October 25th 2023 - Holidays and Observances
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- Armed Forces Day (Romania)
Christian feast day:
- Bernat Calbó (Bernard of Calvo)
- Pope Boniface I
- Blessed Carlo Gnocchi
- Crysanthus and Daria (Western Christianity)
- Crispin and Crispinian
- Gaudentius of Brescia
- Minias of Florence
- Mar Nestorius (in the Nestorian churches)
- Tabitha (Dorcas)
- Blessed Thaddeus McCarthy
- The Six Welsh Martyrs and companions (in Wales)
- The Hallowing of Nestorius
- October 25 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Earliest day on which Nevada Day can fall, while October 31 is the latest; celebrated on last Friday in October. (Nevada)
- Earliest day on which October Holiday can fall, while October 31 is the latest; observed on last Monday in October. (Ireland)
- Earliest day on which Teacher's Day (Australia) can fall, while October 31 is the latest; celebrated on last Friday in October. (Australia)
- Customs Officer's Day (Russia)
- Day of the Basque Country (Basque Country)
- Republic Day (Kazakhstan)
- Retrocession Day (Taiwan)
- Sovereignty Day (Slovenia)
- Thanksgiving Day (Grenada)
Observances (click on the day, BD, or week for details)
Pablo Picasso’s Birthday
October 25 is Sourest Day, a day to celebrate all things sour – people or foods.
The origins of this made-up holiday are unknown, but we can assume that the day encourages people to try our sour foods and to cheer up the sour people in their lives.
Sourness is a taste that detects acidity in a food item. Scientists rank substances on their sourness by comparing it to hydrochloric acid, which has a sourness index of 1.
Souring is a cooking technique that introduces acid to a food item and changes the chemical and physical properties of the food item. It is often used to make certain types of cheeses and yogurts.
The word sour is also used to refer to someone who is angry, disagreeable or irritable. A person who harbors resentment or disappointment is also sometimes called a sour person.
How to Celebrate?
- Replace your daily beverages with sour beverages like limeade, buttermilk and drinking vinegar.
- Have sour tasting food all day long. Have sour fruits for breakfast and for lunch have lemon chicken. For dinner make some ceviche, a grapefruit salad and a key lime pie for dessert.
- Bring sour candy to work for your co-workers or make a dessert that include sour fruit or limes.
- Know someone who is grumpy and grouchy? Do something nice for them to make them feel less sour.
Did You Know…
…that an average adult has about 10,000 taste buds in their mouth? Taste buds reduce in number as people age.
Famous film quotes get the redneck treatment:
“You had me at ‘Sooooey!’”
“Use the horse, Luke.”
“Are you crying? There’s no crying in NASCAR!”
“Of all the trailer parks in Pine Cone County, she had to pull her ’68 Rambler into mine.”
The problem with math puns is that calculus jokes are all derivative, trigonometry jokes are too graphic, algebra jokes are usually formulaic, and arithmetic jokes are pretty basic. But I guess the occasional statistics joke is an outlier.
A hiker stumbles upon a golden lamp in the forest. He rubs it, and out pops a real-life genie. “In return for freeing me,” says the genie, “I will grant you three wishes.” “I want a million more wishes,” the hiker says immediately. “Rule number one: No asking for more wishes.” The hiker considers his options before replying, “In that case, I want a million more genies.”
In math: Two divided by nothing.
In physics: The contraction of the mouth due to the expansion of the heart.
In accounting: It’s a credit, because it is profitable when returned.
In economics: A thing for which the demand is higher than the supply.
In dentistry: It’s infectious and antiseptic.
After catching her five-year-old son Lucas trying to pull a fast one, his mother demanded,
“Do you think I have idiot written on my forehead?”
“I don’t know. I can’t read.”
I 'm sure, 'HE' would call her a loser?
Edited by sandrewn