CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

July 10, 2014

11 Facts About Ice Cream Month (July)

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

11 FACTS ABOUT ICE CREAM MONTH (July)

Ice cream stand in Gouverneur, New York

Ice cream stand in Gouverneur, New York

 I scream

You scream

We all scream

For ice cream.

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 In 1984 that President Ronald Reagan established the 3rd Sunday in July (July 20,  2014) as National Ice Cream Day , and proclaimed July as National Ice Cream Month. Note that December is Ice Cream Day.

I invite you to toss aside your diet for at least one day this July and indulge in a serving of your favorite ice cream. I also invite you to discover how many answers you know to the following quiz on ice cream.

Before starting the quiz ponder on your favorite ice cream flavor? Let me know in the comment box after this article.

By the way, I think my is ginger ice cream, something I didn’t expect to like until I tried it.

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  1. Which US state once had a law that banned serving ice cream on cherry pie?
  2. Where and when was Ice cream was made available to the general public for the first time?
  3. How many gallons of ice cream were on the Titanic?
  4. Which U.S. president jotted down an ice cream recipe?
  5. What United States president doesn’t like ice cream?
  6. What dictator banned the sale of ice cream throughout his country and called the Italians “a mediocre race of good-for-nothings only capable of singing and eating ice cream”?
  7. Name the rock band and the rock star, each of whom had an ice cream flavor named after it?
  8. Why is it impossible for ice cream on that crosses the Rocky Mountains on a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream truck to taste the same after the trek as it does when it started the trek?
  9. When and in what publication did the first advertisement for ice cream appear?
  10. When and how was ice cream historically documented as being enjoyed in America?

BONUS QUESTION

How did the ice cream sundae get its name? Where was the biggest ice cream sundae ever made? How much ice cream did it contain?

Learn the answers by clicking on MORE: (more…)

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July 11, 2009

July Celebrations: Part 1

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

JULY CELEBRATIONS: PART 1

     Ah, July is National Anti-Boredom Month. But what, I would like to inquire, is boredom? It sounds like something I would like to experience occasionally! To read about dealing with office boredom, click on WORKPLACE STRESS REDUCTION ACTIVITIES: MORTIFYING AND FUN

     Boredom can be reduced by celebrating National Blueberry Month. A side-member of my ancestral family, Gladys, told me she was going to kick up blueberries rather than roses. It is an apt choice, for when she died (more…)

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