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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Today is National Umbrella Day

A little fact about Umbrella's:

The word "umbrella" comes from the Latin root word "umbra", meaning shade or shadow. Starting in the 16th century the umbrella became popular to the western world, especially in the rainy weather of northern Europe. At first it was considered only an accessory suitable for women. Then the Persian traveler and writer, Jonas Hanway (1712-86), carried and used an umbrella publicly in England for thirty years, he popularized umbrella use among men. English gentleman often referred to their umbrellas as a "Hanway."

You can share your knowledge over some Stinky Gringo tonight with some friends, they will be impressed!!

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