National Science Day / National Chocolate Souffle Day

National Science Day

February 28

National Science Day was created to celebrate all that science has given us and the wonder of what may be in store. One of the fun things to do on this day is to share with children some of the fascinating facts science has given us. Here’s a few to get started: 20% of Earth’s oxygen is produced by the Amazon rain forest. In 2.3 billion years it will be too hot for life to exist on Earth. It takes 8 minutes, 19 seconds for light to travel from the Sun to the Earth. Have fun uncovering more science trivia.

National Chocolate Souffle Day

February 28

The word soufflé is the past participle of the French verb souffler which means “to blow up” or more loosely “puff up”—an apt description of what happens to this combination of custard and egg whites. The first recipe for soufflé appeared in Vincent La Chapelle’s Le Cuisinier Moderne in 1742. The Guinness Book record souffle created in the Palestinian town of Nablus weighed 3,891 pounds and was 243 feet long before it was consumed in just ten minutes. It takes 400 cocoa beans to make one pound of chocolate and every cocoa tree produces and estimated 2,500 beans.

Today’s Birthdays of Note….

Bernadette Peters – Actress & Singer – born in New York City, New York

Mario Andretti – Racecar Driver – born in Motovun, Croatia


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