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Eating Contests (and More)

7/15/20 | Encouragement | by Karl Franklin

Eating Contests (and more) Have you ever wondered how bizarre we Americans can be about food? Consider this example: The “Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest,” which is a major league eating tournament and...

Unusual July Events

7/8/20 | Encouragement | by Karl Franklin

Unusual July Events The month of July was named in honor of Julius Caesar, who was responsible for the year having 365 days—the “Julian calendar.” It has also a girl’s name and by 1900 was one of the most popular, with...

Independence and July 4th

7/1/20 | Encouragement | by Karl Franklin

Independence and July 4th   On June 11, 1776, the signing of “A declaration by representatives of the United States of American in general congress” took place. The rallying cry had been “Taxation without...

    Unusal June Holidays

    6/24/20 | Encouragement | by Karl Franklin

    Unusual June Holidays This month features, among other things, Dinosaur Day and I Love My Dentist Day. I am not sure why they are both mentioned this month, but it may have something to do with teeth. I did not remember Dinosaur Day, which was...

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