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MDBCs 21 Jul 2023


sandrewn

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July 21st 2023 - Holidays and Observances

 

(click on the day for details)

 

Observances (click on the day, BD, or week for details)

Comic Con

Drukpa Tsheshi

First Sermon Of Lord Buddha

Invite an Alien to Live with You Day

Legal Drinking Age Day

National Be Someone Day

National Craft for your Local Shelters Day

National Day of Prayer Reflection and Thanksgiving in Montserrat

National Eduardo Day

National Edward Day

National Lamington Day

No Pet Store Puppies Day

Pflasterspektakel Linz

Take a Monkey to Lunch Day

 

Romeo Santos’s Birthday

Vicky Terrazas’s Birthday

Robin Williams’s Birthday

 

Fun Observances

 Junk Food Day

On July 21, let go of your diet and indulge in all your favorite unhealthy snacks without any guilt because it is Junk Food Day.

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Junk food is a term used to refer to food that has a lot of calories but very little or no nutritional value. Popularized in the United States in the 1950s, the word is widely used for foods that are heavily processed, and have high amounts of sugars, fats, and salt.

Studies have shown that consuming junk food once-in-a-while does not have a negative effect on health - it is only when one eats junk food for a majority of their meals that their diet can be considered unhealthy. Consuming large amounts of foods considered to be junk, can lead to several health problems, including a high risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart issues.

Different Definitions

Different cultures have their own different definition of what constitutes junk food - what may be junk food in one culture, may be considered nutritional food in another. Many people believe that fast food is usually junk food, though some kinds of fast food are prepared in a healthy way and can be very nutritional.

How to Celebrate?

  • Have junk food for all your meals!
  • Start the day with your favorite junk food – may we suggest several slices of bacon and an egg omelet wedged between two slices of a glazed donut washed down with a big glass of orange soda? If someone questions your choice, you can always point out to the fact that eggs, bacon, donuts, and orange juice are all breakfast items.
  • Have a potato chip sandwich for lunch and a waffle burger – a burger between two waffles – for dinner.

Did You Know...

...that the first cotton candy (candy floss or fairy floss) machine was invented by a dentist? Dentist William Morrison and confectioner John C. Wharton created the machine in 1897 and introduced it to the public at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, Missouri. Made out of pure sugar and some flavorings, cotton candy is widely considered to be a junk food.

 

 

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My friend has a bad habit of overdrawing her bank account. One day before we went shopping, I complained about my lack of funds and lamented, “Guess I’ll use plastic.”

Unconcerned, she whipped out her checkbook: “I’m using rubber.”

 

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After an enthusiastic recommendation from my wife, I began listening to the audiobook version of Frank McCourt’s  Teacher Man.

“I love it, but his writing style is so disjointed,” I complained. “He refers to characters I don’t know and introduces them a half hour later.”

My wife was as confused as I was, but I soldiered on, disoriented by the jumpy story line.

It wasn’t until the end of the book that my dilemma was explained—

I had set the iPod to Shuffle.

 

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While my parents were making their funeral arrangements, the cemetery salesman pointed out a plot that he thought they would like.

“You’ll have a beautiful view of the swan pond,” he assured them.

Dad wasn’t sold: “Unless you’re including a periscope with my casket, I don’t know how I’m going to enjoy it.”

 

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I bought a pint of  Häagen-Dazs ice cream at the supermarket. As the cashier rang it up, I asked, “How do you pronounce that?”

Speaking slowly and distinctly, he said, “Four dollars and seventy-nine cents.”

 

 

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National Take a Monkey to Lunch Day.  

I can think of a few people whom I will be inviting out for wings this afternoon. 

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