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.
PS. Want to make a pair of your very own Strawberry ear muffs? Click HERE to visit Cut Out + Keep for instructions.