The Hump Day Scoop

Welcome to Hump-Day ya’ll!  You are halfway there, you can do it!!

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Hump Day Facts For Wednesday, August 15, 2018

  • Today is the 227th day of the year.
  • August 15, 2018, in Roman Numerals, is: VIII · XV · MMXVIII
  • There are 138 days left in 2018.
  • Today is the 33rd Wednesday of 2018.
  • There are 38 days left until Fall.
  • Tonight’s moon is a Waxing Crescent.  It is 22% visible.
  • Here in PA, the sunrise is 6:53 a.m. and the sunset is 7:57 p.m.
  • Today is:
    • Assumption of Mary
    • National Failures Day
    • National Leathercraft Day
    • I Love Cowboys/Cowgirls Day
    • National Best Friends Day
    • National Lemon Meringue Pie Day
    • Nicolas Chauvin Day
    • National Medical Dosimetrist Day
    • National Relaxation Day
  • Weekly Holidays including August 15:
    • Elvis Week – Aug 11-18
    • Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week – Aug 12-18
    • National Aviation Week – Aug 15-21
    • National Motorcycle Week – Aug 12-18
    • National Resurrect Romance Week – Aug 12-18
    • Safe & Sound Week – Aug 13-19
    • Weird Contest Week – Aug 12-18
  • 1519 – Panama City founded by Spanish conquistador Pedro Arias Dávila
  • 1620 – Mayflower sets sail from Southampton, England, with 102 Pilgrims
  • 1748 – United Lutheran Church the American colonies organized
  • 1870 – Transcontinental Railway actually completed in Colorado
  • 1906 – 1st freight delivery tunnel system begins, underneath Chicago
  • 1911 – Procter & Gamble unveils its Crisco shortening
  • 1918 – 1st full-length cartoon (Sinking of Lusitania)
  • 1939 – First night game at baseball’s Comiskey Park, Sox beat Browns 5-2
  • 1945 – Victory over Japan Day, the Japanese surrender and the end of WWII is announced in Japan
  • 1969 – Woodstock Music & Art Fair opens in New York State on Max Yasgur’s Dairy Farm

Here are some fun random facts for the water cooler:

  1. Cherophobia is an irrational fear of fun or happiness.
  2. King Henry VIII slept with a gigantic ax beside him.
  3. Heart attacks are more likely to happen on a Monday.  Between 4-10 a.m.
  4. A lion’s roar can be heard from 5 miles away.
  5. St. Lucia is the only country in the world named after a woman.

Remember, you are NOT alone!  Until next time–Jenn

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