Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Take Your Daughters & Sons to Work Day on April 25

April 25 is the 20th anniversary of Take Your Daughters & Sons to Work Day, at least according to the careful calculations of the Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Foundation.

This observance began as Take Your Daughter to Work Day, to give girls a chance to see what happens out there in the exciting world of business. Then someone noticed that the boys were quite content at home, playing video games, and not at all concerned about being left out. They were included thereafter.

The double helix
Interestingly, Thursday just happens to also be DNA Day commemorating the 1953 publication of Crick and Watson's famous article, "Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid" describing the double helix structure of DNA. These two events don't always coincide, inasmuch as TYDSTWD (as it's known in the trade) occurs always on the 4th Thursday of April and that just happens to fall on this year's 60th DNA Day.

So... plan on taking the inheritors of your DNA with you into the workplace Thursday. Forget about stopping off at the gin mill on the way home. Maybe you can get ice cream instead.

Thursday will also be Hug a Plumber Day. You don't have to unless you want to.

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