National Paper Airplane Day
According to paperplanedepot.com (which is a great resource on how to make paper planes), the longest time flying a paper aircraft is currently 29.2 sec and was achieved by Takuo Toda, in Fukuyama City, Hiroshima, Japan, on 19 December 2010. The record distance for a paper plane to be thrown is was made in February 2012 at the McClellan Air Force Base, Sacramento and traveled 226’ 10”. The largest paper aircraft was made in Braunschweig, Germany. It was launched in an aircraft hangar from a platform 8.10 feet high and flew just over 59 feet. The plane was made from paper and took 14 people 1,200 hours to build it. The plane had a span width of 59.7 feet.
Blueberry Cheesecake Day
Although cheesecake recipes can be traced all the way back to Ancient Greece, the flavored versions we know and love today are a recent innovation. People have come up with all sorts of interesting and unique cheesecake flavors, but today is a celebration of the classic blueberry variety. The type of cheese used to make cheesecake has a huge impact on the flavor and texture of this delicious dessert. American cheesecakes are made with cream cheese, Italian cheesecakes are made with ricotta, and German and Polish cheesecakes are made with “quark” cheese, which is a type of curd cheese.
Today’s Birthdays of Note….
John Wayne – Actor – Winterset, Iowa
Sally Ride – Astronaut – born in Los Angeles, California