Tuesday, December 26, 2017

"Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but..."

"Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere." - Erma Bombeck

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

"Whenever I feel the need to exercise..."

"Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away." - Paul Terry

Sunday, December 17, 2017

"Maturity is not when we start speaking big things..."

"Maturity is not when we start speaking big things. It is when we start understanding small things." - Unknown

Saturday, December 16, 2017

"Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces..."

"Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of the pieces." Judith Viorst

Thursday, December 7, 2017

BANNER: National COTTON CANDY Day | December 7 (#nationalcottongcandyday)

When was the last time you ate a cotton candy? Today we're celebrating it because it's National Cotton Candy day!

Cotton candy (also known as fairy floss in Australia, candy floss in South Africa, the UK and New Zealand) is a form of spun sugar. According to the New York Times, the confection "is 100 percent sugar, with dashes of flavoring and food coloring."

Made by heating and liquefying sugar and spinning it out through minute holes, where it re-solidifies in minutely thin strands of "sugar glass," the final cotton candy contains mostly air, with a typical serving weighing approximately 1 ounce or 30 grams. Often served at fairs, circuses, carnivals, and Japanese festivals, cotton candy is sold on a stick or in a plastic bag. Food coloring can be used to change the natural white color, and numerous flavorings are available to change the taste.

Cotton candy was first made in Europe in the 18th century. At that time, spun sugar was expensive. The average person could not afford it. Machines to spin the sugar were invented in 1897 by dentist William Morrison and confectioner John C. Wharton. They introduced it at the World's Fair in 1904, under the name Fairy Floss. It was very successful. They sold 68,655 boxes at 25 cents each box (equivalent to US$6 per box today).

Source(s): wikipedia | nationaldaycalendar

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

BANNER: Day of the NINJA | December 5 (#DayoftheNinja)

In 2003, the creators of Ninja Burger declared that December 5 would be celebrated as Day of the Ninja. On this day, people are encouraged to dress as ninja, engage in ninja-related activities, and spread information on ninja online.

December 5 was originally chosen because December 5, 2003 marked the release of Tom Cruise's film The Last Samurai (which featured a scene where samurai battled ninja). Since then the focus has shifted towards the more familiar Pirates versus Ninjas conflict, and the day has served as a virtual counterpoint to International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Happy Day of the Ninja day!

Source(s): wikipedia | dayoftheninja

Saturday, December 2, 2017

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