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You probably already know that today is National Donut Day. I wonder if you also know the history of this day, though. Don't worry if you don't, because you will by the time you finish reading this.  National Donut Day, or National Doughnut Day, is celebrated every year in the United States on the first Friday of June. That makes this year be the 80th annual National Doughnut Day celebration. History of the National Donut Day It all started in 1938 as a fundraiser for Chicago's division of The Salvation Army, an organization whose goal was to help those in need...

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Having inspired multiple movies and stories all around the world, Count Dracula is also one of the most popular fictional characters and a never-dying option for a Halloween costume. On May 26, we celebrate the World Dracula Day. It was 121 years ago that the novel Dracula was released. As you probably know, the novel was written by Bram Stoker, an Irish author who found inspiration in Romanian tales from medieval times and from a real-life historical figure, Prince Vlad III of Wallachia (Romania). The count used to torture his prisoners and the people who betrayed him by impaling, thus receiving the nickname "Vlad the Impaler". The...

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There are several days meant to celebrate wine throughout the year, from drinking wine day, to mulled, rose, or a specific type of wine. However, today, on May 25, we celebrate wine day. How can you be a part of the festivities? With wine, of course! It can be any wine you like, sweet or dry, red or white, it doesn't matter as long as you get a bottle of your favorite wine and pour yourself a glass. My favorite is a dry, red wine, a combination of Merlot and Feteasca Neagra (Black Maiden) named Red Cuvee by the Liliac brand. I could drink this...

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Many of us have been introduced to this amazing reptile when we were just little kids. From the story of The Tortoise and the Hare to Franklin; from Oogway and Kung Fu Panda to Crush and Finding Nemo - we all fell in love with them. On May 23, we turn our attention and love to World Turtle Day. We are encouraging every one of you out there to take action towards helping and protecting both the common pet turtle as well as the endangered species. A Brief History of World Turtle Day Susan Tellen and Marshall Thompson - founders of American Tortoise Rescue (ATR) -...

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Since 2013, on May 22, we celebrate both the birthday of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his most-known creation: Sherlock Holmes, one of the most loved and most famous detectives in the world. According to the author, the character was inspired by a surgeon at the Royal Infirmary named Joseph Bell. The surgeon was known for his ability to draw correct conclusions based on minute observations. There is another person who is believed to have influenced the character, and that is Francis "Tanky" Smith, a policeman. Fun Facts about Sherlock Holmes: Both Sherlock and Dr. Watson had others name in the original script....

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