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Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, January 29, 2012 | 0 comments
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JanuaryFree Thinkers Day
- Freethought is a philosophical viewpoint that holds that opinions should be formed on the basis of science, logic, and reason, and should not be influenced by authority, tradition, or any dogma. The cognitive application of freethought is known as freethinking, and practitioners of freethought are known as freethinkers.

National Corn Chip Day
- everyone is encouraged to enjoy a big bowl of corn chips and share them with friends, family and work mates. And, take the Corn Chip challenge....eat corn chips for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks today!

National Puzzle Day
- honors puzzles of all size, shape and form. Crossword puzzles are by far the most common. Sudoku, a number puzzle, is the most recent puzzle rage. There's easy puzzles, and there's puzzles for experts. They fit the needs of every person, and every skill level.

Carnation Day
- The carnation was originally called dianthus by the Greek botanist Theopharastus. It has been cultivated for over 2,000 years. Carnations in general symbolize fascination, love, and good luck. A white carnation stands for innocence, devotion, and pure love.

Seeing Eye Guide Dog Birthday
- The Seeing Eye, North America’s first guide dog school, was incorporated on this date at Nashville, TN in 1929. The first class took place in February and included Buddy, the “seeing eye” dog brought from Europe. The Seeing Eye was the first program in the US that enabled people with disabilities to be full participants in society. Its mission is to enhance the independence, self-confidence and dignity of people who are blind through the use of Seeing Eye dogs.

Curmudgeons Day
- An annual celebration of the crusty, yet insightful, wags who consistently apply the needle of truth to the balloons of hypocrisy and social norms. Always celebrated on Jan 29, the birthday of W.C. Fields, one of America’s most beloved curmudgeons.

National Seed Swap Day
- Bring your extra seeds and swap them with other gardeners. Everyone will leave with a bag full of seeds, new garden friends and expert planting advice. Learn, network and prepare for next year’s seed collecting!

Thomas Paine Day
- American Revolutionary leader, a corset maker by trade, author of Common Sense, The Age of Reason and many other influential works, was born at Thetford, England in 1737. “These are the times that try men’s souls” are the well-known opening words of his inspirational tract The Crisis.

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