Yea, it’s a weird combination, but they are both being celebrated today!

National Banana Day is a yearly event that is aimed at celebrating bananas in every conceivable sense of the word–because the banana is certainly a fruit worth celebrating!

While bananas are believed to have originated in Southeast Asia, mainly in India, they made their way west by Arab conquerors in 327 BC, and eventually bananas ended up in Europe. By the 1870s, bananas made their way to the Caribbean with missionaries.

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National Garlic Day celebrates the history of garlic, in addition to its glorious taste and its incredible health benefits. National Garlic Day helps experts and average people alike to explore the history of this bulb, learning how it came to be one of the most popular flavors in the world.

Wild garlic has been traced back to Central Asia more than 5000 years ago.

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and by the way…YES, there are banana/garlic recipes! Here’s one from Food Network.

  • I was born on April 19, 1721, in Newton, Massachusetts
  • I was the only person to sign all four of the major documents that established the United States: the Continental Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution.
  • In addition to my political career, I was also a successful lawyer, serving as a judge in Connecticut’s Superior Court and as a professor of law at Yale University.
  • I was instrumental in the creation of the Great Compromise, which resolved the issue of representation in the United States Congress by combining elements of the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan.
  • I died on July 23, 1793, at the age of 72, in New Haven, Connecticut where a monument is named after me.

… I am Roger Sherman

Congratulations to Rodney from Gambier, who wins the We The Kingdom CD!

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Dylan