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April 25, 2013

Today we celebrate:

World Penguin Day – Who doesn't love penguins? Today is a day for the whole world to love them!

DNA Day – On this day in 1953, James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, Rosalind Franklin published papers on the structure of DNA. Then, on this day in 2003, the genome project was declared as complete as it was financially able to be. The Senate and House of Representatives declared April 25, 2003 to be DNA Day, intending it to be just a one day celebration. However, several other non-governmental groups have declared it to be World DNA Day or International DNA Day, every year since then.

East Meets West Day – On this day in 1945, U.S. and Russian troops met in Germany for the first time.

Hairstylists Appreciation Day – A hairstylist is not just a hairstylist. They are hair experts and psychologists all in one. Show your hairstylist how much you appreciate them today.

Malaria Awareness Day – Designated by proclamation of President George W. Bush in 2007, this day is intended to focus our awareness on the plight of all of the people who suffer from this disease. They are primarily located on the continent of Africa where 3,000 children die every day and over a million people die every year from this treatable disease.

Hug A Plumber Day or Plumbers Day – For those of us who are not handy in this area, where do we go when the toilet stops flushing or the sink leaks? That's right, you go to someone who knows what they are doing with water and pipes and such, your friendly neighborhood plumber. Give him a hug before he climbs under the sink and gets all dirty.

Red Hat Society Day – Born of the simple idea of having fun as you age, this wonderful group of ladies has only been around for about 15 years and in that time they have grown in number from one to thousands all over the country. Ladies 50 and up wear red hats and purple clothes (the clashing is on purpose) and Ladies under 50 wear pink hats and lavender clothes.

Yom HaZikaron – This is a day of remembrance for Israeli fallen soldiers since 1860 and victims of terrorism and is also known as Israel's official Memorial Day.

Take Our Daughters & Sons To Work Day – For twenty years now the goal of this day is to help strengthen the connections between work and education and the relationships between parents and their children. This day is primarily for children between 8 and 18 years old.

To celebrate today arrange for your kids to meet other kids on either the east or west side of town depending on where you live. Then, while they are playing, go online and buy some mosquito screens and ship them off to Africa. Then send some of your DNA off to be sequenced and head to the hairstylist where he/she will be happy to hear all about your day so far. Top off your new hair with a pink or red hat, depending on your age and take your son or daughter to work with you this afternoon. On the way home from work, stop at the nearest zoo and take a peek at the penguins. When you get home, thank the plumber who has been working for hours trying to fix your leaky plumbing.

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