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Lunar New Year!

To some, it’s only the second new moon after the solstice, but to me, it’s the lunar new year. In many Asian countries and communities around the world, it’s a significant holiday. In China, it’s called Chingjie, in Vietnam, it’s Tet, while in Korea it’s Somal. Tibetans call it Losar, which predates other lunar new…

monkey with a picture of a groundhog and the date February 2nd

Groundhog’s Day

I believe that Groundhog’s day is one of the more underrated holidays. It seems to be celebrated only in North America, and despite lending its name to a Bill Murray movie, it lacks the international recognition it so dearly deserves. Yes, a few very hip, trendy, and Groundhog-aware cities do their best to drum up…

Happy Pencil Day!

March 30: on this day in 1858 Hymen Lipman of Philadelphia received a patent for his revolutionary invention – The pencil. By incorporating an eraser into the core of the pencil he changed the course of pencil history! Mr. Lipman sold his patent to Joseph Reckendorfer for $100,000 who subsequently took legal action against the…

Happy Pi Day!

Every year on the 14th of March dozens of people all over the world gather their family and friends together to celebrate Pi. Is it any coincidence that Pi Day is also Albert Einstein’s birthday? Well, yes. It is a coincidence. This occurrence is the essence of a what a coincidence.* So, let’s raise a…