Thursday, June 30, 2011

Social Media Day, Leap Second Adjustment Time, Meteor Watch Day, more

June 30th, 2011 is Social Media Day, Leap Second Adjustment Time, Meteor Watch Day, National Handshake Day, Independence Day (Congo), Army Day (Guatemala), and National Bomb Pop Day.

Mashable celebrates the second annual Social Media Day on June 30th. Meetups are scheduled around the world - maybe even in your neck of the woods. Mashable says: "We’re thrilled to announce our second annual Social Media Day. The global event is a celebration of the technological advancements that enable everyone to connect with real-time information, communicate from miles apart and have their voices be heard. We invite you to celebrate by socializing with your online community offline!"

On the last day of June, Leap Second Adjustment Time, the International Earth Rotation and Reference System Service determines if it's necessary to add or subtract a second from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) to align with astronomical time. In June 2011 no change will be made. Leap Second Adjustment Time also occurs on the last day of December.

June 30th is Meteor Watch Day. This day isn't expected to be meteor-rich, but you just never know. Look up now and then!

National Handshake Day is the perfect time to perfect an important social art. Shake hands with someone you trust, then ask them to evaluate your handshake. Too tight or too noodly can leave a negative impression!

The Congo observes Independence Day on June 30th, celebrating independence since 1960.

Guatemala observes Army Day or Dia del Ejercito on this date, honoring the soldiers who fought to liberate the Guatemalan people.

Find relief from summer's heat with aerodynamic red, white, and blue popsicles. The last Thursday in July is National Bomb Pop Day!

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