Category Archive: Who Knew?

Jun 27

Happy Sunglasses Day!

    Elton John has over a thousand pairs, Canadian singer Corey Hart only wears his at night, and you can tell the good guys from the bad guys in The Matrix by the shape of theirs. What am I talking about? Sunglasses, of course! There’s nothing quite as stylish as a pair of shades, …

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Jun 09

Quack Quack – It’s Donald Duck Day again!

  National Donald Duck Day is observed annually on June 9th.  This day commemorates the birthday of the funny animal cartoon character, Donald Duck. Donald made his first screen debut on June 9, 1934, in The Wise Little Hen.   Donald Duck usually wears a sailor suit with a cap and a black or red bow tie and …

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Jun 04

National Cancer Survivor’s Day

    Observed annually on the first Sunday in June, National Cancer Survivor’s Day has been set aside to “demonstrate that life after a cancer diagnosis can be a reality.” Each year on National Cancer Survivor’s Day, events and celebrations are held and hosted around the United States by local communities, hospitals and support groups honoring …

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May 25

It’s Also National Tap Dance Day!

  Another of the Who Knew?-type posts. It’s National Tap Dance Day.  When I was a little kid, I took the “required” ballet and tap classes for a year.  My mom has a picture of me in my tutu and one in my majorette costume for the tap recital.  I imagine I only took for the year …

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Apr 11

It’s Barbershop Quartet Day!

National Barbershop Quartet Day is observed annually on April 11.  Barbershop quartets have a way making the heart flutter.  Very often they transport us back to a simpler time or at the least make it stand still. Barbershop quartets are a style of a cappella or unaccompanied vocal music.  Their music features songs with understandable lyrics …

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Mar 22

My Perfect Holiday!

Today is known as International Goof Off Day.  It is a day to relax, enjoy and goof off.  Do something fun and leave the work until tomorrow. Even though I have 5 (yes, five!) part-time jobs, I seem to be able to do them all and manage to have lots of nap time.  Except for …

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Feb 02

Who Knew?

  Interesting factoid from the Who Knew category… (1732) Italian anatomist Antonio Maria Valsalva was born. He is credited with developing the Valsalva maneuver, the process of trying to blow air out of your nose while it is plugged in order to clear the airways of the ears. He also coined the term Eustachian tube …

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Jan 27

National Chocolate Cake Day

  Who even thinks up these holidays?       Time to go bake something…

Jan 14

Greyfriar’s Bobby

  When we were in Scotland last year, we walked to Edinburgh Castle and back from hotel a couple times. I had never heard of Greyfriar’s Bobby until our bus tour the second day although we had walked by the statue 3 times already! On our 4th pass-by, we saw several people taking pictures of …

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Jan 13

National Rubber Ducky Day

  According to a 1973 Sesame Street calendar, Rubber Duckie’s Birthday is January 13 so around the country it’s National Rubber Ducky Day! A friend of Ernie and Big Bird, Duckie made his debut in a February 1970 episode. The rubber ducky (also spelled duckie) has come a long way from his first concept as …

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