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Sat Feb 28, 2015, 04:42 AM

Daily Holidays - February 28

National Chocolate
 Soufflé Day A real chocolate pick-me-up - February 28 is National Chocolate Soufflé Day!

Soufflés may be the only thing to rival the kind of lift many women achieve with gallons of hairspray - not to mention the fact that they taste like heaven.

The flavorful base is usually made with a French crème pâtissière (pasty cream), but the secret to this lightly baked cake is whipped egg whites. The name comes from a French verb, souffler, which literally means to "blow up" or "puff up," and that's exactly the magic that happens when you bake custard and egg whites together.

Your best bet for baking individual or even one large chocolate soufflé is the ramekin. When you're ready to take them out of the oven, it will be puffy and fluffy - and then deflate a little about ten minutes later. But, don't worry! It's supposed to do that.

Get fancy and even if you're not in trouble with your significant other, make them feel special and bake an individual chocolate soufflé for your sweetie. One little investment of your time can go a long way. http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2012/02/28/national-chocolate-souffle-day/

Floral Design Day Take out the flowers! Flower Design Day is all about appreciating floral design as a unique and creative art form.

It all started with the idea to create a special way of celebrating the birthday of Carl Rittner, founder of the Rittner School of Floral Design in Boston. And yes, the day is official – the Governor of Massachusetts William F. Weld proclaimed it in 1995. History lesson aside, today is an excuse to go wild about flowers and let your inner creativity spark. There are so many things that can be done with flowers – the sky’s the limit. On this day, show off your floral talent and create a spectacular floral design with flowers – real, dried or fake. Draw pictures of floral designs and get the kids involved. Guys can get in on the fun too. Why not arrange an impressive floral bouquet for your leading lady? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/floral-design-day/

International Sword Swallowers Day Dangerous, exciting and alluring, Sword Swallowers Day showcases the art of sword swallowing. Every year, the Sword Swallowers Association International organise events in association with Ripley Entertainment. Do we even need to tell you not try this at home? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/sword-swallowers-day/

National Tooth Fairy Day For hundreds of years people have shared mystical legends, stories, and traditions about the loss of baby teeth. The early Europeans buried children’s teeth so witches and evil spirits couldn’t use them for voodoo. The Vikings believed that children's teeth had magical powers that could help them fight in battle. They would pay their children for their lost baby teeth and string them onto necklaces and other jewelry.

Over time, people began to share stories about a Tooth Mouse who scampers around town and steals children's teeth in the middle of the night. The story of the mouse evolved into the story of the Tooth Fairy who leaves treasures under children's pillows in exchange for their lost teeth.

Tooth Fairy traditions are still popular today. Kids all over the world place their lost baby teeth under their pillows at night and look forward to a wonderful surprise in the morning. Happy National Tooth Fairy Day! http://www.punchbowl.com/holidays/national-tooth-fairy-day

Open That Bottle Night Since the millennium, one night in the dull, dark month of February has been immeasurably brightened for wine-lovers by the creation of a special day to celebrate cherished bottles of wine, champagne and spirits. Open That Bottle Night is dedicated to making sure that those bottles of fine wine put away for a special occasion, are used and enjoyed.

Created in 2000 by ‘Tastings’ columnists Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher, ‘Open That Bottle Night’ is an annual occasion that aims to motivate people to reconnect with each other over a bottle, and create good memories with friends and family. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/open-that-bottle-night/

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 03:43 PM

1. K & R

We used to get a quarter for a tooth. Kids today get $5 !!!

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 05:32 PM

4. What!

They don't believe in the Tooth Fairy? Next they will be doubting the Easter Bunny. Just where will this end?

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 04:48 PM

2. Some Afternoon Smiles For You All!









This one takes ya back...

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Response to Crewleader (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 05:30 PM

3. Ah, Nancy

Does indeed take me back..... Thanks for the laughs.

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Response to Crewleader (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 06:08 PM

5. LOL "Puffer fish" struck me funny!

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