Feb 6, 2012

Here's What's Happening Today, Feb. 6th

Lame Duck Day
A lame duck is a person whose tenure in a position is about to come to an end causing that person's power or influence to be diminished during the period of time between when they were notified of their end of tenure and when their successor takes their place.

Lame Duck Day is political in nature. It is a day to recognize an elected official whose term is coming to an end, primarily a U.S. President who has not been re-elected. The period between the presidential election in November and the inauguration of the new President on January 20th, is referred to as the lame-duck period.

On February 6, 1933, the 20th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect. Originally, Inauguration day was held on March 4th, but with the adoption of the 20th Amendment, the lame-duck period was shortened by a month, giving the lame-duck President less time to be lame. :0)

Here is an article about Lame Duck Day from How Stuff Works that I found to be interesting and informative. How Lame is a Lame Duck President?

National Frozen Yogurt Day
National Frozen Yogurt Day is held every year on February 6th. Frozen yogurt was first developed and introduced in New England in the 1970's. It was a frozen dessert made by H.P. Hood and was called Frogurt. 

Originally, frozen yogurt was produced as a healthier alternative to ice cream, as it uses milk (rather than cream) and yogurt to give it creaminess. Eventually, frozen yogurt producers began adding more sugar or sweetener to their recipes because customers complained about the tartness of the yogurt. The addition of more sugar makes our modern day frozen yogurt less healthy than the original, but it still contains less fat than ice cream. Of course, if you want to be healthy, you will have to watch the toppings you add.

*Today, Feb. 6, 2012, the nationwide franchise, Yogurtland, is offering free servings of frozen yogurt, with toppings, from 4-7 p.m. at participating locations in honor of National Frozen Yogurt Day. Sounds like a good deal!

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