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National Boston Cream Pie Day
Although it is called a pie, Boston cream pie is actually a cake. It consists of two round layers of sponge cake with a thick vanilla custard filling. It is usually frosted with a chocolate glaze but it can also be topped with confectioners sugar. The dessert is served in wedges just like a pie. Enjoy a big slice today to celebrate National Boston Cream Pie Day!
National Mole Day: Avogadro's Number
For a given molecule, one mole is a mass (in grams) whose number is equal to the atomic mass of the molecule. For example, the water molecule has an atomic mass of 18, therefore one mole of water weighs 18 grams. An atom of neon has an atomic mass of 20, therefore one mole of neon weighs 20 grams. In general, one mole of any substance contains Avogadro's Number of molecules or atoms of that substance. This relationship was first discovered by Amadeo Avogadro (1776-1858) and he received credit for this after his death.
Browse this website to find out more about The National Mole Day Foundation, how to become a member or just to read some mole jokes.
Ever wish you could seal up those vine-ripe tomatoes so you can use them in a pasta sauce over the winter? Or did you grow too many cucumbers this year but aren't sure how to pickle them? Canning is the perfect solution to these types of culinary conundrums.
Canning preserves food by removing the oxygen and enzymes that would otherwise cause a food to spoil. A well-sealed jar or can means that bad bacteria, yeasts and molds have a more difficult time growing.
While it’s not exactly the most complicated process, canning does require that you follow specific steps and use specific equipment to ensure that your food is safely preserved. The National Center for Home Food Preservation recommends using either a boiling water canner or a pressure canner, depending on how acidic the food you’re canning is.
The NCHFP has a slew of handy tips on the science of canning, including how to work out your altitude so that it can be factored into the canning process. Yes, this is really science.
For a first time canner, try making a jam or a marinara sauce since both have relatively simple cooking processes. Start with a small batch so you don’t ruin all your ingredients.
What foods are you canning this fall?
National iPod Day
Wish a happy birthday to your iPod today! In 2001, Apple unveiled the first iPod. It was ten years ago when we said goodbye to our CD player and hello to this amazing piece of technology that has completely changed the tech world.
The first iPod, known as the first generation iPod Classic, featured a 5GB hard drive and could store 1,000 songs.
Today, let’s also take a moment to remember Steve Jobs, co–founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Thanks to him we have our favorite tunes and internet at the touch of our fingers right in our pocket.
iPod released dates:
- 1st generation –October 23, 2001.
- 2nd generation –July 17, 2002.
- 3rd generation –April 28, 2003.
- 4th generation –July 19, 2004.
- 5th generation –October 12, 2005.
- 6th generation –September 5, 2007.
- 1st generation –January 6, 2004.
- 2nd generation –February 22, 2005.
- 1st generation –September 7, 2005.
- 2nd generation –September 12, 2006.
- 3rd generation –September 5, 2007.
- 4th generation –September 9, 2008.
- 5th generation –September 9, 2009.
- 6th generation –September 1, 2010.
- 1st generation –January 11, 2005.
- 2nd generation –September 12, 2006.
- 3rd generation –March 11, 2009.
- 4th generation –September 1, 2010.
- 1st generation –September 5, 2007.
- 2nd generation –September 9, 2008.
- 3rd generation –September 9, 2009.
- 4th generation –September 9, 2010.
TV Talk Show Host Day
This very special day is celebrated on the birth date of legendary night time talk show host Johnny Carson. Carson is considered the "King of late night Television". He hosted The Tonight Show from 1962 to 1992. His reign lasted a record 29 years, 7 months, 21 days. There were 1,859 episodes.
While this day is celebrated on Johnny Carson's birth date, it is intended to show appreciation to all Television talk show hosts, daytime and nighttime. Our research reveals that this day was created to honor all Tv Talk Show hosts. Johnny Carson's birth date was selected, in respect for the King of the talk shows.
Celebrate today, by having a television talk show marathon....watch them all day and night.
Have a happy Tv Talk Show Host Day !!