Wednesday, November 27, 2013

In Honor of National Red Planet Day

Because of the popularity of Thanksgiving, the fact that National Red Planet Day is falling on that most celebratory of Thursdays in November means, quite frankly, that the Red Planet is getting the shaft.

In a battle of Mars vs. Thanksgiving, who would win?  My bet is on the Red Planet, unless Aunt Myrtle is making the stuffing.

Here are some fun facts about the Red Planet we call Mars:

  • The planet Mars was named after the god of War from Roman mythology
  • Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun in our solar system
  • Mars is the second smallest planet in our solar system
  • Mars can appear red because of the fine, iron oxide dust that covers its surface
  • Men really aren't from Mars (and just to be clear, women aren't from Venus either...)

And now a tribute to the Red Planet with a celebration of all things red:

Upcycled Wool Bifold with Vintage Button Closure by STRUCTUREbags on Etsy
 





1 comment:

Marilyn Perez said...

I never even heard of this day but that's pretty cool! Thanks Lisa!