Get your bugles ready! Manhattan’s 5th Avenue will be the site of the annual “America’s Parade” to honor U.S. military veterans. Veterans Day is held on November 11th each year to mark the day that combat ended in World War 1.
Today at 6:02, the date will read 6:02,10/23. This means nothing to most, but, as any high school chemistry teacher will tell you it’s Mole Day! The date corresponds with Avogadro’s Number, 6.02 x 1023, or the number of particles in one mole of substance (If you don’t remember chem class, read the Wikipedia).
Gay Marriages are being preformed for the first time today in New Jersey. A judge made the ruling to legalize them last month, then refused to postpone the start date while the Christie administration mounts a legal challenge. [NY Daily News w/ pictures!]
Yesterday, Judah Schiller became probably the first person to ride a bike across the Hudson River. Yes, across—he had a bike on floats called the “bay cycle.” The Daily News has pictures. Wonder if the biker above would ever try…
Secretive street artist Banksy, known for his creative graffiti, is putting up pieces in New York City. Apparently his first image in Chinatown’s already been painted over, but look out for more public art.