From Gullible.

Gullible sent me the below email message.

Cap, all the dates from April 20 through APRIL 29 ARE PALINDROMES.

Taa Daa.. Hello Google!

A Palindrome is a word, phrase, or sequence that reads the same backward as forward, e.g., madam or nurses run. Madam I’m Adam.

IF, in this lifetime, I knew this, I have forgotten it.

Gullible I don’t understand!

April 20 2024 .. backwards is .. 4202 02 lirpA.

Numerically Cap!

04 20 2024 .. backwards is .. 4 20 20 40 ..  


4-20-24 .. backwards is .. 4 20 24 ..

4-21-24, 4-22-24, 4-23-24, 4-25-24, 4-26-24, 4-27-24, 4-28-24 and 4-29-24.

What in the world would I do without all of the amazing input and suggestions I get from all of YOU!

Thanks Gullible. Thanks to each and to every single one of YOU who follow us, for your comments and photos and suggestions!

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For the very first time, I searched for National Holidays on my Samson Galaxy Smart Phones. I got some nice “screen shots” to include with the holidays below.



Especially for Patti.

THANK YOU FOR LIBRARIES DAY.. Is celebrated annually on April 21 to appreciate the contribution of libraries to society and their roles in transforming lives. Did you know that the first systematically organized library in the world dates back to the 7th century B.C.? Libraries are a collection of materials, books, or media that are accessible by the public. Libraries are a repository of knowledge, providing opportunities for learning and supporting literacy and education. In most communities, they are the center of art and culture and help drive creativity and innovation. There are currently over 110,000 libraries spread across the United States.

According to historians, the birth of libraries marked the end of prehistory and the start of history. The first libraries were nothing more than archives for commercial transactions or inventory records. The first libraries appeared in Southwest Asia’s Fertile Crescent, which ran from Mesopotamia to the Nile in Africa about 5,000 years ago. This same area was also the birthplace of writing before 3000 B.C.

These libraries contained records written on clay tablets, stacked on edge, side by side. Libraries of the same nature were found in several regions, including Ugarit, China, Nippur, and Nineveh. In the 3rd century B.C., the construction of the Library of Alexandria in Egypt began. The project was sponsored either by Ptolemy I Soter (323 B.C. to 283 B.C.) or his son Ptolemy II (283 B.C. to 246 B.C.).

This library became the largest and most significant great library of the ancient world until the Roman conquest in 30 B.C. During this period, the Han Dynasty created three libraries, which featured the first library classification system.

Oh My How Patti loves her libraries!

GO FLY A KITE DAY.. Is celebrated on the third Sunday of April every year. This year it will take place on April 21. The phrase ‘Go Fly a Kite’ does not always literally mean you should go and fly a kite, it is also an idiom that is used when you want someone to go away or leave you alone. This is because telling someone to go fly a kite requires them to do so. The phrase initially appeared in the 1940s and remained popular for several decades afterward. This national festival is taken to indicate that individuals should go fly a kite instead of telling someone to leave.

Kites are supposed to have originated in Shandong, China’s easternmost province, and were spread across Asia by traders who transported them to India, then to Korea. In various locations, unique kite types evolved, as well as various cultural goals for flying them. Kites made of bamboo and covered in silk and paper were common in the early days. In 1295 B.C., European traveler Marco Polo wrote about kites and how to fly them. Kites had become popular as children’s toys by the 16th century, thanks to books and literature that popularized them. Eventually, kites were used for scientific research. Alexander Wilson, a Scottish meteorologist, used a kite-mounted thermometer to measure air temperature at 3,000 feet in 1749.

In 1752, Benjamin Franklin used a kite to demonstrate that lightning is electricity. When the Wright brothers were developing the first airplane in the late 1800s, they used kites for their study. New kite designs began to take flight in the first half of the 20th century.

Gullible Our Birder? How about this Holiday?

WORLD CURLEW DAY.. Is observed every April 21 by various environmental organizations to raise awareness about the problems faced by curlews. Curlews are a group of birds comprising nine species from the genus Numenius. Long, slender, downcurved bills and mottled brown plumage are characteristics that can easily help identify the bird. Mary Colwell started the day in 2017 as a grassroots initiative to help protect the species. The plight of the bird is mostly man-made, and it is our primary responsibility to make the planet a safe place for not just humans, but all other living beings as well.
About 4.5 billion years ago, the earth began its existence as a hot mess. It gradually cooled for over a billion years. Fossil evidence points to the existence of life around 3.5 billion years ago. From then on, evolution shaped the nature, size, and behaviors of every species into the forms we see today. But this is not the end. The upcoming years will witness the evolution of various species. But the upcoming years will also witness the extinction of some of our beloved species due to human activities. To save various species from extinction, various laws are made, organizations are created, and campaigns are run. But the root cause of the problem is always human greed for more, and it will not decrease easily.

One such species that needs our immediate help is the curlew. Habitat loss and predation on eggs and young birds are the major causes of the reduction of curlew numbers. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) estimates a 20–30% reduction in curlew breeding numbers in the past 15 years. If the condition of the birds had not improved in the coming years, we might have lost the entire species within eight years.

Curlews are migratory birds. The U.K. is an important country for the curlew, housing around a quarter of the world’s breeding population. We consider curlew the most important priority for conservation. With us starting the change, a bright future for these amazing birds is still possible.

NATIONAL TEA DAY.. There is nothing more classically British than afternoon tea, which makes National Tea Day, April 21, a wildly popular occasion in the country. This love of tea dates back centuries and this fondness seems to only get stronger with time! National Tea Day’s slogan is “Brew More. Do More.” The vision is to inspire special moments with tea. Working with a variety of partner companies throughout the year, they desire to bring tea drinkers, tea servers and the entire tea industry together. So, grab your cuppa and settle in for a read on how to celebrate this truly brilliant holiday.

National Tea Day is more than simply a holiday. It’s a movement providing opportunities for future generations of tea drinkers to understand and appreciate the world of tea. Founded in 2016, the date of April 21 was chosen because it is also Queen Elizabeth’s birthday! Could the day be any more British?

It’s relatively common knowledge that we have the Chinese to thank for tea, but it was actually a Portugese woman named Catherine of Braganza who popularized the beverage in England. In 1662, Catherine married King Charles II. Her dowry included several crates of loose leaf tea, which she continued drinking every day in the U.K. The royal court quickly adopted the tea-drinking process, including aristocrats.
Many forms of tea exist around the world. Green tea is popular in countries such as China and Japan, whereas South Asian countries often prepare ‘chai’ with spices, boiled in both milk and water. There is even a pink tea, commonly known as ‘Kashmiri tea,’ served in many parts of the Himalayan regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan during the winter months at weddings. In the UK, the perfect British cup is usually served as a variety of black tea with boiling water and a little milk.

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There you have it for today, Sunday, April the 21st.

Patti My Dear One.. Please proof read this Post for all of us.

Cap and Patti

2 thoughts on “APR 21, 24 .. WHAT IS A PALINDROME?.. NATIONAL TODAY..

  1. Gullible

    I was in Jaipur, India, and happened to see men flying kites. Th e kite festival, according to Google: “According to Hindu religious beliefs, kites are flown into the skies as an alarm for the gods to awaken them from their deep slumber throughout winter. Kites are also said to serve as a thanksgiving symbol to the gods in the skies above.”

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