1. Happy Pancake Day! Today You Are Justified In Gorging On Buttery Breakfast Pastries, Unlike Most Days When You Do It Just Because  

Today is Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day. It is the one day of the year when you get to confess all of your sins while pouring slow streams of syrup atop a stack of delicious, buttery, gluten-filled flapjacks. Because history is even weirder than modern life! - I hope taking you out for free pancakes on National Pancake Day doesn't make me seem cheap.