It's Balloons Around the World Day! Today we celebrate the joy and delight that balloons bring to our lives. To mark the occasion, balloon artists from around the world will showcase the art of balloon twisting and decorating.
Did you know that the first rubber balloons were invented in 1824? Professor Michael Faraday used them for his experiments with hydrogen at the Royal Institution in London. Today, millions of balloons are manufactured daily in a number of different countries.
Guaranteed to put a smile on anyone's face, balloons come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes and can be used to play a number of different games or for colorful decoration. To celebrate this fun holiday, check out events happening in your neighborhood with local balloon artists or create some of your own balloon art!
Take a bath instead of a shower today
Celebrate National Frappe Day at your local ice cream or coffee shop for specials on this day by giving yourself a cold espresso fix!
National Frappe Day is celebrated every year in honor of this delicious drink that has become a mainstay in the U.S. Dating back, the frappe drink originated in Greece in 1957.
Some other fun facts about the frappe:
The frappe was invented by accident at the International Trade Fair when the inventor didn't have hot water to make his coffee and he had to use cold water
The word frappe first appeared in the 1848 of American English Dictionary and is derived from the French word frappe, meaning "to chill"
The first frappe in the U.S. was sold in Boston in the mid 1980's