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June 3, 2016

Today we celebrate:

Hug An Atheist Day - This is still a country that professes to have freedom of religion. It seems as if one religion after another comes under attack by someone who believes differently every other day. We need to respect each other’s beliefs, and understand that they might be different than yours. It’s ok, and it makes this country a diverse and interesting place. You can be firm in your convictions and still defend someone who believes the polar opposite because they have the right to believe what they want. This is a day that assumes that atheists are discriminated more than others. I’m not sure that is true, but if giving an atheist a hug helps them out a bit today, by all means do so.

Impersonate Authority Day - On this day, you should probably be a little careful. It is a day to pretend to be someone in a position of authority that you do not possess. I will warn you that the people who possess that authority, may not take kindly to your efforts. But if you are careful, and make sure you don’t break any laws, maybe you’ll get away with it. I have no idea who created this day.

National Doughnut Day – Celebrated on the first Friday of June, this day was created by the Salvation Army in 1938 to honor women who served doughnuts to our soldiers during World War I. This day started as a fundraiser for the Salvation Army as they worked to help the large numbers of needy people during the Great Depression.

National Egg Day - Eggs are a very healthy food, as long as you are not allergic to them like I am. They have protein and vitamins and are very versatile. You can eat them by themselves in all kinds of ways, and you can mix them with other things and make delicious things like brownies and cake and cookies.

National Itch Day - We always have some sort of itch somewhere on our bodies. So this is a day to take care of it either by itching it, or by putting lotion on it or taking some sort of medication. What you do all depends on what is causing your itch. It is also a good day to prevent itches that are avoidable like using bug spray to avoid mosquito bites.

National Chocolate Macaroon Day – Light and chocolaty, this is the dessert to try tonight.

Repeat Day – Today is your opportunity to repeat whatever you want to do over again today. Wear the same clothes you wore yesterday, repeat a favorite activity as many times as you want, repeat someone's words back to them. Whatever you desire to do again, do it today no matter how much it annoys everyone else.  

Chimborazo Day – This is a day to focus on the shape of the earth. It turns out that, surprisingly, the world is not completely round. There are mountains and valleys and such that make it more of a lumpy ball than a round one. One lump in particular is bigger than the others. That would be Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador which has the distinction of poking out into space farther than any other mountain on Earth, including Mount Everest which is the tallest mountain. The reason for this is that the distance from sea level to the center of Earth is 13 miles greater at the Equator than it is at the North Pole which means that Mount Chimborazo has an advantage over Mount Everest which may be a bigger mountain, but is still closer to the center of the Earth because it is farther from the equator.

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