Tuesday, October 23, 2007

National Mole Day, 10-23

National Mole Day

Remember how much fun it was to celebrate Pi Day? Now, take a deep breath and remember back to high school chemistry. Do you remember that number that we all had to remember to calculate the atomic mass of the molecule? That's okay, I didn't remember either. It's 6.02 x 1023, aka Avogadro's Number.

Anyway, from 6:02 am to 6:02 pm, it is okay to celebrate National Mole Day. And, if you aren't up at 6:02 am to celebrate, I won't tell anyone. :)

Some of the suggestions for celebrating National Mole Day are, eating 6.02 cookies, a scavenger hunt using the chemical make-up of the items you want, or eat mole-themed food like guaca-mole! Mmm, guacamole!

4 comments:

Soccer Dad said...

We just finished watching the first season of 24. That would seem to be an excellent activity for National Mole Day, wouldn't it?

Absent-minded Secretary said...

That seems perfect! I think. I haven't watched 24, but there are lots of numbers in it, right? :)

Soccer Dad said...

Yes, but most of those numbers are times, ticking away.

You see (in the first season - I'm 6 years behind) there's a mole in the LA CTU office where Jack Bauer works. (Actually there are two moles.)

Absent-minded Secretary said...

Oh! very clever use of the mole theme!