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  • Happy Bird Day, Keto Day, Screenwriters Day, and Whipped Cream Day! I'm still not sure what keto is, but whipped cream is awesome! Does anyone here own a bird? Give it some extra millet or whatever they eat for a treat. How about screenwriting? Today is your day!
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    Extra fun fact: Whipped cream used to be called "milk snow."
    Happy Missouri Day, Spaghetti Day, Trivia Day, and "Thank God it's Monday" Day! Which of these national recognitions will you be celebrating today? Me, probably Trivia Day. Every day is trivia day for me. And I have to admit, I'm happy it's Monday! Wednesdays are my Mondays.
    Welcome to chocolate covered cherry day, drinking straw day, fruit cake toss day! Love a good chocolate cherry any my glass drinking straw, but what is fruitcake toss day? A competition invented in Colorado where you try to toss a 2-pound cake as far as possible! There are even judges to inspect your cake before the toss. Sounds awesome to me, and I'm the only person I know who actually likes fruitcake.
    Welcome to the second day of 2021! Today is National Buffet Day, Cream Puff Day, Personal Trainer Awareness Day, and Science Fiction Day! I know there are more than a few of us here who write Sci-Fi, so today is our day! Go Si-Fi nerds! Be sure to help yourself to a buffet of cream puffs then go see a personal trainer after to lose cream puff weight. :cool:
    Happy New Year's Eve! If you're not doing much today, why not try looking up some ways a country other than your own celebrates the new year and possibly give it a try? In Brazil, everyone wears white to signify good luck and prosperity, while in Columbia they carry around suitcases, and in Denmark, plate smashing is a thing. The Chinese New Year isn't even until February,
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    Yes, these are abbreviated and there's a lot more to these traditions as well as localized ones, but what do you expect when you have to fit it all in under 500 characters? :p:emoji_sparkles:
    Happy boxing day! Traditionally the day when the rich folk gave gifts to the servents, often extra food from the Christmas feasts, and also when boxes of goods and gifts were given to the poor.
    Happy Holidays! All the holidays! There's a bunch at this time of year, so when I say happy holidays, I really do hope you have a happy Hanukkah, merry Christmas, enjoyable Boxing Day, happy New Year, I think Kwanzaa is in there, as well, and any other holidays that I am not aware of! I hope everyone has a most enjoyable Holiday Season.
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    The tallest building in USA is the One World Trade Center at 1,776 feet, 104 floors. It falls sixth on the list of tallest buildings in the world. #1 is Burj Kahlifa in Dubai at 2,717, 163 floors. Then Shanghai Tower, Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower, Ping An Finance Center, and the Lotte World Tower. And they say Americans always have to have the biggest and best. ;)
    If you were to lay out all of an average adult human's blood vessels end to end, they would stretch out to about 100,000 miles. That's long enough to encircle the earth 4 times! Which is cool, I admit, but I want to know who thinks to try to give the earth a blood vessel belt?
    Diurnal, Nocturnal, and Crepuscular. What are these words? Definitions for the time of day when animals are awake. A lot of people know Nocturnal = Night, some know Diurnal = Day, but not many know Crepuscular = Twilight. Examples of Crepuscular animals are cats, rabbits, deer, and certain owls.
    I like weird facts and "useless" knowledge. How about you? What is your favorite weird/fun fact that you know? Useless or otherwise.
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    My "useless" fun fact is something I heard but never looked into. cows fart everyone 30 seconds and burp every minute never been on a farm to know this but learned it in school and never forgot it.
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    This is, in fact, true! Although the farting is usually closer to once a minute, like the burping, but it is highly dependant on the cow's feed and the cow, itself. The bottom line is cows are incredibly gaseous at both ends. Thanks for this "useless" fun fact!
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    The heart is the body's strongest organ, but do you know what the largest organ is? The brain? The lungs? Nope, the skin! Everyone takes their skin for granted, but it is actually the largest organ and one of the most complex with one of the biggest jobs to do. Sure, all the other organs keep the body going, but all of that would be for nothing without the skin to keep out all the invisible killers out there.
    There are 29 flags with the colors red, white, and blue. I just find that interesting whenever I hear someone referring to their flag as "the red, white, and blue" as if it is the only red, white, blue flag. I just find it amusing to wonder, what would happen if someone from all 29 flags met and all talked about "the red, white, and blue," and all thought they were talking about the same place/flag?
    Pretty much everyone knows that you cry when cutting onions, but do you know why your eyes weep? Onions have an amino acid that releases and turns into a sulfuric gas when cut and wafts into your eyes. The eyes react to the gas as it hits them and triggers tears to try to wash out the acid. Yep, onions are gassing you with acid when you cut them! And I thought onions were bad before.
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    The gas is called gas syn-propanethial-S-oxide, for anyone interested in the scientific name.
    RIP Ken Spears, creator of my favorite childhood obsession, Scooby-Doo. May you continue to unmask the villains in a better place!
    Everyone knows the things like "you can't lick your elbow" and things like that, but did you know you can't hum while holding your nose? Go on, try it! It is also really hard to swallow while holding your nose. Not impossible, just hard. Try it!

    Now count how many people saw you. ;)
    Have you ever watched The Matrix and noticed the green code? That green code was created from symbols in the code designer’s wife’s sushi cookbook. I wonder what kind of sushi that massive wall of green would create?
    What do Miss Piggy from the Muppets and Yoda from Star Wars have in common? They were both voiced by the same person, renowned puppeteer Frank Oz. Amazing work, Mr. Oz!
    Day 2 of NaNoWriMo, and I think I'm going strong! Either that or I'm delusional from sleep exhaustion. Thank you very much, Daylight Savings Time.
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