Friday, April 20, 2012

Day of Silence, Youth Service Day, DNA Day, more

April 20th, 2012, is Look Alike Day, National Pot Smokers Day, Day of Silence, Global Youth Service Day, Volunteer Recognition Day, National DNA Day, LIma Bean Respect Day, and National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day.

Do you resemble someone famous, or do you aspire to? If so, celebrate Look Alike Day!

4/20 is National Pot Smokers Day, a nod to the idea that people get ready to, uh, relax with a smoke, at around 4:20 in the afternoon. No comment - I'm just the messenger here.

The Day of Silence, founded in 1996, is a day when students join together, taking a vow of silence to draw attention to "the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools."

For the second year in a row, First Lady Michelle Obama is the Honorary Chair of Global Youth Service Day. The event actually runs from April 20th to April 22nd. Young people from the ages of five to twenty-five the world over participate. Check here to see the participation ranking of your state or country.

Do you know someone who goes above and beyond, always ready to lend a hand to those in need? Let them know you've noticed! Thank them for their efforts on Volunteer Recognition Day.

National DNA Day commemorates the discovery of the DNA double helix and the completion of the Human Genome Project.

Do you like lima beans? Sorry to say, I do not. They're okay in something like fifteen-bean soup, where their flavor is overpowered by others. Anyway, today is Lima Bean Respect Day, which only proves that a lot of people don't care much for them. Just consider - there's no need to create a Pizza Respect Day or Ice Cream Respect Day, am I right?

National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day celebrates a fun and delicious dessert. Nothing quite compares to the wonder of flipping the pan over to reveal an edible mosaic of pineapples and cherries.

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