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Posted by on Mar. 6, 2013 at 10:05 AM
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deccaf
by Platinum Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Oreo Cookie Day

The Oreo cookie was introduced by Nabisco ninety-nine years ago today. Surprisingly, the chocolate and cream cookie has changed very little during it’s long lifetime, with only a slight variation in the design printed on the chocolate wafers. Though there are several plausible theories, nobody is quite sure how the classic snack got it’s name. But whether this mystery is solved or not, the Oreo cookie was still the best selling cookie of the 20th century, with over 362 billion sold since March 6, 1912.

deccaf
by Platinum Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Sofia Kovalevskaya Math Day

This Day celebrates the life and influential work of Sonya Kovalevsky (also known as Sofia Kovalevskaya).  Sonya Kovalevsky was the first woman to receive a PhD in Mathematics.  She, as well, was a gifted author, an editor of a prominent mathematics journal, winner of the Prix Bordin prize, and a role model for other women in mathematics.

deccaf
by Platinum Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Learn What Your Name Means Day

Take some time today to search the web or the library for more information on your name. You'll never know what you'll find!

deccaf
by Platinum Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 10:10 AM
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Quoting deccaf:

Oreo Cookie Day

The Oreo cookie was introduced by Nabisco ninety-nine years ago today. Surprisingly, the chocolate and cream cookie has changed very little during it’s long lifetime, with only a slight variation in the design printed on the chocolate wafers. Though there are several plausible theories, nobody is quite sure how the classic snack got it’s name. But whether this mystery is solved or not, the Oreo cookie was still the best selling cookie of the 20th century, with over 362 billion sold since March 6, 1912.


I knew there was a reason the OREO's on the counter were calling my name! I used my willpower, though, to resist the call of the OREO! Healthy eating WILL prevail!
deccaf
by Platinum Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Quoting deccaf:

Sofia Kovalevskaya Math Day

This Day celebrates the life and influential work of Sonya Kovalevsky (also known as Sofia Kovalevskaya).  Sonya Kovalevsky was the first woman to receive a PhD in Mathematics.  She, as well, was a gifted author, an editor of a prominent mathematics journal, winner of the Prix Bordin prize, and a role model for other women in mathematics.


I love hearing about women who can inspire our girls to greatness!
deccaf
by Platinum Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Quoting deccaf:

Learn What Your Name Means Day

Take some time today to search the web or the library for more information on your name. You'll never know what you'll find!


I never find my name in any of the books, but I was named after someone who was named after a plateau in India.
adamsmom0116
by Gold Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 10:15 AM

 


Quoting deccaf:


Quoting deccaf:

Oreo Cookie Day

The Oreo cookie was introduced by Nabisco ninety-nine years ago today. Surprisingly, the chocolate and cream cookie has changed very little during it’s long lifetime, with only a slight variation in the design printed on the chocolate wafers. Though there are several plausible theories, nobody is quite sure how the classic snack got it’s name. But whether this mystery is solved or not, the Oreo cookie was still the best selling cookie of the 20th century, with over 362 billion sold since March 6, 1912.


I knew there was a reason the OREO's on the counter were calling my name! I used my willpower, though, to resist the call of the OREO! Healthy eating WILL prevail!

I don't know. Kinda in the mood to celebrate this one!

 

the3Rs
by Platinum Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 11:02 AM
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Must.  Stay.  Strong.  Say.  No.  To.  Oreo.

luckily we have none in the house.  I know if we did, I'd be munching them right now - ZERO willpower - hence why there's none in the house, LOL.


Quoting deccaf:

Oreo Cookie Day

The Oreo cookie was introduced by Nabisco ninety-nine years ago today. Surprisingly, the chocolate and cream cookie has changed very little during it’s long lifetime, with only a slight variation in the design printed on the chocolate wafers. Though there are several plausible theories, nobody is quite sure how the classic snack got it’s name. But whether this mystery is solved or not, the Oreo cookie was still the best selling cookie of the 20th century, with over 362 billion sold since March 6, 1912.


the3Rs
by Platinum Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 11:06 AM

Found two interesting sources.

First gives historical backround:

Meaning & History
From the name of the River Shannon, the longest river in Ireland, called Abha na tSionainn in Irish. It is associated with the goddess Sionann and is sometimes said to be named for her. However it is more likely the goddess was named after the river, which may be related to Old Irish sen "old, ancient". As a given name, it first became common in America after the 1940s.

Second gives personality analysis (which is almost perfectly spot on correct)


  • The name of Shannon creates a very quiet, practical nature and a clever and inventive mind.
     
  • Being analytical and naturally studious, you are interested in a factual understanding of the mysteries of life.
     
  • Your methodical nature requires that you like to finish what you start without interruptions and also to have everything in its place and properly organized.
     
  • An ability to concentrate could take you into computer programming or accountancy or any work requiring concentration and attention to detail.
     
  • You have, also, a flair for creative expression with your hands.
     
  • You take life seriously and can be easily and deeply hurt and go into moods which can be quite extreme at times, causing much turmoil and unhappiness.
     
  • Finding it difficult to join in conversation with those with whom you are not well-acquainted, you could feel quite alone and uncommunicative with new acquaintances or in a large crowd.
     
  • As a result, you could be accused of being unfriendly.
     
  • You desire so much to be understood, but your name has limited your verbal expression to such an extent that it is very difficult for you to divulge your innermost thoughts even to those closest to you.
     
  • One of your greatest salvations is being out in nature, for it is there that you find the peace and serenity you so much desire.
     
  • Physically you could suffer through tension in the heart, lungs, or bronchial organs, and also through intestinal problems, constipation, etc.
Quoting deccaf:

Learn What Your Name Means Day

Take some time today to search the web or the library for more information on your name. You'll never know what you'll find!


leahbeah143
by Leah on Mar. 6, 2013 at 11:08 AM

 

Quoting deccaf:

Oreo Cookie Day

The Oreo cookie was introduced by Nabisco ninety-nine years ago today. Surprisingly, the chocolate and cream cookie has changed very little during it’s long lifetime, with only a slight variation in the design printed on the chocolate wafers. Though there are several plausible theories, nobody is quite sure how the classic snack got it’s name. But whether this mystery is solved or not, the Oreo cookie was still the best selling cookie of the 20th century, with over 362 billion sold since March 6, 1912.

 yummy with a glass of milk to dip them in!

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