February 18th

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, February 18, 2012 | 0 comments
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February 18th is... Great Backyard Bird Count, Thumb Appreciation Day, National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day, Pluto Day/Pluto Discovered (1930), Cow Milked While Flying in an Airplane, National Battery Day, National Drink Wine Day, Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day (2001), National Hate Florida Day, Flirting Day, Gambia Independence Day, St. Bernadette's Day, St. Fra Angelico's Day

MORE (3rd Monday): Presidents' Day/George Washington's Birthday, Family Day (Canada), Heritage Day (Canada), Louis Riel Day (Manitoba), Heritage Day (Nova Scotia), Purim Katan

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Thumb Appreciation Day
- Opposable thumbs are what separates humans from most mammals. For the next 24 hours, try using only your fingers. You will soon learn how much you love your thumbs!

National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day
- First of all, I had no idea people even stuffed their flounder with crab. Is this some sort of regional delicacy I'm not aware of? As someone who isn't a fan of seafood, this isn't a day I would celebrate anyway, but I thought I would have at least heard of this day in my web travels, but it's a new one on me.

Pluto DayPluto Discovered (1930)
- Pluto was discovered by astronomer Clyde Tombaugh in 1930 at the Lowell Observatory at Flagstaff, AZ. It was given the name of the Roman god of the underworld. It was considered the ninth planet of the solar system until 2006, when astronomers reclassified it as a dwarf planet.

Cow Milked While Flying in an Airplane
- Elm Farm Ollie became the first cow to fly in an airplane. During the flight, which was attended by reporters, she was milked, and the milk was sealed in paper containers and parachuted over St. Louis, MO.

Great Backyard Bird Count
- Thousands of volunteers nationwide track the number and types of birds living near their homes. Results help researchers monitor species in trouble. Co-sponsored by the National Audubon Society and the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology.

National Battery Day
- Just imagine where the world would be without batteries. We'd still be using a crank to start our automobiles. We'd have to cart around long extension cords to bring the boombox to the beach. And, forget about hand-held games. They'd never be popular tied to an electrical outlet. Today is a good time to appreciate the power of batteries in our everyday life.

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About Catherine: I have been writing frugal tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three sons, who are all grown up, grandma to three - and happily re-married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and a cat, Bella.

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