Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Today is...
Sun Screen Day!
With summer on the horizon, you are probably starting to spend more time outdoors. It is essential to wear sunscreen to protect your body from the harmful effects of the sun.
Sunlight consists of ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B rays, both of which are harmful to humans. UVA rays cause suppression of the immune system, which has a negative impact on the body's ability to protect against the development and spread of skin cancer. UVB rays cause a sunburn to occur, which can also lead to the development of skin cancer.
There are more than 1 million cases of skin cancer diagnosed in the United States each year. To minimize your risk, wear sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun — even on non-sunny days. Sunscreen should be applied 15 to 30 minutes before going outside and should be reapplied every two hours or after swimming. Even if you do not typically burn from the sun, your skin is still at risk from the harmful UV rays.
Sun Screen Day is a good reminder to make sure you apply and reapply your sun screen whenever you go outside!

Today is also National Grape Popsicle Day
May is National Bike Month & National Hamburger Month & National Strawberry Month & Motorcycle Awareness Month
This week is National Frozen Yogurt Week
images and text courtesy of MyPunchbowl.com" -- http://www.mypunchbowl.com/

    History for May 27th

       1919 - First ever transatlantic flight: The NC-4 aircraft arrives in Lisbon, Portugal from Newfoundland (and Azores).
      1936 - Maiden voyage of the "RMS Queen Mary" ocean liner.

       1941 - FDR proclaims an "unlimited national emergency."

       1969 - The construction of Walt Disney World begins.

       1997 - The first all female relay team, 20 British women, reaches the North Pole in a challenging 620 mile trek.

"One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it."

 - French Proverb

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