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National Mole Day

Thursday, October 23, 2014

National Mole Day



When : Always October 23rd, from 6:02 a.m., to 6:02 p.m.

Chemistry majors, teachers and Chemistry buffs, this special day is for you.



National Mole Day commemorates Avogadro's Number (6.02 x 10^23)

To thoroughly enjoy National Mole Day, one must first understand what a "Mole" in Chemistry is.

A "mole" is a basic measuring unit. It equals the atomic mass of a single molecule. It is measured in grams. This measure was discovered by Italian Amadeo Avogadro.

Chemistry teachers celebrate this day, by getting kids more interested in chemistry. They create special lesson and lab experiments around the theme of chemical measurements.

Why celebrate from 6:02 a.m., to 6:02 p.m? Look at the chemical formula for a mole. It starts with the number 6.02.

Origin of National Mole Day:
National Mole Day was first conceived in an article in The Science Teacher in the early 1980s.

More Information:

National Mole Day Foundation - Yes, there's even an organized group!
www.moleday.org/

Amadeo Avogadro - learn about the discoverer of the mole.
www.bulldog.u-net.com/avogadro/avoga
.html

  
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THINAGIN2 10/23/2014 5:26PM

    Thanks for the information!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/23/2014 1:49PM

    Well, missed my opportunity to celebrate @ 6:02 am, but won't pass it up tonight @ 6:02 pm! Thanks!

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KITT52 10/23/2014 8:14AM

    interesting

have a wonder filled day

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National Nut Day

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

National Nut Day



When : Always October 22nd

National Nut Day is today. It's a little kooky and crazy if you ask me.

One can go a little bit batty contemplating the meaning of this day. Our research came up empty on information about this day. So, we can't be certain as to the meaning of this very nutty day. There are two very obvious possibilities:

1. This day honors (???) all of the nutty people in the world. It gives recognition to all the kooks, loony birds and daffy people in your life. Show them you care today.

2. This day celebrates nutritious and healthy nuts (food) of all kinds. Celebrate today by eating lots of nuts, either as a snack, or in baked goods. May we suggest Chocolate Almond Ice Cream?

Of course it is always possible that this day celebrates the "Nut" that screws onto a bolt for fastening things.

A couple of nutty facts:

Peanuts are not really nuts. They are Legumes, a member of the "Pea" family.
The center of seeds, like pumpkins and squash, is called a "nut".

Have a happy National Nut Day !!

Origin of National Nut Day:
We went a little nutty trying to find information about this special day. Our crazy research was to no avail. We did not find the creator, or the origin of this batty day. We discovered lots of reference to this day on Ecard sites and calendar sites. But, we found no factual information about it.

We did not find any documentation confirming this to be a "National" day. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation supporting a "national" tag.

  
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MAVERICKDR 10/22/2014 9:35PM

    Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't. emoticon

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THINAGIN2 10/22/2014 7:04PM

    I just love mysteries, don't you?

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MARTYLYNN1 10/22/2014 5:14PM

    I like to add a few walnuts to my salad.

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PLMITCH 10/22/2014 9:17AM

    Almonds have become my go to "nut" when I need a snack....

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JCLJR4547 10/22/2014 7:04AM

  love pumpkin nuts!

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OSDOWNS 10/22/2014 6:42AM

    Fun blog. emoticon

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National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day



When : Always October 21st

National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day celebrates a delicious Fall dessert. In October, pumpkins are literally glowing. So, why not put two of your favorites together.....pumpkins and cheesecake!? They make a great dessert. They are both nutritious and healthy.

Its easy to enjoy this special day. Go to a cheesecake store or bakery, and buy a pumpkin cheesecake. Or, better yet, make a homemade pumpkin cheesecake. It's fun and its easy. Here is a a Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe to try.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

Description: Cheesecake is high in cholesterol, but outstanding in taste. So, when it's made with pumpkin, it is simply....Spectacular! Even those of us with high cholesterol, can't resist this truly delicious dessert.

Number of Servings: Twelve

Ingredients:
Cake Ingredients:
2 Sticks(One cup) Butter
3 Eggs
2 1/2 cups Flour
1 cup Granulated Sugar
1/2 cup Pumpkin(canned or fresh pureed)
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/3 teaspoon(or less) Salt
Filling Ingredients:
8 ounces Cream Cheese
1/3 cup Granulated Sugar
1 Egg
1/4 cup Canned Pumpkin
1 tablespoon Corn Starch
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
How to Make Pumpkin Cheesecake:
Filling Preparation:

In a mixing bowl, beat ingredients until very smooth.
Set aside and prepare cake batter.
Pour into glass dish on top of batter as described in cake instructions below.
For Cake:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
Add eggs and beat well.
Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
Mix in pumpkin and sour cream. Blend thoroughly until smooth.
Pour 1/2 of batter into a buttered 13x9 inch glass baking dish.
Add the filling mix, spreading the batter evenly in the dish.
Add remaining batter and lightly swirl into filling.
Bake for 50 to 55 minutes.
Allow to cool.
Cut into twelve servings
Serving Tips and Suggestions:
Add Whipped cream on top when serving.

Have a happy National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day !!

Origin of National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We discovered lots of reference to this day on Ecard sites and calendar sites. But, we found no factual information about it.

Almost all food related holidays and special days are referred to as "National". I guess we Americans like our food...and it shows.

We did not find any documentation confirming this to be a "National" day. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.

  
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1CRAZYDOG 10/21/2014 2:51PM

    OH my!

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PLMITCH 10/21/2014 8:36AM

    YUM!

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    emoticon thanks for the recipe...love pumpkin

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ROX525 10/21/2014 5:30AM

    Awwww...thank you for the recipe.

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National Brandied Fruit Day

Monday, October 20, 2014

National Brandied Fruit Day



When : Always October 20th

National Brandied Fruit Day celebrates sweet tasting fruit, soaked and marinated in brandy. This is a day that you have most certainly booked on your calendar, in eager anticipation. Well, it has finally arrived.

Brandied fruit...now that's cause for a celebration! As a matter of fact, I'll drink to that.

Enjoy a little brandied fruit on this day. Do so, with family and friends.

We hope you have a blissful National Brandied Fruit Day.



Origin of National Brandied Fruit Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. Was the originator of this day a little tipsy when he or she created it? We'll let you know when we find them.

Like so many other food related special says, this is often referred to as a "National" day. We did not find any documentation confirming this to be a "National" day. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.

  
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KITT52 10/21/2014 8:17AM

    yumyum

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LITTLEWIND53 10/21/2014 1:07AM

    It would be ok if it wasn't for the brandy..... so I'll give this one a pass....

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AUNTALICE2 10/20/2014 7:54PM

    Sounds good to me too!!

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TWEETYKC00 10/20/2014 4:45PM

    Sounds good to me!

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MARTYLYNN1 10/20/2014 2:13PM

    Not sure about this one.

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1CRAZYDOG 10/20/2014 1:24PM

    Hmmm . . . not a bad idea to celebrate!

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SWEETNEEY 10/20/2014 7:51AM

    Very Interesting.

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Evaluate Your Life Day

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Evaluate Your Life Day



When : Always October 19th

Evaluate Your Life Day is a bit scary. It sounds just a little bit too serious for my liking. And, what if I evaluate my life, and find out that I don't like it????????

Well, for starters, you can then make positive changes.

Evaluate Your Life Day gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect upon our life, where it's been, and where its going. C'mon, be honest with yourself. Are things going well? What is bothering you? What do you need, or want, to change? How's your appearance? Are you gaining too much weight?



With a self evaluation, you can then make big changes to improve the quality of your life, as necessary. Or, if things are going well, just tinker with small adjustments.

We believe that Evaluate Your Life Day is the beginning of a happier and healthier you!

Origin of Evaluate Your Life Day:
Evaluate Your Life Day was created by the good folks at Wellcat.com

They have created more than a few holidays that we think you will enjoy.



Song of the Day: We Live We Love - Superchick

"We Live"

There's a cross on the side of the road
Where a mother lost her son
How could she know that the morning he left
Would be the last time she'd trade with him for a little more time
(so she could say she loved him one last time)
And hold him tight
But with life we never know when we're coming up to the end of the road
So what do we do then
With tragedy around the bend

We live, we love, we forgive and never give up
Cuz the days we are given are gifts from above
And today we remember to live and to love
We live, we love, we forgive and never give up
Cuz the days we are given are gifts from above
And today we remember to live and to love

There's a man who waits for the tests to
See if the cancer had spread yet
And now he asks why did I wait to live 'til it was time to die
If I could have the time back, how I'd live
Life is such a gift
So how does the story end?
Well, this is your story and it all depends
So don't let it become true
Get out and do what we were meant to do

We live, we love, we forgive and never give up
Cuz the days we are given are gifts from above
And today we remember to live and to love
We live, we love, we forgive and never give up
Cuz the days we are given are gifts from above
And today we remember to live and to love

Waking up to another dark morning
People are mourning
The weather in life outside is storming
But what would it take for the clouds to break
For us to realize each day
Is a gift somehow, someway
And get our heads up out of this darkness
And spark this new mindset and start on with life cuz it ain't gone yet
And tragedy's a reminder to take off the blinders and wake up
(to live the life)
We're supposed to take up
(moving forward)
With all our heads up
Cuz life is worth living

We live, we love, we forgive and never give up
Cuz the days we are given are gifts from above
And today we remember to live and to love
We live, we love, we forgive and never give up
Cuz the days we are given are gifts from above
And today we remember to live and to love

  
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KITT52 10/19/2014 6:54PM

    thanks..

have a healthy week

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AUNTALICE2 10/19/2014 1:03PM

    Excellent blog!! It is surely something we must do on a regular basis. emoticon

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MARTYLYNN1 10/19/2014 12:01PM

    Something we should do often.

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1CRAZYDOG 10/19/2014 11:27AM

    Seems like I have to do that EVERY day! Thanks for this blog!

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JOHNMARTINMILES 10/19/2014 10:38AM

    Great thoughts for a Sunday morning!

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

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