Today is International Polar Bear Day. I'm not sure how official the "international" part of this holiday is, or for that matter any previous or coming holiday with "national" in the name. However, I'm glad that this holiday IS international, as very few nations have polar bears that are indigenous to them. Today is a day to celebrate the existence of this extraordinary animal. Think about how much the world would miss out on if it were to suddenly disappear. For starters, I would wager that Coca-Cola and Klondike bars (pictured here) would be significantly less popular without such an established mascot. (Although Coca-Cola admittedly has quite a few 'mascots'). They are also one of the largest meat-eaters, and very unique in that their habitat is quite different from other bears. I won't go into too much detail, or else I may start sounding like Dwight Schrute. There are options for how to celebrate today: Go to the zoo to see polar bears, have a coke, eat a klondike bar, discuss polar bears as often as possible. You could even get really fancy and do all four. Since today is sunday, I'll have to stick with the latter three, as I simply do not have the time or money for a zoo visit right now. Next time. Maybe.
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