Christopher Columbus Day

The first celebration of Columbus Day took place in New York City on October 12, 1866. Since 1970, the holiday has been celebrated on the second Monday in October. San Francisco holds the nation’s oldest continuously existing celebration with their Italian-American community’s annual Columbus Day Parade, which was established in 1868. Despite the negative publicity […]

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World Smile Day First Friday of October

World Smile Day is a moving holiday celebrated on the first Friday of October. Harvey Ball created the first smiley face in 1963. Mr. Ball was a commercial artist. The Icon was so popular that in 1999 a holiday was established to celebrate the icon and smiles. For instance in 2010 the slogan for World […]

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‘Friends’ Mega Fan Actually Counted The Total Number Of Coffees Consumed On The Series

(PCM) Talk about dedication and super fandom! Twitter users and mega “Friends” fan Kit Lovelace (@kitlovelace) actually took the time to re-watch all 236 episodes of the cult hit series and count the number of coffees consumed by The Gang over the course of the entire show. Ready for the answer? During the ten season […]

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Have We Really Been Pronouncing Reese’s Wrong All This Time?

(PCM) To finally settle the argument once and for all, the lovely individuals at Spoon University have let history speak the truth and revealed the correct pronunciation of Reese’s peanut butter cups! So are you Team REES-EES or Team REES-IS? We were always a member of team REES-EES, however it looks as though we have […]

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World Peace Day November 17

world_peace1World Peace Day was established in about 1997, and is celebrated on November 17. The idea of the day is for individuals to do what they can in order to obtain world peace.

It is interesting to think of how our own prejudices get in the way of peace. I am reminded of a story of Saint Francis of Assisi who absolutely loathed lepers. This was reasonable. Lepers could pass on the disease and could make whole regions or families sick. One day Francis was walking down a very narrow alley and a leper was coming toward him. Francis felt … More Here

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America Recycles Day November 15

america recyclesRecycling has become a major part of American culture as well as our lifestyle, or by now should have. With the holidays quickly approaching this is a good time to remind people of the importance of recycling as well as the importance of buying recycled products. Christmas and Thanksgiving both give us ample extra waste that can be recycled. Soda bottles and cans, wine and liquor bottles, beer cans and bottles, wrapping paper, boxes, cards, food packaging containers can all be recycled.

Then there are the recycled products. Look for wrapping paper and greeting cards that are made from recycled … More Here

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World Diabetes Day November 14

World dia dayWorld Diabetes Day was created by the International Diabetes Federation in 1991. Its development was in response to the high rise of diabetic cases across the globe. The purpose is to promote advocacy for diabetics as well as information for the general public on how to curb the disease from rising any further. The United Nations in 2007 made this an official day of their own adding to the day’s prestige and worldwide awareness.

Diabetes, also known by its more technical term diabetes mellitus, is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), … More Here

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Veterans Day November 11

Vet DayVeterans Day is celebrated on November 11, and it is a day to honor all those who have served The United States of America since the country was formed. Veterans Day honors all parts of the United States Military, The Army, The Navy and The Marine Corps. It honors both those who are serving and those who have served.

World War One was considered the War To End All Wars and on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918 an armistice or temporary ceasing of hostilities between the Allied Nations and Germany was signed. … More Here

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USMC Day November 10

Corp CakeUSMC stand for The United States Marine Corps, and November 10th has been chosen to celebrate and honor these brave men and women. (In 1948 the first group of women were sworn into the  Marine Corps.  They were called Woman Marines until 1975 when that term was discontinued) The Marine Corps was established on November 10, 1775 to aid the navy during The Revolutionary War. It was created in The Tun Tavern on Water Street in Philadelphia and this is considered the official birthplace of The Marines. For Economic reasons The Marines were disbanded at the end of the Revolutionary … More Here

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Saxophone Day November 6

saxToday is recognized as Saxophone Day. The saxophone is considered a woodwind instrument, though it has always been made of brass. The saxophone or the sax is an important part of jazz bands, orchestras and marching bands. It is also used very often as a solo instrument. There are actually eight different types of saxophones all used for a different type of sound.

Adolphe Sax was a Belgium musical instrument maker. He created the saxophone around 1840. The saxophone is a very versatile instrument and richly adds to sounds of jazz bands and orchestras. It is its unique contribution to … More Here

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Guy Fawkes Day is November 5th

Guy FawkesNovember 5th is celebrated in England as Guy Fawkes Day.

“Remember remember, the fifth of November,
Gunpowder, treason and plot.”

Guy Fawkes was a Catholic Dissident and in 1605 planned the blow up King James the first of England during the opening of Parliament which was on the fifth of November. Fawkes had 12 co-conspirators involved in the plot which involved smuggling 36 barrels of gunpowder under the House of Lords. Fawkes was caught on night before in a cellar of The House of Lords along with the Gunpowder. That very day Londoners started lighting bonfires in honor of the … More Here

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November 3rd is Housewife Day

housewife+cooking1November 3rd is celebrated as Housewife Day. There is no known origin for Housewife day. It is suspected that a Housewife or stay at home mom created the day.

Housewife Day is a time to recognize those women who have chosen to stay home and take of the house and raise the children. Being a housewife or a stay at home mom is as much as a career decision as any other.

In fact maybe even more so since in an unstable economy those women who choose the path of a housewife might have to forego certain luxuries that a … More Here

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All Souls Day

all souls day twoFor the Catholic Church November 2nd is recognized as All Souls Day. On All Souls Day The Catholic Church prays for those souls who have died and have yet to attain heaven and so reside in Purgatory. Purgatory is a place of cleansing due to unrepented sin before the death of a Catholic. In Purgatory a person waits until enough prayers have been said on his or her behalf to allow them to attain heaven. Purgatory is not recognized in most Protestant churches and so this day is not celebrated. Family members pray for the souls of their loved ones … More Here

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All Saints Day

All-Saints-Day-300x290November 1st has been celebrated as All Saints Day by both by Catholics and Protestants though in different ways. The holiday can be traced back as far as the third century.

In Catholic theology only those who have already attained Heaven are saints as every day of the year a different saint is honored, such as March 17 is Saint Patrick’s Day, all the saints that are not honored or not known are recognized on All Saints Day.

For Protestant churches all people that believe in Jesus as savior are saints and so every Christian is a saint so the … More Here

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Ever Wonder How Many Ridges Are On A Reese’s Cup?

(PCM) The spirit of Halloween got us thinking about some of our favorite Halloween treats, especially the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and of course that led to us wondering just how many ridges are indeed on a full size Reese’s Cup. We have reached the conclusion that there are 66 ridges on a full size Reese’s Cup and for good measure we took a look at the famous treat sized Reese’s Cups as well which boast 48 ridges. All the talk about ridges made us think about other items with ridges that we come into contact with day to day. We wanted to know how many ridges were on items […]

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Halloween

Halloween twoPerhaps the oldest continually celebrated holiday, Halloween takes place on October 31st of each year. Halloween has origins deep into the far past and hasn’t always been celebrated in October. It’s essence, in the beginning, was simple.  People grew afraid of the shortened days and wanted the sun to come back and so they offered sacrifices for protection from the dark and the evils that walked the dark. They would offer sacrifices of food as well as symbolic sacrifices of people. An example of this is someone would jump over the fire instead of being placed into it. Many Halloween … More Here

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Mischief Night

MischiefOctober 30th is generally celebrated as Mischief Night. Though the origin of this particular holiday is not known there are references to it dating back to as far as 1790. Its country of origin is supposed to be Great Britain. Mischief Night is generally celebrated by playing pranks and minor vandalism. Egging cars, using toilet paper to decorate a house or a tree or soaping windows is all part of this night. Mischief Night is also known as Goosey Night, where the same tricks are played and in other parts of The USA it is as known as Cabbage Night. … More Here

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Watch the Cast of “Guardians of the Galaxy” Get Schooled By a 5 Year-Old

Guardians_of_the_Galaxy_46(PCM) How well do you know your Guardians of the Galaxy trivia? Better than a 5 year-old? 

The cast of Guardians of the Galaxy was schooled last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live by Marvel comics expert 5 year-old Mia Grace as she beat them all to the buzzer question after question.

Jimmy Kimmel invited Mia Grace to a trivia-off against the cast, including Chris Pratt who plays Star Lord Peter Quill, Zoe Saldana who plays Gamora, Dave Bautista who plays Drax, Bradley Cooper who plays the voice of Rocket, and Vin Diesel who plays the voice of Groot.

Mia handed it to the cast pretty bad and didn’t seem to really face much competition, but who really wants to be beat a 5 year-old on national television?

If you’re feeling a little shaky on your Guardians of the Galaxy knowledge, don’t fear, you still have more than a week until … Read more

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