Archive | September, 2011

National Macadamia Nut Day

September 4 is National Macadamia Nut Day!

Macadamia nuts are a tasty and healthy type of nut that you can eat raw or flavored. Macadamia nuts also make a flavorful and crunchy addition to cooked dishes and baked goods, like Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi and White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies.

Celebrate National Macadamia Nut Day by snacking on, cooking or baking with macadamia nuts.

Did You Know…that macadamia nuts have the highest amount of good-for-you monounsaturated fats, such as omega-7 and omega-3, of any nut? Learn more about the health benefits of these healthy fats and what other nutrients macadamia nuts are packing by clicking here.

 

Sources: punchbowl.com, wikipedia.org, livestrong.com
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Skyscraper Day

Toronto skyscrapersSeptember 3 is Skyscraper Day!

Skyscrapers are tall buildings that stand higher than their surrounding environment and that significantly change the skyline upon being built. Some skyscrapers are built so tall that they are considered engineering and architectural works of art.

Celebrate Skyscraper Day by admiring the skyscrapers in your city…then go to the top of the highest building in your city and admire the view from there!

Did You Know…that as of 2011, the tallest building in the world is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai? The skyscraper was built in 2010, contains 160 floors and is 2,717 feet! Check out more of the world’s tallest buildings by clicking here.

 

Sources: holidayinsights.com, wikipedia.org
Photo Source:By Jason Spaceman via Wikimedia Commons
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VJ Day – September 2

September 2 is Victory over Japan Day, or VJ Day!

September 2 marks the anniversary of Japan’s formal surrender to the Allies aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945. Japan’s surrender effectively ended World War II, the most devastating global conflict in history.

VJ Day is also celebrated on August 15, the date Japan announced its surrender, or because of time zone differences, August 14, the date Japan’s surrender was announced worldwide.

Did You Know…Rhode Island is the only U.S. state that  recognizes VJ Day as an official holiday.  Officially named Victory Day in Rhode Island, the holiday is observed on the second Monday of August.

 

Sources: holidayinsights.com, wikipedia.org, history.com
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Emma M. Nutt Day

September 1 is Emma M. Nutt Day!

On September 1, 1878, Emma M. Nutt became the world’s first female telephone operator, a career that lasted 33 years! Before September 1, 1878, the Boston Telephone Dispatch Company, which hired Nutt, only hired boys as telephone operators. However, their impatience and immature behavior led the company to start hiring women. After hearing positive feedback about Nutt’s patience, friendly attitude and soothing, cultured voice while on the phone, the company completely replaced male operators with female operators.

To honor Nutt and her successful career, maintain a pleasant attitude and friendly voice whenever you’re on the phone today…no matter what!

 

Sources: holidayinsights.com, wikipedia.com
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