Did you use a Bunsen burner in school? If you took Chemistry–which you probably did–odds are good that you used this simple tool for heating your chemical concoctions. You may also have used it to sterilize an inoculation loop (you might call it a smear loop, microloop, spreader or something similar) in Microbiology class. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Do you appreciate your doctor? You probably do if you have one (or more!) who listens to your concerns and takes the time to explain things so you can understand them. National Doctor’s Day is the day to remember and thank the doctors who help keep you well and treat your illnesses. Of course, you’re […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Small, local businesses–often called Mom & Pop businesses–were once the cornerstone of any town. These shops were gathering places and the owners knew all (or at least many) of their customers personally. You could count on great customer service. National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day celebrates the people who still keep that entrepreneurial […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tonight, from 8:30 to 9:30 pm people around the world will switch off their lights in honor of Earth Hour. This hour happens every year on the last Saturday in March. And the time is always your local time. So the entire earth won’t actually go dark at once. The darkness will follow the time […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Today we celebrate Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day. The name of this day says it all. Country music lyrics can be quite silly. Although the titles don’t always give that away. But today is all about those titles that make you stop and wonder “What were they thinking?”. And there are a lot. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Today what and how to celebrate is all up to you. It’s Make Up Your Own Holiday Day. So pick a cause you love, something silly you like to do, or anything that pops into your head. Then celebrate it. Of course you can technically do that any day of the year. But today you […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Did you know manatees (sea cows) have their very own day? That’s right, the last Wednesday in March is Manatee Appreciation Day. These animals may be kind of goofy-looking. Not exactly cute in any traditional sense of the word. But cute in a pudgy, bristly sort of way. And no matter what you think of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Ready for another delicious food holiday? Good! Because it’s National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day. Whether coated in milk chocolate or dark chocolate, a handful of chocolate covered raisins makes a delicious, sweet (and healthy!) snack. If you only eat them when you go to the movies, you’re definitely missing out. And if you’ve given up […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Today the puppies have their day. It’s National Puppy Day. A day to celebrate the unconditional love puppies give their humans. And hopefully they get back in spades. But also to raise awareness of the terrible conditions in puppy mills. Those cute little bundles of joy were born to dogs kept in small cages and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Today you have official permission to goof off! (Okay, it’s unofficial permission … But it is permission!) It’s International Goof Off Day. A day to be silly. Do something you wouldn’t normally do. Play hooky (as long as it won’t get your fired). Just. Goof. Off. After all, you work hard. You deserve to goof […]Continue Reading... No Comments.