September 16, 2020 – National Guacamole Day | National Play-Doh Day

Did You Play With Play-Doh As A Kid? And Did You Know That It Had A Whole Other Purpose Before It Became A Toy?

Welcome to September 16th, 2020 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate a fiesta worthy food and a dough with two careers.

Avocados are a known super food, but here’s the breakdown on that.  They have more potassium than bananas, a whopping 7 grams of healthy fiber (yes that’s a whopping amount for a small fruit) and while 77 percent of their calories come from heart healthy fat, this has been known to lower cholesterol in our bodies.  Holy Guacamole!  Break out the chips and let’s get to celebrating.  On National Guacamole Day we dive into a healthy fiesta that’s been around since the Aztecs called it  “ahuaca-molli.” No word on how they celebrated in the 16th century, but you know what to do.  

Fun is in the eye of the beholder.  Take wallpaper cleaner for example.  When Joe McVicker first invented his clay, it was useful for picking up soot.  But when the fuel in our furnaces changed from coal to oil, wallpaper cleaner was on the outs. That’s when Joe saw a new life for his compound and in the hands of some preschoolers, an idea took shape.  Renaming it Play-Doh and adding some color, the toy showed promise, but it took a certain Captain to move it up the ranks. When Captain Kangaroo featured Play-Doh on his new CBS show, the clay became a household name. Inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame in 1998, it’s hard to imagine a world without this creative invention.  On National Play-Doh Day, celebrate the spirit of fun that still fuels our kids imagination.  

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