NATIONAL CORN CHIP DAY
National Corn Chip Day is celebrated annually on January 29th. National Corn Chip Day is not to be confused with National Tortilla Chip Day which is held in February. Corn chips have been enjoyed by us all since they were first invented by Fritos The story is that according to the company website (http://www.fritolay.com/) C.E. “Elmer” Doolin was frustrated that tortillas just did not stay fresh long enough at his store. One day in 1932, he met a man selling fried corn chips. After he pawned his mama’s wedding ring, he paid the man $100 for his recipe (in those days that was a lot of money). The family experimented with the recipe until they came up with the perfect concoction, began selling his crisps from his Model T Ford, and the rest is history. The American corn chips snack was born.
Hundreds of recipes for corn chips and dips can be found on websites and in cookbooks everywhere.
On January 29, enjoy some corn chips while doing a puzzle or two!!
NATIONAL CORN CHIP DAY HISTORY
We have read the history of the corn chip however, the origin of the National Corn Chip Day, an unofficial holiday, has yet to be found. It is possible that this holiday may have been created by the greeting card industry.
NATIONAL PUZZLE DAY
NATIONAL PUZZLE DAY, an unofficial holiday, is always celebrated on January 29th. There are puzzle celebrations and events held at museums, libraries and other venues around the country. Crossword puzzles are the most common however, Sudoku is the most recent puzzle rage. There are puzzles that fit into the needs of every person and every skill level, for the young and the old. There are also word search puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, puzzle books and many many more. Maybe you would like to find a puzzle game and challenge your friends or check with your local library or a website for a puzzle game. There are many ways to have lots of fun!
NATIONAL PUZZLE DAY HISTORY
The puzzle here is, by whom and when National Puzzle Day started. There is no evidence to suggest that this is truly a “National” day, which requires an act of congress.