December 22, 2020 – National Date Nut Bread Day | Bingo’s Birthday Month

This Game Has Over 500 Septillion Combinations. Do You Know How Many Zeros That Is? That’s Probably Why It Never Gets Old!

Welcome to December 22nd, 2020 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate good for you goodies and one of our favorite ways to beat the odds.

If you’re already burnt out on holiday goodies why not try something healthy and delicious by celebrating National Date Nut Bread Day?  Dates have been cultivated since ancient times from Mesopotamia to prehistoric Egypt, and are prized for their sticky, caramel sweetness. But they also provide protein, fiber and minerals.   Nuts add a super-charged nutritional crunch and this combination has been used in quick bread recipes since the first one appeared in 1939.  Back then it was served as a tea time treat  but today this dynamic duo practically passes for health food! 

This month recognizes the birthday of one of America’s favorite games, Bingo. While it seems pretty straight forward, the game is far more complicated that you might think. It’s estimated that there are over 500 septillion combinations of numbers that could appear on your bingo card. To put that in perspective, a septillion is a 1 with 24 zeros after it. No wonder people get so excited when they win! So who invented bingo cards? Edwin S. Lowe, a salesman from New York came up with the idea, then hired a math professor who created 6,000 cards, each with a different non repeating combination of numbers. These cards cut back on the number of winners, which meant that Bingo halls could make more money. Bingo’s Birthday Month celebrates a game that still makes us excited to beat the odds. 

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