October 23rd National Mole Day

Yesterday was a day of choices, today there are even more choices. What is a mole? Is it that creature that crawls under the ground, that bump that grows on your skin or a spy deep inside your society? What about the chemical formula Avogadro came up with? The atomic mass of the molecule? Bet you wouldn’t have picked that one! 6.02 times 10^23. Well we celebrate today to honor his discovery. I am still trying to figure out why but that’s not important. What is important is that it is another day to party! Like you really needed a reason to anyway! If we honor the accomplishments of others, even if we do not understand them, then we honor life itself. Today might be Avogadro’s day. maybe tomorrow will be yours!

How to celebrate – Study chemistry. Look for moles in your yard. Find out how many molecules you are made out of.

June 27th Sun Glasses Day

Sun glasses are cool, they always have been and they always will be. Sometimes they make a fashion statement, sometimes they help hide our identity and sometimes they let us watch things, or people, and not let them know we are watching.

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However, all things considered, they provide our eyes with protection from the UV rays that can cause eye damage over the years. They can also help keep dust out of our eyes and keep rain from blurring our view. I know sunglasses have been around since at least the American Civil War. Some soldiers, if they were lucky enough, are seen wearing them in old photos.

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And spies wear them to both hide their identity and to watch super secret things going on without those doing it knowing they are watching. They create a disguise… in some cases, not very good disguises but none the less it has some effect.

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But mainly, they just make us look really, really cool. Some are successful, some are not. It really does become a matter of choice. The cooler you are as a person the cooler sunglasses you are going to wear.

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But let’s remember the main thing is to protect your eyes. After all, don’t you want to look in a mirror and see how cool you look? The only way you can do that is to protect them.

How to celebrate – Find the best sunglasses for you. Don’t just buy them, use them! Pretend you are an international spy while you wear your glasses.