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Calendar Curiosities – Happy Birthday Salvador Dalí

Okay here’s the thing – I could write endlessly about Salvador Dalí; his life, his art, his genius, madness and goofiness, how he and the other Surrealists were heavily influenced by early psychology, how he incorporated atomic theory into his art, how he has influenced me since I was 15-years-old …


Calendar Curiosities: Happy Birthday Tycho Brahe

There is much that can be said about astronomer Tycho Brahe. I will start by saying that he was born on this day in 1546. I will end by saying that he owned a tame elk that purportedly got drunk, fell down some stairs, and died. In the meantime, here …


Calendar Curiosity: You’re Full of Hot Air

Today is the 228th anniversary of the first untethered, manned hot air balloon flight. While the balloon was not shaped like a beloved cartoon character, it was the first time humans had ventured freely into the sky. Can you even imagine what that must have felt like?!