May 31, 2020 – National Smile Day | National Macaroon Day
Transcript for May 31st
Welcome to May 31st, 2020 as we bridge the social distance on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate things that make our mouth happy. More after the break from Anna Devere.
Contrary to popular belief, it does not take fewer muscles to smile than to frown. The simple act of smiling can use up to 53 muscles, while frowning takes only 11. But the good news is that all this upward, facial exercise is actually good for your health. Psychologists say that a smile can instantly improve your mood, even if you have to force it. And smiles relax our bodies too, which is good news for our immune systems. Hey Marlo, what are you smiling at over there? (muffled response) Did you know it was National Smile Day? Is that a cookie I see?
Marlo: Not just any cookie, it’s a macaroon.
Anna: The kind made with coconut?
Marlo: Is there any other kind?
Anna: Nope, I was checking to see if you were confusing them with macarons, which are French.
Marlo: I wouldn’t do that, Anna. I’m fluent in “cookie.”
Anna: Yes I see that. Did you know that macaroons originated in Italy in the 8th or 9th century?
Marlo: (muffled reply while chewing)
Anna: Not much else in that cookie except coconut. (no response)Pretty chewy huh? I’m glad you’re enjoying National Macaroon Day, Marlo.
It’s also National Speak in Sentences Day. Guess there’s no chance you’re celebrating that today.
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