AUGUST 6, 2018 | NATIONAL ROOT BEER FLOAT DAY | NATIONAL WIGGLE YOUR TOES DAY | NATIONAL FRESH BREATH DAY

NATIONAL ROOT BEER FLOAT DAY 

On August 6, float a scoop of vanilla ice cream in an ice cold mug of frothy root beer.  It’s National Root Beer Float Day!

Also known as the “Black Cow,” the root beer float got its start in Colorado in a mining camp. Frank J. Wisner of Cripple Creek, Colorado, gets the credit for inventing the “Black Cow”  way back in August of 1893.

One night Wisner, owner of the Cripple Creek Cow Mountain Gold Mining Company, was staring out the window and thinking about the line of soda waters he was producing for the citizens of Cripple Creek when he came upon an idea.  The full moon that night shined on the snow-capped Cow Mountain and reminded him of a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  He hurried back to his bar and scooped a spoonful of ice cream into the children’s favorite flavor of soda, Myers Avenue Red Root Beer. After trying, he liked it and served it the very next day.  It was an immediate hit.

Wisner named the new creation, “Black Cow Mountain” but the local children shortened the name to “Black Cow”.

Since its inception, thousands of root beer floats have been enjoyed around the country each day.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Gather up some root beer and ice cream and mix up the perfect root beer float. Enjoy a root beer float over lunch or dinner at your favorite restaurant.  Use #RootBeerFloatDay to post on social media and spread the word.

If a root beer float is your favorite ice cream soda, National Ice Cream Soda Day is on June 20 so you can enjoy it twice!

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Root Beer Float Day.

 NATIONAL WIGGLE YOUR TOES DAY

National Wiggle Your Toes Day on August 6 offers people around the country the chance to participate. By going barefoot, wearing sandals or flip-flops, show off your toes. Be sure to give them some fresh air and exercise!

Take opportunity to walk in the grass with toes a wiggling! Or, dangle those toes in some water.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Today, let your toes feel the grass, the sand on the beach, the water in the pool or the pebbles along the shore. Use #WiggleYourToesDay when posting on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the origin of National Wiggle Your Toes Day.

NATIONAL FRESH BREATH DAY

National Fresh Breath Day is observed annually on August 6th.  Created to appreciate oral hygiene and its importance.   Dentists and oral care professionals hail this as a day dedicated to fighting bad breath.

Brush after meals. Floss before bedtime. Gargle and rinse with mouthwash regularly. Chew sugar-free gum to keep the mouth moist.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Remember to brush and floss regularly, drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol to get a jump-start on fresh breath!  Use #NationalFreshBreathDay when posting on social media.

HISTORY

The origins of National Fresh Breath Day have yet to be determined.

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