January 20th is National Coffee Break Day so take an extra 15 today to ponder and appreciate the little things — namely how valuable a quick coffee break can be for maintaining sanity on a busy day!
National Coffee Break Day fun facts:
- The “coffee break” was first started in 1880 by a group of working women in WI who took quick morning and afternoon breaks to run home and do chores, and grab a cup of coffee.
- Coffee is the second most traded commodity on Earth.
- The average coffee drinker drinks 2-3 cups a day
- Taking a coffee break after a meeting or class can actually help improve your information retention
- Caffeine keeps you feeling alert by blocking a brain chemical called adenosine, which prompts feelings of drowsiness
A funny story courtesy of Gone-Ta-Pot and Stumblerz:
At the data-entry company where I work, the other operators and I share a coffeepot. One morning I took it into the ladies room to fill it with water. Then I began preening in the mirror, brushing my hair and reapplying some makeup. I didn’t realize how long I’d been until someone slid a note under the door. “You win,” it read. “Any ransom demand will be met. Just release the coffeepot.”
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