Happy birthday, Twinkies. Although Hostess, the maker of the vanilla cream-filled and tube-shaped yellow sponge snack cake recently filed for bankruptcy, Twinkies has made it to its 82nd birthday. Did you know original Twinkies had banana cream filling? Chicago baker Jimmy Dewar created the snack cakes in 1930, according to Junk Food News. Five cents would get you two Twinkies. For now, the yellow snack cakes remain on the shelves. If you can't find a box of the authentic Twinkies, you can always stuff your own yellow cupcakes with pudding or cream.
Good Friday might sound redundant, since to most people all Fridays are good days (compared to Mondays). Christians observe Good Friday to commemorate the crucifixion. "The most quintessentially Catholic object of devotion is a crucifix with the image of Christ's body nailed to it. Crucifixes are always found in Catholic churches and chapels over the altar and are always carried in liturgical processions. This image is venerated by the faithful in a special ceremony on Good Friday" according to Catholic Online.
They provide a list of ways to observe Good Friday:
* Attend Good Friday services as a family.
* Observe three hours of silence.
* Enjoying hot cross buns.
* Plant seeds
Drowsy Drivers Awareness Day
It's an awareness day officially recognized by the California Legislature on April 4, 2005. Drowsy Drivers Awareness Day is an annual memorial for people who have died in collisions related to drowsy driving according to Phil Konstantin, a former California Highway Patrol officer. Konstantin's wife passed away after a collision caused from falling asleep at the wheel.
Drowsy drivers cause at least 1,500 deaths, 40,000 injuries and 100,000 crashes each year. Stay safe by:
* Avoiding late night driving.
* Setting realistic travel goals.
* Stopping every two hours to stretch.
* Drink water, juice, or soft drinks low in sugar & caffeine. Both can promote short-term
Ghandi Makes Salt Anniversary
The colonists in Boston had their tea party and Mohandas Ghandi had his salt march. "The British exercised a monopoly on the production and sale of salt, yet this was an essential ingredient, required by the poor as much as by the rich," according to Manas, Social Sciences Division UCLA. Ghandi led a peaceful march from Sabarmati Ashram to the coast at Dandi. When he arrived on April 6, 1930, he made salt by boiling seawater. Ghandi and his protestors were arrested, but the salt tax remained in effect until 1946.