Aug 252015

Day of the dogDogs are constant companions for many people. National Dog Day honors those dogs and encourages us to rescue dogss from shelters. Many dogs are abused and are just looking for a home and someone to love them.

Today honors everything that dogs do for us. Take some time to do something for your special friend today. Or even better rescue a dog from homelessness or abuse.

 Posted by on 08/25/2015
Aug 232015

pluto demotedAfter much debate, Pluto was demoted from planet status to a dwarf planet on August 24, 2006.

The International Astronomical Union demoted Pluto to the category of dwarf planet. Aronomers concluded that it is a member of the Kuiper belt, a strip of billions of icy bodies orbiting the Sun beyond the orbit of Neptune.

 Posted by on 08/23/2015
Aug 222015

ride the windRide the Wind Day celebrates the anniversary of the first man-powered flight.

On August 23, 1977 the Gossemer Condor 2 flew the first figure 8 for a distance of 2,172 meters. The Gossemer Condor 2 was built by Dr. Paul B. MacCready.

Many people celebrate this day by flying a kite or going for a hot air balloon ride. How will you celebrate Ride the Wind Day?

 Posted by on 08/22/2015
Aug 212015

tooth fairy dayTales of the Tooth Fairy date back to early Europe. The tradition holds that you bury baby teeth that fell out. The Tooth Fairy would then visit and leave a gift or money under the child’s pillow.

One belief in Europe was that by burying a child’s tooth, a permanent tooth would grow in it place.

 Posted by on 08/21/2015