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May 5, 2015

Cinco de Mayo Day
What is cinco de mayo? 
Cinco de Mayo Food (probably more American Mexican than authentic but...)
Here's some food that is a bit more authentic

National Hoagie Day
The History of Hoagies (and all of its various names)
When I hear the word hoagie I think of...
The Dagwood

Oyster Day
National Geographic: Oysters
Pearl Oysters
How are pearls made in the oyster?

How to eat (and taste) oysters
How to enjoy oysters at home

World Asthma Day
What is asthma?
Symptoms, Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment
Asthma Triggers and Management: Tips to Remember

Ferret Day
The American Ferret Association 
What is a ferret?
Here's what you need to know before you buy a ferret as your newest companion

Cartoonist Day
The History of Cartoons & Comics
The first ever color cartoon ever published that was successful

One of my favorite cartoons, Calvin & Hobbes. What's yours?

National Teacher's Day
A Short History on Teaching
Who was the most influential teacher in your life?  Have you ever thanked them?  If not, or even if you have already, thank them today!


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April 20, 2015

Look Alike Day (or Doppelganger)
Do you have a look alike?  Do you want to look like someone else?
When I was in High School and had hair down to my waist my classmates thought I looked like these two actresses:

Sometimes wanting to be a look alike gets to be creepy and obsessive...
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