Daily TWiP ArchivesSomething interesting has happened on (just about) every day of the year, and Daily TWiP provides the proof. An offshoot of my local events column The Week in Preview (affectionately known as TWiP), Daily TWiP was published April 2008-Aug. 2011 and is still giving readers reasons to celebrate.
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- Daily TWiP - Oct. 23: National Mole Day
- Daily TWiP - June 18: International Picnic Day
- Daily TWiP - June 30, 1859: The Great Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope
- Daily TWiP - Dec. 1, 1761: Famed wax sculptor Madame Tussaud born
- Daily TWiP - Dec. 4: National Cookie Day
- Daily TWiP - Oct. 8: National Fluffernutter Day
- Daily TWiP - Sept. 7, 1936: "Benjamin," the last thylacine, dies
- Daily TWiP - Nov. 12, 1933: First photograph of the Loch Ness Monster taken
- Daily TWiP - April 1, 1957: The BBC pulls off its infamous spaghetti tree hoax
- Daily TWiP - April 11, 1954: The most boring day of the 20th century
- Daily TWiP - May 3, 1978: The first spam email is sent
- Daily TWiP - Feb. 28, 1939: The non-word “dord” is discovered in Webster’s New International Dictionary
- Daily TWiP - March 3, 1931: "The Star-Spangled Banner," set to the tune of an English drinking song, becomes the U.S. national anthem
- Daily TWiP - May 16, 1777: The American with the most valuable autograph is fatally wounded in a duel
- Daily TWiP - May 25: Towel Day and Geek Pride Day
- Daily TWiP - June 30: National Ice Cream Soda Day
- Daily TWiP - July 22: Spoonerism Day
- Daily TWiP - Aug. 13: International Left-Handers' Day
- Daily TWiP - Aug. 23, 1784: The short-lived state of Franklin declares its independence from North Carolina
- Daily TWiP - Feb. 5, 1897: The Indiana General Assembly unanimously votes to change the value of pi
- Daily TWiP - March 10: International Day of Awesomeness and Chuck Norris' birthday
- Daily TWiP - Jan. 25: National Irish Coffee Day
- Daily TWiP - Nov. 30, 1954: Ann Hodges becomes the first person hit by a meteorite
- Daily TWiP - Oct. 6, 1582 does not happen in certain countries
- Daily TWiP - Sept. 17, 1859: Joshua A. Norton declares himself Emperor of the United States
- Daily TWiP - Sept. 30, 2004: First images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat are taken
- Daily TWiP - Aug. 27, 1896: The shortest war in recorded history is fought
- Daily TWiP - July 30, 1419: Czechs chuck politicians (literally) during the First Defenestration of Prague
- Daily TWiP - July 21, 356 B.C.: Herostratus destroys one of the Seven Wonders of the World to ensure his own fame
- Daily TWiP - May 14: National Dance Like A Chicken Day
- Daily TWiP - Jan. 26, 2004: Dead whale unexpectedly explodes in Tainan, Taiwan
- Daily TWiP - Jan. 8, 1835: U.S. national debt hits zero for the first and only time
Daily TWiP – Oct. 8: National Fluffernutter Day
Nothing makes us feel quite so silly as attempting to explain the concept of a Fluffernutter to someone who has not had the pleasure. We are therefore most pleased to raise awareness of this tasty sandwich by celebrating National Fluffernutter Day.
A Fluffernutter is a sandwich consisting of peanut butter and marshmallow fluff spread on white bread. Substituting wheat bread for white in effort to make the sandwich more nutritious is generally frowned upon.
Firstly, white bread is far more palatable in combination with the sandwich’s fillings. And secondly, if you’re concerned about nutrition, you probably shouldn’t be eating a peanut butter and marshmallow sandwich.
The Fluffernutter phenomenon is mostly confined to the Northeastern United States, which makes sense as fluff itself originated in Massachusetts. The recipe for fluff was developed by Archibald Query of Somerville, Mass., who then sold the recipe to confectioners H. Allen Durkee and Fred Mower of Lynn, Mass.
Durkee and Mower’s Marshmallow Fluff was the first brand on the market, appearing on grocery store shelves in the early 20th century after being successfully sold door-to-door. As far as we’re concerned, theirs is the genuine article and there’s no need for any others.
Other fluff consumers must feel the same way, as there are only two other brands of this sticky sweet spread produced in North America – Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Creme and Solo Marshmallow Creme.
Join in the Fluffernutter fun by picking up a tub of your favorite flavor of fluff (it comes in marshmallow, strawberry and raspberry) and slathering yourself up a sandwich. If you’d like to get more creative, visit the recipe section on Durkee-Mower’s official Web site. They even have a recipe for a Fluffernutter shake to go with your Fluffernutter sandwich.
– Teresa Santoski
Originally published Oct. 8, 2010.