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Little Piece Picker-Uppers

Join High Touch High Tech in celebrating National Chopsticks Day February 6, 2021! It is said that you can neatly divide the world population by choice of eating utensil.  About one third of the world population eats with knife and fork.  Another third of the world  eats with their hands.  The other third uses chopsticks […]

First in Flight – Kites

Join High Touch High Tech in celebratingFirst in FlightDecember 17, 2020 What comes to mind when you hear this phrase? Orville & Wilbur Wright? The State of North Carolina’s motto and bragging rights? The movie Top Gun? We are taking this theme quite literally, trying to discover the actual first in flight. The answer is […]

Poinsettia Day

Join High Touch High Tech in CelebratingPoinsettia DayDecember 12, 2020 It’s Poinsettia Day – Yay! What is this day all about? It all started with a scientist! John Roberts Poinsett was a botanist, a scientist who specializes is plants and trees. He was also a physician, and the 1st United States Ambassador to Mexico. Poinsett […]

National Canoe Day

National Canoe Day- June 26     Have you ever heard of National Canoe Day? Well, it is a real holiday that is celebrated all over the world. A radio station in Canada conducted a national poll and the canoe was voted one of the seven wonders of Canada. So, The Canadian Canoe Museum in […]

The History Behind Valentine’s Day and Why We Celebrate it!

The History Behind Valentine’s Day! The Roman’s had a festival called The Feast of Lupercalia that was celebrated in the middle of February. An Emperor named Claudius II executed two men with the same name, Valentine, in different years, on the same day February 14th. The first Valentine was a Roman Priest and was caught and thrown […]

May is National BBQ Month – Grilling Around the World

National BBQ Month is an unofficial holiday and an exciting way to kick off the start to summer! In this article we will take a look at some of the ways American’s celebrate during the warm summer months. We will also look at some of the ways cultures from around the world use grills and […]

#WorldPenguinDay

April 25 is World Penguin Day while January 20th is Penguin Awareness Day. When you are that cute, you deserve to have two whole days to celebrate! World Penguin Day originated to celebrate the time when penguins would start their migration back towards the ocean after spending the harsh winter months inland in Antarctica. How […]

Hats Off to Dr. Seuss’s Birthday!

Wishing Dr. Seuss a very Happy Birthday today!  Theodore Seuss Geisel was famous for his work in children’s literature, most notably for The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and many others.  Quite possibly Dr. Seuss’ most influential book was The Lorax. It quickly became an icon for […]

Leap Year Day 2016

In case you have not heard, today is Leap Year Day! Almost every 4 years we get the chance to celebrate this day! Why do you ask? It takes some understanding of our solar system and time to figure out why a leap day exists. The way we measure time on Earth is a bit […]

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King’s actual birthday of January 15. Martin Luther King Jr. was best known for his leadership during the Civil Rights Movement as well as delivering one of the most famous speeches in American History. The “I Have A […]