I know that it’s Fall. I know because the Pumpkin Spice signs are all illuminated. Those brilliant fall colors of amber and gold are inviting me to sample yet more unlikely food items with the meat of an orange gourd, and a sprinkling of cinnamon and nutmeg.
Between your child’s first day of school and Christmas morning, have you ever stopped to think about the number of photos that you have personally loaded on social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook? Multiply that by the millions of users that engage on these platforms and you have quite an unruly photo album.
The art of creating a firework display can have dramatic and beautiful results for celebrating Independence Day in the United States and various other things around the world. There is also a tremendous amount of risk involved. An estimated 18,500 fires are started each year by fireworks in the United States, according to the National Fire Protection Agency).
Dear Old Mom
Everybody has a mother and might have been searching to find out the date of that special Sunday this year known as Mother’s Day, or looking for brunch spots, or even a great gift idea. It turns out, some people even know how to punctuate Mother’s Day correctly. You see the term “Mother Day” earned 41.2 million search results, while “Mother’s Day” (with an apostrophe ‘s’) received just 5.4 million results. Though mothers are honored around the world in different ways, there are a few American traditions that I searched for the purpose of this blogpost.
Who Knew that Easter is the leading candy holiday?
A recent article on the website Refinery29.com quoted an estimate of 90 million chocolate bunnies would be purchased for Easter 2017. Ninety Million! The population of the United States is 321.4 million as of 2015. That means 28% of the entire population wakes up on Easter to a chocolate treat in a basket of plastic grass. That equals more than the population of California, Texas, and New York combined! Good thing that rabbits multiply quickly. They also referred the National Retail Federation’s prediction that $2.6 billion would be spent just on Easter candy in 2017. Here is the complete article.
A search for “VALENTINE’S DAY GIFTS, 2017” quickly finds 135 million results. Wow! That’s a lot of love and a lot of effort to impress.
In a story that ran in the Press-Telegram February 13, 2017, “Sales of Valentine’s Day cards are expected to slide 5.9 percent this year as fewer people buy cards for sweethearts and millennials opt for experiences over material items, a market research analyst said this week.” http://www.presstelegram.com/lifestyle/20170213/are-consumers-falling-out-of-love-with-valentines-day-cards
It’s been an exciting 2017 so far! But we are going to steer clear of Executive Orders and Walls and instead focus on one of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions—LOSING WEIGHT!
This month’s OmniTalk topic is the most popular toy from Christmas this year—Hatchimals! Are you so lucky that you have no idea what this toy is? Congratulations!
Welcome to a new monthly feature we are adding to the blog called OmniTalk. This is essentially a Google search round-up for the month with a dash of humor. We hope you enjoy it and welcome your feedback.