The Hump Day Scoop

Hump Day Facts for Wednesday, August 8th

  • Today is the 220th day of the year.
  • There are 145 days left in 2018.
  • Today is the 32nd Wednesday of 2018.
  • Tonight’s moon is a Waning crescent, visible 13%.
  • Here in PA, the sunrise is 5:59 a.m. and sunset is 8:04 p.m.
  • Today is:Bonza Bottler Day 
    • Happiness Happens Day 
    • International Cat Day 
    • National Frozen Custard Day 
    • National Zucchini Day 
    • Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Night 
    • Universal & International Infinity Day 
  • 2018 Weekly Holidays that include August 8, are:Exercise With Your Child Week – August 5-11
    • Exhibitor Appreciation Week – August 6-10
    • Gallop International Tribal Indian Powwow – August 5-12
    • International Assistance Dog Week – August 5-11 (Starts on 1st Sun in Aug)
    • International Mathematicians Week – August 1-9
    • Knights of Columbus Family Week – August 5-11
    • National Bargain Hunting Week – August 6-12
    • National Health Center Week – August 5-11
    • National Psychic Week – August 6-10
    • National Stop on Red Week – August 5-11, 2018
  • Leo is still our Zodiac sign.
  • August’s flower is the Gladiolus (strength, moral integrity, remembrance, infatuation)


  • The birthstone of August is the Peridot.  It stands for peace and good luck.  
  • 1549- France declares war on England.
  • 1709- 1st known indoor ascent in a hot-air balloon, Bartolomeu de Gusmao
  • 1786- Congress adopts silver dollar and decimal system of money.
  • 1854- Smith and Wesson patents metal bullet cartridges.
  • 1890- Daughters of the American revolution organizes.
  • 1945- U.S., U.S.S.R., England and France sign Treaty of London.
  • 1964- Dutch Opera forms in Amsterdam.
  • 1974- President Richard M. Nixon announces he will resign his office Aug 9.
  • 1987- Lynne Cox becomes 1st person to swim from the U.S. to Russia across the Bering Strait.
  • 2008- Summer Olympics begin in Beijing, China.

Here are some random facts for around the water cooler.

  1. The human nose can remember 50,000 different scents.
  2. Alligators will give manatees the right of way if they are swimming near each other.
  3. As of 1998, over 50% of Iceland’s population believed in the existence of elves.
  4. Australia has over 10,000 beaches.  You could visit a new beach every day for over 27 years!
  5. The medical name for a butt crack is “intergluteal cleft.” 🙂

Have a great hump day!  Remember, you are NOT alone.  Until next time –Jenn


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