National BLT Sandwich Month / Zoo Lovers Day

National BLT Sandwich Month   

April 8

The BLT is still the second-most popular sandwich in the United States (the simple ham sandwich is first). The bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich became popular when fresh lettuce and tomatoes became available year round with the rapid expansion of supermarkets after World War II. Go on-line under BLT Recipe Ideas to find many different and delicious ways to prepare this famous sandwich.

Zoo Lovers Day

April 8

Spring is a wonderful time to visit a zoo and today is National Zoo Lovers Day. Some interesting and offbeat tidbits about zoos follow. During the outbreak of World War II, London Zoo killed all their venomous animals in case the zoo was bombed and the animals escaped. A bear cub named Winnipeg was exported from Canada to the London Zoo in 1915. A little boy named Christopher Robin Milne loved to visit Winnipeg (or Winnie for short) and his love for the bear cub inspired the stories written by his father, A.A. Milne, about Winnie-the-Pooh. China retains ownership of all the giant pandas around the world, which are selectively loaned to other countries. The fee for a pair is usually $1 million a year, with funds going toward conservation efforts in China. Rentals typically last for 10 years, with a renewal option.

Today’s Birthdays of Note….

Chris Kyle – U.S. Navy SEAL sniper – born in Odessa, Texas

Mary Pickford – Silent Movie Actress – born in Toronto, Canada


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