Royal Mail Elastic bands harm hedgehogs. If my British followers could sign the below petition I'd be really grateful.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/413/275/845/discarded-elastic-bands-harm-hedgehogs/?z00m=21391524&redirectID=1441386407

Postards to hand to the postie and letterbox size stickers are also available by email from info@britishhedgehogs.org.uk
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13 Mar 2012

ANY OLD EXCUSE TO CELEBRATE.

Today being Tuesday the 13th March 2012 it's only 2 days to the ma-in-law's birthday and 5 days to Mothering Sunday but that's not what I'm celebrating ........ no, today I'm celebrating, wait for it ...............






Sick of his ears freezing whilst skating on a frozen pond, schoolboy, Chester Greenwood of Maine, USA, invented the very first par of ear muffs at the tender age of 15.


Patented on the the 13th of March 1877 when he was 18, Chester went on to open a successful factory and, after his death in 1937, was named as one of America's top 50 inventors and honoured with his own 'day', Chester Greenwood Day, which is celebrated in Maine every 6th of December.



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15 comments:

naida said...

Happy Ear Muff Day! And Happy Birthday to your mother in law :)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

It's been so long since I've worn earmuffs! I think I need a pair. :)

Happy Birthday to your Mother in law, and Happy Earmuff day! :)

Dizzy C said...

Not cold enough here today for Ear muffs.

Now, I would never have guessed that there was a patent for ear muffs! :)

Have a good day

carol

GMR said...

Well who'd have known...*looks for ear muffs*. Happy wishes on the ear muff holiday...and happy birthday to your Mother-in-law!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

hehe, I'll have to ask my daughter (who lives in Maine) if she's aware that Dec. 6 is National Ear Muff Day.

chitra said...

Happy ear muff day.. it's interesting to know about this...

....Petty Witter said...

Mary: It's actually National Ear Muff Day today, the 6th of December is Chester Greenwood Day.

NRIGirl said...

Let's celebrate!

John McElveen said...

It's gonna be in the high 70's all week- but I'll wear some just to honor Chester and you!

John

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Earmuffs! I need a pair that look like princess leia buns. LOL

Katie Edwards said...

What a very sensible young man Mr Greenwood was. And he is rewarded by having not one but two holidays in his honour. That's brilliant. :)

Kelly said...

You find the most interesting things! I've never heard of National Earmuff Day. We do get weather cold enough to protect our ears at times, but certainly not in March.

Early Bday wishes to your MIL!

Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books said...

I love earmuffs. I owned several pairs in different colors in high school. Too bad I couldn't celebrate it today by wearing them, but it would look kind of silly when it's 80 degrees!

M. Reka said...

Happy Ear Muff Day! And Happy Birthday to your Mother in law Tracy

Have a good day :)

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Melanie said...

Haha, this is so cool! I didn't know that. Personally, I've never been a big fan of earmuffs. They always fall off.