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MDBCs 27 Feb 2024


sandrewn

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February 27th 2024 - Holidays and Observances

 

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

Anosmia Awareness Day

National Albert Day

National Kahlua Day

National Pokemon Day

National Protein day

National Strawberry Day

National Susan Day

Retro Day

Special Operations Forces Day

The Big Breakfast Day

World Spay Day

 

Ten’s Birthday

Steven Fernandez’s Birthday

Money Man’s Birthday

JWoww’s Birthday

Elizabeth Taylor’s Birthday

Kate Mara

John Steinbeck

 

Fun Observances ( 2 )

International Polar Bear Day

International Polar Bear Day on February 27 is an unofficial holiday created by Polar Bear International (PBI). It raises awareness of the impact of global warming on Polar Bears.

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Polar Bear International is a group run by conservationists, scientists, and volunteers working to educate the public about the effects of climate change on the Arctic region. More specifically, they focus on how global warming is slowly destroying the habitat of polar bears and adversely affecting their population.

Reduced Food Source

Despite being the largest carnivores on land, polar bears largely rely on seals for food. Shorter ice seasons and melting sea ice mean seals, who rely on ice to raise their young, are becoming scarcer. This is leaving polar bears without a ready source of food. Lack of food is also forcing polar bears to venture into areas populated by humans, making them vulnerable to attacks from residents and hunters.

Vulnerable to Diseases

Rising temperatures, loss of weight, and lack of nutrition due to lack of food has also meant that polar bears are now becoming vulnerable to previously unknown diseases.

Scientists believe all of these factors have caused a severe decline in polar bear populations, and if the trend continues global warming could potentially lead to the extinction of the species.

Effects of Human Activity

Human activity, including the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation, is considered by scientists as the primary cause of global warming.

The goal of International Polar Bear Day is to bring light to this fact, and to encourage people around the world to help find solutions to the problem of climate change.

How to Observe?

Fixing global warming might seem like a daunting task for an individual, but it doesn't have to be. Use this day to find ways to reduce your carbon footprint and help raise awareness about the importance of polar bears in our ecology, and the effects of global warming on their survival.

To reduce your carbon footprint, consider taking the following steps:

  • Walk, bike, take public transport, or carpool to work.
  • Avoid using a vehicle that runs on fossil fuel as much as you can.
  • Reduce plastic usage and waste by carrying your reusable shopping bags to the stores.
  • Plant trees in your backyard if you have space or join a local tree planting drive.
  • Learn more about polar bears, their habitat, habits, and life cycle.
  • Raise funds or volunteer your time for an organization that works to reduce global warming.

Did You Know…

… that polar bears are black and not white? Their fur is transparent while their skin is black. The transparent fur reflects sunlight such that it looks white to human eyes.

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No Brainer Day

February 27 is No Brainer Day. It is believed that the holiday was created by Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith in the United States as a way to remind people that most things are simple and that many problems we encounter daily have obvious and easy solutions.

Take a break and avoid using your brain.

The made-up holiday, which is also sometimes known as International No Brainer Day, also allows people to stop over analyzing things, second-guessing themselves, and to relax and take it easy.

Very Little Thought

The holiday gets its name from the English language phrase no brainer, which refers to decisions or choices that require very little effort and thought.

How to Celebrate?

  • That’s a no brainer of course! Take this day to relax your brain and stop yourself from over analyzing problems. Leave that for another day.

Did You Know…

…that in a study conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, neuroscientists found that the human brain could process images that had been flashed before the person for as little as 13 milliseconds?

 

 

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I was working as a short-order cook at two restaurants in the same neighborhood. On a Saturday night, I was finishing up the dinner shift at one restaurant and hurrying to report to work at the second place. But I was delayed because one table kept sending back an order of hash browns, insisting they were too cold. I replaced them several times, but still the customers were dissatisfied.

When I was able to leave, I raced out the door and arrived at my second job. A server immediately handed me my first order. "Make sure these hash browns are hot," she said, "because these people just left a restaurant down the street that kept serving them cold ones."

 

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The generation gap proved glaringly obvious at the mail-order music company where my wife works as a customer service representative. Some college students, who were working part-time inputting customer information, wrote the following notes regarding some golden oldies:

"Customer is looking for two song titles:

'Shovel Off Two Buffaloes' and 'Honey, Suck a Rose.' "

 

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While I was dining out with my children, a man came over to our table and we started talking. He asked where my kids go to school. I told him we home-school them. With a raised eyebrow he asked if my husband is the sole breadwinner for our family. I said no, I also work—out of our home. Then, noticing our two-month-old son, he mentioned that his daughter had just had a baby, and he wondered what hospital our son was born in.

"He was born at home," I answered.

The man looked at me, then said, "Wow, you don't get out much, do you?"

 

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My mother was hard of hearing and wore a hearing aid that she removed at bedtime.

My dad would wait till she had put it on her nightstand and say, “Do you want to go to sleep or what?”

Not being able to hear, she would inevitably respond with “What?”

And that, my dad joked to me on numerous occasions, is the explanation for why I come from a very large family.

 

 

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