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7/15/2013 National Gummy Worm Day

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Month:

  • National Blueberry Month
  • National Anti-Boredom Month
  • Unlucky Month for weddings
  • National Cell Phone Courtesy Month
  • National Hot Dog Month
  • National Ice Cream Month
July 15, 2013 is

National Gummi Worm Day

It’s National Gummi Worm Day! These yummy candies were created by the German company Trolli in 1981.

Did you know that gummi worms were not the first “gummis” made? That’s right—another familiar candy, the gummi bear, was invented about 60 years before the worm. This first gummi was created by Hans Riegel, the founder of Haribo. It was named because of its rubber-like texture. In fact, "gummi" means “rubber” in German.

These creepy, crawly treats now exist in a variety of flavors. Sweet or sour, red or green, the choice is yours! Grab a bag of your favorite gummi worms and celebrate National Gummi Worm Day!

  • Today is also National Tapioca Pudding Day
  • July is National Grilling Month & National Ice Cream Month & National Vacation Rental Month
  • This week is National Zoo Keeper Week

by on Jul. 15, 2013 at 10:25 AM
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esox
by Laura on Jul. 17, 2013 at 11:10 PM
How did I miss this?! I love gummi worms! And rummi bears!
TigerofMu
by Sonja on Jul. 18, 2013 at 6:51 AM
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According to old-time superstition, each month portended a different fate for the bridal pair, and sometimes different versions were given for the same month; but the following is the most popular version of these beliefs:

" Married in January's hoar and rime, Widowed you'll be before your prime. Married in February's sleepy weather, Life you'll tread in tune together. Married when March winds shrill and roar, Your home will lie on a distant shore. Married 'neath April's changeful skies, A chequered path before you lies. Married when bees o'er May blossoms flit, Strangers around your board will sit. Married in month of roses - June - Life will be one long honeymoon. Married in July, with flowers ablaze, Bitter-sweet mem'ries in after days. Married in August's heat and drowse, Lover and friend in your chosen spouse. Married in September's golden glow, Smooth and serene your life will go. Married when leaves in October thin, Toil and hardships for you begin. Married in veils of November mist, Fortune your wedding-ring has kissed. Married in days of December cheer, Love's star shines brighter from year to year."

From the above it may be gathered that Fortune especially favours, or prefers, February, June, August, and September, and the two closing months of the year. "Bitter-sweet mem'ries in after days," seems a haunting line for July that recurs often to the mind, as if it hinted at some subtle tragedy instead of love's sunshine.

They who in July do wed Must labour always for their bread

Quoting MomToovey:

 Not a big gummy worm fan, but I already had a hot dog today and will likely have ice cream tonight! :)

Why is July and unlucky month for weddings?


TigerofMu
by Sonja on Jul. 18, 2013 at 6:52 AM
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Love that stuff!
Quoting k9l1c5:

Haha, awesome! Might make some dirt pudding :).

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