Archive for the ‘It’s National ________ Day!’ Category



The Epic Hidden History of Maraschino Cherries

Join High Touch High Tech in celebrating International Cherry Pit Spitting Day July 3rd! Here in the glory days of summer, one of the best things about an already stellar season is the abundance of fruit, especially the abundance of CHERRIES!  Enjoyed right across the world from The U.S. to Japan, this beloved fruit has […]

Never Underestimate a Catfish

Join High Touch High Tech in celebrating National Catfish Day June 25th! When you hear the word “catfish” it may bring up different associations in your mind. For many of us, “catfish” refers to an internet scam where a person is lured in by a fake dating profile and then targeted for money.   If you […]

Everybody Loves Flip-Flops

Join High Touch High Tech in CelebratingNational Flip-Flop DayJune 11th! Modern-day fashionistas may disparage flip-flops, and some doctors warn against wearing them constantly.  But aside from a few objections, the archaeological and historical record both testify to the fact that humans the world over have been rocking flip-flops and sandals, flip-flops’ close relatives, since before […]

What is Sound?

Join High Touch High Tech in celebrating Build a Musical Instrument Day May 22nd! Close your eyes for a moment and listen to your environment.  What sounds do you hear?  Unless you are in the quietest place on earth, Stratfield Labs’ special Anechoic Chamber, your ears will easily tune to even the little sounds in […]

Space…the final frontier

Join High Touch High Tech in celebrating Space Day May 7th! Space…The final frontier! We all remember these immortal words spoken by Captain Kirk, of the starship Enterprise. It was on a fictional 5-year mission to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has […]

Find a Rainbow

Join High Touch High Tech in celebrating Find a Rainbow Day April 3rd A rainbow is caused by the collision of sunlight and certain atmospheric conditions. Light enters a water droplet, slowing down and bending as it goes from air to denser water. The light reflects off the inside of the droplet, separating into its component wavelengths–or […]

Long Live the Peach

Join High Touch High Tech in celebrating Peach Blossom Day March 3, 2021 Imagine a hot summer’s day, sitting in the shade at a picnic with your favorite people.  You open your picnic basket to find a gloriously ripe, perfect-in-every-way peach.  You take a bite and savor that unique combination of texture, flavor, and juiciness […]

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 […]