Category Archives: Holiday

July 19, 2015 – National Ice Cream Day

In the United States, National Ice Cream Month is celebrated each year in July and National Ice Cream Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in July. The practice originated with a remarkable 1984 Joint Resolution of Congress, Number 298. … Continue reading

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May 13 – National Apple Pie Day

As of April 2014, the top selling pies recorded by Nielsen for the previous 52 weeks was apple at 22.3%. Apples are incredibly popular for being a healthy food. (No one I know, for example, makes broccoli pie for dessert.) … Continue reading

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For St. Patrick’s Day: The Book of Kells

A day to celebrate Ireland is a good time to take a closer look at one of Ireland’s treasures, the Book of Kells. This richly decorated and illuminated medieval manuscript contains the four gospels in Latin using Celtic script. It … Continue reading

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Once in A Lifetime Pi Day in 2015!

This year, Pi Day will have special significance because at 9:26:53 a.m. and p.m., the date and time will represent THE FIRST TEN DIGITS of π (the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter), that is, 3.141592653 coincides with … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve: Let It Drop!

Many of us wait up until midnight to watch the ball drop from Time’s Square in New York City. But a lot of other cities participate in New Year’s Eve celebrations, and some of them drop some very strange things, … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Peace on Earth!

Merry Christmas!!

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November 27, 2014 – Happy Thanksgiving (Wait: Is That THANKSgiving or ThanksGIVING?)

You may be wondering what Jim and I argue about besides issues like the efficacy of torture or the relevance of cost-benefit analysis for economic behavior. The answer is: whose regional pronunciation is superior? When someone dies do you “bury” … Continue reading

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