February 19, 2021 – National Chocolate Mint Day |National Lash Day

This Animal Causes Eyelash Envy In The Human And Animal Kingdom.

Welcome to February 19th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate lash envy and a winning combination.

If anyone understands the allure of chocolate and mint, it’s the Girl Scouts.  The Thin Mint has been a hands down favorite since it first appeared in 1939.  Back then they were called Cookie Mints and they’ve gone through  no less than 7 name changes. But the fact that they’ve never been retired is a testament to this winning combination.  About 50 million boxes of Thin Mints are sold in a season, making it the Girl Scout’s number one best seller.  Rabid fans know they are best served frozen, so that may account for why more of them are sold.  It’s easy to stock up.  But we also know there is something just perfect about these flavors that we celebrate on National Chocolate Mint Day.   

When it comes to thick, beautiful eyelashes, one animal stands head and shoulders above the rest. Giraffes have unique eyelashes that protect their peepers. In nature, lashes that are too long cause evaporation. Lashes that are too short don’t protect from dust and wind. And thick lashes make it hard to see. But giraffes go against all these rules. They have several rows of thick eyelashes that filter out sunlight and dust, which is very important when they’re standing around in the bright African plains. In the giraffe lashes are essentially built in sunglasses. On National Lash Day we celebrate the beauty and function of eyelashes. And secretly envy animals who don’t have to worry about leaving their sunglasses on the kitchen counter.

I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.

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