Today is Penguin Awareness Day (according to holidayinsights.com). This day was created to encourage people to learn about and appreciate penguins, though some take it a step further and don tuxedos for the occasion. In the spirit of the day, here are some fun facts about penguins. (Ref. penguinfacts.net)
– Penguins don’t fly, they swim.
– They are warm blooded like humans.
– They are mostly found below the equator.
– Penguin chicks have fluffy feathers.
– Penguins have short legs and no knees
– Penguins use sign language to communicate with each other.
On this day in 1919, the 18th Amendment to the US Constitution (prohibiting the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes”) was ratified. This Amendment was in effect for almost 15 years until the 21st Amendment (repealing the 18th Amendment) was ratified in December 1933.
We can’t help but wonder how we would have marketed this favorite Lakeside product back in the 1920’s (before the repeal of prohibition)…
This weekend, in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, all national parks will offer free admission. The admission fees will be waived Saturday through Monday (1/14 – 1/16) for all 397 national parks.
Start planning your weekend getaway to enjoy some of the best outdoor parks this country has to offer.
Below is a fun video from the Discovery/Science Channel series “How It’s Made” Candy Cane episode. Enjoy!