How many strikes do you get when bowling? Today is National Bowling Day and a perfect opportunity to practice hitting those 10 pins. The rules of the game we all know and love today were established in the early 18th century, but it wasn't until 1840 that the first bowling lane was built in New York.
What wisdom, activity or advice does this day bring you?
International Lefthander\'s Day
About 10 per cent of people in the world are lefthanded. Among this number, there are twice as many men as there are women. Listen to some music by lefthanded artists: Mozart, Hendrix, Dylan, Paul McCartney, or Ringo Starr. Or do what they used to do in the Middle Ages: spit over your left shoulder where the forces of evil reside.
International Youth Day
There is a saying that goes like this: The future belongs to the youth. This day is a celebration of all young people – or just young at heart. Spend this day your way and go a little crazy.
SAZU was established in 1938
Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Art was established on this day in 1938. It is the nation's most prominent institution that assembles top-notch scientists and artist from Slovenia.
The Triglav Lodge at Kredarica built in 1896
The highest positioned outpost under Triglav peak was set on August 10, 1896. It was named Triglavska koča and later Triglavski dom. The hut on the ridge between Rjavina and Triglav was designed by Jakob Aljaž, who also purchased the plot to build it on. Slovenian Alpine Club was executed the build following Aljaž's vision.
International Day of the World\'s Indigenous People
International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is here to remind us of the influence indigenous peoples have on the diversity of cultures. Indigenous, aboriginal people or first nations all face numerous threats, such as modernisation, the difficulties to preserve their culture and tradition and prejudice and intolerance towards their way of life.
International Cat Day and International Day of the Female Orgasm
Isn't it funny, we celebrate International Cat Day and International Female Orgasm Day on the same date? Well, what can we say? Go and pet your pussy.
Dan peščenih gradov
Don't just build castles in the sky! Hop to the nearest beach and create your very own sandcastle.
International Beer Day
Support your local brewer and treat your friend to a pint of the famous hops potion. Did you know that Slovenia is the 5th biggest hops grower in the world? No wonder Slovenians love beer and can be proud of 105 microbreweries and 2 big beer manufacturers: Laško and Union.
Blogging can be an artist's outlet or a place to present a researcher's fantastic work and data. The first blog in the world was created in 1994 when a student Justin Hall published his first article on Links.net. What's your favourite blog?
Assistance Dog Day
Assistance dogs – this is their day. Those are the dogs that support people with disabilities and help them to facilitate their everyday. Find out where the closest school for assistance dogs is and do what you can: get to know the dogs, their work, help taking care of them or spend a day with a disabled person that owns an assistance dog – you might make both of them happy.
On this hot summer day, let's enjoy a sweet meal and put some watermelon on your menu. Do you need more interesting facts: watermelon is actually a vegetable, and its content contains as much as 90% water. Watermelon is rich in potassium, vitamin A and C, so don´t spare and cut a large piece.
Dinosaurs ruled the world for more than 100 million years, but they mysteriously became extinct about 65 million years ago. The first and most exciting dinosaur site in Slovenia was discovered during the motorway construction near Kozina, right on this day in 1999.
The Slovenian Mountain Trail SPP was opened in 1953
In Slovenia, trekking and mountaineering come with a long tradition. On this day in 1953, the first connecting hiking trail in the Alps was created. It was named The Slovenian Mountain Trail or The Transversal. It provides 599 km of hiking trails and breath-taking views.
Avocado. Love or hate? The ancient Aztecs first cultivated this growingly popular fruit, and today it has captured many hearts. Not only has it found its way on more plates than ever, but it's also becoming more popular as an ornament on clothes, accessories, notebooks, and even cars. Have you seen the avocado car? Look carefully – you just might!