Moove Over, Regular Holidays: July 12th Is Cow Appreciation Day!
July 12, 2013
What in the heck is Cow Appreciation Day? It’s July 12th for one, and it’s also Friday, but the unusual holiday is also one where we recognize the significance of cows in our daily lives. It’s also a day full of freebies, like the free combo meal from Chick-fil-A if you dress head to hoof like a cow or the cow-themed gifts given away at the Tillamook Cheese Factory in Oregon. The holiday even has its own Twitter handle, @CowAppreciation (really, how interesting can that be). Since there’s so many products that come from cows, we’re just going to focus on the one, the only, milk!
Relive the days of real milk appreciation with a Retro Milk Can Set– you know, the days when someone would actually deliver milk to your doorstep. The milk can is actually made from ceramic and has a stackable design, so assembled it’s as tall as a real milk can, but taken apart you have a nifty milk container and drinking cup!
If you prefer to avoid the famous milk mustache, Magic Milk Straws might be a good option. Unlike regular drinking straws, these milk straws contain small beads that give the milk flavor like chocolate, strawberry, or something from the new Dippin’ Dots line. Each drinking straw needs no cutting (just submerge and drink) or refrigeration, and they’re only 17 calories each!
Do you prefer your coffee, well, basically watered down to a light beige color? An Xtra Cream Creamer pokes fun at your milk-loving habit. The ceramic coffee creamer comes with a silicone lid shaped like a creamer lid, and it holds a WHOLE cup of creamer!
Let’s take another quick stroll down memory lane– not quite as far this time– to the days of school milk. The Milk Carton Hood pays homage (and humor) to those sad pixelated photos on the side of milk cartons, just staring back at you as you enjoyed your hot dog and little container of ice cream. But this time, that sad face is you!
What else can milk do good, other than your body? (Yes, we are aware of the awkwardness of that sentence, just go with it.) DIY Life makes a list of weird and interesting uses for milk, BESIDES drinking, such as:
- Using milk froth as shaving cream
- Removing makeup with a powdered milk and water mixture
- Removing stains from fingers with milk on a lemon wedge
- Cooling a sunburn
Do cows drink milk? Do they eat cheese? What do cows do on Cow Appreciation Day? While we may never know the answers, we do know the world, our world, would be totally different if not for the resources we get from these large, unusual-looking creatures. So resist cow-tipping for one day and hug one instead on Cow Appreciation Day!