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MDBCs 20 Oct 2023



October 20th 2023 - Holidays and Observances


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

Hawke's Bay Anniversary Day

Information Overload Day

International Chefs Day

Miss American Rose Day

National Brandied Fruit Day

National Day on Writing

National Jeff Day

National Lane Day

National Mammography Day

National Youth Confidence Day

Philippine-British Friendship day

Sŵn Festival

Talent Transformation Day

World CRISPR Day

Developmental Language Disorder Awareness Day

Community Media Day

Office Chocolate Day

Suspender’s Day


Mickey Mantle’s Birthday

Maru the Shiba Inu’s Birthday

Kamala Harris’s Birthday

John Krasinski’s Birthday

John Dewey’s Birthday

Cyn Santana’s Birthday

Candice Swanepoel’s Birthday

Tom Petty’s Birthday

Viggo Mortensen’s Birthday

OpTic Predator’s Birthday

Mitch Lucker’s Birthday

NBA YoungBoy’s Birthday

A$AP Ferg’s Birthday

Ronnie Banks’s Birthday

Bela Lugosi’s Birthday

Sunny Hostin’s Birthday

Blesiv’s Birthday

Vallyk’s Birthday

BM’s Birthday

Snoop Dogg’s Birthday


Fun Observances

International Sloth Day

October 20 is International Sloth Day, a day to honor the adorable slow-moving, tree-dwelling, and leaf-eating mammals.

Baby sloth on a tree.

International Sloth Day was created in 2010 by the AIUNAU Foundation, a non-profit conservation and wildlife organization based in Colombia. The unofficial holiday raises awareness about the life cycle and natural habitat of the Sloth. The day also calls on people to learn more about these native South and Central American animals.

Helping Humans Fight Diseases

These extremely slow-moving animals, whose name is synonymous with one of seven deadly sins in Christian philosophy, tend to spend their entire lives hanging from limbs of trees.

They have two layers of fur, which harbors a variety of symbiotic algae, fungi, beetles and other insects. The algae on the sloth's fur give it it's characteristic green color and helps the sloth camouflage itself in thick vegetation. Recent studies have shown that the algae and fungi in the sloth fur may help fight many human diseases, including cancer.

How to Celebrate

  • Learn more about the habitat, physiology and habits of the sloth.
  • If your local zoo has sloths, visit it and spend the day observing them.
  • Volunteer your time and money to a conservation and wildlife organization working to preserve the habitat of the sloth.
  • And finally, this is a good day to be slothful. Spend the day doing nothing at all!

Did You Know…

…that even though sloths mostly eat leaves, their stomachs can't easily digest them? Sloths have a stomach with four compartments and it takes them almost a month to digest one meal.






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In ancient Rome, deli workers were told that they could eat anything they wanted during the lunch hour. Anything, that is except the smoked salmon. Thus were created the world's first anti-lox breaks.




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He has had 44 concussions. He lives very close to me.

A stone’s throw away, in fact.























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