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Mon Jan 26, 2015, 04:24 AM

Daily Holidays - January 26

National Pistachio Day Hard to believe, but it wasn’t until 1976 that Americans harvested the first commercial crop of pistachios. They had been enjoying the nut since about the 1800s, but it was not until the 1930s that the love for pistachios really took off.

What may have made the little tree nut so admired, though, is the invention of pistachio ice cream in the 1940s by James W. Parkinson of Philadelphia.

Today, California produces 300 million pounds of pistachios, which is about 98 percent of the domestic crop. Other world producers include Turkey, Syria, Italy and Greece.

Remember getting that red dye all over your fingers back in the day when pistachios were dyed crimson? Hard to imagine now but the apparent reason for the colouring was to hide flaws on the shell and to make them stand out in vending machines! http://www.worldpistachioday.com

Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., JAN. 26, 2015 — /PRNewswire/ -- Today marks the 15th Annual Bubble Wrap® Appreciation Day, a day when the world celebrates the fun side of a material that has protected millions of products over the last 55 years. To share in the excitement of fans popping Bubble Wrap® worldwide, Sealed Air Corporation, the inventors of Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning, has teamed with internet sensations Dude Perfect to create a one-of-a-kind Bubble Wrap® Appreciation Day video, which will be unveiled today at 6:00pm EST on www.YouTube.com/DudePerfect.

"Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day provides fans around the world a chance to celebrate the protection, fun and creativity that this iconic packaging material delivers all year round," said David Weiss, Business Manager at Sealed Air Corporation. "To take the annual celebration to the next level, we knew partnering with Dude Perfect for their latest video and having them unveil it on the holiday was the way to create something memorable, fun, and exciting for our fans and theirs."

Dude Perfect took the Bubble Wrap® Appreciation Day celebration to Charlotte, NC, the new home and global headquarters of Sealed Air Corporation. Armed with enough Bubble Wrap® material to make even the biggest enthusiast jealous, Dude Perfect put the pop-ular protective packaging material to the test. From Bubble Wrap® jousting and paintball duels, to scooter races and sumo wrestling, Dude Perfect celebrated the 15th Annual Bubble Wrap® Appreciation Day the way only the biggest of fans do – BIG!

Read more here: http://www.heraldonline.com/2015/01/26/6734426/bubble-wrap-appreciation-day-goes.html#storylink=cpy

Lotus 1-2-3 Day 1-2-3 was not the first spreadsheet application — it was preceded by VisiCalc. But 1-2-3 quickly became the most popular, helping to boost sales of IBM PCs and PC clones, all of which ran DOS, and facilitating the rapid rise of Microsoft’s operating system.

National Peanut Brittle Day Fun Ways to Celebrate National Peanut Brittle Day http://nationalpeanutboard.org/recipes/fun-ways-to-celebrate-national-peanut-brittle-day/


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Mon Jan 26, 2015, 09:34 AM

1. Bubble Wrap is awesome!


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Mon Jan 26, 2015, 10:51 AM

2. Happy Australia Day!!!

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