It is still summertime. We don’t want it to ever end. It is still hot. We’re ready for this to be over. It is probably best to ignore these contradictions and settle down in the shade with a cool drink and a friend. It is August. So let’s just enjoy it for what it is. […]
Hot and sultry, August gives us every excuse to sit in the shade and sip a cool one while we contemplate the celebrations that make this month special.
Kale chips are a healthy choice, but they will probably never top the list of the planet’s most popular snacks. Long before kale peaked and paled, we developed the munchies for an especially nutritious concoction. We recognize that original snack every August 31 by chowing down on Trail Mix Day. Let’s take a quick taste […]
American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh didn’t just roll over. He sat straight up in his grave and loudly cried out to the IAU, “Seriously? What are you people thinking?!” August 24, 2006. This was our inaugural Pluto Demoted Day. Tombaugh, who discovered Pluto in 1930, must have been just as shocked as the rest of the […]
Fold a paper airplane and step out into the sunshine. Sail it up in the air and let your imagination follow it. Are you happy with its flight? Do you want it to travel higher and farther? Try another design and use a different type of paper. With each new try, you are learning and […]
They started out as 80-foot slides down man-made ice mountains in 17th century Russia. Over the next 200 years, the sensational rides earned admiration and screams all across Europe. On August 16, 1898, Edwin Prescott patented the first U.S. model with vertical loops. The American Coaster Enthusiasts organization honored his innovation in 1986 by designating […]
You find a way to solve an unsolvable problem. Your work saves lives and impacts the course of a war. Now imagine never speaking about it. Over 400 Navajos, who fought during World War II, found themselves in this unique position. We honor them on August 14, Navajo Code Talkers Day. They were a mix […]