August 2: National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, Dinosaurs Day, Pretty is as Pretty Does Day

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National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

Who can resist rich and creamy ice cream stuffed liberally between two deliciously soft and sumptuous cookie-cakes, the result of which we refer to as an ice cream sandwich? One of the most popular ice cream novelties in America, the ice cream sandwich originated from humble beginnings -- they were invented by a pushcart venderin the Bowery neighborhood of New York City.

America isn't the only country that appreciates this fancy frozen taste treat; In the Philippines, street vendors sell ice cream sandwiches using hamburger buns instead of the cookie or cake sandwich pieces.

Although many grocery store brands are delicious, it's more fun to make your own. Why not celebrate "National Ice Cream Sandwich Day" by making one of these delightful frozen treats found on Yahoo! Shine?

8 Ice Cream Sandwich Recipes

Healthy Twists on the Ice Cream Sandwich

Dinosaurs Day

Today's the day we honor all those magnificent prehistoric reptilians known as dinosaurs. From the Tyrannosaurus Rex to the Brontosaurus and everything in between, dinosaurs have captured our imaginations, and even, at times, our hearts. Scientists may not agree on what global catastrophe wiped them off the planet, but that doesn't stop us from honoring their existence in museums, movies and masquerades.

Did you know

… the word Pterodactyl means "winged lizard"?

… the Tyrannosaurus Rex was 15 feet tall and 40 feet long?

… there is a new name for the Brontosaurus? It is now called the Apatosaurus.

Why not celebrate "Dinosaur Day" by watching "Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah"? You can get the details on Yahoo! Movies.

Pretty Is as Pretty Does Day

We all know it's what's on the inside that counts, and that's the premise behind "Pretty Is as Pretty Does Day." Sitting in front of the mirror perfecting your hair and makeup may make you pretty on the outside, but it's your deeds and actions that will be your true legacy.

Since prettiness is the foundation for this special day, you can celebrate by making the world around you more beautiful. Perhaps you can plant wildflowers in a vacant lot or help paint an elderly neighbor's house. Once you've completed your selfless acts of beautification, come back home and pretty up your living room by watching these "pretty" flicks from Yahoo! Movies.

* "Pretty Woman"

* "Pretty in Pink"

* "Pretty Baby"

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