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Chocolate chips are a great addition to cakes, cookies, ice cream, pancakes, malawach, crepes, chocolate, coffee and even as a snack alone.
Nylon Stockings Day is celebrated in May 15 every year, in honor of the nylon socks, which are available in a variety of fashionable colors, and also in the color of the skin when their goal is to be invisible.
The history of nylon stockings
Until 1890, socks made of woven fabric such as cotton, linen, wool or silk were worn to protect the feet from the cold.
In 1920, when the hem of the dresses began to be high, it became common for women to wear tights on their bare legs. The tights of these years were made of real or artificial silk.
In 1938, DuPont developed the nylon patent. In 1939 they began using it in the process of making tights. The nylon stockings arrived in stores in the US and were received with great enthusiasm. They were cheap, durable and comfortable and every day 4 million pairs were sold.
On February 11, 1942, with the entry of America into World War II, DuPont stopped manufacturing nylon socks and shifted its focus to the production of parachutes, mosquito nets, wire and rope for aircraft and more. The nylon stockings were collected from the shelves and returned for military use. They became a kind of symbol of civil sacrifice for the homeland and women were asked to donate the tights they already bought for "Uncle Sam". There was a mass shortage of tights and trade in them moved to the black market.
At the end of World War II DuPont resumed sock production but failed to meet the high demand, which led to riots in American stores. Over time, DuPont was able to increase its productivity.
The most annoying thing about long nylon stockings (tights) is that they have a tendency to tear easily. Every small hole in a nylon sock can turn into a run in seconds. The way to deal with a hole in the sock and prevent it from developing is to apply clear nail polish on the hole. So every time you wear nylon stockings, take a clear nail polish with you in the bag in addition to an extra pair of tights.
What can you do with nylon socks that can no longer be used?
Torn nylon socks have many uses and it is a pity not to recycle them instead of throwing them in the trash. They can be used as packaging for delicate clothes in the laundry, which you don't want to get tangled up in other clothes. They can be used as dust filters, to wrap fruit on the tree to prevent birds from eating them or as a cover for insect repellents. They can be used as rags for cleaning dust and sinks, a strainer for paints, storing onions and garlic, tying climbing plants and more.
How to celebrate Nylon Stockings Day?
Today, nylon socks come in a variety of colors and styles. Show off your fashion sense with different styles of tights. Go to the nearest mall, or shop to buy a sock and use it this day. Share on social media using the hashtag #NylonStockingDay
Yo-Yo Day is celebrated every year on June 6th.
The yo-yo is a toy made up of two discs of equal size, made of plastic, metal or wood, and connected to each other in the middle of a hinge around which a wire is wound. To play yo-yo grab the wire at the end, throw it away from the body and yo-yo jumps down and returns up to the hand.
What makes Yo-Yo go back up is the gyroscopic inertia, the force in motion that causes the object to return to the state it was in.
The reason for choosing June 6 as the yo-yo day is unknown, but it may be because it is the birthday of Donald F. Duncan Sr., the American businessman who introduced the yo-yo into business and successfully marketed it as a modern toy in the 1930s. Duncan is sometimes mistaken for the invention of the yo-yo.
Yo-yo has a very long history. As early as 500 BC there is evidence that it was played in ancient Greece.
After the dolls, the yo-yo is the second oldest toy in the world.
Yo-yo became a popular toy in the ancient world through trade. He came to Scotland, England, India and Egypt and became a favorite game there as well.
To the modern world yo-yo came from the Philippines. In Filipino the origin of the name is "Tagalog" which means "to walk around".
In 1866 James L. Haven and Charles Hettrich patented Yo-Yo's in U.S. But yo-yo became a success story in 1928, when Pedro Flores, an American of Filipino descent, opened a yo-yo factory in Santa Barbara, California.
How to celebrate Yo-Yo Day?
It is best to celebrate this day in a yo-yo competition, where everyone brings their unique yo-yo and together throws them. The winner is the one who managed to make his yo-yo fall down and come back up the longest, without stopping and without getting involved.
You can also learn to do very complicated and impressive tricks with your own yo, as in the video here:
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June 6 is also Russian Language Day
March 26 is Make up your own holiday day. It's your day to think of something you want to invent for a holiday. It can be a person, an animal, an expression, a food or whatever comes to mind that you want to create its own holiday.
This informal day is meant to honor all the special, creative, weird, funny or meaningful days that people have invented in the past, present and will invent in the future.
The condition is to check only that the day you want to celebrate does not already exist. In the US the holiday is called the National Make up Your Day Holiday.
Special days and holidays can be formal or informal. Official days are days that are usually approved by the government. You get days off, businesses close, studies do not take place, etc. Official holidays can be religious, such as Christmas, Yom Kippur, Eid al-Fitr, Diwali and more. There are also secular holidays that are official like Independence Day or State Constitution Day.
Special days of the year that are unofficial are days that people or organizations have initiated, to hold some theme. They can be serious days like awareness days for social, environmental or health issues, days of appreciation for different professionals, food days or inventions designed to promote sales of various products. There are also silly and funny days that are just meant to make you happy and entertaining.
How to celebrate your own invention holiday?
The best way to celebrate this day is to invent your own holiday. If you want to make it an official day, you will have to get it passed in government by law to make it a national day.
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Today is a really sweet day. Sweet to the extent that it causes diabetes and destroys the teeth, but at the same time also brings up sweet memories of childhood.
The first cotton candy machine was created in the 19th century, ironically by a dentist. In 1897 dentist William Morrison and confectioner John C. Wharton invented the machine that heats the sugar and turns it into a liquid, then solidifies it again into thin strands reminiscent of glass. The lump of sugar threads that eventually form was very light because it contained mostly air.
The first appearance of cotton candy was in 1904, when it was introduced to a wide audience at the World's Fair in St. Louis, as a 'fairy Floss'.
In 1921, dentist Joseph Lascaux invented a new cotton candy machine and sold the candy at his clinic in Louisiana. He first gave it the name "Cotton Candy" and registered a patent for the machine.
In 1966, the world's largest cotton candy manufacturer, Tootsie Roll Industries, began producing cotton candy in bags called Fluffy Stuff.
Cotton candy is a treat that is usually served at street stalls at fairs, parties, carnivals, performances and public celebrations. The natural color of cotton candy is white, but it can be changed with food coloring. The cotton candy can also be made with other flavors.
More interesting facts about cotton candy
A strand of cotton candy is thinner than a strand of human hair.
Despite being thin, the thread can be very long. The longest cotton thread was created in July 2009 in Turkey and stretched over 1,400 meters (4,593 ft 2 in). (Source: Guinness World Records)
Cotton candy has different names around the world. In England it is called Candy Floss. In Australia and Finland it is called Fairy floss. In the Netherlands, it is known as Suikerspin, which means "sugar spider". Traveling to France? Call it Barbe à papa, meaning father's beard. In Israel it is called Granny Hairs, because it's white and fluffy.
How to celebrate Cotton Candy Day?
To celebrate Cotton Day National Candy, treat yourself to a cotton candy. Just do not overdo it to not end up with an abnormal load of sugar!
Make a cotton candy yourself - today you can buy a cotton candy maker at home at reasonable prices and enjoy the candy whenever you feel like it.
|Cotton Candy Machine - link to buy|
Eat with your siblings and friends. Today is an opportunity to eat the cotton candy together with siblings or childhood friends and bring up sweet memories of the events you were at when you were little, when cotton candy would make you supreme happy and especially for it you were happy to leave the house.
December 7 is also Pearl Harbor day
A fountain pen is a fancy and elegant pen, which always gives the feeling that the writer in it is a respectable person. The fountain pen is a pen with a nail and a container of ink. The ink comes from an ink tank and from there to the nail of the pen when the writing operation is performed on it.
There are very expensive fountain pens used by well-known people to sign important documents. There are also professionals who prefer to make a good impression when signing contracts and therefore use luxury fountain pens. There are also cheaper pens that are used for everyday needs.
Collecting fountain pens is a prestigious hobby, and there are fountain pens that come out in limited editions. The price of a pen due to a special edition may reach tens of thousands of Dollars.
The history of Fountain Pen Day
Going back to the beginning of the history of writing, these days humans would use chisels to mark on stone, ink on papyrus to mark shapes and pieces of charcoal to mark words on shells and leaves.
The ink was eventually invented, using various types of plant material, animals, and eventually iron and acetic acid. The ink was required for a new tool, and this tool was initially a goose feather with a carefully cut nail that was dipped in ink to pick it up and transfer it to paper.
It was such an amazing innovation that it stayed for a long time, but in the end a new piece was needed that did not require constant dipping, and constant cutting of the nail.
Then in 1636 a German inventor named Daniel Schwenter developed a new pen made of two pens. One pen served as an ink reservoir inside the other pen. The ink is sealed inside the pen with a stopper. The ink is pressed through a small hole to the writing point. It was a milestone that contributed to the invention of the fountain pen.
In 1809 Frederick Fölsch registered a patent in England for a pen with an ink reservoir. This happened in the wake of the Industrial Revolution in England which resulted in more people being able to read and write.
It is common to mark the year 1884 as the year in which the fountain pen was invented. Lewis Edson Waterman this year filed an effective patent for a non-liquid ink supply device. Waterman was an insurance agent who is said to have lost a large life insurance deal due to a leak of an ink pen on the policy. Waterman was motivated to develop a new non-liquid pen and founded the luxury pen company Waterman, which to this day is one of the leading pen companies in the world. Over the years it has become clear that the story of the insurance deal that was missed is an urban legend invented by the company’s public relations people, and apparently the invention of the resulting pen belonged to another person, it is not known who.
The fountain pen is the writing tool chosen for those who prefer a traditional, elegant and beautiful writing method. It has the advantage that it produces a cleaner and more consistent line than a few others.
The Fountain Pen Day honors this writing tool with this long and glorious history.
How to celebrate Fountain Pen Day?
One of the nicest ways to celebrate Fountain Pen Day is to buy yourself your own fountain pen. The price range of fountain pens can range from ten to tens of thousands Dollars. Once you start writing with a fountain pen instead of your simple pen, you will find how much more pleasant it is to look at your handwriting. You may want to start collecting well-designed and impressive fountain pens. This can be an exciting new addiction because through the pens you will learn a lot about the history of the world. What pens were used to sign the U.S. Declaration of Independence? And with what will the new President of the United States sign his documents?
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On October 7, 1952, Joseph Woodland and Bernard Silver, recorded the first patent of the bar code.
Their idea was to create a code which digits are represented in lines that can be read using a suitable mesh, so that will be input to a computer (or computerized device, such as a cash register).
Their barcode does not look like a bar code known to us today, in the form of lines, letters and numbers, or square barcode suitable for smartphones (QR), but a symbol of a bull's eye made up of concentric circles.
Woodland and Silver were both graduate students in school then called Drexel Institute of Technology, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
The patent system was the immediate return of electronic information used by the product through patterns of lines of varying widths. Sixty years later, the bar code remains an enduring symbol of a time-tested technology.
|Photo: Joseph Woodland and Bernard Silver, 1952 barcode.|
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