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Smile: Our New Emoticons Have Arrived!

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Can’t wait to start seeing them 😉

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Fan of smileys? 🙂 We are. That’s why we just redesigned them to be cleaner, simpler, bigger, more expressive, and modern.

😉 😀

These new smileys are actually vector graphics, so they’ll stay crisp if you zoom in on your page. They’ll also stay sharp on high-resolution mobile displays.

😎 ⭐

To find out how to use an emoticon appearing in this post, just hover over it and you’ll see which characters produce it. We’re working on expanding our collection, so stay tuned for more smiley fun.

XD >:D 😦 😥 😐 :/ 😮 😛 😡 O_o ^^’

If you’re not a fan of smileys, that’s okay! You can always turn them off and on in your dasbhoard under Settings  Writing. We hope you’ll have fun with these. Smile!

Bonus: We also created a few secret emoticons for you to discover. Good luck finding them! 😉

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Calendar day; March 19, 2014

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Wednesday, the 19th of March, 2014 is the 78th day in 2014 and in the 12nd calendar week.
Poultry Day 2014
March 19, 2014 in the World
Poultry Day takes place on March 19, 2014. Chicken, turkey and other birds we commonly consume are celebrated on this day. Poultry is a category of domesticated birds kept by humans for the purpose of collecting their eggs, or killing for their meat and/or feathers. Poultry is the second most widely eaten meat in the world, accounting for about 30% of meat production worldwide, after pork at 38%.
Chicken meat contains about two to three times as much polyunsaturated fat as most types of red meat when measured by weight. A 100g serving of baked chicken breast contains 4 grams of fat and 31 grams of protein, compared to 10 grams of fat and 27 grams of protein for the same portion of broiled, lean skirt steak.
Where is Poultry Day?
Worldwide

National Chocolate Caramel Day
March 19, 2014 in the USA
It’s National Chocolate Caramel Day! The union of chocolate and caramel is arguably one of the greatest flavor combinations ever conceived by man. These two ingredients appear in countless candy bars, ice cream flavors, confections, and desserts.
Did you know that Milton Hershey began his career at a caramel company? In the late 1800s he began experimenting with ways to improve caramel candy and found some German-built machines for manufacturing chocolate. His attention would eventually shift completely to chocolate, but Hershey’s first product was a chocolate-covered caramel!
To celebrate National Chocolate Caramel Day, enjoy some of your favorite goodies made with chocolate and caramel. Enjoy!
Where is National Chocolate Caramel Day?
Nationwide USA
Saint Joseph’s Day
March 19, 2014 in the World
Saint Joseph’s Day takes place on March 19, 2014. Saint Joseph’s Day, the Feast of St. Joseph is in Western Christianity the principal feast day of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It has the rank of a solemnity in the Roman Catholic Church; Catholics who follow the Missal of 1962 celebrate it as a first class feast.
March 19 always falls during Lent, and traditionally it is a day of abstinence. This explains the custom of St. Joseph tables being covered with meatless dishes. If the feast day falls on a Sunday other than Palm Sunday, it is observed on the next available day, usually Monday, March 20, unless another solemnity falls on that day. Since 2008, if St Joseph’s Day falls during Holy Week, it is moved to closest possible day before 19 March, usually the Saturday before Holy Week.
Where is Saint Joseph’s Day?
Worldwide
Historical Events:
1279 – A Mongolian victory in the Battle of Yamen ends the Song Dynasty in China.
1524 – Giovanni de Varrazano of France sights land around area of Carolinas
1628 – Massachusetts colony founded by Englishmen
1861 – The First Taranaki War ends in New Zealand.
1883 – Jan Matzeliger invents 1st machine to manufacture entire shoes
1885 – Louis Riel returns to Canada, proclaims provisional government, Sask
1915 – Pluto photographed for 1st time (although unknown at the time)
1920 – US Senate rejects Treaty of Versailles for 2nd time refusing to ratify League of Nations’ covenant (maintaining isolation policy)
1943 – Frank Nitti, the Chicago Outfit Boss after Al Capone, commits suicide at the Chicago Central Railyard.
1957 – Indians reject Boston’s offer of $1 million for Herb Score
1965 – The wreck of the SS Georgiana, valued at over $50,000,000 and said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, was discovered by then teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence exactly 102 years after its destruction.
1972 – India & Bangladesh sign friendship treaty
1982 – Falklands War: Argentinian forces land on South Georgia Island, precipitating war with the U.K..
1990 – 1st world ice hockey tournament for women held (Ottawa)
1994 – Largest omelet (1,383sq ft) made with 160,000 eggs in Yokohama Japan

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