Earth Day began in the late 1960s following the Vietnam War and was originally created with political aims. The Earth Day holiday on April 22 actually follows the first Earth Day of the year on March 20, the spring equin... More »

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NASA Solar System Exploration explains that Venus is the second-closest planet to the sun, orbiting at an average distance of 67 million miles. One year on Venus is equivalent to 225 Earth days; however, the planet's rot... More »

Facts about cockroaches include that cockroaches were alive on Earth at the same time as the dinosaurs. While it is a myth that these insects could survive a nuclear blast, they can survive up to 10 times the amount of r... More »

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Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day. It was renamed officially by the U.N. in 2009 as International Mother Earth Day, and some schools and communities celebrate the day for an entire week. Also, the first Earth Day was cele... More »

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In the Roman Catholic Church, All Saints Day, observed on November 1 each year, is a solemn liturgical day that commemorates all of the saints in heaven, including those officially canonized by the church, unknown saints... More »

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Depending on the age of a child, Earth Day activities include making bird feeders out of pine cones, peanut butter and seed; upcycling jars to make candle votives; and decorating old cans to hold buttons, coins or flower... More »

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Mole Day is a day that is celebrated in commemoration of Avogadro's Number, which is a unit of measurement in chemistry applications. This number, which is 6.02 x 10 to the 23rd power, is celebrated annually between 6:02... More »