Today is National Pancake Day.  Because...well, as far as I can tell, because IHOP said so seven years ago. But at least they back it up:  If you go to IHOP today, from 7:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M., you get one free short stack of pancakes.

It's actually to raise awareness and money for the Children's Miracle Network hospitals.  You're encouraged to make a voluntary donation while you're there, and last year they pulled in $3 million.

(IHOP Pancake Day)