55% of the world population has brown eyes!
  • Green is the rarest eye color in the world. Only 1-2% of the world population has green eyes!
  • In some cases, people with albinism can have eyes that appear to be red, pink, or purple!

Different Colored Eyes Day Jokes:
  • How do you know if carrots are beneficial for your eyes?
    • Have you ever seen a rabbit with glasses? I didn't think so.
  • What happened to the optician who fell into the lens grinder?
    • He made a spectacle of himself.
  • I have an eye, but I can't see. What am I?
    • A needle.
  • Pick Up Lines: "Your eyes are bluer than the Atlantic Ocean, and baby, I'm lost at sea." ... "Have you ever been told that your eyes are clear like the ocean? I can see straight into your soul." ... "Your earrings are like mirrors that reflect moonlight straight into your eyes." ... "I think you've got something in your eye. Never mind, it's just a sparkle." ... "I discovered why the sky was grey today. All the blue is in your eyes." ... "There are many fish in the sea, but you're the only one that caught my eye."
  • A nurse walks into the doctor's personal office and says, "Doctor, there is a man in the waiting room with a glass eye named Brown." The doctor replies, "What does he call his other eye?"

Different Colored Eyes Day Quotes:
  • "Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye."
    • H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • "The eye of a human being is a microscope, which makes the world seem bigger than it really is."
    • Khalil Gibran
  • "The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands."
    • Benjamin Franklin
  • "Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing."
    • Bill Cosby
  • "Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?"
    • Leonardo da Vinci

Different Colored Eyes Day Destinations:

This holiday has also been called: National Different Colored Eyes Day, International Different Colored Eyes Day, Different Color Eyes Day, National Different Color Eyes Day, and International Different Color Eyes Day!

July 12th is also Cow Appreciation Day, Eat Your Jello Day, National Pecan Pie Day, Paper Bag Day, and Simplicity Day!

Different Colored Eyes Day is celebrated in July which is: National Anti-Boredom Month, National Blueberry Month, National Cellphone Courtesy Month, National Grilling Month, National Hot Dog Month, National Ice Cream Month, and National Vacation Rental Month!

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

National Pina Colada Day (July 10th)

National Pina Colada Day
National Pina Colada Day
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July 10th is National Pina Colada Day!
The origins of National Pina Colada Day are currently unknown, but Google recognizes this holiday as an official holiday! A piña colada is a sweet cocktail which consists of rum, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice. The alcoholic beverage is typically blended or shaken with ice. Common garnishes for piña coladas are cherries, a slice of pineapple, or both. Next time the bartender asks you to "name your poison," don't order a martini or any similar alcoholic beverages. Simply order a tall piña colada in a Poco Grande glass! It will put a smile on your face, and send your mind through memories of past vacations!

Piña Colada by the Pool - National Pina Colada Day
Piña Colada by the Pool
Photo Cred: @megan_flynn
Celebrate this weird holiday by mixing yourself a tall piña colada! Carve out the inside of a pineapple, and use it as your glass for your piña colada! Go to a bar or a liquor store, and buy a piña colada or some piña colada mix. If you don't drink alcohol, order a virgin piña colada. Visit the ocean, and enjoy one of these sweet cocktails on the beach. Wish your friends and family a "Happy National Pina Colada Day!" Put on some headphones, and listen to "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" by Rupert Holmes. Spend a night out on the town with friends, and drink some piña coladas! However you decide to celebrate National Pina Colada Day, enjoy your piña colada responsibly!

National Pina Colada Day Fun Facts:
  • Piña colada is Spanish, and it stands for "strained pineapple."
  • According to popular belief, the first piña colada was created by Ramón "Monchito" Marrero on August 16, 1954, at the Caribe Hilton's Beachcomber Bar in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • The piña colada has been the official beverage of Puerto Rico since 1978.
  • There are many different variations of the piña colada, including the Caribou Lou, iguana colada, King Henry, lava flow, piñita colada, and much more.
  • At Rumfest 2010, Eric Lorincz, Jake Burger, Papa Jules, Roman Milostivy, and Tony Conigliaro attempted to set the world record for the largest piña colada. They mixed 100 liters or rum, 100 liters of coco cream and milk, and 100 liters of pineapple juice in an industrial cement mixer to create the cocktail. The record has not yet been registered by Guinness World Records.

National Pina Colada Day Jokes:
  • A man enters a jazz bar in the Caribbean and orders a piña colada. He takes his first drink and sets it down. As he is gazing across the bar, a woman grabs his drink, pours it on his head, and stabs him with the decorative umbrella in his leg. The man asks the bartender, "Who's that woman?" The bartender replies, "She's the piano player's wife". The man walks over to the piano player and asks, "Do you know your wife poured a drink on me and stabbed me in the back?" The pianist replies, "No, but if you hum it, I'll play it."
  • I only drink piña coladas twice a year: on National Pina Colada Day and when it's not National Pina Colada Day.
  • A horse walks into a bar and orders a piña colada. The bartender asks, "Why the long face?"
  • A Mayan couple are sitting together at a table. The Mayan wife asks her Mayan husband, "Do you want to come with me to drink a piña colada?" The Mayan husband replies, "I'm working on this calendar, but I guess if I don't finish it won't be the end of the world."
  • I was going to write a joke about midgets drinking piña coladas, but I don't want to lower the bar.

National Pina Colada Day Quotes:
  • "My point is, life is about balance. The good and the bad. The highs and the lows. The piña and the colada."
    • Ellen DeGeneres, Seriously...I'm Kidding
  • "If you like piña coladas, and getting caught in the rain. If you're not into yoga, if you have half-a-brain. If you like making love at midnight, in the dunes of the cape. I'm the lady you've looked for, write to me, and escape."
    • Rupert Holmes, "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)"
  • "We can go to the tropics. Sip piña coladas."
    • Sean Kingston, "Take You There"
  • "This time next week, I'll be sucking down piña coladas in a hot tub with six girls named Amber and Tiffany."
    • Clive Owen as Dalton Russell, Inside Man (2006)
  • "Excuse me? Excuse me, señor? May I speak to you please? I asked for a mai tai, and they brought me a piña colada, and I said no salt, NO salt for the margarita, but it had salt on it, big grains of salt, floating in the glass..."
    • Stephen Root as Milton Waddams, Office Space (1999)

National Pina Colada Day Destinations:
  • Take a vacation to San Juan, Puerto Rico, stay in the Caribe Hilton, and visit the hotel's Beachcomber Bar, the birthplace of the piña colada.
  • Visit your favorite restaurant that serves piña coladas!
  • Drive to a liquor store and buy a Bacardi Classic Cocktails Piña Colada or another ready-to-drink piña colada beverage!
  • Enjoy the comfort of your own home, and mix your own piña colada with this amazing recipe!
  • Stay home, and read about National Pina Colada Day on WeirdHoliday.com!

This holiday has also been called: Pina Colada Day, International Pina Colada Day, National Piña Colada Day, Piña Colada Day, and International Piña Colada Day!

July 10th is also Clerihew Day, Don't Step on a Bee Day, Nikola Tesla Day, and Teddy Bear Picnic Day!

National Pina Colada Day is celebrated in July which is: National Anti-Boredom Month, National Blueberry Month, National Cellphone Courtesy Month, National Grilling Month, National Hot Dog Month, National Ice Cream Month, and National Vacation Rental Month!

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

National Sugar Cookie Day (July 9th)

National Sugar Cookie Day
National Sugar Cookie Day
Photo Cred: @nessybeckett
July 9th is National Sugar Cookie Day!
Although the origins of this unique holiday are currently unknown, National Sugar Cookie Day presents a great opportunity for cookie-lovers to sink their teeth into as many sugar cookies as they want without feeling guilty. If you missed National Peanut Butter Cookie Day earlier in the year, now's your time to celebrate! Traditional sugar cookies require just six ingredients: baking powder, butter, eggs, flour, sugar, and vanilla. Sugar cookies can be formed into cookie sandwiches with marshmallow cream pressed between two sugar cookies. Add frosting and sprinkles to the top, and you have yourself a sugary, delightful treat!

Fresh Sugar Cookies - National Sugar Cookie Day
Fresh Sugar Cookies
Photo Cred: @melibear_95
Celebrate this weird holiday by baking or buying sugar cookies! Bring a batch of sugar cookies to work, and share them with your coworkers! Have a competition with your friends or family about who can eat the most sugar cookies! Pull out the frosting, and design your own sugar cookie! Use cookie cutters to create various shapes of sugar cookies, or add pink food coloring to create pink sugar cookies! After you finish stuffing your mouth with sugar cookies, go for a run to burn of the extra carbs you ingested. Wish someone you know a "Happy National Sugar Cookie Day!" However you decide to spend National Sugar Cookie Day, we wish you a soft and delicious holiday!

National Sugar Cookie Day Fun Facts:
  • In the mid-1700s, Protestant settlers from Germany created the first sugar cookies in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.
  • Before sugar cookies were called "sugar cookies," they were referred to by other names. Sugar cookies were called gimblettes in France, cimbellines in Italy, and other names like jumbles, jumbals, crybabies, plunkets and gemmels in other parts of the world.
  • Early sugar cookies were often a cross between the modern bagel and a cookie. Many times, sugar cookies were tough and dry, making them convenient to travel with and long-lasting.
  • In North America, sugar cookies are popular during Christmas and Halloween.
  • As of November 10, 2012, Alexander Chin holds the world record for the Largest Christmas Decorated Sugar Cookie at 16.25 inches in diameter.

National Sugar Cookie Day Jokes:
  • Two sugar cookies were sitting on a bench. The first cookie looked up at the sky and said, "Which do you think is farther, Florida or the moon?" The second cookie looked at the first and said, "Duh! Can you see Florida from here?!"
  • An elderly man was laying in his bed dying. In death's agony, he suddenly smelled the aroma of his favorite sugar cookies coming from downstairs. He gathered enough strength, and with all his might, he got out of bed. Leaning against the wall, he slowly made his way out of the bedroom. He forced his boney fingers to grab the handrail, and he went down the stairs, one stumbling step at a time. With labored breathing, he leaned against the door frame, and gazing into the kitchen. Were it not for death's agony, he would have thought himself already in Heaven. On the kitchen table, spread out in rows on cookie sheets, were literally hundreds of his favorite sugar cookies. Was he in Heaven, or was it one final act of heroic love from his devoted wife, seeing to it that he left this world a happy man? Mustering one great final effort, he lunged toward the table, landing on his knees in a rumpled posture. His parched lips were slightly parted. The spectacular taste of the cookie was already in his mouth; seemingly restoring his strength. The aged and withered hand, driven by one last gritty effort, shakily made its way towards a cookie at the edge of the table, when it was suddenly smacked with a spatula by his wife. His wife looked him straight in the eye and said, "Stay out of those! They're for the funeral!"
  • Anti-joke: Why did the sugar cookie go to the doctor?
    • It didn't. A cookie is a food. Therefore it doesn't have working organs.
  • Anti-joke: Julia baked 45 sugar cookies and ate 35. What does she have now?
    • Diabetes.
  • Anti-joke: If I had 10 sugar cookies and you took half, do you know what you would have?
    • A black eye and a broken hand.

National Sugar Cookie Day Quotes:
  • "Look down the aisle, sugar cookie. Every cookie is a sugar cookie. A cookie without sugar is a cracker."
    • Gary Gulman
  • "The sugar cookies - those are my favorite."
    • Thomas Williams
  • "As Harold took a bite of Bavarian sugar cookie, he finally felt as if everything was going to be ok. Sometimes, when we lose ourselves in fear and despair, in routine and constancy, in hopelessness and tragedy, we can thank God for Bavarian sugar cookies. And, fortunately, when there aren't any cookies, we can still find reassurance in a familiar hand on our skin, or a kind and loving gesture, or subtle encouragement, or a loving embrace, or an offer of comfort, not to mention hospital gurneys and nose plugs, an uneaten Danish, soft-spoken secrets, and Fender Stratocasters, and maybe the occasional piece of fiction."
    • Emma Thompson as Kay Eiffel, Stranger then Fiction (2006)
  • "I don't want to live in a world where I have to eat sugar-free sugar cookies."
    • Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka, and Toshihiro Kawabata, Animal Crossing: Wild World (2005)
  • "I was definitely one of those people who fell for the fat-free cookies and chips that are loaded with sugar and calories."
    • Alison Sweeney

National Sugar Cookie Day Destinations:
  • Visit Nazareth, Pennsylvania - the birthplace of sugar cookies!
  • Celebrate National Sugar Cookie Day by visiting a local bakery and buying lots of sugar cookies!
  • Visit Grandma, and ask for some of her delicious sugar cookies!
  • Stay home, and bake your own sugar cookies using this amazing recipe!
  • Stay home, and read about National Sugar Cookie Day on WeirdHoliday.com!

This holiday has also been called: Sugar Cookie Day, International Sugar Cookie Day, National Sugar Cookies Day, Sugar Cookies Day, and International Sugar Cookies Day!

National Sugar Cookie Day is celebrated in July which is: National Anti-Boredom Month, National Blueberry Month, National Cellphone Courtesy Month, National Grilling Month, National Hot Dog Month, National Ice Cream Month, and National Vacation Rental Month!

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Monday, July 8, 2013

National Chocolate with Almonds Day (July 8th)

National Chocolate with Almonds Day
National Chocolate with Almonds Day
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July 8th is National Chocolate with Almonds Day!
The origins of National Chocolate with Almonds Day are currently unknown, but Google recognizes this holiday as an official national holiday. The origins of chocolate with almonds can be traced back to the 1700s. In 1742, William Parks printed a copy of The Compleat Housewife, the first cookbook ever to be published in the United States, which contained a recipe for "chocolate almonds." It was the only chocolate recipe in the cookbook despite the popularity of chocolate among the wealthy at the time. Since then, chocolate with almonds has been a favorite treat among people all around the world.

Chocolate Covered Almond Clusters
Chocolate Covered Almond Clusters
Photo Cred: @kerikamp
Grab a Hershey's Milk Chocolate with Almonds Bar, and come celebrate National Chocolate with Almonds Day! Have fun during this weird holiday by purchasing your favorite chocolate with almonds candy bar or treat. Wish your friends and family a "Happy National Chocolate with Almonds Day!" Snack on a bag of chocolate covered almonds! Eat some ice cream with chocolate and almonds like rocky road! Be creative, and make some chocolate and almond pavlova or chocolate almond muffins! However you decide to celebrate National Chocolate with Almonds Day, try to incorporate chocolate with almonds into your day. It's sure to put a smile on your face!

National Chocolate with Almonds Day Fun Facts:
  • Approximately 40% of almonds produced worldwide are made for chocolate products.
  • One ounce of almonds added to chocolate gives you more than a third of the Daily Value for vitamin E.
  • The world's largest almond factory is in Sacramento, California, which processes 2 million pounds of almonds every day.
  • The Hershey Company is the largest chocolate manufacturer in North America.
  • Ferdinand Columbus recorded that when the Mayans dropped cacao beans, "they all stopped to pick it up, as though an eye had fallen." At the time, Columbus did not see the potential of the cacao market, and he mistook them for shriveled almonds.

National Chocolate with Almonds Day Jokes:
  • George visits his Aunt Debbie in a retirement home. When he arrives, she's fast asleep, so he sits down on a chair in her room and flips through a magazine that was sitting on the coffee table, and snacks on some almonds that are sitting in a bowl on the table. Eventually, Aunt Debbie wakes up, and George realizes he has unknowingly finished the entire bowl of almonds. George quickly apologizes, "I'm so sorry Aunt Debbie. I've eaten all of your almonds!" Aunt Debbie replies, "That's okay, dear. After I've sucked the chocolate off, I don't really like eating the almonds anyway."
  • You know you're a chocoholic if, when the leaves change in the fall, you start gathering Almond Joy candy bars for the coming winter.
  • What is hard, brown, six inches long, has two nuts, and can make a girl fat?
    • An Almond Joy.
  • Anti joke: Whats the difference between a Jewish man wearing a top hat and a chocolate bar with almonds?
    • One's a chocolate bar with almonds.
  • A real Almond Joy is the relief an almond feels when he hasn't been eaten yet.

National Chocolate with Almonds Day Quotes:
  • "All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt."
    • Charles M. Schulz
  • "I always leave a box of unsalted almonds in my house. A handful of those are a good snack that should keep you satisfied."
    • Jenna Ushkowitz
  • "Anything is good if it's made of chocolate."
    • Jo Brand
  • "I like almonds as a snack - keeps your energy up but doesn't fill you up."
    • Ina Garten
  • "I can't walk by chocolate without eating it."
    • Malin Akerman

National Chocolate with Almonds Day Destinations:

This holiday has also been called: Chocolate with Almonds Day, International Chocolate with Almonds Day, National Chocolate Almonds Day, Chocolate Almonds Day, International Chocolate Almonds Day, National Milk Chocolate with Almonds Day, Milk Chocolate with Almonds Day, and International Milk Chocolate with Almonds Day!

July 8th is also Video Game Day!

National Chocolate with Almonds Day is celebrated in July which is: National Anti-Boredom Month, National Blueberry Month, National Cellphone Courtesy Month, National Grilling Month, National Hot Dog Month, National Ice Cream Month, and National Vacation Rental Month!

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Sunday, July 7, 2013

National Strawberry Sundae Day (July 7th)

National Strawberry Sundae Day
National Strawberry Sundae Day
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July 7th is National Strawberry Sundae Day!
The origins of National Strawberry Sundae Day are currently unknown, but Google recognizes this holiday as an official holiday. Enjoy a big bowl of vanilla ice cream with juicy, red strawberries and strawberry syrup on top. Top it all of with a cherry, or better yet, a fresh strawberry. Not sweet enough yet? Get creative, and add colorful sprinkles to your delectable dish. Strawberry sundaes are all about fun, and when a holiday like National Strawberry Sundae Day presents itself, it's time to go all out! Grab the kids and rest of the family, and go to your favorite restaurant that serves strawberry sundaes!

Strawberry Sundae - National Strawberry Sundae Day
Strawberry Sundae
Photo Cred: @xamandaxoxo
Celebrate this weird holiday by making yourself an ice cold strawberry sundae! Too much work? Drive to your favorite ice cream shop, and order a strawberry sundae, or go to your favorite fast food restaurant. Chances are, they will serve the delicious ice cream treat you are searching for. Wish your acquaintances a "Happy National Strawberry Sundae Day!" Go on a picnic with your other half, and share ice cream! See how much of your strawberry sundae you can stuff in your mouth! Eat your sundae before your meal! Whichever way you decide to spend your National Strawberry Sundae Day, make sure you order a strawberry sundae!

National Strawberry Sundae Day Fun Facts:
  • 8 °F is said to be the optimum temperature at which to serve a strawberry sundae.
  • Strawberry is the third most popular flavor of ice cream.
  • According to The Bryan Times, the world record for the largest strawberry sundae was set by Friendly Ice Cream Corporation on June 8, 1980. The strawberry sundae consisted of 10,780 pounds of ice cream, 180 pounds of topping, 90 pounds of nuts, and 16 gallons of whipped cream. It stood 15 feet high.
  • Strawberries are the only sundae topping that have seeds on the outside.
  • Strawberries are a smart choice for an ice cream sundae topping as they have low fat and low calories, and they are high in vitamin C, fiber, folic acid, and potassium!

National Strawberry Sundae Day Jokes:
  • Why were the little strawberries on the sundae upset?
    • Their parents were in a jam!
  • What do you get when you cross ice, cold milk, strawberry syrup, and a big strawberry?
    • The worlds best sundae!
  • An older gentleman went inside an ice cream shop and asked, "What kinds of ice cream do you have?" The girl working the cash register replied, "We have a strawberry sundae... *cough* *cough*" The girl wheezed as she spoke, and she seemed unable to continue as she patted her chest. "Do you have laryngitis?" the gentleman asked with compassion. "No," she whispered, "just strawberry sundaes."
  • The strawberry ice cream business was struggling to make a profit as the customers didn't enjoy real strawberries on their strawberry sundae floats. The customers complained that the strawberries were too heavy, and they sank the rest of the ice cream to the bottom of the cup. As a result, the company removed the strawberries in order to keep their businesses afloat!
  • A man walked into the ice cream shop and asked the attendant for a vanilla sundae, chocolate sundae, and strawberry sundae. "Sorry," said the attendant, "We are completely out of strawberry sundaes." The man thought for a moment, then he said, "In that case, I'll have a vanilla sundae, chocolate sundae, and strawberry sundae." The attendant, becoming slightly annoyed, said, "I told you we don't have any strawberry sundaes, sir." The man stared at the ground for a moment, then looked back up and said, "Alright, in that case, I'll have a vanilla sundae, chocolate sundae, and strawberry sundae." The attendant, more annoyed than ever, said, "Look, sir, what does the V-A-N in vanilla spell?" The man replied, "Van, but what does that have to do with ice cream?" Without missing a beat, the attendant replied, "Never mind, what does the L-A-T-E in chocolate spell?" The man answered, "Late, but I still don't understand what this has to do with me getting the ice cream I want." Then the attendant asked, "What does the F-*-*-K in strawberry spell?" Shocked, the man replied, "Wait a minute! There's no f**k in strawberry!" The attendant looked the man in the eye and said, "That's what I've been trying to tell you loser. Now get out of my store!"

National Strawberry Sundae Day Quotes:
  • "On a strawberry sundae of a day, all daisies and June sun and pastoral posing by world leaders on the Lancaster House lawn."
    • John Vinocur
  • "That meant that nothing happening there at HoJo's was more important than that strawberry sundae. I was in a hell of a position. If I paid too much attention to the sundae, I would ignore the people who bought it. But if I didn't stay on it, it would melt, which would be unfortunate and also make it seem as if I didn't want it. I did."
    • Gil Scott-Heron, The Last Holiday: A Memoir
  • "She had two lips like strawberries, and the seeds gave her kisses texture. I preferred kissing her over two scoops of vanilla ice cream."
    • Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title
  • "My family lived off the land and summer evening meals featured baked stuffed tomatoes, potato salad, corn on the cob, fresh shelled peas and homemade ice cream with strawberries from our garden. With no air conditioning in those days, the cool porch was the center of our universe after the scorching days."
    • David Mixner
  • "Poetry and music are very good friends. Like mommies and daddies and strawberries and cream - they go together."
    • Nikki Giovanni

National Strawberry Sundae Day Destinations:

This holiday has also been called: Strawberry Sundae Day and International Strawberry Sundae Day!

July 7th is also Chocolate Day, National Macaroni Day, and Tell the Truth Day!

National Strawberry Sundae Day is celebrated in July which is: National Anti-Boredom Month, National Blueberry Month, National Cellphone Courtesy Month, National Grilling Month, National Hot Dog Month, National Ice Cream Month, and National Vacation Rental Month!

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