Archive for October 29th, 2009

Linus is Still Waiting for the Great Pumpkin!

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

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Did You Know? Countdown to Halloween 2009 (10/29)

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Halloween

Oct 29 : 02 days till Halloween

Did you know that for some, Halloween conjures up images of sweet children dressed as kitty cats, innocently Trick-or-Treating as they tote a plastic pumpkin full of sugary treats?

However for others, Halloween is a dark and mysterious evening, filled with unspeakable horrors: Witches cauldrons, one-eyed monsters and ghoulish ghosts.

If your Halloween tastes run toward the more sinister, then you’ll definitely want to check out our spook-tacular list of America’s (unlucky) thirteen most terrifying haunted houses.

The holiday of Halloween dates back to the Dark Ages. Once truly spooky traditions have morphed over the years into much more light-hearted (but still mischievous) celebrations. Here is a fun look at some of the facts and folklore that describe how All Hallows Eve came to be celebrated as Halloween. Join us for a new Did You Know? each day as we count down to Halloween.

Halloween will be celebrated on Saturday October 31st.

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Did You Know? Countdown to Days of the Dead 2009 (10/29)

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore About Mexico’s
Days of the Dead
(Los Dias De Los Muertos)

Oct 29 : 03 days till DOD

Did you know that Mexicans believe that spirits return to the Earth during the Days of the Dead to be with their families?

Angelitos, or little angel spirits, are believed to come on November 1, while adult spirits visit on November 2.

Los Dias de los Muertos (Days of the Dead), is a traditional Mexican holiday honoring the dead. It is celebrated every year at the same time as Halloween and the Christian holy days of All Saints Day and All Souls Day (November 1st and 2nd). Unlike the modern-day interpretation of Halloween, Los Dias de los Muertos is neither morbid nor gloomy but rather a festive remembrance of those who have departed.

Los Dias de los Muertos, which is celebrated between October 31st and November 2nd, can also be referred to as (the singular) El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).

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Did You Know? Countdown to November 2009 (10/29)

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About the Month of November

Oct 29 : 03 days till November

Did you know that topaz is the birthstone for the month of November?

The golden brown to yellow colored stone is one of the hardest minerals in nature. The extremely rare blue topaz is produced by heating and irradiating clear crystals.

Join us as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the month of November!

Sources: Daily Holidays on the Net, Holidaypedia: November

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(October 29) Today we're celebrating . . .  The Internet’s Birthday

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Internet’s Anniversary
Happy Birthday 2 U
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Happy Birthday Al Gore’s lil darling
Happy Birthday 2 U
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40 years ago today the first connection was made between remote computers at UCLA and Stanford Research Institute in which bits of data was transferred.

This connection would lead to ARPNET, the forbearer of the Internet.

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