Sourest Day follows on the heels of Sweetest Day. This sourest day of the year is observed annually on October 25th.
If life is giving you lemons or you feel like a grumpy Gus, this day is for you. Take your glass-half-full attitude and spread the joy -er- gloom. Smiles be banished! Replace them all with pouts and terrible frowns.
Wallow in your petulant mood. Take sulking to new lows. Frown like a clown catching the midnight train outta town. Develop a harrumph worth trademarking. Scowl so foul that people will catch a whiff of it before they even see you. When walking by a skein of yarn, it should leap onto your brow already knitted. That’s just how sour you need to be on this day.
HOW TO OBSERVE #SourestDay
Have a sour day, all day. Bet you can’t stay sour ALL day! Use #SourestDay to post on social media.
SOUREST DAY HISTORY
Richard Ankli of Ann Arbor, Michigan, created this counterpoint holiday in 1977 to honor a friend with a Sauer last name and a birthday landing on October 25th.
NATIONAL GREASY FOODS DAY
Those watching the scale beware. Augment the diet for National Greasy Foods Day on October 25th.
Although not the healthiest of choices, every once in a while, it is okay to enjoy some greasy food. From fried chicken, pizza, nachos, and french fries to bacon and hash brown potatoes, we all like a treat in our regular diet.
Cooking oil types include:
Olive oil – Palm oil – Soybean oil – Canola oil – Pumpkin oil – Corn oil – Sunflower oil – Safflower oil – Peanut oil – Grapeseed oil – Sesame oil – Agran oil – Rice bran oil – Other vegetable oils – Butter and lard.
Oil may be flavored with aromatic flavorings such as herbs, chilies, or garlic.
Greasy foods can be prepared with healthier oils and with much less than average amounts of oil used when cooking, making them much healthier choices.
For the educators and homeschoolers, National Day Calendar tested an assignment in our own classroom and made the material ready for you to use.
HOW TO OBSERVE #GreasyFoodsDay
There are so many greasy foods to try! Which will you try first? French fries come to mind. So do onion rings. However, mozzarella sticks sound good, too. Don’t forget the dipping sauces! Indulge yourself with some greasy foods and use #GreasyFoodsDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL GREASY FOODS DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar® continues researching the origins of this food holiday.
CHUCKY, THE NOTORIOUS KILLER DOLL DAY
Chucky, the Notorious Killer Doll Day is observed annually on October 25th.
For those who aren’t Chucky fans, you have a pass. All others, get your popcorn and beverages of choice and hit play! Some who celebrate, dress up as Chucky. Those who collect Chucky merchandise add to their collection. Others, take a thrill in learning new behind-the-scene facts or reading up on Chucky fan pages.
This creepy horror flick staple of the 1980s has a full name – Charles Lee Ray. And he gets it from three real-life and notorious killers. Can you guess who they are?
Horror films often have a crossover interest. Whether an actor, character or element bleeds over into another film, fans love to pick up on the nuances. This time of year, film buffs and Halloween fans meet. This holiday brings them together under one banner of fear, thrills, and trivia.
HOW TO OBSERVE #ChuckyTheNotoriousKillerDollDay
Test your movie knowledge. While you’re at it, watch the various Chucky movies. Invite friends to join you and get them hooked, too. Play Chucky trivia or visit a haunted house dressed as Chucky. Host a Chucky themed pumpkin carving contest or a costume contest. Give prizes to the guest who can name the most number of actors in each of the films.
Make your favorite movie-watching treats and turn into a party. Name the foods after the movies. Here are some suggestions:
- Child’s Play Popcorn
- Bride of Chucky Wedding Cake
- Pumpkin Spawn of Chucky Seeds
- Curse of Chucky Chicken Wings
- Cult of Chucky Dipping Sauces
Be sure to use #ChuckyTheNotoriousKillerDollDay to post on social media.
If you’re looking to add a little more fright to this holiday season, check out 8 Freaky Faces of Horror Movies.
CHUCKY, THE NOTORIOUS KILLER DOLL DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar® continues researching the origins of this frightening holiday.
During the Crimean War, Allied troops met the Imperial Russian Army in the Battle of Balaclava. Alfred, Lord Tennyson would immortalize the 600 plus troops who fought in the failed battle in his poem The Charge of the Light Brigade.
DuPont sold the first nylon stockings to its employees in Wilmington, DE before they were sold to consumers.
Davis entered the military in 1898. During his career, he became the first African-American to earn the rank of Brigadier General.
For the first time, home cooks could prepare a meal in a microwave oven designed for home use. At a cost of $1,295, Tappan brought the domestic microwave oven to the market.
At the Rig Technical University of Latvia, 2,208 dancers set a record for the longest contra line.
Recipe of the Day
Name: Home Fries
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total Prep: 35 minutes
Whether you serve this with breakfast or dinner, this Home Fries recipe will fill you up! Drizzle with your favorite sauce or check out ours!
3 Medium Yukon Gold potatoes
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
salt and pepper to taste
Heat oven to 425F.
Cube potatoes into 1-inch pieces and spread in a single layer onto a baking sheet.
Sprinkle garlic, onion, paprika, salt, and pepper over potatoes and toss to coat evenly.
Bake for 25 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Halfway through baking, toss potatoes once more. Serve hot.
Helen Blanchard – 1840
The prolific inventor achieved her greatest success with the invention of a zig-zag machine.
Pablo Picasso – 1881
The artist exerted an immense influence on 20th-century art. In a variety of media, Picasso produced more than 20,000 pieces.
Bobby Knight – 1940
The notorious basketball coach started his coaching career in 1964 at West Point. He ultimately coached for Indiana University bringing home 11 Big Ten Conference titles and 3 NCAA championships as well as coaching the 1984 Olympic basketball team to gold. Knight wrapped up his coaching career with Texas Tech University and retired in 2008.
Speech – 1968
Born Todd Thomas, the rapper is a member of the hip-hop group Arrested Development.
Katy Perry – 1984
The award-winning singer-songwriter rose to prominence with hits like “I Kissed a Girl” and “Dark Horse.” In 2017, she joined judges Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie in the re-launch of the singing competition show American Idol.
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