DailyDirt: It's National Doughnut Day!

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Today is National Doughnut Day, and to celebrate, many shops -- like Dunkin' Donuts, Krispy Kreme, and Tim Hortons -- are giving away free doughnuts. A "national doughnut day" just sounds like another holiday made up for businesses to make more money, but it was actually established in 1938 by the Salvation Army to raise money during the Great Depression and to honor the female volunteers who served meals (and doughnuts) to soldiers on the front lines during World War I. Here's some more doughnut-related news. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

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    Phoenix84 (profile), Jun 7th, 2013 @ 5:42pm

    Bit late

    So you tell us at 5pm, when the day is nearly over.

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    Dan P, Jun 7th, 2013 @ 5:53pm

    SAN JOSE, actually

    "On the West Coast, Psycho Donuts in San Francisco makes a unique treat called 'The Foie Bomb.' "

    SAN JOSE, actually. Psycho Donuts has two locations: Downtown San Jose and Campbell, both of which are a good hour south of that other Bay Area city.

    I would know. I was in line at the Campbell store at 5:30am today...

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    Joyce Hung (profile), Jun 7th, 2013 @ 6:15pm

    Re: SAN JOSE, actually

    Sorry, that was a brain fart. Thanks for catching that!

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 7th, 2013 @ 7:49pm

    Great timing

    Just when I was both on a diet and losing my appetite over these current events...

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    Votre (profile), Jun 8th, 2013 @ 5:13am

    Wait a minute...there's a ban on selling foie gras in The People's Republick of California?


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