The 2008/2009 Skepchick/Skepdude Calendars are selling well, and the Skepchicks especially are dwindling something fierce.Â Â Also, the 2010 Application is up, so get your sexy self in gear and apply!
Very short backstory:Â Â Mole Day commorates Avogadro Number, which is the number of atoms in a mole, or:Â 6.022141 x 1023
(See?Â 10/23?Â October 23rd?Â )Â If you do something celebratory between 6:02am and 6:02pm, even better.
“Hey A, you’re a chemist, so what’s a mole?” you ask.Â Yeah, since I mostly push paper around my desk these days, I’ll just let the real scientists explain that one for you.
Skepchick point of interest:Â Everyone needs another reason to celebrate, don’t they?Â And, if you’re really dedicated to Mole Day, you mightÂ enjoy ‘Mole’asses cookies, or perhaps some lovely Mexican cuisine with mole sauce today.Â Â Also, it’s a killer excuse to post cute photos of moles!Â (This one seems rather LOL-able.)
Not-so-Skepchick? Well, we are a very serious organization, dedicated to representingÂ the stoic and sober distaff skeptic, scientist, and critical thinker.Â I sully the very image of Skepchick by posting such silliness.Â Rebecca will very likely make me do extra chores around here, all the while wearing my gender-neutral, none too cute Scully-like suit.Â But I do it for you guys, so that makes it all worth it.