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Every year, on June 19, we celebrate Garfield The Cat Day. The ginger cat was created by cartoonist Jim Davis and had his first appearance in a cartoon strip on June 19, 1978.  The story is set in Muncie, Indiana, and is focused on Garfield's relationship with his owner Jon and the other pet in the house, Odie the dog. Garfield is portrayed as a fat, cynical and lazy cat. He loves food, especially lasagna and coffee. On the other hand, he hates Mondays, raisins, and exercising. He absolutely loves to sleep, though.  This orange, fuzzy tabby cat was born in the...

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Five years ago, on June 12 to be more precise, DC Entertainment made a deal with comic book retailers and bookstores across the United States to give away free copies of All-Star Superman #1 Special Edition in honor of the Superman Day, then known as Men of Steel Day. This was a marketing move, as the movie Men of Steel was about to be released on the big screen soon after (on June 14, 2013).  Superman was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in 1933, but the Superman we know and love today only appeared in Action Comics #1 in 1938. The superhero...

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Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, it's June 9, which means 84 years have passed since Donald Duck was first spotted in the "The Wise Little Hen".  Created by Walt Disney, this adorable duck in a sailor suit instantly captured our hearts. With his cute cap, red bow tie, and his semi-intelligible way of speaking, he makes us feel better about our own little rage outbursts and mischievous personalities. It was Donald’s second appearance in Orphan’s Benefit that made him one of the most popular cartoon characters of all time. In this story, he was introduced to Mickey Mouse and later to Daisy Duck, Donald’s...

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Although we don't know the origins of Chocolate Ice Cream day, we are just happy that such a day exists. I know I love Ice Cream and I could eat it every day.  Chocolate was one of the first ice cream flavors, even before vanilla. This makes sense considering that, in the seventeen century, hot chocolate was a very popular drink. Alongside coffee and tea, hot chocolate was the first food item to be turned into a frozen dessert. Chocolate ice cream is made by combining cocoa powder with eggs, cream, vanilla, and sugar. The last step is to freeze the delicious...

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June is the month of the year when we celebrate one of the most straightforward holidays, Hug Your Cat Day. It's an unofficial holiday that encourages cat owners to show a bit of extra love to their furry feline babies and give them a big, big hug. For us, "crazy cat people," hug your cat day is every day, right? But it's a lovely reminder to appreciate our way too early, living alarm clocks. If you are not one of the lucky ones, and your cat doesn't love to cuddle or hug, then beware of their sharp claws and teeth. If you are one of...

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