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MDBCs 31 May 2024


sandrewn

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May 31st 2024 - Holidays and Observances

 

(click on the day for details)

 

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

Autonomous Vehicle Day

European Neighbors' Day

National Fisherfolks Day

National Save Your Hearing Day

National Smile Day

National Speak in Complete Sentences Day

National Utah Day

Necrotizing Fasciitis Awareness Day

Web Designer Day

What You Think Upon Grows Day

World Parrot Day

Infidelity Hurts Awareness Day

 

Waka Flocka Flame’s Birthday

Normani’s Birthday

Mo3’s Birthday

Colin Farrell’s Birthday

Clint Eastwood’s Birthday

Azealia Banks’s Birthday

Joe Namath

Brooke Shields

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Fri May 31st, 2024 - Thu Jun 6th, 2024
 

Fun Observances

Macaroon Day

May 31 is Macaroon day, a day to celebrate the unleavened cakes or cookies made of egg whites, sugar, and almond paste or coconut.

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Macaroons are thought to have originated in 9th century Italy.

Coconut and Egg Whites

The original macaroon recipe called for egg whites, sugar, and almond paste. In many parts of the world, including the United Kingdom, coconut is used as the main ingredient of these delicious cakes, instead of almond paste. They can also be topped with jam, chocolate, or fruits in syrup.

Even though macaroons look like cookies, bakers technically classify them as cakes because they do not contain any flour.

Not a Macaron

Oftentimes, macaroons are confused with the colorful macaron. While a macaron is made of similar ingredients - almond flour, egg whites, and sugar, there is a world of difference in the taste, texture, and presentation of the two treats.

How to Celebrate?

  • Learn how to make macaroons. Whip up a batch and share them with your family and friends.
  • Try different variations of the cake, perhaps by adding fruit or chocolate? Or maybe a spice like cinnamon or cardamom?

Did You Know...

...that the word macaroon comes from the Italian word maccarone, meaning paste.

 

 

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An angry customer called me at the florist shop where I work. Her problem: the card. Her kids had sent the flowers and wanted it signed "Love, your two rugrats."

Instead, the card read "Love, your two regrets."

 

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Before my son could start going on job interviews, he needed to dress the part. That, he decided, required a $500 suit.

"What!?" I answered, gagging at the price tag. "I've bought cars for $500!"

"That's why I want the $500 suit," he said. "So I don't have to drive $500 cars."

 

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During World War II, selective service wasn't always so selective. My nearsighted friend went before the draft board to explain just how poor his vision was. "If I lose my glasses, I won't be able to see at all," he told them.

"Don't you worry," replied the sergeant in charge. "When we attack, we'll stick you in front of the battalion. You won't miss a thing."

 

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While I was assigned to the space shuttle program, my job included ordering supplies. One of the engineers requested a new dictionary. Following regulations, I asked him why he needed it.

I expected his answer to be "My old copy is lost" or "The cover is falling off." Instead he said, "My current edition defines spaceship as an ‘imaginary aircraft.'"

He got his new dictionary.

 

 

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Q:

Why is the number 13 considered bad luck?

 

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Several different reasons exist for the superstition that the number 13 brings bad luck, such as the fact that 13 people sat down at the Last Supper, shortly before the crucifixion of Jesus. The Norse legends included a story about 12 gods sitting at a banquet when Loki, the uninvited god, showed up to make it 13, a debacle that led to a huge battle. Numerologists view the number 12 as the sign of completion and perfection, so adding to it only causes trouble.

 

Other superstitions have grown up around the number 13. of course. One belief was that a coven of witches had to contain exactly 13 members. and another suggested that if your name has 13 letters, you are fated to have the luck of the devil. Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer and Jack the Ripper might agree, of course.

 

Friday and the number 13 have developed a special relationship when it comes to bad luck. Part of this dates back to the mass roundup and execution of members of the Knights Templar, which took place on Friday, October 13 in the year 1307. Friday, October 13, 1972, was the day when a Uruguayan plane crashed along the Andes Mountains, killing 29, and a Russian plane crashed about half a mile away from the runway, killing 174. So the superstitious out there have plenty of ammunition.

 

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sandrewn :cowboy:

 

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