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My Daily Bread Crumbs 09 Jan



January 9th 2022 - Holidays and Observances


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Observances (click on the day or week for details)

National Apricot Day

National Balloon Ascension Day

Play God Day

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day


Fun Observances (2)

 Static Electricity Day

January 9 is Static Electricity Day a day to honor this unexpected, mostly unpleasant, and sometimes hair rising phenomenon.

Boy with static hair sticking out.

Static electricity occurs due to an accumulation of positive electric charges on an object's surface.

Shocks You!

It is called static because the charge stays on the surface until it comes into contact with another surface with a negative charge.

Static electricity can be created by rubbing an object against another. Some materials like wool and glass are much more likely to have static electricity. Dry human skin and hair also accumulate electric charges. This is why people tend to experience shocks when they touch doorknobs or anything made of metal during the winter time.

Triboelectric Series

The Triboelectric Series is a list of materials that are ranked by their ability to accumulate positive and negative charges.

This shocking holiday is also sometimes called National Static Electricity Day in the United States.

How to Celebrate?

  • Learn more about what causes static electricity.
  • Conduct experiments with the kids in your life to show them the causes and effects of static electricity.
  • Learn how to avoid static during the winter months.

Did You Know…

…that lightning is a natural example of when sparks are discharged due to the buildup of static electricity?




Word Nerd Day

Word Nerd Day is celebrated annually on January 9.

A collection of magnetic words.

Love your dictionary? Do you like long, complicated, fancy words? If your answer is yes, then this is the unofficial holiday for you.

Learn New Words

While the origins of this holiday are unknown, we assume that those who created it wanted word and language nerds to celebrate their expansive vocabulary, and for people to pick up their dictionaries and thesauruses to learn more about the origin, meaning, and usages of words in their language.

Smallest Meaningful Unit

A word is the smallest unit in a language that conveys a meaning when it is written and spoken by itself. When written, it has white space at its beginning and the end, but not in the middle. When spoken, a word is a form of speech that is uttered as a single unit.

How to Celebrate?

  • Are you a word nerd? Be proud of who you are. Use words no less than 7 letters long in all your conversations.
  • Do crosswords and play word puzzles all day long.
  • Spend the day learning about new words and finding occasions to use them.

Did You Know…

…that according to the Oxford Dictionary, “bookkeeper” is the only word in the English language without any hyphens with three consecutive repeated letters?




A Woman Shoots Her Husband For Stepping On The Clean Floor...

A police officer jumps into his squad car and calls the station. “I have an interesting case here,” he says. “A woman shot her husband for stepping on the floor she just mopped.”

“Have you arrested her?” asks the sergeant.

“No, not yet. The floor’s still wet.”




A Scottish mother visits her 
son in his New York City apartment and asks, “How do you find the Americans, Donald?”

“Mother,” says Donald, “they’re such noisy people. One neighbor won’t stop banging his head against the wall, while the other screams and screams all night long.”

“Oh, Donald! How do you manage to put up with them?”

“What can I do? I just lie in bed quietly, playing my bagpipes.”




To get my cousin to write to 
her even once, my aunt resorted to 
sending him a check with this note: “Do not cash until you write me a thank-you.”

A few weeks later, the check had cleared, yet no message had arrived. So she called him. “I told you not to cash the check until you’d written to thank me,” she complained.

“I didn’t cash the check,” he said. “I deposited it.”




I just went to save today's blog and found myself signed out??????? So I signed back in and found that while the 9th Jan blog was still there, everything after the green jokes was gone!!!!!!! I am not going to try to do one and a half hours work in ten minutes.

So that is all for today, sorry.


This was the last joke before I tried to sign out.




sandrewn :cowboy:

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Shock !! Horror!! -My hair is standing on end at the thought that our daily feast has been cut short? What will sustain us while we wend our weary way through the vicissitudes  and variations of word-nerd day?

Wait - Instead of accepting a dreary martyrdom, I see that providence decrees that today we assume divinity - and so:


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