Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Yellow Pig Day, Wrong Way Corrigan Day, more

July 17th, 2012, is Yellow Pig Day, Wrong Way Corrigan Day, Constitution Day (South Korea), and National Peach Ice Cream Day.

Mathematicians unite today in celebration of Yellow Pig Day. Two students at Princeton were assigned the task of analyzing all things 17. In a moment of desperation, boredom, or delirium they created a mythical pig with seventeen toes, seventeen teeth, seventeen.... um..... you get the idea. Time to serve the Yellow Pig Cake!

Wrong Way Corrigan Day pays tribute to a man who was either a terrible pilot or a stubborn adventurer. In the 1930s Douglas Corrigan twice requested permission to fly from New York to Dublin, but twice his request was denied. He then applied to fly from New York to California instead, received permission, but somehow his flight from New York ended in Dublin. Amazing coincidence, eh?

South Korea observes Constitution Day, commemorating the day in 1948 when their constitution was ratified.

If it's hot where you are, refresh yourself with a big scoop of peach ice cream. Embellish with some fresh peach slices - delicious! Today is National Peach Ice Cream Day.

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