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A Brief History On July 25, 2017, we celebrate National Hot Fudge Sundae Day.  This tasty treat with (usually) vanilla ice cream covered in hot fudge may or may not be embellished with whipped cream, and/or nuts, and/or a cherry on top.  Plus, you can shake things up by trying a different flavor of ice cream.  Today we list 10 Favorite Frozen Treats (either our favorites or the most popular in the country).  What treats would you add to the list?  (You can nominate Sorbet, Sherbet, Drumsticks, Root Beer Floats, etc, but heck with Frozen Yogurt, Ice Milk, and any…

A Brief History Today, June 15, 2017, we raise a mug and wish all of our British readers a happy Beer Day Britain, Britain’s National Beer Day. Digging Deeper The date of this relatively new holiday has been celebrated annually on 15 June since only 2015.  The founders of the holiday chose the date because 15 June is also the date that the Magna Carta, one of Britain’s most important legal documents in the island’s entire history, was sealed in 1215.  If you are wondering what the heck does the Magna Carta, a peace treaty between an unpopular king and his…

A Brief History On May 20, 2017, the entire planet is obligated to celebrate World Whisky Day, and if you have any questions about the legitimacy of this holiday, understand that there is a web site dedicated to this particular day! Digging Deeper Whisky, spelled without the “e,” is what we call the distilled malt alcoholic beverage from Scotland.  In the United States of America, we call similar stuff “whiskey” with the “e,” but either way, you could call it hooch, firewater, liquor, spirits, moonshine, rot gut, white lightning, acqua vitae (water of life) or mountain dew (not the soda…

A Brief History On May 19, 2017, the United States celebrates perhaps its most important holiday, National Pizza Party Day. Pizza has become such an integral part of American culture, that we choose to honor this day with interesting facts about our favorite food. Digging Deeper Pizza of course is of Italian origin, appearing first in records in the 10th Century.  But wait!  Tomatoes did not make it to Europe until after 1492 when Columbus first sailed to the New World, so whatever excuse for pizza Italy may have had, it was not what we would recognize as our favorite…

A Brief History On July 18, 1984, hungry customers of the San Ysidro, California McDonald’s got more than they expected when a gunman began shooting people.  (San Ysidro neighborhood of San Diego.) Digging Deeper In yet another case of the mental health system failing the patient and the public, 41 year old James Huberty was feeling as if he needed mental help, and his wife suspected he may have been mentally ill.  Huberty called a local mental health facility and was promised a prompt call back, but when he had waited for hours beside the phone and no return call…