Who doesn’t love cheese!?! Okay, maybe people who are lactose intolerant, but most of the rest of us love cheese. We put it on practically everything we eat and has become a part of nearly every holiday we celebrate. We use every animal that produces milk to make cheese out of. Ya, cheese is a big deal and today we celebrate the between 7,500 and 8,000 types of cheese there are. So say “Cheese!” and celebrate the day with the world.
How to celebrate – Figure out which cheese is your favorite. Try a cheese you’ve never had before. Name as many cheeses as you can think of.
Philippe Henri de Girard, a Frenchman living in England, invented the tin can in 1809. It was a new and wonderful way to save food for both the home use and for selling or shipping. Now there were a few hiccups along the way and maybe a few people got poisoned along the way but it was generally considered a success. Ezra Daggett and Thomas Kensett received the first US patent for the tin can in the US on January 19th, 1825, which is why we celebrate today. Better yet, Ezra realized that the tin can might serve a better purpose if you had an opener which he finally got around to in 1858. Really makes you wonder what they did before that!?!
How to celebrate – Count how many tin cans you have in your house. Get a really good can opener. Check the labels on your cans to make sure the contents are still good.
Which of the Winnie the Pooh characters is your favorite? Everybody seems to have one. Winnie? Christopher Robins? Eeyore? Roo? Piglet? Or maybe Tigger? It’s funny how long we have been entertained by Winnie the Pooh. It was created back in 1882 by A.A. Milne (Allan Alexander) but may be even more popular today than it was when it originally came out. I’m pretty sure someone will come up with something negative about this work of art soon but until then, enjoy Winnie and his friends.
How to celebrate – Read Winnie the Pooh. Look for other Milne works. Share Winnie the Pooh with children you know.
Created by Lee Ward, to promote her book; “101 Ways to Bug Your Parents, 101 Ways to Bug Your Teacher, 101 Ways to Bug Your Friends and Enemies”. She claims that 500,000 kids a year invent something that may, or may not, make it to the mainstream. She picked today because it’s Benjamin Franklin’s birthday., one of the first children inventors on record when he invented swim fins at 12 years of age. It’s been a bizarre holiday since 2005.
How to celebrate – Look you famous inventions by children, you might be surprised what you find. Support any local children inventors you know of. Read about all of Ben Franklin’s inventions.
Today was created by Donita K. Paul to promote her book, “Dragon Spell”. However, it did make many of us think about what dragon has become our favorite! (Okay, so maybe we didn’t think real long about) Dragons are a part of our lore from nearly every country in the world. There was always a damsel needing rescuing and the hero knight. Or maybe it’s the damsel that rescues the knight (Honestly it doesn’t really matter) Anyway, celebrate dragons today, our lives would never have been the same without them!
How to celebrate – Figure out which dragon is your favorite. See how many dragons you can name! Dress up like a dragon today.
Probably one of the best known hats in history has been the Top Hat, created in 1797, and first worn by James Heatherington. Guess he was making a fashion statement, just like most of us do when we were a hat today! Hats are an extension of our personality, mood and style. A hat often says a lot about us without us having to say anything. Of course, sometimes it just to keep the sun out of our eyes or to keep the top of our head warm or from burning under a hot sun. So why do you wear a hat? What do you think it says about you?
How to celebrate – Wear a hat today. Pick a hat that tells what mood you are in for the day. Pick which hat you have is your favorite.
If you find your pet hiding from you today it’s probably because they remember this day from last year. Yes, I know, they look cute and they probably like the extra attention, just not the results. Today was created by Colleen Paige, an animal expert. I’m not really sure why an animal expert would create a day like today but then, I guess they know better than I do. I know my pets love to get attention and love to spend time with me until I start to dress them up.
How to celebrate – Dress up your pet. Get your pictures quick, they won’t stand still for very long. Live and let live.
JANUARY 13th National Rubber Duck Day
Rubber ducks have been with us nearly as long as the invention of rubber. They are known to have been around in the late 1800’s but the first patent was issued to Landon Smart Lawrence in 1928. The production of rubber ducks has been stopped whenever a war comes along since the military need rubber more than our bathtubs do.
How to celebrate – Break out your rubber duck. Design your own rubber duck. Take a bath.
This should be every day of the year, we all want to see our dreams come true. The funny thing is, if you make one dream come true we almost always find another dream to go after. Which I guess is good, we need to try to do something to better ourselves even when we get older. It’s all about having hope, which we must maintain as people because with out hope, we have little left.
How to celebrate – Clarify your dream so you can start making it come true. Help others make their dreams come true. Make sure you want your dream to come true.
So who is the Wild Man in your life and what makes them wild? And why have a Feast over Wild Men? Some say this is more of a beefcake day and maybe it is, others seem to think it’s men who live on the wild side like cowboys, mercenaries and outlaws. I guess it really doesn’t matter so long as you celebrate the wild man, or men, in your life!
How to celebrate – Take your wild man to lunch today. Visit a male strippers club. Make a list of all the wild men you know.