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August 5, 2016

Today we celebrate:

Green Peppers Day - While green peppers may be technically a fruit, we all use them as vegetables. They come in many colors but we are focused on the green ones today. They are very healthy, and are just chock full of vitamins and minerals. I love to eat them in a salad, others put them on pizza, in a stir fry, stuffed with something delicious, on a sandwich or just plain.

International Traffic Light Day - The electric traffic light was created by Lester Wire, an American police officer in 1912. On this day in 1914, the electric traffic signal was installed in Cleveland, OH on the corner of East 105th St. and Euclid Ave by the American Traffic Signal Company. Prior to this, for many years, the only traffic signals were red and green gas lamps that had to be turned by a traffic police officer using a lever. Can you imagine what life would be like if we had never improved on that? Just think about how many traffic lights there are in the town you live in.

Satchmo DaysFor the next three days, until August 7th, there is a Satchmo Summerfest that celebrates Louis Armstrong, who was a famous jazz musician. There will be music and a museum exhibition and many other events going on all day, every day.

Work Like A Dog Day – Working like a dog means working really hard when you work and when you're not working, just nap wherever you happen to be. Make sure you turn around three times before you lay down.

National Oyster Day – Rumored to be an aphrodisiac, these delectable mollusks have over 100 different species and are known by a variety of names based on where they are grown. There are so many ways to cook them that I could have a blog with a different recipe every day for a year without repetition. Enjoy your favorite recipe today.

National Underwear Day - Created in 2003 by Freshpair, this is a day to display your underwear in public, in unique and creative ways. For example, you could wear the underwear on the outside of your clothing or you could turn it into a handbag. A couple of years ago, there was a group of people in NYC who were attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people in their underwear. They were not able to break the record but they still managed to get a group of over 800 people to participate. I’m sure that was an interesting sight.

International Beer Day – On the first Friday of August we gather together to celebrate beer and have done so since 2007. But not just to have a beer at dinner and be done with it. No sir, this is INTERNATIONAL Beer Day which means that beer is going to be celebrated all over the world so you need to go out into the world in order to celebrate. And if you can find an international friend to share a beer with, so much the better. If you do go out to a bar or restaurant or friend's house to have a beer, please be mindful of the dangers of drinking and driving and either limit yourself to one beer or arrange for a designated driver or taxi for the ride home. You may find others claiming that this day is celebrated on a different day than this and they might even be right. Do you care?

Braham Pie DayCelebrated on the first Friday in August, this is a day to go to Braham, Minnesota for their famous Pie Day. They turn this delicious dessert into an all day festival with pie baking and pie eating contests, collector car shows, church suppers, musical concerts, and plenty of children's events.

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