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National Cupcake Day / National No Beard Day

donmdonm Posts: 10,241 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

National No Beard Day on October 18th celebrates the cleanshaven among us. The smoother the face, the bigger the celebration!

Whether you have had your beard for years or it is relatively new for you, this is the day to shave it off and go smooth. Perhaps your partner doesn’t like your beard, or you just haven’t shaved it off for years. No Beard Day is the day to see what you look like without it.

Achieving a close, kissable shave is a lost art that faded with a generation who had the first color televisions installed. Consider investing in the tools your grandfather or possibly your great-grandfather used – either a safety razor or a straight razor will give you the closest shave along with a natural bristled shaving brush and shaving soap. More care and time may be required, but the results are well worth the effort.

How many of your are clean shaven? If you have a beard, how long have you worn it?

 National Cupcake Day

Cupcakes can be traced back to 1796 when a recipe notation of “a cake to be baked in small cups” was written in American Cookery, by Amelia Simmons. The earliest known documentation of the term cupcake was in 1828 in Seventy-five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats in Eliza Leslie’s Receipts cookbook.

Bakers initially baked their cupcakes in heavy pottery cups. Today, some still use individual ramekins, small coffee mugs, large teacups, or other small ovenproof pottery-type dishes for baking their cupcakes.

Chocolate cupcakes come in a variety of flavors, too. Of course, there’s always the standard chocolate cupcake. But why stop there on a holiday?

·        Chocolate caramel cupcakes satisfy that extra cry for sweetness.

·        Peanut butter chocolate cupcakes are the snackers delight.

·        Get devilishly good cupcakes with Devil’s Food.

·        Cool things off a bit with chocolate mint recipes, too.

·        And you can’t forget chocolate orange cupcakes. Citrus brightens the flavor of any chocolate recipe.

Bake 2 servings today and save one for tomorrow's victory over Kentucky.




  • FirePlugDawgFirePlugDawg Posts: 5,480 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Read that clean shavenness (or at least close cropped) started with Alexander the Great. Didn't like his men being grabbed by their beards in battle with unpleasant consequences. Don't have a source. The Romans had a lot of exposure to the Greeks prior to their ascendancy. Continued on from there in the West.

  • donmdonm Posts: 10,241 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Interesting. Thanks. I wonder if beard pulling is legal in MMA.

  • AnotherDawgAnotherDawg Posts: 6,758 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Icing on the cupcake was always getting in the beard. So a choice had to be made. I chose beard.

  • Palm_City_DawgPalm_City_Dawg Posts: 1,755 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I've had a beard/goatee for 37 years; shaved it once. My wife instructed me to immediately begin growing it back!

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