IHOP Is Giving Away Free Pancakes All Day to Celebrate the Greatest Holiday Ever

03/07/2016 at 06:31 PM ET

IHOP National Pancake Day
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…National Pancake Day, of course. And while arbitrary food holidays are a dime a dozen in today’s world, this one actually has tangible (and edible) benefits.

On Tuesday, IHOP will once again celebrate by giving out free flapjacks for customers who dine in the restaurant (sorry, on-the-go breakfast eaters). The deal lasts from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and gets you a stack of three pancakes at no cost. They do, however, encourage you to make a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals or another participating charity.

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This sweet deal is an annual event for the restaurant chain, which has been celebrating Pancake Day every year since 2006 and raised over $20 million for local charities in the name of a hearty breakfast (or breakfast for dinner, should you so choose).

Not near an IHOP, or just want to spend the holiday in the comfort of your own home? We’ve got stacks on stacks of pancake recipes to suit any mood you may find yourself in.

Shay Spence, @chezspence

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

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Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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