April 10: National Be Kind to Lawyers Day, Cinnamon Crescent Day, Safety Pin Patented, One Day Without Shoes

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National Be Kind to Lawyers Day

It's no joke. Steve Hughes, the creator of National Be Kind to Lawyers Day wants everyone to put away the lawyer jokes and lawyer disdain for at least a day. "Lawyers all over the globe get a lot of grief ... just for being lawyers. ... They consistently rank as one of the least respected professions on the planet. ... Yet, when regular people need help writing a will, running a business or avoiding jail time, who do they flock to? Lawyers!" says nonlawyer Hughes.

Hughes selected April 10 because it falls between April Fools' Day and tax day. There must be a joke in there somewhere, but maybe it should wait until National Be Kind to Lawyers Day is over.

Cinnamon Crescent Day

Cinnamon Crescent Day are as yummy as they sound. If you roll out some dough from those popular tubes with the plump guy on the front, brush them with butter, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar, roll and bake, you'll be enjoying Cinnamon Crescents (or croissants) in about 15 minutes. Cinnamon, the "brown bark of the cinnamon tree," is a good source of manganese, which "keeps bones strong, maintain normal blood sugar levels and helps the body synthesize fatty acids and cholesterol," according to World's Healthiest Foods.

Safety Pin Patented

They're great in a pinch. Or for punk fashion styles. In late 1970s and again in the 1990s safety pins, fashion designers including Versace used safety pins according to Fashion Era. Walter Hunt of New York patented the simple design of the safety pin, made with a piece of wire, a coiled spring and a clasp, on April 10, 1849, according to the U.S. Patent Office.

Hunt is also credited with inventing the first sewing machine which he did not patent "because he thought it would put hand sewers out of work," according to the USPO.

One Day Without Shoes

A day without shoes. It sounds lovely on a spring day, if you could walk in new grass, toss around a Frisbee stopping only for a picnic lunch with warm baguette sandwich from the local deli. One afternoon without shoes could equal carefree fun. Living without shoes can be hazardous to health. "One Day Without Shoes is about raising awareness for the children that are at risk of disease, infection and injury by going without shoes," according to Toms Shoes. By going barefoot you can bring awareness to the hazards of living without shoes.

* 4 million: Number of people with podoconiosis, a disfiguring soil-based disease

* 30,000: Number of children in Kenya infected by burrowing fleas (jiggers)

* 740 million: Number of people with hookworm

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