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MDBCs 31 Mar 2023


sandrewn

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March 31st 2023 - Holidays and Observances

 

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Observances (click on the day, BD, or week for details)

National Après Day

Anesthesia Tech Day

Dance Marathon Day

Eiffel Tower Day

International Hug a Medievalist Day

National Clams on the Half Shell Day

Crayola Crayon Day - 1

National Crayon Day - 2

National Farm Workers Day

National Prom Day

National She's Funny That Way Day - 1

She’s Funny That Way Day - 2

National Tater Day

Terri's Day

National Cream Cheese Frosting Day

Wear A Hat Day

 

Liza Koshy’s Birthday

Kids Diana Show’s Birthday

Ewan McGregor’s Birthday

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Birthday

Cesar Chavez’s Birthday

 

Fun Observances

Bunsen Burner Day

Bunsen Burner Day on March 31 celebrates the inventor of the Bunsen Burner, German chemist Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen.

Students in a lab using a bunsen burner.

The most important contribution of Robert Bunsen, one that changed chemistry labs all over the world, was the Bunsen Burner.

Revolutionized Chemistry

A staple in all chemistry labs, the Bunsen Burner is a device that uses a flammable gas to produce a hot flame.

The Bunsen Burner was the precursor to the gas stove many people used in their homes today.

Photochemistry

Born on March 31, 1811, Robert Bunsen is thought to be a trailblazer in the field of photochemistry. Photochemistry is a specialized branch of chemistry that looks at the chemical effects of light.

He was also well-known for his work on the chemistry of arsenic, a chemical element that is used for a variety of purposes including preserving wood, but is also toxic to human beings and animals in larger quantities.

How to Celebrate?

  • Honor your chemistry teachers on this day. Thank them for all the knowledge they have imparted you.
  • Introduce young adults and children in your life to the joys of chemistry.
  • Learn more about the life of Robert Bunsen.

Did You Know…

…that Robert Bunsen also discovered cesium and rubidium with Gustav Kirchhoff? Cesium is one of 5 elements that are liquid at room temperature.

 

 

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"It means," a student said, "you're in the wrong restaurant."

 

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When employees of the restaurant where I work attended a fire-safety seminar, we watched a fire official demonstrate the proper way to operate an extinguisher. "Pull the pin like a hand grenade," he explained, "then depress the trigger to release the foam."

Later, an employee was selected to extinguish a controlled fire in the parking lot. In her nervousness, she forgot to pull the pin.

Our instructor hinted, "Like a hand grenade, remember?"

In a burst of confidence, she pulled the pin—and hurled the extinguisher at the blaze.

 

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When I bought my new Lexus Sport Coupe, my two sons asked me who would inherit it if I met my demise. I pondered the question, then told them if I passed away on an even day, the son born on an even day would get it. If it happened on an odd day, the one born on the odd day would get it.

A few weekends later, while river rafting with one of my sons, I was tossed out of the boat. As I floated in the rapids, I heard my son yelling, "It's the wrong day!"

 

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Going over our weekly training schedule one morning at our small Army garrison, we noticed that our annual trip to the rifle range had been canceled for the second time, but that our semi–annual physical-fitness test was still on as planned.

"Does it bother anyone else," one soldier asked,

"that the Army doesn't seem concerned with how well we can shoot, yet is extremely interested in how fast we can run?"

 

 

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