November 15, 2019 – AMERICA RECYCLES DAY – NATIONAL CLEAN OUT YOUR REFRIGERATOR DAY – NATIONAL SPICY HERMIT COOKIE DAY – NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY – NATIONAL BUNDT DAY – NATIONAL RAISIN BRAN CEREAL DAY

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Fainting Goats

When a fainting goat is startled, its external muscles freeze for about 10 seconds, causing it collapse as if in a faint. Older goats generally learn to spread their legs or lean against something when startled and remain standing during these episodes. The condition is caused by a hereditary genetic disorder called myotonia congenita, which disrupts the flow of chloride ions into skeletal muscle cells. What key aspect of human fainting does not happen to these goats? Discuss
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November 12, 2019 – NATIONAL CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL DAY – NATIONAL FRENCH DIP DAY – NATIONAL PIZZA WITH THE WORKS EXCEPT ANCHOVIES DAY

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NEW DAY PROCLAMATION | NATIONAL FAMILY PJ DAY – November 14

NATIONAL FAMILY PJ DAY Comfort comes in the form of National Family PJ Day. Celebrated each year on November 14th, the day invites everyone of all ages to wear their favorite pajamas for a party. Whether we snuggle in for extra sleep or binge watch our favorite television series, the day will be filled with […]

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The January Uprising Begins (1863)

The January Uprising began as a spontaneous rebellion of young Poles in Russian Poland against conscription into the Imperial Russian Army. They were soon joined by Lithuanians living in the territory, but they were severely outnumbered and isolated, and they failed to win any major victories or capture any major cities. The Russians crushed the uprising and began an intensive program of Russification. During the uprising, Russian soldiers are said to have defenestrated what composer’s piano? Discuss
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November 10, 2019 – NATIONAL FORGET-ME-NOT DAY – NATIONAL VANILLA CUPCAKE DAY – UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY

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Microcredit

Microcredit is the extension of small loans—which are not secured by collateral and often require repayment in weekly installments—to poor individuals for use in income-generating activities that will improve the borrowers’ living standards. The concept of microcredit was developed in 1976 by Muhammad Yunus, a Bangladeshi economist, as a means of alleviating poverty and improving the lives of Bangladesh’s poorest inhabitants. What group comprises the majority of microcredit borrowers? Discuss
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Johan August Strindberg (1849)

Strindberg was a master of the Swedish language and an innovator of dramatic and literary styles. He achieved renown with the novel The Red Room, in which he satirized hypocrisy in Swedish life. It helped initiate Swedish realism and revealed his remarkable style, which he developed in an impressive assortment of novels, plays, stories, histories, and poems. Which of Strindberg’s plays, now considered the first modern Swedish drama, was originally rejected by the national theater? Discuss
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November 8, 2019 – NATIONAL S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. DAY – NATIONAL HARVEY WALLBANGER DAY – NATIONAL CAPPUCCINO DAY – NATIONAL PARENTS AS TEACHERS DAY

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Dinagyang

The Dinagyang is a dancing-in-the-streets carnival on the island of Panay in Iloilo City, Philippines, held a week after the Ati-Atihan in Kalibo and the Sinulog in Cebu. Like these festivals, Dinagyang venerates the Santo Niño, or Holy Infant. In Iloilo (pronounced EE-lo-EE-lo) the participation of tribal groups adds to the festival’s color, but, unlike the exuberant Kalibo crowds, the spectators in Iloilo are quiet. Discuss
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November 7, 2019 – NATIONAL CASH BACK DAY – NATIONAL MEN MAKE DINNER DAY – NATIONAL CANINE LYMPHOMA AWARENESS DAY – NATIONAL BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE WITH ALMONDS DAY

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NEW DAY PROCLAMATION | NATIONAL CASH BACK DAY – First Thursday in November

NATIONAL CASH BACK DAY National Cash Back Day on the first Thursday in November speaks to the savvy shopper in all of us. It’s one big day of exclusive offers that gives you the gift of cash back. Whether shopping for the perfect holiday gifts or saving for that big-ticket item for yourself, finding great […]

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Wilkie Collins

One of our first amusements as children (if we have any imagination at all) is to get out of our own characters, and to try the characters of other personages as a change—to be fairies, to be queens, to be anything, in short, but what we really are. Discuss
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MEDIA ALERT | NEW DAY PROCLAMATION | NATIONAL FAMILY PJ DAY – November 14

NATIONAL FAMILY PJ DAY Comfort comes in the form of National Family PJ Day. Celebrated each year on November 14th, the day invites everyone of all ages to wear their favorite pajamas for a party. Whether we snuggle in for extra sleep or binge watch our favorite television series, the day will be filled with […]

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