Friday, October 27, 2017

BANNER: FRANKENSTEIN Friday! (#FrankensteinFriday)

On the last Friday of October, Frankenstein Friday is celebrated in recognition of English writer, Mary Shelly, author of the classic novel, Frankenstein. 

The novel that tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a grotesque but sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was 18, and the first edition of the novel was published anonymously in London in 1818, when she was 20. Her name first appeared on the second edition, published in France in 1823.

Frankenstein is infused with elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement. At the same time, it is an early example of science fiction. Brian Aldiss has argued that it should be considered the first true science fiction story because, in contrast to previous stories with fantastical elements resembling those of later science fiction, the central character "makes a deliberate decision" and "turns to modern experiments in the laboratory" to achieve fantastic results. It has had a considerable influence in literature and popular culture and spawned a complete genre of horror stories, films and plays.

Since the novel's publication, the name "Frankenstein" has often been used to refer to the monster itself. This usage is sometimes considered erroneous, but usage commentators regard it as well-established and acceptable.

Happy Frankenstein Friday!

Source(s): wikipedia | nationaldaycalendar

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

"The world's big and I want to have a good look..."

"The world's big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark." - John Muir

Monday, October 23, 2017

"Love is composed of a single soul..."

"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." - Aristotle

BANNER: National SLAP YOUR IRRITATING CO-WORKER Day | October 23 (#NationalSlapYour IrritatingCoworkerDay)

National Slap Your Irritating Co-Worker Day is apparently an annual event, observed every year on October 23rd.
Have an annoying co-worker that irritates the hell out of ya? Maybe you have a few?

Well line 'em up and get to slapping because today is your lucky day!If you're caught slapping the living daylights out of them by your boss, just remember to tell him what day it is.

Source(s): jobacle

Friday, October 20, 2017

"If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind..."

"If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?" - Albert Einstein

BANNER: International Day of the AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER | October 20 (#InternationalDayoftheAirTrafficController)

Where would be without them today?...

International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers' Associations (IFATCA) unites the professional associations of air traffic controllers from around the world. In total, it represents over 130 of such organisations, with a combined membership of over 50,000 air traffic controllers.

On October 20th, IFATCA celebrates the International Day of The Air Controller. The day coincides with the constitutional meeting of their Federation, held in Amsterdam in 1961. Member Associations around the world organize events for their members and/or a wider audience. It puts their profession, which is still relatively unknown to the general public, in the spotlight.

The Federation is registered in Switzerland, but maintains a permanent office in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

The goals of the Federation include promoting safety, efficiency, and regularity of international air navigation, aid in the development of air traffic control systems, procedures and facilities and promote knowledge and professional efficiency among air traffic controllers.

Source(s): wikipedia | ifatca

Saturday, October 14, 2017

BANNER: World FOOD Day | October 16 (#WorldFoodDay)

Each year, on October 16th, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) celebrates World Food Day to commemorate the founding of the organization in 1945. Events are organized in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. These events promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all.

World Food Day is a chance to show our commitment to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 – to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030.


Monday, October 9, 2017

"If another girl steals your man, there's no better revenge than..."

"If another girl steals your man, there's no better revenge than letting her keep him. Real men can't be stolen."

Sunday, October 8, 2017

BANNER: International BEER and PIZZA Day | October 9 (#InternationalBeerandPizzaDay)

What a combo! This fairly new official food holiday was recently added to the calendar. ( #BeerandPizzaday)

International Beer and Pizza Day started in 2016 and is celebrated each year on October 9th, paying homage to one of the most iconic food and drink combinations on planet Earth. Need we say more?

Source(s): beerandpizzaday

Friday, October 6, 2017

BANNER: World SMILE Day (#WorldSmileDay)

World Smile Day® is celebrated on the first Friday in the month of October every year. The idea of World Smile Day was coined and initiated by Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts. Harvey Ball is known to have created the Smiley Face in 1963. The World's first World Smile Day was held in the year 1999 and has been held annually since. (#WorldSmileDay)

The World Smile Corporation was founded by Ball in 1999. The Corporation licenses Smileys and organizes World Smile Day. World Smile Day raises money for the Harvey Ball World Smile Foundation, a non-profit charitable trust that supports children's causes. World Smile Day is held on the first Friday of October each year and is a day dedicated to "good cheer and good works". The catch phrase for the day is "Do an act of kindness - help one person smile".

Source(s): wikipedia

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

BANNER: International WALK TO SCHOOL Day (#InternationalWalktoSchoolDay)

People worldwide will be walking to school today to promote health and community on International Walk to School Day ...

Sunday, October 1, 2017

“You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be..."

“You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches.” - Dita Von Teese

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...