National Nobel Prize Day

National Nobel Prize Day

The Nobel Prize Day is observed every 10th of December in honor of Alfred Nobel’s third and last will at the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris on November 27, 1895. Nobel, a renowned inventor and businessman who had started 87 companies around the world, wrote that he wanted the entirety of his wealth to be used in the establishment of a prize. Despite the initial opposition from his family, as well as the people on his list of prize awardees, the creation of the Nobel Prize was pushed through, and the first award ceremony happened on December 10, 1905—5 years after […]

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National Faux Fur Friday

National Faux Fur Friday

Fur wasn’t always the fashion statement piece that it is now. In fact, our ancestors from thousands of centuries ago hunted and killed animals for their fur solely out of necessity. From birth, most animals are gifted with soft, thick hair that keeps them warm through cold seasons, but humans aren’t. So taken over by their need to survive, our ancestors made the very first fur coats to protect themselves during wintertime. As time went by, fur coats started becoming a symbol of wealth among the people. Anybody who was anybody had a fur coat. However, not everyone was willing […]

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International Ninja Day

International Ninja Day

Espionage, strategy, and secrecy—those are the skills of a ninja. Dressed in all black for maximum stealth, these silent warriors are famous for their ambush attacks and disappearing acts. In movies, we see them flying through the air, sword in hand, using their shurikens or “throwing stars” to pin enemies down with perfect precision. Who wouldn’t be amazed, right? We bet at one point you’ve wanted to be ninja yourself! If so, then it’s your lucky day! Every year, on the 5th of December, we celebrate International Ninja Day—a special day where, in honor of the extraordinary abilities of these […]

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National Pie Day

National Pie Day

Do you love pie? If so, then you’re in luck! It’s National Pie Day and everyone is encouraged to celebrate the occasion by baking, cooking, or buying their favorite pie! National Pie Day was founded by an engineer, brewer, and teacher named Charlie Papazian in 1975 when he declared that the special day be observed every 23rd of January—his birthday. However, because pie is such a crowd favorite, it’s also celebrated on the 1st of December! Pretty amazing, right? While most would think there’s a deeper meaning behind the pie-filled holiday, it’s actually just born out of Papazian’s love for […]

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How to Have a Pet-Friendly Thanksgiving

How to Have a Pet-Friendly Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of the most treasured holidays in the United States—it’s also one of the busiest. Everything, from grocery shopping and food prepping to setting up home decorations and sending out invitations, needs careful planning. However, for pet parents, there are a few more things to consider. Thanksgiving is a food-centered celebration and with most pets being avid eaters, it’s so easy for them to accidentally ingest something that they shouldn’t. On top of that, strangers going in and out of the household can lead to feelings of stress, anxiety, and discomfort to some pets. We believe that pets […]

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Did you know that goldfish can lose their color and turn completely white?

Did you know that goldfish can lose their color and turn completely white?

Goldfish The goldfish is a freshwater fish in the family Cyprinidae of order Cypriniformes. It is one of the most commonly kept aquarium fish. A relatively small member of the carp family, the goldfish is native to East Asia. It was first selectively bred in ancient China more than 1,000 years ago, and several distinct breeds have since been developed. Goldfish breeds vary greatly in size, body shape, fin configuration and coloration (various combinations of white, yellow, orange, red, brown, and black are known). As of April 2008, the largest goldfish in the world was believed by the BBC to measure 19 inches and to be living in the Netherlands. At the time, a goldfish named “Goldie”, […]

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