Category Archives: Holiday

January 19 – National Popcorn Day

According to The Popcorn Board (an organization funded by U.S. popcorn processors to raise awareness of popcorn), the actual date of National Popcorn Day is a matter of debate. Some sources report it as January 19; others claim it takes … Continue reading

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December 31, 2016 – We Gain a Leap Second

On this day, a leap second will be added to the clock. Leap seconds have been added every so often since 1972. The last one was June 30, 2015. That means the day and year will officially be one second … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from Mundelein, Illinois

Part of the beautiful gingerbread village on display at my local library, Fremont Public Library in Mundelein, IL: Merry Christmas!!

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Christmas in a Life-Sized Gingerbread House

An edible house takes care of room and board all at once. Life-sized gingerbread houses have become popular attractions around the country. This first shown is located in the lobby of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, and is 17-foot-tall. It … Continue reading

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August 27 – National Banana Lovers Day

Today is National Banana Lovers Day, to celebrate the most popular fruit in the world, as opposed to, say, celebrating the so-called Banana Wars, in which the United States carried out a number of “police actions” in banana-growing countries in … Continue reading

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