Thursday, July 19, 2012

Flitch Day, Triple Play Day, Daiquiri Day, more

July 19th, 2012, is Flitch Day, Get to Know Your Customer Day, Triple Play Day, Stick Out Your Tongue Day, National Daiquiri Day, and National Raspberry Cake Day.

Flitch Day is an old custom, practiced in Dunmore Priory, England, beginning in the 15th century. Couples who could convince a jury that they had lived in harmony and fidelity for the previous year would receive a flitch of bacon from the priory monks. The tradition has fallen in and out of popularity over the years. If you'd like a virtual flitch of bacon, check out "Bacon makes everything better."

The third Thursday of every quarter is Get to Know Your Customer Day. That's good advice for anyone in business.

Triple Play Day commemorates the first unassisted triple play in baseball, which happened back in 1909. The feat was achieved by Neal Ball, shortstop for the Cleveland Naps. He caught a line drive, touched second base, and tagged a runner. Major League-sanctioned triple plays have only occurred fifteen times.

Today is Stick Out Your Tongue Day. Doing so for no reason might get you labeled as rude or worse, so consider sticking out your tongue to enjoy a popsicle or an ice cream cone.

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a refreshing rum drink with lime and simple syrup. Embrace National Daiquiri Day!

National Raspberry Cake Day is easy to celebrate, even if you don't bake. Take a store-bought pound cake (or a Twinkie!) and top it with fresh raspberries. Voila!

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