National Peanut Butter Fudge Day
How sweet it is … today is "National Peanut Butter Fudge Day!" America can take credit for this sugary sensation which was discovered by accident while working with a "fudged" batch of caramel. The first documented record of fudge was in Baltimore in 1886, when it was sold for 40 cents a pound.
Fudge of any flavor can be tricky to make. Measurements need to be exact, temperature is critical, and timing needs to be on the dot. As a result, many great cooks shy away from making this cantankerous candy. If that's been your experience, why not try this fail-proof microwave peanut butter fudge recipe from Yahoo! Shine?
How many times have you seen or heard something that was simply absurd? Here are some totally absurd, real-life news headlines you might enjoy:
* "Marijuana Issue Sent to a Joint Committee"
* "Homicide Victims Rarely Talk to Police"
* "Federal Agents Raid Gun Shop, Find Weapons"
* "Statistics Show that Teenage Pregnancy Drops Off Significantly after Age 25"
Today is "Absurdity Day," so you can make up your own totally absurd or nonsensical behavior. But be sure to share it with friends -- absurdity loves company.
Universal Children's Day
On Dec. 14, 1954, the UN General Assembly declared that each Nov. 20 should be "Universal Children's Day." The day is meant to encourage children from around the globe to engage in activities that will help them develop a special fraternity and understanding of one another. It is also set aside as a day where individual countries worldwide can focus on the intrinsic needs and welfare of their children.
You can celebrate this special day by volunteering for or donating to children's charities around the world. For a list kids' charities in the U.S., see "25 Top Children's Charities."
It is true, that if we try hard enough, we can find beauty in just about anything. In speaking of her time doing hard labor at Auschwitz, Anne Frank said, "I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains." Today is "Beautiful Day," which encourages us to look for the hidden beauty that surrounds us.
To celebrate, why not watch the inspiring movie "My Left Foot," starring Daniel Day-Lewis. The film tells the story of a disabled man who finds a way to create beauty for the world to share, despite the terrible odds against him. You can check it out on Yahoo! Movies.
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