The Bottom Line: This year, August 3rd is International Beer Day!
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This year, August 3rd is International Beer Day! The first Friday in August is the day to celebrate all the malty and hoptastical wonders of beer. Did you know that beer may have been invented before bread? That’s right—legend has it that our prehistoric ancestors brewed the first beer from grain before they baked the first loaf of bread! Whether or not the legend is real, many sources trace beer back to 6,000 years ago in Mesopotamia.
This holiday started in 2007 to celebrate the production, consumption, and enjoyment of beer. It’s always the first Friday in August. Today, there are many varieties of beer. Beer is the most popular drink in the world behind water and tea! In some countries, you can even find beer vending machines!
While many local bars, pubs and breweries may host a celebration of their own, don't worry if there isn't an official celebration nearby. All you really need to celebrate International Beer Day is good beer and good friends – just grab your pals, grab some brews and go start your own celebration at your favorite local pub.
The Bottom Line: August 3rd is National Watermelon Day!
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August 3rd is National Watermelon Day! Watermelon is a delicious summer fruit that has become a staple at family picnics and cookouts. Did you know that watermelons are 92% water? No wonder they’re so refreshing!
There are around 300 different kinds of watermelon in the U.S. and Mexico. You can find red, pink, white, and yellow varieties in various sizes and shapes. Watermelons are usually quite large, and many county fairs award prizes for the biggest ones. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the heaviest watermelon weighed 262 pounds. To learn more interesting watermelon facts, check out www.watermelon.org.
To celebrate National Watermelon Day, have some watermelon for dessert tonight! Slice it up and eat it plain, cook it on the grill, mix it into a salsa, or blend it into a cocktail. Enjoy!