The 5th of July is Graham cracker day.
It is observed on the birthday of Sylvester Graham, who created them.
The cracker truly is really a unique American invention. It was originally a high-fibre health food but today is far from that: it contains white flour (some are all white flour) and a load of sugar, and are flavoured with honey, cinnamon, etc.
But truth to be told, some say, if you make the original recipe, it is kind of bland.
Sylvester Graham promoted a lifestyle of eating high fibre foods, because he believed it suppressed carnal urges.
Graham crackers are called Graham wafers.
Activities for today
- have some graham crackers as a snack, with jam or cheese;
- cook with some: there are many dessert recipes calling for graham crackers;
- make some s’mores, one of the most famous recipes using Graham crackers.
The 2nd of July is reputedly when the UFO crash took place in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. (Reports of it started trickling out a few days later.)
The first print mention that CooksInfo is aware of for World UFO Day occurred in June 2002 in the Harbour City Star of Nanaimo, British Columbia:
“World UFO Day is coming July 2. How are you going to celebrate it? If you know one, hug an alien. Me, I’m just going to kick back and watch Mork & Mindy and old Star Trek reruns. Nanuu, nanuu… ” Denomme, Terry. Random thoughts, deadline rants. Nanaimo, British Columbia: Harbour City Star. Saturday, 15 June 2002. Page 6, col. 3.
Gabbatiss, Josh. World UFO Day 2018: How close have we actually got to finding aliens, and what would they be like? London, England: The Independent. 2 July 2018. Accessed June 2021 at https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/world-ufo-day-2018-aliens-discovery-mars-enceladus-space-extraterrestrial-nasa-a8423326.html
Lee, Jolie. Are we alone? It’s World UFO Day. USA Today. 2 July 2014. Accessed June 2021 at https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/07/02/world-ufo-day-aliens-roswell-extraterrestrial/11394713/
Thursday is World UFO Day, a day for people to celebrate their beliefs in extra-terrestrials. Denver, Colorado: The Denver Channel. 2 July 2020. Accessed June 2021 at https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/national/thursday-is-world-ufo-day-a-day-for-people-to-celebrate-their-beliefs-in-aliens
Turchi, Megan. Earthlings: It’s National UFO Day! Boston, Massachusetts: Boston.com. 2 July 2014. Accessed June 2021 at https://www.boston.com/news/omg/2014/07/02/earthlings-its-national-ufo-day
World UFO Day: All you need to know. New Delhi, India: Times of India. 2 July 2020. Accessed June 2021 at https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/world-ufo-day-all-you-need-to-know/articleshow/76745414.cms
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