Oct 23, 2007

[Holidays] Mole Day

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by dirtymouse.

In the US, October 23 is celebrated by chemistry teachers across the country as Mole Day, to celebrate the life and contributions of Amadeo Avogadro as best seen in his main contribution to the world of science - Avogadro's Number (6.02 x 10^23).

This holiday is celebrated annually on October 23 starting at 06:02am until 06:02pm - you do understand why that is so, right? Just look at the formula again, haha.

This year the Foundation has opted for a double theme - Moles are Forever ala-James Bond and Remember the Alamole. Happy Mole Day everyone!

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