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National Pretend Tp Be A Time Traveller Day / National Brownie Day
NATIONAL PRETEND TO BE A TIME TRAVELLER DAY
With the tough loss yesterday, it might be nice to travel back in time, say to 1980? Where would you go? The future? The past? Where and when?
Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day on December 8th encourages us step from our Tardis or flip open our Omni while wearing clothes from the past. At the same time, we should act appropriately confused by certain technology.
Time travel has captured our imaginations for generations. Science and authors keep coming back to the topic again and again, so it should be no surprise there would be a day to pretend to be a time traveler. The original blog post that got the day rolling can be found here. For more resources on how to be a time travel or at least act like one, we can explore the wide array of television and movies produced over the decades.
For example, Doctor Who is in its 26th season. Some might say that might be plenty of resource material right there. Let’s not stop, though. We’ve made a list and some of them might surprise you.
The Time Tunnel
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
The Magic Treehouse series by Mary Pope Osborne
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams
Back to the Future
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Midnight in Paris
Edge of Tomorrow
Peggy Sue Got Married
NATIONAL BROWNIE DAY
Each year on December 8, brownie lovers across the nation enjoy one of their favorite baked goods on National Brownie Day.
In the United States, the chocolate brownie is a favorite, with the blonde brownie running a close second. A blonde brownie is made with brown sugar and no chocolate and is often called a blondie.
The earliest recipes for brownies we are familiar with today are found published in regional cookbooks and newspapers around the turn of the last century. The 1904 Laconia, NH Home Cookery, the 1904 Chicago, IL Service Club Cook Book, and an April 2, 1905, edition of The Boston Globe are three early examples. In 1906, Fannie Merritt Farmer published a recipe in an edition of The Boston Cooking School Cook Book.
Three myths have gained popularity over the years regarding the creation of the brownie:
· In an accidental mixing of ingredients, a chef added melted chocolate to biscuit dough.
· A forgetful cook left out the flour when mixing the batter.
· When a housewife did not have baking powder, she improvised to create this new treat. The wife decided to serve her guest flattened cakes.