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MAY 26, 2019 | NATIONAL BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE DAY | NATIONAL PAPER AIRPLANE DAY

NATIONAL BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE DAY

A food holiday for cheesecake lovers, National Blueberry Cheesecake Day is observed on May 26th.

Cheesecake is a sweet dessert that is a mixture of fresh soft cheese, cream cheese or cottage cheese, eggs and sugar on a crust made from crushed graham crackers, crushed cookies, pastry or sponge cake. Cheesecakes can be prepared baked or unbaked and are often served topped with fruit, chocolate or whipped cream.  There are many varieties of cheesecake. However, this day honors the blueberry cheesecake.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Enjoy a blueberry cheesecake at your favorite restaurant.  If you’re handy in the kitchen, try one of these recipes:

The Best Blueberry Cheesecake
Blueberry Cheesecake
No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake with Graham Cracker Crust
Blueberry Cheesecake
Blueberry  Cheesecake Cookies
Blueberry Cheesecake Bars
Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

Post photos of your celebration on social media using #BlueberryCheesecakeDay.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Blueberry Cheesecake Day.

National Paper Airplane Day - May 26
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NATIONAL PAPER AIRPLANE DAY

National Paper Airplane Day is celebrated every year on May 26 in the United States. It commemorates the simple aeronautical toy that’s been around for thousands of years.

Flying paper planes is an inexpensive, healthy, and stimulating form of entertainment. So, put down your smartphones and get outside for some primitive fun – even if for only a few hours one day of the year.

The use of paper airplanes is believed to have originated 2,000 years ago in China. The earliest known date of the creation of modern paper planes was said to have been in 1909. However, the most accepted

Did you know?
The largest paper aircraft had a wingspan of 59.74 ft. Students and employees made it in Germany on 28th September 2013.

The distance record (226 feet, 10 inches) was set by Joe Ayoob, with a plane in February 2012.

The record time for the longest-lasting paper airplane flight is 29.2 seconds.

There’s more than one way to fold paper for a test flight. Find tips for designs at www.foldnfly.com

HOW TO OBSERVE

Test out your paper airplane making skills! Like the paper airplane day Facebook page to join in on the festivities. Watch flights on YouTube. Use #PaperAirplaneDay to share on social media.

Quiz
Q: The four forces that influence the flight of a paper airplane are thrust, lift, gravity, and drag.
What is each of those forces?

A:
When you throw the plane forward, this is called thrust.
Lift is a force that acts on the wings and helps the plane to move up. Big wings increase lift.
Gravity is the force that pulls the plane down. The right materials can create a lighter aircraft that stays up for longer.
Drag is caused by the tail of the plane and is the opposite of thrust, and it makes the plane slow down.

Paper airplane contests compete for the top place in what two categories?
Distance and Time to float.

HISTORY

We were unable to determine the origin of National Paper Airplane Day.

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