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  1. Did you know?


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    Did you know:

    -According to the old English time system a moment is 1 and a half minutes

    -Porcupines float in water

    -The letter W is the only letter in the alphabet that has 3 syllables (all others have 1)

    -The most common disease is tooth decay

    -Giraffes has the highest blood pressure of any animal



  2. October 14th - Holidays and Observances (click on the day for details) Christian feast day: Angadrisma Fortunatus of Todi Joseph Schereschewsky (Episcopal Church (USA)) Pope Callixtus I October 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Intercession of the Theotokos Day of the Cathedral of the Living Pillar (Georgian Orthodox Church) Mother's Day (Belarus)[38] National Education Day (Poland), formerly Teachers' Day Nyerere Day (Tanzania) Second Revolution Day (Yemen) World Standards Day (International) Defender of Ukraine Day (Ukraine) Observances (click on the day for details) Dessert Day Be Bald And Free Day International Top Spinning Day Sight Day *** Just because the items in these classified ads are free doesn’t mean they’re worth it: Free: Piano with matching bench seat, very good condition, all keys work probably Free: 5 kitchen drawers, all matching naughty pine fronts Free: Vain Screening Free: rent in exchange for elderly woman *** We all make mistakes. Some 
are just more public than others, 
like these real newspaper typos: “Here the bridal couple stood, 
facing the floral setting, and exchanged cows.” “It took many rabbits many years to write the Talmud.” “Mrs. ____ fell down stairs at her home this morning, breaking her myhodudududududududosy, and suffered painful injuries.” “A headline in an item in the 
Feb. 15th edition incorrectly stated ‘Stolen Groceries.’ It should have read: ‘Homicide.’” *** It’s tough enough selling a home nowadays. Don’t make the mistakes that turned off these readers on the City Room blog of The New York Times: "It was a good house, well-maintained. But the bed with the person in it was off-putting." "The family dog, long departed, was stuffed and standing next to the fireplace. RIP Sparky." "The main distraction was dirt. Although there was the tiny child who proudly showed us the refrigerator full of ‘Daddy’s beer’ just outside an upstairs bedroom." *** *** *** *** *** *** *** Parking sensors *** *** Taking your kid to go shopping at Walmart *** *** Texas? *** Free Ranging chickens (three catches per customer max) *** Leprechaun cowboy??????? *** Attention, pickup in isle 14!!!!!!! *** sandrewn
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    Did you know:

    -Japanese people don’t have middle names

    -Wind doesn’t make a sound until it blows against an object

    -Akousticophobia is the fear of noises

    -John Cadbury founded the Cadbury chocolate company in England in 1842 producing the first chocolate bar

    -It takes 1 alligator to make a pair of shoes and 3 for a pair of boots



    1. drpaladin


      I have a lot of gators in my closet.

  4. October 13th - Holidays and Observances (click on the day for details) Azerbaijani Railway Day (Azerbaijan) Christian feast day: Blessed Alexandrina of Balasar Daniel and companions, of Ceuta Edward the Confessor (translation) Gerald of Aurillac Blessed Maddalena Panattieri (OP) Theophilus of Antioch October 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Doi taikomatsuri October 13–15 (Shikokuchūō, Ehime, Japan) International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction (international)[22] Paramedics' Day (Poland) Rwagasore Day (Burundi) Observances (click on the day for details) No Bra Day Train Your Brain Day Pet Obesity Awareness Day Take Your Parents To Lunch Day Emergency Nurses Day Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work & School Day Fun Observances International Skeptics Day Are you one of those people who takes everything they hear with a grain of salt? Do you question everything and never accept things at their face value? Then, International Skeptics Day on October 13 is the holiday for you. This unofficial holiday is sometimes also celebrated on January 13. Or is it? Whether you are skeptical of when the holiday is celebrated or not, we can all agree that the day encourages people to be skeptical and to never accept anything without questioning its veracity. Attitude of Doubt According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, skepticism is an attitude of doubt towards a particular object or a piece of knowledge, whether it is philosophical, religious or scientific. It is only with this attitude that human society and its understanding of the world around it has been able to evolve and develop - many scientific claims, myths and hoaxes throughout history have been brought to light and debunked due to the hard work of skeptics who refused to stop questioning and doubting. Who knows, without Galileo Galilei's skepticism, for example, we may still be believing that the Sun moves around the Earth? How to Celebrate? Be skeptical (or sceptical if you live in a country that follows British English) of everything! Don't accept any claims made by family, friends, colleagues or strangers without doing your own research. Is there a mystery that intrigues you? Try solving it! Know of someone who believes in UFOs, the Loch Ness Monster or the Big Foot? Maybe it's time to sit with them and ask them to be skeptical about their claims? Watch TV shows that debunk myths and pseudoscience. We recommend Penn and Teller's show and Mythbusters. Read books written by literary skeptics such as Shakespeare and Herman Melville. Did You Know... ...that the opposite of skepticism is trivialism, the notion that everything is true and possible? The word comes from the Latin word, trivialis, meaning commonplace. *** A poodle and a collie were walking down the street. The poodle turned to the collie and complained, "My life is a mess. My owner is mean, my girlfriend is having an affair with a German shepherd, and I'm nervous as a cat." "Why don't you go see a psychiatrist?" asked the collie. "I can't," replied the poodle. "I'm not allowed on the couch." *** Two campers are hiking in the woods when one is bitten on the rear end by a rattlesnake. "I'll go into town for a doctor," the other says. He runs ten miles to a small town and finds the only doctor delivering a baby. "I can't leave," the doctor says. "But here's what to do. Take a knife, cut a little X where the bite is, suck out the poison and spit it on the ground." The guy runs back to his friend, who is in agony. "What did the doctor say?" the victim cries. "He says you're gonna die." *** A pair of cows were talking in the field. One says, "Have you heard about the mad cow disease that's going around?" "Yeah," the other cow says. "Makes me glad I'm a penguin." *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** Short one today, sorry sandrewn
  5. Did you know?




    Did you know:

    -Orange Fanta is the 3rd largest selling soft drink in the world

    -As a world commodity coffee is second only to oil

    -It's possible to lead a cow up stairs but not down

    -Hummingbirds are the only bird that can fly backwards

    -The word 'uncopyrightable' is the is the only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating any      letter



  6. October 12th - Holidays and Observances (click on the day for details) Christian feast day: Blessed Louis Brisson Edith Cavell and Elizabeth Fry (Church of England) Fiacc Our Lady of the Pillar (Fiestas del Pilar) Our Lady of Aparecida Radim Gaudentius (Czech Republic) Seraphin of Montegranaro Wilfrid of Ripon Carlo Acutis[38] October 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Children's Day (Brazil) Discovery of America by Columbus-related observances (see also October 8😞 Columbus Day (Honduras) Día de la Hispanidad or Fiesta Nacional de España, also Armed Forces Day (Spain) Día de la Raza (El Salvador, Uruguay) Día de la Resistencia Indígena, "Day of Indigenous Resistance" (Venezuela) Día de las Américas (Belize) Día de las Culturas, "Day of the Cultures" (Costa Rica) Día del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural, "Day of respect for cultural diversity" (Argentina) Discovery Day (The Bahamas, Colombia) Feast for Life of Aleister Crowley, celebrated as "Crowleymas" (Thelema) Fiesta Nacional de España (Spain)[39] Freethought Day Independence Day (Equatorial Guinea), celebrates the independence of Equatorial Guinea from Spain in 1968. International Day Against DRM[40] Observances (click on the day for details) Own Business Day World Arthritis Day Face Your Fears Day Pulled Pork Day Fun Observances (2) Old Farmers Day October 12 is Old Farmers Day, a day devoted to old farmers and their farming techniques. Agriculture and farming today is largely mechanized and very scientific, but these developments would not have been possible without the wisdom and hard work of old farmers. This day is to give them thanks, to listen to them and to their stories, and to learn from them and their techniques. While the origins of the holiday are unknown, Old Farmers Day is celebrated by many as a throwback to sustainable and farm-to-table farming practices of the old days. Varied Culture and History Farming and agriculture have a long and varied history in every culture. Despite the differences on what is grown, how farming is done and what materials are used, one thing remains common to all agricultural societies - the farmer. Farmers are the lifeline of agriculture - they tend to the agricultural product from the time of sowing to the time it reaches the market. It is because of hardworking farmers around the world, that most of us have food on our tables every day. How to Celebrate? Learn about old farming techniques. If you own a farm, farm today using old farmers tools. If you have an old farmer in your life, take them out for lunch and listen to their stories and ask for their wisdom. Not a farmer? That shouldn't stop you from celebrating this fun holiday. Visit your local farmer's market and patronize your local farms. Buy only locally grown food and locally raised meat. Get involved in your local farm-to-table movement. Did You Know... ...that according to scientists, almost 40% of the Earth's land is used for agricultural purposes? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ada Lovelace Day Ada Lovelace Day is celebrated annually on the second Tuesday of October. Named after Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer, the day not only commemorates the lives of women in the field of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), but also encourages girls and young women to enter careers in these fields. Any Date in October Ada Lovelace Day began in 2009 after an extensive online campaign in the United Kingdom. About 2000 people blogged about women in sciences and technology on March 24, 2009, a practice that has since become an Ada Lovelace Day tradition. There is no fixed date for Ada Lovelace Day. According to the organizers of the day, the choice of the date for the day is arbitrary. Analytical Engine Ada Lovelace was an English mathematician who worked with Charles Babbage on his calculating engine, called the Analytical Engine. Her plan to calculate Bernoulli numbers using the engine is now widely considered as the world's first computer program. In 1980, the United States Department of Defense created a programming language and named it Ada in honor of Ada Lovelace's contribution to the world of computing. How to Celebrate Honor the women in your life who are in the STEM fields. Encourage the young girls in your life to pursue one of the STEM fields as a career. Buy the young girls in your life science kits, building games and books that make them interested in science. Read more about women scientists and their contribution to the world. Did You Know… …that Mary Shaw became the first woman to get a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1972? *** When a fellow piano tuner was ill, I took over his assignment of tuning a piano in a girls' boardinghouse. While I was at work, several of the girls strolled casually through the room in various states of undress. The climax came when a young lady in startling deshabille appeared to pay the bill. As I was writing the receipt, she suddenly gave me a bewildered look, then fled, screaming, "That's not our regular man!" Their regular man is blind. *** A panda walks into a bar, sits down and orders a sandwich. He eats, pulls out a gun and shoots the waiter dead. As the panda stands up to go, the bartender shouts, "Hey! Where are you going? You just shot my waiter and you didn't pay for the food." The panda yells back, "Hey, man, I'm a panda. Look it up!" The bartender opens his dictionary to panda: "A tree-climbing mammal of Asian origin, characterized by distinct black and white coloring. Eats shoots and leaves." *** Six guys are playing poker. After losing $500 on one hand, Smith clutches his chest and topples over, dead at the table. To decide who's going to tell his wife, his buddies draw straws. Anderson picks the short one. "Break it to her gently," they all urge. "Leave it to me," he says. When Smith's wife comes to the door, Anderson says, "Your husband just lost $500 playing cards." "How much?" the wife yells, eyes blazing. "Tell him to drop dead!" *** *** *** *** Shades of " Romeo and Juliet " *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** sandrewn




    Did you know:

    -Reindeer like bananas

    -All of the clocks in the movie 'Pulp Fiction' are fixed to 4:20

    -Humans shed and regrow outer skin cells every 27 days (almost 1,000 new skins in a lifetime)

    -Blue and white are the most common school colors

    -Sound travels 15 times faster through steel than air



    1. Zombie


      spider webs “cover the ground… like a blanket of snow”

      fortunately heat melts snow… :lol:  

      flame thrower fire GIF


  8. October 11th - Holidays and Observances (click on the day for details) Christian feast days: Agilbert Alexander Sauli Andronicus, Probus, and Tarachus (Roman Catholic Church) Æthelburh of Barking Bruno the Great Cainnech of Aghaboe Gratus of Oloron Gummarus James the Deacon (Church of England, Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church) Lommán of Trim Maria Soledad Torres y Acosta Nectarius of Constantinople Nicasius, Quirinus, Scubiculus, and Pientia Philip the Evangelist Pope John XXIII (Roman Catholic Church) Zenaida and Philonella October 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) General Pulaski Memorial Day (United States) International Day of the Girl Child[19] International Newspaper Carrier Day National Coming Out Day Revolution Day (North Macedonia) Observances (click on the day for details) Canadian Thanksgiving Columbus Day Native American Day Sausage Pizza Day Fun Observances It's My Party Day October 11 is It’s My Party Day, a great excuse to have a party for no reason at all! All you need to do is to invite all your friends and family to a fun party! While the origins of this unofficial holiday are unknown, it is safe to say that it encourages people throwing a party to celebrate themselves. How to Celebrate? While one never needs a reason to have a party, It’s My Party Day is a great justification for throwing a bash just because you can! Here are some ways you can celebrate this fun holiday: Have a party of course! Send out invitations, decorate the venue, make all your favorite party foods, put on some fun music and let the party begin! Too tired to organize a party by yourself? What about meeting your friends at a restaurant or at the park? Who says parties have to be at home? Did You Know... ...that according to the Guinness Book of World Records the longest dance party lasted for 55 hours? The party took place in Wexford, Ireland on October 29, 2006. *** The 16th tee featured a fairway that ran along a road. The first golfer in a foursome teed off and hooked the ball. It soared over the fence and bounced onto the street, where it hit the tire of a moving bus and ricocheted back onto the fairway. As they all stood in amazement, one of the golfer's friends asked, "How did you do that?" The golfer shrugged. "You have to know the bus schedule." *** Old accountants never die, they just lose their balance. Old musicians never die, they just get played out. Old lawyers never die, they just lose their appeal. Old daredevils never die, they just get discouraged. Walt Disney didn't die. He's in suspended animation. *** Psychiatry students were in their Emotional Extremes class. "Let's set some parameters," the professor said. "What's the opposite of joy?" he asked one student. "Sadness," he replied. "The opposite of depression?" he asked another student. "Elation," he replied. "The opposite of woe?" the prof asked a young woman from Texas. The Texan replied, "Sir, I believe that would be giddyup." *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** sandrewn
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    Did you know:

    -'Lonely Planet' for travelers is based in Melbourne Australia

    -The hottest chile in the world is the habanero

    -The dishwasher was invented in 1889

    -Clouds fly higher during the day than the night

    -The most valuable nutrients of a potato are its skin



  10. October 10th - Holidays and Observances (click on the day for details) Arbor Day (Poland) Army Day (Sri Lanka) Capital Liberation Day (Vietnam) Christian feast day: Blessed Angela Truszkowska Cerbonius Daniel Comboni Eulampius and Eulampia Gereon and companions Blessed María Catalina Irigoyen Echegaray (Maria Desposorios) Paulinus of York (in England) Pinytus Tanca Vida Dutton Scudder (Episcopal Church) Viktor of Xanten October 10 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Double Ten Day (The National Day of Republic of China), celebrates outbreak of the Wuchang Uprising in 1911 that led to founding of the Republic of China in 1912 Fiji Day, celebrates the independence of Fiji from United Kingdom in 1970 Finnish Literature Day (Finland) Independence Day, commemorates the proclamation of Cuba's independence from Spain and the beginning of the Ten Years' War in 1868. Party Foundation Day (North Korea) World Day Against the Death Penalty World Mental Health Day[22] World Porridge Day Observances (click on the day for details) Hug A Drummer Day SHIFT10 Day World Homeless Day Cake Decorating Day Fun Observances Handbag Day Handbag Day is celebrated annually on October 10. Created in 2013 by Purseblog, a blog that follows the fashion and handbag industry, Handbag Day recognizes the importance of handbags in daily life and in fashion, and acknowledges that a handbag is not only an essential item in a person’s closet, but is also a simple way to make a style statement. The unofficial holiday encourages people to share pictures of their handbags and show their love for this fashion accessory on social media websites. How to Celebrate? Go out and get that high-end handbag you have been eyeing the whole year. Is your handbag a place where things go in to get lost? Perhaps today is the time to clean it out and organize it. Did You Know… …that in the early 1900s, handbag was a term used to refer to men's hand baggage? *** My sister Darlene has the courage—but not always the skills—to tackle any home-repair project. For example, in her garage are pieces of a lawn mower she once tried to fix. So I wasn't surprised the day my other sister, Jesse, and I found Darlene attacking her vacuum cleaner with a screwdriver. "I can't get this thing to cooperate," she explained. "Why don't you drag it out to the garage and show it the lawn mower?" Jesse suggested. *** After a long career of being blasted into a net, the human cannonball was tired. He told the circus owner he was going to retire. "But you can't!" protested the boss. "Where am I going to find another man of your caliber?" *** A guy walks into a bar and there's a horse serving drinks. The horse asks, "What are you staring at? Haven't you ever seen a horse tending bar before?" The guy says, "It's not that. I just never thought the parrot would sell the place." *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** sandrewn
  11. This afternoon I first heard, then saw  a skein of 12 geese heading south for the winter. That really brightened up my day (it doesn't take much in my case). So, with a smile on my face, I want to wish you all a...



  12. Did you know?

    20 True (Unfortunate) Facts About Food


    Did you know:

    -Bottle nosed whales can dive to a depth of 915 metres (3,000feet) in 2 minutes

    -A bowling pin will fall at a tilt of 7.5 degrees

    -The largest island in the Mediterranean sea is Sicily

    -There are over 225,000 trees in New York's Central Park

    -Ants don’t like baby powder (talcum powder)



  13. October 9th - Holidays and Observances (click on the day for details) Christian feast day: Abraham Denis Dionysius the Areopagite Ghislain Innocencio of Mary Immaculate and Martyrs of Asturias John Henry Newman John Leonardi Luis Beltran Robert Grosseteste (Church of England) Wilfred Grenfell (Episcopal Church (USA)) October 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Fire Prevention Day (Canada, United States) Hangul Day (South Korea) Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Uganda from United Kingdom in 1962. (Uganda) Independence of Guayaquil from Spain in 1820 (Ecuador) Leif Erikson Day (United States, Iceland and Norway) National Day of Commemorating the Holocaust (Romania) National Nanotechnology Day (United States) Takayama Autumn Festival (Takayama, Japan) World Post Day[12] Indian Foreign Service Day[13] Observances (click on the day for details) Scrubs Day Beer and Pizza Day Moldy Cheese Day I Love Yarn Day Fun Observances (2) Astronomy Day Astronomy Day is celebrated twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. In the spring, the holiday is held on the Saturday closest to the First Quarter Moon between the months of April and May, while in the fall (autumn) it occurs on a Saturday closest to the Quarter Moon between September and October. Created in 1973 Astronomy Day was created in 1973 by Doug Berger, then president of the Astronomical Association of Northern California. The unofficial holiday is an attempt to raise the interest of the general public in astronomy by giving them easy access to astronomical instruments such as telescopes. The holiday also seeks to bridge the knowledge gap by giving the public a chance to interact with astronomers and space scientists. Observe the Sky On the day, museums, observatories, universities, and astronomy clubs around the world set up easily accessible telescopes in public spaces including schools, parks, and shopping malls to allow people to observe the skies during the day and night. Other events include lectures and conferences, educational outreach, exhibitions, and essay competitions. An Ancient Science Astronomy is the study of celestial bodies and non-Earthly phenomena. It deals with objects like the planets, stars, and asteroids as well as events such as eclipses and meteor showers. Studied since ancient times, the field of astronomy originated and evolved over millennia due to the need for humans to understand the history and science of the Earth and to comprehend the causes of celestial events. Until very recently, astronomy and astrology were seen as related fields of study. It was only in the 17th century that they separated ways. Today, astrology is seen as a field that deals with spirituality rather than science. How to Celebrate? Attend a local Astronomy Day event. Bring family and friends with you and spend some time gazing at the sky through the lenses of a telescope. Learn more about astronomy and how to study it as an amateur astronomer. You can start here. If you have children in your life, today is the perfect day to introduce them to the magic of astronomy. Who knows, they may grow up to become the next Carl Sagan or Carolyn Shoemaker! Did You Know... ...that we can actually see the past? Light from distant stars take a very long time to reach the Earth, so when we look at a star through a telescope we are looking at the light that left the star several hundred, thousands or even million years ago! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Curious Events Day Love conspiracy theories? Enjoy pondering about bizarre events that seem to have no explanations? Then Curious Events Day, a made-up holiday celebrated every year on October 9, is just the holiday you need to celebrate! While the origins of this curious holiday are unknown, we suspect that the creators of this day wanted people to stop worrying about the small things in life and focus their attention on all the inexplicable, baffling and peculiar mysteries of the world. Small or Big Events Life is full of curious events - big and small. Like for example, where do all those socks disappear to after doing laundry, or why do people open their mouths when applying mascara? Some mysteries have occupied curious and adventurous minds around the world. These include: Who made the stonehenge and for what purpose? Does Bigfoot exist and can ghosts communicate with humans? And then there are the bigger, more philosophical mysteries of life - like what happens when we die or what is what is beyond the edge of the universe? How to Celebrate? No matter what kind of curious events interest you, Curious Events Day is a holiday to spend some time being inquisitive about the world around you. Read or watch documentaries about some of the more famous curious incidents and events that have happened in the history of humankind – disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle, sightings of the Yeti and the Loch Ness monster, crop circles, UFO sightings in Roswell. Become a sleuth yourself and try to find explanations of curious events that intrigue you. Did You Know... ...that the English language idiom curiosity killed the cat, means that getting curious and prying into other people's affairs can get one into trouble? *** Q: What’s the technical name for a pot of coffee at work? A: Break fluid *** Q: If you call a large turkey a gobbler what do you call a small one? A: Goblet. *** When a Butterball Talk-Line staffer asked a caller what state her turkey was in (meaning how thawed was it) the caller responded with, “Florida.” *** A gentleman called Butterball's Thanksgiving Turkey Talk-Line to tell the operator he cut his turkey in half with a chain saw and wanted to know if the oil from the chain would adversely affect the turkey. *** One caller to Butterball's Thanksgiving Turkey Talk-Line had always cut the legs off the turkey before putting it in the oven, thinking that was how you had to cook a turkey. She later learned that the only reason her mom had been doing that was because their oven had been so small that that was the only way to get the bird into the oven! *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** sandrewn




    Did you know:

    -An elephants ears are used to regulate body temperature

    -Petrol has no specific freezing point (it can freeze at any temperature between -82 and -115C (-180 and -240F)

    -The center of the Sun is approximately 15 million C (27 million F)

    -Hiccups usually last for 5 minutes

    -Crocodiles are responsible for over a 1,000 deaths each year by the Banks of the Nile river



    1. Zombie


      people pay to stay at the Clown Motel?! :o


    2. Slytherin


      Ahhhhhh!! I agree @Zombie Never!!

      *hides under chair* 

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