National Day Calendar

National Day Calendar


October 14, 2021 – National Dessert Day | Squirrel Awareness Month

October 13, 2021

While Some Animals Prepare For Hibernation, This One Is Planning Its Next Season Of Water Sports.

Welcome to October 14, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate rich desserts and crafty critters. 

According to the Guiness Book of World Records, the most expensive dessert in the world is the Frrrozen Haute Chocolate ice cream sundae from the restaurant Serendipity 3.  This frozen dessert is made with a blend of the priceless cocoas and 23 karat gold flakes. It’s served in a goblet lined with edible gold.  But wait, there’s more!  If you order this confection, you get to keep the goblet, the diamond tennis bracelet wrapped around its base and the gold spoon.  And all for the low, low price of $25,000!  In case you were wondering, the previous record for most expensive dessert was a mere $1,000.  Kinda looks like a bargain, now.  On National Dessert Day go ahead and pull out all the stops.

In 1979, one of America’s smallest and weirdest celebrities made her debut, Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel.  Chuck and Lou Ann Best rescued a baby squirrel that had fallen out of its nest and the little animal soon became part of the family. As a joke, Chuck built her a pair of Styrofoam skis and attached them to his daughter’s remote controlled boat. But Twiggy surprised everyone by taking to this sport so quickly.  Word got out and soon Twiggy was making appearances on news shows around the country.  For nearly 40 years, this tiny performer and her offspring have entertained audiences across the country. During Squirrel Awareness Month, celebrate these crafty little critters by giving them the right of way on the road and on the water.  

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