National Engineers Week

National Engineers Week This week is National Engineers Week!  Pat yourself on the back engineers, because YOU deserve to be celebrated!  Also known as E Week, this week celebrates millions […]

National Mentoring Day

Photo by Riku Lu – Today is National Mentoring Day!  Many of us are still young padawans soaking up all of the knowledge that our great mentors are giving […]

National Roller Coaster Day

Today is National Roller Coaster Day!  One of the most thrilling engineering designs in our lifetime is the roller coaster.  The inspiration for roller coasters came from the ice slides […]

Women in Engineering Day

Today is International Women in Engineering Day!  Celebrating its 9th year, IWED is raising awareness internationally for women in engineering and the career opportunities for women in this industry.  This […]

National Scavenger Hunt Day

National Scavenger Hunt Day Today is National Scavenger Hunt Day!  Although most people don’t know how scavenger hunts originated, the credit has been given to Elsa Maxwell, an American author, […]

Happy Earth Day

Tomorrow we will be celebrating our mother…Earth! Our beautiful blue dot in this gigantic universe. In 1970, this holiday was created by Senator Gaylord Nelson as a way to show […]

Luck of the Irish

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Today we will see a sea of green as people pretend to be Irish for just one day. The Irish sure are a lucky bunch. Or […]

National Chili Day

Today is National Chili Day! This hearty people-pleaser makes everyone feel warm and cozy during the cold Winter months. With so many variations and recipes, it’s no wonder that it’s […]

National Fun at Work Day

This Friday is National Fun at Work Day! Whether you’re working from home, in an office, or outside, there are many ways to celebrate and bond with your coworkers. This […]

Winter Solstice

Happy first day of Winter!  As if December doesn’t have enough holidays to celebrate, there is another reason to get together and celebrate this month: the Winter Solstice!  This day […]

Celebration of the Mind Day

Celebration of the Mind Day is an international holiday dedicated to bringing people together to play with puzzles, games, magic, and math.  This day reminds us that learning can be […]

Happy Fall, Y’all!

Today is the first day of Autumn!  The weather is cooling off.  The leaves are changing colors.  Football season is in full swing.  It’s the perfect time of year to […]

Willis Carrier – The Father of Air Conditioning

It’s summer and it’s hot!  If you’re lucky enough to be able to enjoy air conditioning, then you have Willis Carrier to thank.  Willis Carrier invented the modern day air-conditioner.  […]

National Inventors Month

  May is National Inventors Month!  This month recognizes the creators and innovators that have helped shape our world.  This holiday originated through the collaboration of the Academy of Applied […]

Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month.  This is the month when we honor contributions made by women in American history.  This holiday originally began as Women’s History Week.  It started in […]

National Random Acts of Kindness Day

“Kindness is love made visible.” – H. Swanepoel Raktivist Today is National Random Acts of Kindness Day!  Kind acts, both big and small, can brighten anyone’s day.  Something as simple […]

National Plan for a Vacation Day

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2021!  The year of unlimited possibilities!  Although we are still very much in the middle of a pandemic, it’s still fun to think about all […]

Victories of 2020

You did it!  You’ve made it through the longest year in history: 2020!  Give yourself a pat on the back.  We all know that this year was….not ideal, but it […]

Ben Franklin Tried to Electrocute a Turkey

 There are several ways to cook a turkey.  Baked.  Fried.  Roasted.  Electrocuted?  It was a party trick that turned into a party fail!  Benjamin Franklin used his knowledge of electricity […]

National Apple Day

It’s finally Fall!  The weather is cooler.  The air smells like fallen leaves and pumpkin spice lattes.  You can finally wear your favorite sweaters and scarves again.  The best part […]

National Online Learning Day!

  National Online Learning Day September 15th is National Online Learning Day! This day recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of online and blended learning institutions. As we all know, Covid […]

National Hot Dog Day!

  It’s National Hot Dog Day! In 1871, a German baker named Charles Felton opened the first hot dog stand on Coney Island.  Originally called dachshund sausages (named after the […]

It’s Not All Bad…

Photo by Good Good Good on Unsplash   We’re almost halfway through 2020!  It’s no secret that this year has been challenging for most of us and that it is […]

National Electrical Safety Month

Photo by Matthew Henry on Unsplash May is National Electrical Safety Month!  This month is a great time to double check all of your electrical equipment in your home.  It’s […]

National Lineman Appreciation Day

  Photo by American Public Power Association on Unsplash National Lineman Appreciation Day  Imagine being quarantined without power.  No Netflix.  No refrigerator.  No video games to keep your kids occupied […]

National Love Your Pet Day

  February 20th is National Love Your Pet Day!  We at Brainfiller have many fur babies whom we love and adore.  From cats and dogs to ferrets and lizards, we […]

Grey Matter (the brain not our newsletter)

Grey Matter Facts The human brain consists of 60% white matter and 40% grey matter.  But what is grey matter? And why do we call this lovely newsletter by that […]

National Maple Syrup Day!

Pass the syrup, please!  Yesterday was National Maple Syrup Day!  Yep, we will celebrate anything here at Brainfiller HQ. This natural sweetener was first discovered and processed by the indigenous […]

Hooray – It’s National Cheeseburger Day!

September 18th is National Cheeseburger Day and we are all very excited here at Brainfiller. However, in all fairness it doesn’t take much for us to get excited! Cheeseburgers have […]