MDBCs 21 Jan 2023
January 21st 2023 - Holidays and Observances
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- Babinden (Bulgaria, Serbia)
- Birthday of Princess Ingrid Alexandra (Norway)
- Christian feast day:
- Errol Barrow Day (Barbados)
- Flag Day (Quebec)
- Grandmother's Day (Poland)
- Lady of Altagracia Day (Dominican Republic)
- Lincoln Alexander Day (Canada)
- National Hugging Day (United States)
Observances (click on the day or week for details)
International Sweatpants Day
National Bakers-Crafters-Makers Day
National Cheesy Socks Day
National Conscious Uncoupling Day
National Granola Bar Day
National Hug Your Puppy Day
National Max Day
National Use Your Gift Card Day
Own Your Own Home Day
Thank Your Mentor Day
Korean New Year
Thomas Stonewall Jackson’s Birthday
Freddie Tomlinson’s Birthday
Sushant Singh Rajput’s Birthday
Aleksa Safiya’s Birthday
Fun Observances (2)
Squirrel Appreciation Day
January 21 is Squirrel Appreciation Day, a day to acknowledge the role that squirrels play in nature and the environment.
It is an unofficial holiday started by North Carolina wildlife rehabilitator Christy McKeown in 2001, as a way to encourage people to put out seeds and nuts for these cute rodents.
Squirrels are found almost everywhere on Earth. They are native to Africa, the Americas, Europe, and Asia, and have been introduced to Australia.
In North America, the western and eastern grey squirrels are very common. In Europe, the red squirrel is more common, but its numbers in Great Britain and Ireland are decreasing. The decrease in the red squirrel population is linked to the introduction of the eastern grey squirrel from North America.
Found in Different Sizes
Squirrels can range anywhere from a few inches to a few feet long. The smallest known squirrel species, the African pygmy squirrel, are on average only about 3 inches (7.62 centimeters) long. The largest squirrels, the Indian giant squirrel, can be as long as is 3 feet (1 meter).
A Scurry of Squirrels
A group of squirrels is called a dray or a scurry, though the term dray or drey usually refers to a squirrel nest.
How to Celebrate?
- Leave out food in your yard for squirrels, but make sure you research what is considered nutritious food for squirrels.
- Learn more about squirrels by watching documentaries on the rodents, visiting your local natural history museum or by just observing the squirrels in your yard.
- Change your desktop and social media profile pictures to an image of a squirrel.
Did You Know…
…that their front teeth grow at the rate of six inches per year?
Soup Swap Day
Host a soup swap on the third Saturday of January to celebrate Soup Swap Day.
Soup Swap Day is a day to spend quality time with family and friends and share some homemade soup with them to take home.
Started in Seattle
Started by Knox Gardner and his friend in Seattle, Soup Swap Day became an unofficial holiday celebrated all over the United States in 2006. Today, the holiday is celebrated by soup enthusiasts in many other parts of the world.
Soup is often given to people when they are sick or nursing a cold. Chicken soup is especially used for its soothing qualities. It makes sense, broth made from bones and vegetables are very nourishing and easily digested.
How to Celebrate?
- Host a soup swap. Have friends and family bring homemade soup in containers. Make sure everyone brings the same number of soup filled containers as guests. Share soup with everyone – each guest should leave the same amount of soup as they come with.
Did You Know…
…that the earliest known record of humans eating soup dates back to 20,000 years ago?
Whoever said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results has obviously never had to reboot a computer.
Autocorrect can go straight to he’ll.
Q. What is the biggest lie in the entire universe?
A. "I have read and agree to the Terms & Conditions."
Matt: Hey Dr. Park, this is Matt from the Vascular lab. I have an outpatient here with an external iliac occlusion with cold foot pin and numbness that started 3 days ago. What should I do with her?
Hannah: Hi, this is Hannah. I think you have the wrong number, but I Googled it and I’m pretty sure u need to put a stent in her left radial artery. Best of luck, Matt!
Matt: Sorry, wrong number Hannah. She ended up actually getting a stent. Took about 3 hours longer for trained medical professionals to figure out what took you 3 minutes.
Hannah: Yoooo, yall hiring?
Daughter: Dad there’s a moth on the outside of the bathroom door. Can you get rid of it?
Daughter: Please hurry because I’m going to cry.
Dad: Dad is dead. You’re next. Love, Moth
I was in a couple’s home trying to fix their Internet connection. The husband called out to his wife in the other room for the computer password.
“Start with a capital S, then 123,” she shouted back.
We tried S123 several times, but it didn’t work. So we called the wife in.
As she input the password, she muttered, “I really don’t know what’s so difficult about typing Start123.
Because my wife and I are flea market dealers, we usually carry stacks of $1 bills. Not long ago, we had lunch at a restaurant and paid the check with singles.
As our waitress collected the ones, she sized up my 70-year-old wife and said,
"You had a good night dancing last night, huh?"
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