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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 […]

National Hollerin’ Day!

Join High Touch High Tech in celebrating National Hollerin’ Day June 19th OORAH!  If you instantly heard the distinctive sound of the US Marine battle cry in your head as you read that word, you know the power of a strong, powerful shout.  Gentle face-to-face spoken communication is a wonderful thing, but there’s definitely something […]

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 […]

Soaring Science of the Hot Air Balloon!

Join High Touch High Tech in celebrating Hot Air Balloon Day June 5th! How many balloons does it take for a person to fly? The correct answer is one. And we’re not talking about holding on for dear life at the end of a balloon on a rope. We’re talking about a giant balloon with […]

Composting Day is Every Day!

Join High Touch High Tech in celebrating Learn About Composting Day May 29th! Were you raised to “clean your plate,” no matter what? Does the idea of wasted food still make you uncomfortable?  You might not like this statistic, then: The United States wastes more food than any other country on earth.  In one year, […]

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 […]

Top 10 Toad-ally Bizarre Frogs!

Join High Touch High Tech in celebratingFrog Jumping DayMay 13th! Dating back to Mark Twain’s story, “Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog”, people have been celebrating Frog Jumping Day since 1865! But no one takes this day more seriously than the residents of Calaveras County, California! With day-long festivals and activities including the annual Frog […]

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 […]

The Magnitude!

Join High Touch High Tech in celebrating Richter Scale Day April 26th! Does the name Charles F. Richter mean anything to you? Is he your friend on Facebook or Instagram? Is he a YouTube Star? No! Back in 1935, 86 years ago, this man developed a mathematical way to determine the strength of earthquakes! You […]