November is here

So you are finally done clearing your yard of scarecrows and carved pumpkins, and your kids are now actual zombies from their lack of sleep over the Halloween weekend. Now you are left with the paralyzing thought that it is already November. 

What are my Thanksgiving plans? December is right around the corner. What do I buy everyone for Christmas? Have I been true to my 2013 New years Resolution? Wait, the time changed this weekend, right?

Instead of feeling overwhelmed by the month of November, read some of the interesting facts about this celebratory month below! I can't guarantee you will feel less stressed, but at least you'll learn a thing or two!

Daylight Savings Time

While twins born at 11:55 p.m. and 12:05 a.m. may have different birthdays, Daylight Saving Time can change birth order -- on paper, anyway. During the time change in the fall, one baby could be born at 1:55 a.m. and the sibling born ten minutes later, at 1:05 a.m. In the spring, there is a gap when no babies are born at all: from 2:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.

In November 2007, Laura Cirioli of North Carolina gave birth to Peter at 1:32 a.m. and, 34 minutes later, to Allison. However, because Daylight Saving Time reverted to Standard Time at 2:00 a.m., Allison was born at 1:06 a.m.

- Read more DLT facts here

Thanksgiving

  • About 280 million turkeys are sold annually for Thanksgiving.
  • Of the 102 people on the Mayflower, only about half of them were what have traditionally come to be known as Pilgrims. The others, which are called "Strangers", were just people hitching a ride to the New World. 

- Read more Thanksgiving here

Bonus Facts

  • There is no mention of the month of November in any of Shakespeare's plays or sonnets.
  • November has been designated National Novel Writing Month and National Blog Posting Month.
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