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MDBCs 17 May 2023


sandrewn

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May 17th 2023 - Holidays and Observances

 

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

National Walnut Day

International Child Helpline Day

National Bike To School Day

National Cherry Cobbler Day

National Employee Health and Fitness Day

National Graduation Tassel Day

National Idaho Day

National Juice Slush Day

National Linda Day

National Mushroom Hunting Day

National Numeracy Day UK

National Pinkfix Day

Neurofibromatosis Awareness Day

Pinot Grigio Day

Turn Beauty Inside Out Day

World Stationery Day

National Work From Home Day

World Baking Day

 

LuAnn de Lesseps’s Birthday

Karrueche Tran’s Birthday

Elle Winter’s Birthday

Kandi Burruss’s Birthday

Cindy Smock’s Birthday

 

Fun Observances

Pack Rat Day

Pack Rat Day is celebrated every year on May 17. The unofficial holiday encourages people to do some late spring-cleaning and to make space for newer, more useful things in their lives.

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Have you ever noticed how easy it is to collect useless things? Get rid of things that you don't need anymore and de-clutter your house, workspace and your life on Pack Rat Day.

Collector of Useless Objects

Pack rat is the term used to describe a person who tends to collect objects - useful and useless - and does not easily get rid of them. While many of us can be pack rats in certain areas of our lives, being a hoarder can be a serious issue. In many people, the pack rat behavior can create major mental and physical health issues.

Distracted Woodrats

The term pack rat comes from the rodent of the same name. Also called woodrats, these rodents are known to be nesters. They collect anything they can find to make their nests. They are known to get distracted by shiny new things - if they see something they like, they will drop what they are currently holding to get the shiny new item for their nest!

How to Celebrate?

Collecting is not always a bad thing. Whether it is baseball cards, vintage chocolate wrappers or old cars, Pack Rat Day is a reminder that there is a fine line between collecting and hoarding and that sometimes it is ok to get rid of old things to make way for newer things. Here are some ways to observe this holiday:

  • Take the day off to do some organizing. Throw away or donate anything you haven't used for over 6 months.
  • If you know of someone who is a hoarder, get them some help. Hoarding can sometimes become a problem that can have a negative effect on a person's life.
  • Read more about actual pack rats, rodents who pick up shiny objects and leave pebbles and nuts in their place.

Did You Know…

...that fossilized pack rat middens are a rich source of information about the history of the environment in the area? Middens are debris piles created by the materials collected by the rodents and preserved by their urine. The oldest middens found were about 50,000 years old.

 

 

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In honor of our armed forces, the University of South Carolina football team used the backs of players' jerseys to display a little patriotism. They placed words like Duty, Service, Courage, and Commitment where players' names would normally go.

During the game against the University of Florida, a fight broke out, prompting the television commentator to announce, "It looked like Integrity threw the first punch."

 

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I opened the refrigerator at work to get my lunch. Instead of my dessert, I found this note:

"IOU one banana cream. Sorry, it was an emergency. Sharon."

 

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A wife is scrambling eggs when her husband bursts into the kitchen.

"Careful," he cries. "Careful! You're cooking too many at once. Too many! Scramble them! Now! We need more butter. They're going to stick! Careful! Now scramble them again! Hurry up! Are you crazy? Don't forget to salt them. You know you always forget to salt them. Use the salt. Use the salt! The salt!"

The wife turns and asks, "What is wrong with you?"

Her husband calmly replies, "I wanted to show you what it feels like when I'm driving."

 

 

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