Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Holidays and Observances for October 21 2014

Babbling Day

Babbling day is celebrated on 21st October every year. Babbling day not the day for keeping silent. Just go and tell every one that you know very well about Babbling day is very special day. Babbling day is the day for having the lots of the chattering. Babbling day is the very special day for the people who have glib tongue. You know them very well as you hear them. They speak gibberish. That kind of people never stops. They just babble on. These are the people who have the ability to turn simple sentence in never- ending thesis.

The online calendar sites and the Ecard companies, all referenced this babbling day very special day but are not able to find the factual information and the originator of this babbling day. Actually the creator of this day was not the Blatherskite. Babbling day is very auspicious day to have a very pleasant chatting with your friends and relatives. So go and enjoy on this very special babbling day and also make babbling day special for others also by sending them Ecards, small gifts and greeting cards.

Count Your Buttons Day

Buttons and other button-like objects have been in use, both decorative and as fasteners, since 2800-2600 BCE. The earliest buttons were made from seashell and then bronze later on during the Bronze Age of China and Ancient Rome. Although buttons were used as fasteners early on, functional buttons with buttonholes first appeared in Germany in the 13th century. It didn't take long for the trend to spread, by the 14th century they were being used in snug fitting garments throughout Europe. Nowadays buttons are manufactured from just about everything and are a pretty crucial part to many clothing items. Happy Count Your Buttons Day!

This holiday doesn’t have much of a history, in fact there isn’t really much out there about it other than the fact it exists. Everything you read on the internet states that it is about counting your buttons, presumably on the clothes you are wearing. Luckily this means I was dressed up and could take full advantage of the holiday. My sleeves each had three buttons, the front of my shirt had eight front facing buttons and two rear facing extra buttons, and my pants had a total of three buttons (one on each rear pocket and one on the inside near the belt buckle area). So if I did my math correctly I had 3+3+8+2+2+1 or 18 buttons. Nothing exciting but they kept my clothes on for me, that’s a good thing right?

Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) Prevention Day

October 21 is Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder Prevention Day.

Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD) is one of the most preventable and prevailing micronutrient deficiencies which mainly affect small children and pregnant women. This very serious issue can even result in brain disorders and low mental development among the people and hence it has become important to make the world aware about the Iodine Deficiency Disorders and the problems associated with it. The Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder Day does just the thing by making the people aware of it and taking steps towards educating the people and introducing healthy eating habits which helps to get closer towards a world with minimal number of people who suffers because they haven’t got the adequate amount of the micronutrient in their diet. 

The Iodine deficiency Disorder Day specifically calls the attention of the people towards the problems, disorders and the prevention of the deficiency associated with this very important micro nutrient. This day, which is dedicated towards decreasing the rate of the IDD around the world and in creating a world with no one who suffers because they are deficient in iodine is very important in today's world as the Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder Day does it share in bringing down IDD.

The global iodine Deficiency disorder Day is an awareness campaign to educate the people on how hard the effects of iodine deficiency can fall on you if you are not careful enough. The observation of Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder Day also helps to slowly irradiate off this very uncomplicated yet serious deficiency disorder from the globe.

If you think that iodine deficiency cannot lead to any serious problem, then you have got it wrong. The Iodine deficiency disorder is indeed a serious condition has affected more than millions of children, pregnant women and the poor people just because they were not aware of their diet and were having an iodine deficient or imbalanced diet. The deficiency of iodine not just causes Goitre; it also causes stunted growth, low mental development and brain damage in people. The deficiency in women while she was carrying can result in a child with physical and mental retardation or sometime may even result in stillbirth or abortion. Though IDD has lowered in number over the years due to iodisation of salt and awareness programs, even today one sixth of the world population is still under risk of the disorder and the ratio is even more in the poor and striving countries like Africa and India.

Iodine Deficiency Disorder has been up to an extent managed by universal iodisation of common salt. This well thought of program has very well helped in reducing the incidence of iodine deficiency disorders and goitre which is being caused due to the low dietary intake of iodine through fruits, vegetables and sea food. Reduce in the amount of iodine in foodstuff may in turn be due to the low amount if the micronutrient in the soil or due to imbalanced and poor diet. But even though the iodisation program has been globally welcome, there are still many places where the salt is not adequately iodised or not iodised or tested at all.

To prevent the iodine deficiency, it is very important to educate the people about the Iodine Deficiency Disorders that they and their kids might get if not careful about their diet and nutrition. They can also be educated on the food stuff rich in iodine and the best way to ensure that they are having a balanced diet. The poor should also be educated. They should know that it is not always a costly foodstuff that can make them healthy, a chart of the best affordable and nutritive food items can be given to them so they can easily get all they want without losing much of their money to stay healthy.

Pregnant women especially should be given care and should be made aware of what and why she should be careful of her diet. The hospitals and the nursing units in the developing and the underdeveloped countries should take part in the awareness program which can reduce disorders and retardation.

Educate the world on having iodised salt and iodine rich food stuff like fish oil, fish and vegetables. Make the world know how serious they are as a tiny amount of iodine can take their life.

Awareness programs, talk show and photo exhibits can all help in reducing the Iodine Deficiency Disorder around the world.

National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

It’s National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day! During the autumn months, festive pumpkin-flavored treats are everywhere. You can find all sorts of goodies like pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin soup, pumpkin beer, pumpkin coffee, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cookies, and (today's reason to celebrate) pumpkin cheesecake!

Pumpkin cheesecake is traditionally made with a graham cracker crust and a pumpkin purée cheesecake filling. Did you know that cheesecakes were popular in Greece as early as 2000 BC? Today there are hundreds of variations all over the world.

Find out if your local bakery is serving pumpkin cheesecake! Pay homage to a fall favorite and enjoy a delicious slice in honor of National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day.

Reptile Awareness Day

Each year on October 21, people across the nation celebrate National Reptile Awareness Day.  This day was created not only as a day for reptile lovers to celebrate but also as a day to promote education, conservation and animal appreciation for reptiles; a day to learn about their natural habitats and the ecological threats that they are facing.

Reptiles, the class Reptilia, are an evolutionary grade of animals, comprising today's turtles, crocodilians, snakes,lizards and tuatara, their extinct relatives, and some of the extinct ancestors of mammals. Due to their evolutionary history and the diversity of extinct forms, the validity of the class is not universally supported in scientific circles, though in practice, it remains in use by some biologists and more laymen, especially in mass media. The study of reptiles, historically combined with that of amphibians, is called herpetology.

The earliest known reptiles originated around 315 million years ago during the Carboniferous period, having evolved from advanced reptile-like amphibians that became increasingly adapted to life on dry land. Some early examples include the lizard-like Hylonomus, Casineria and possibly Westlothiana, although the latter may be an advanced land-dwelling amphibian. In addition to the living reptiles, there are many diverse groups that are now extinct, in some cases due to mass extinction events. In particular, the K–Pg extinction wiped out the pterosaurs, plesiosaurs,ornithischians, and sauropods, as well as many species of theropods (e.g. tyrannosaurs and dromaeosaurids),crocodyliforms, and squamates (e.g. mosasaurids).

Modern reptiles inhabit every continent with the exception of Antarctica. Several living subgroups are recognized:
  • Testudines (turtles, terrapins and tortoises): approximately 400 species
  • Sphenodontia (tuatara from New Zealand): 2 species
  • Squamata (lizards, snakes, and worm lizards): over 9,600 species
  • Crocodilia (crocodiles, gavials, caimans, and alligators): 25 species
Reptiles are tetrapod vertebrates, either having four limbs or, like snakes, being descended from four-limbed ancestors. Unlike amphibians, reptiles do not have an aquatic larval stage. Most reptiles are oviparous, although several species of squamates are viviparous, as were some extinct aquatic clades — the fetus develops within the mother, contained in a placenta rather than an eggshell. As amniotes, reptile eggs are surrounded by membranes for protection and transport, which adapt them to reproduction on dry land. Many of the viviparous species feed theirfetuses through various forms of placenta analogous to those of mammals, with some providing initial care for their hatchlings. Extant reptiles range in size from a tiny gecko, Sphaerodactylus ariasae, which can grow up to 17 mm (0.7 in) to the saltwater crocodile, Crocodylus porosus, which may reach 6 m (19.7 ft) in length and weigh over 1,000 kg (2,200 lb).