Monday, February 4, 2008

Feb 1 weird celebrations

Bubble Gum Day was created by a children's author, Ruth Spiro, as an alternative to fundraising in schools. Want to know how bubble gum is created? Watch this video.

Hula in the Coola Day. Spring those winter doldrums right out of your life and add a little excitement by grabbing a hula hoop. Oh come on, we know you own one, so get out on your deck or porch and give it a whirl. In this nice crisp weather, wiggling and jiggling in the cold should be a blast!

Robinson Crusoe Day commemorates the anniversary of the rescue of Alexander Selkirk in 1709. His story prompted DaFoe to write Robinson Crusoe. Read more about it and practice a bit of self-reliance today.

Spunky Old Broads Day. I couldn't find any factual information, but I'm sure it's a day to honor hip grandmas. That's got to be it.

Wear Red Day and Women's Heart Health Day go hand in hand. Heart attack symptoms differ in men and women. First Lady Laura Bush is promoting healthy hearts and wearing red so all women realize the devastation that heart disease can bring. Want to know the symptoms women typically experience? Find out at sister to sister.

National Freedom Day celebrates the date Abraham Lincoln signed the 13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Harry Truman signed the bill noting today's celebration in 1948. Find out more at America's Story.

Give Kids a Smile Day is worth grinning about. Members of the American Dental Association offer free dental care to children who need dental work.

1 comment:

Gayle said...

I am the original Spunky Old Broad who began the SOB day, then broadened into a month. They can go to and sign up for my free newsletter. I will be 70 years old in two weeks, and did my two hour workout this morning.