Month: December 2019

Vote Pairing

Also called vote swapping, vote pairing is an election system that allows people to vote tactically. A person who engages in this sort of vote trading agrees to vote for a less-preferred candidate who has a greater chance of winning in his district, and in exchange, a voter from another district agrees to vote for the candidate the first voter prefers. Though the practice is fairly informal, it can sometimes be quite sophisticated and involve websites that pair up voters. Is the practice legal? Discuss
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December 6, 2019 – SAINT NICHOLAS DAY – NATIONAL MICROWAVE OVEN DAY – NATIONAL MINER’S DAY – NATIONAL GAZPACHO DAY – FAUX FUR FRIDAY – NATIONAL BARTENDER DAY – NATIONAL PAWNBROKERS DAY

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Rwanda National Heroes’ Day

Rwandans celebrate Heroes’ Day on February 1. National celebrations take place starting early in the morning with the laying of wreaths at the Heroes’ Cemetery at Remera, Kigali, by the president, officials of the government, and the families of the country’s heroes. Wreaths are also laid at Nyange in memory of students who stood against the rebel forces of the Rwandan genocide. The national Heroes’ Day celebration at Nyange features songs, dances, and poems praising the virtues and good example of the national heroes. Discuss
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December 5, 2019 – NATIONAL REPEAL DAY – INTERNATIONAL NINJA DAY – NATIONAL SACHER TORTE DAY – BATHTUB PARTY DAY

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First Volume of Oxford English Dictionary Is Published (1884)

Though the first volume, A–Ant, was published in 1884, the first complete edition of the Oxford English Dictionary was not published until 1928. Planned as a 10-year project, the 44-year undertaking resulted in a comprehensive, historical dictionary of English—the longest in the world today. It required more than 800 volunteers to compile material, including one who, it was later learned, turned out to be working from an asylum for the criminally insane. Why was he there? Discuss
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December 4, 2019 – NATIONAL COOKIE DAY – NATIONAL SOCK DAY – NATIONAL DICE DAY – NATIONAL PACKAGE PROTECTION DAY

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shoestring

Definition: (noun) Marked by or consisting of a small amount of money.
Synonyms: shoe string.
Usage: The manager was expected to run the department on a shoestring budget, so to save money, he fired a few a few of the salesmen and accountants.
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December 3, 2019 – NATIONAL DAY OF GIVING – NATIONAL ROOF OVER YOUR HEAD DAY – WORLD TRICK SHOT DAY

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It’s Cyber Monday and we are celebrating! Lowest price ever on our T-shirt/Wall Calendar combo.

This is the best price we have ever had on a combo deal.  Get our World Famous National Day Wall Calendar AND the new I Celebrate Every Day T-Shirt for what we normally charge for just the shirt.  Basically, if you get a t-shirt, you will get the calendar free!  Order multiple combo’s and the […]

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United States Launches Explorer I (1958)

Explorer I was the first American satellite. It was launched four months after the first artificial satellite, Sputnik I, was put into orbit by the Soviet Union, beginning the so-called space race. Although it carried a number of instruments, Explorer I was relatively small, weighing just 30 lbs (13 kg). It stopped transmission of data later in 1958, when its batteries died, but remained in orbit for more than 12 years. Where did it make its fiery reentry? Discuss
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December 2, 2019 – NATIONAL SPECIAL EDUCATION DAY – NATIONAL MUTT DAY – CYBER MONDAY – NATIONAL FRITTERS DAY

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