Entries by Kathleen Zea

Make Up Your Own Holiday Day

Today is Make Up Your Own Holiday Day, created by Thomas and Ruth Roy of Wellcat Holidays and Herbs. Thomas is an actor perhaps best known for his role as a preacher in 12 Monkeys. Ruth is the proprietor of Wellcat Herbs, selling her own products online and at Pennsylvania Renaissance Faires. Together, they have invented […]

March 25 is Pecan Day

Today is Pecan Day, not to be confused with National Pecan Day (April 14) or National Pecan Month (also April). As the only nut tree native to North America, the pecan has been a source of pride since the founding of the United States. The pecan tree was declared the State Tree of Texas in 1906; […]

National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day

Today is National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day. In 1927, the Blumenthal Brothers Chocolate Company had the brilliant idea of covering dried California grapes with chocolate. It named the results Raisinets and they’ve been a favorite of moviegoers and vending machine gourmands ever since. The formula changed hands several times before being purchased by Nestlé in […]

March 23 is Near Miss Day

Today is Near Miss Day. On March 23, 1989, an asteroid passed uncomfortably close to Earth. Asteroids fly by Earth fairly often, with no deleterious effects. If NASA notified us of every space rock in our general vicinity, we’d spend all our time: watching Discovery channel disaster porn about the killer rock that’s probably on […]