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Calendar day; August 10, 2015

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Monday, the 10th of August, 2015 is the 222th day in 2015 and in the 33rd calendar week.
Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week
August 9-15, 2015 in the USA/Canada
Homelessness is a serious problem across much of Canada and the US.  Many homeless people are also pet owners but we don’t often consider the effects of homelessness on pets.  This week is Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week and it promotes awareness of the needs of pets with homeless owners.  Feeding Pets of the Homeless Weeks is organized by Pets of the Homeless. Pets of the Homeless is a non-profit, volunteer based organization that seeks to support homeless pet owners by providing pet food and veterinary care to the pets of homeless people across Canada and the US.  In the US it’s estimated that between 5%-10% of homeless people are also pet owners.  That works out to between 175,000-350,000 homeless pet owners.  These pets aren’t strays; they’re the companions of homeless people. If you’d like to help pets in need but can’t adopt or rescue a pet you can make a donation in support of Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week. 
General Events:
International Biodiesel Day
August 10, 2015 in the World
Every year 10th day of August is celebrated as International Biodiesel day. During the 1850s two scientists named as E. Duffy and J. Patrick had designed the first diesel engine. After that another renowned scientist named as Rudolf Diesel built a prime model of diesel engine with a 10 feet iron cylinder and flywheel at its base. This model was powered for the first time on August 10, 1893 in Augsburg, Germany. Thereafter this day is celebrated as International biodiesel day.
Biodiesel refers to a vegetable oil – or animal fat-based diesel fuel consisting of long-chain alkyl (methyl, ethyl, or propyl) esters. Biodiesel is typically made by chemically reacting lipids (e.g., vegetable oil, soybean oil, animal fat (tallow) with an alcohol producing fatty acid esters.
Biodiesel is meant to be used in standard diesel engines and is thus distinct from the vegetable and waste oils used to fuel converted diesel engines. Biodiesel can be used alone, or blended with petrodiesel in any proportions. Biodiesel blends can also be used as heating oil.
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Lazy Day 2015
August 10, 2015 in the World
Lazy Day is celebrated on August 10, 2015. It’s a day to chill out and be lazy for a day – a perfect chance for a hot summer day. Laziness (also called indolence) is a disinclination to activity or exertion despite having the ability to do so. Related terms for a person seen to be lazy include couch potato, slacker, and bludger.
Despite Sigmund Freud’s discussion of the pleasure principle, Leonard Carmichael notes that “laziness is not a word that appears in the table of contents of most technical books on psychology… It is a guilty secret of modern psychology that more is understood about the motivation of thirsty rats and hungry pecking pigeons as they press levers or hit targets than is known about the way in which poets make themselves write poems or scientists force themselves into the laboratory when the good golfing days of spring arrive.”
A 1931 survey found that high school students were more likely to attribute their failing performance to laziness, while teachers ranked “lack of ability” as the major cause, with laziness coming in second.
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National S’mores Day
August 10, 2015 in the USA
The most popular campfire treat is celebrated each year on August 10th as it is National S’mores Day.  This delicious, sticky and gooey treat is loved by millions across the United States.
S’mores consists of a roasted marshmallow with a layer of chocolate bar sandwiched between two pieces of graham cracker.
The origin of this tasty snack is credited to the entrepreneur Alec Barnum, however the first recorded version of the recipe can be found in the 1927 publication of Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts.   Even though the Girl Scouts were not the first ones to make s’mores, Girl Scout groups describe them in their reports as early as 1925.  Earlier recipes used the name “Some Mores” and it is unclear when the name was shortened to “S’mores”.
Today there are many variations to the original s’more such as:  spread peanut butter on the graham crackers before adding the other ingredients, use peanut butter cup candy bars in place of the chocolate bar or use other candy bars, use marshmallow cream instead of roasted marshmallows and etc.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 10th August:
612 BC – Killing of Sinsharishkun, King of Assyrian Empire. Destruction of Nineveh
610 – In Islam, the traditional date of the Laylat al-Qadr, when Muhammad began to receive the Qur’an
1500 – Portuguese sea captain Diego Diaz is first European to sight Madagascar
1519 – Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan’s Spanish expedition of 5 ships set sail to circumnavigate the Earth (returned 5 Sept 1522)
1675 – King Charles II and John Flamsteed lay the foundation stone of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich
1774 – 1st Surinam newspaper (1st Wednesday Suriname) begins publishing
1793 – Louvre palace officially opens in Paris as The Museum Central des Arts
1809 – Ecuador declares independence from Spain (National Day)
1822 – Antioch Syria, hit by Earthquake; about 20,000 die
1827 – Race riots in Cincinnati (1,000 blacks leave for Canada)
1877 – Big Hole River: Col John Gibbon murders Nez-Perce indians
1920 – Turkish government renounces its claim to Israel, recognizes British mandate
1945 – Japan announces willingness to surrender to Allies provided status of Emperor Hirohito remained unchanged
1966 – Daylight meteor seen from Utah to Canada. Only known case of a meteor entering Earth’s atmosphere & leaving it again
1972 – 1 million kg meteorite grazes atmosphere above Canada
1979 – Ecuador adopts its constitution
1981 – Coca-Cola Bottling Co agrees to pump $34 million into black business
1990 – The Massacre of more than 127 Muslims in North East Sri Lanka by paramilitaries
1994 – Last British troops leave Hong Kong (been there since Sept 1841)
2006 – Scotland Yard disrupts major terrorist plot to destroy aircraft travelling from the United Kingdom to the United States. All toiletries are banned from commercial airplanes

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