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1 February is… Submitted by Bonnie Sizer, Resident Assistant, Colorado State University

2 Humpback Whale Awareness Month Humpback whales are one of the largest baleen whales at 40-50 feet long and weighing up to 79,000 pounds! They are well known for their songs and acrobatic leaps out of the water. Once on the brink of extinction due to whaling, their numbers have increased greatly, but they are still at risk. If you are interested in learning more about whales, or what you can do to help conserve whales visit: http://www.wdcs.org/

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4 National Cherry Month The cherry is generally understood to have been brought to Rome from Persia. Cherries have a very long growing season they can grow anywhere including the great cold of the tundra. Anthocyanin, the red pigment in cherries is also a powerful antioxidant! The Japanese sakura, cherry blossoms, are a national symbol celebrated in the yearly Hanami festival.

5 Odd Holidays in February 7 th – Charles Dickens Day 9 th – Toothache Day 11 th – Dont Cry over Spilt Milk Day 12 th – Natl Plum Pudding Day 13 th – Get a Different Name Day 16 th – Do a Grouch a Favor Day 17 th – Champion Crab Races Day 22 nd – Be Humble Day 23 rd – Intl Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day 27 th – Intl Polar Bear Day 28 th – Public Sleeping Day

6 Famous February Birthdays 3 rd – Norman Rockwell (1894) 12 th – Abe Lincoln (1809) 17 th – Michael Jordan (1963) 22 nd – George Washington (1732) 23 rd – The Tootsie Roll (1896) 26 th – Grand Canyon Natl Park (1919)

7 Feb. 9 th is G.I. Joes 4 th Birthday! The initial G.I. Joes represented four of the branches of the U.S. Armed Forces with the Action Soldier (Army), Action Sailor (Navy), Action Pilot (Air Force) and Action Marine (USMC). "G.I. Joe" stood for "General Issue Joe" signifying the universal makeup of the US forces at the time. The development of G.I. Joe led to the coining of the term "action figure. The original 12" G.I. Joe line ended in America in 1976. At this time, Hasbro released a line of inexpensive, rotationally molded mannequins in the G.I. Joe style called "The Defenders.

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