The fifth planet from our Sun, Jupiter, can be viewed in the night sky with a naked eye. Our ancestors recognized it as one of our brightest wandering lights. Venus, or 'Morning Star', is the only one brighter.
I absolutely did NOT eat this traditional St. Patrick's Day meal growing up. I was a picky eater and went through a couple years as a vegetarian. My grandmother and grandfather frequently ate out and ordered this. After I learned to drive, my grandmother and I went out to eat and she indulged in Irish coffee with her lunch, but I did not fully appreciate this food until my late teen years. Now I love it! My son's birthday falls a couple days before this favorite Irish Holiday of mine and I have always tried to buy all the cool Irish things I could! Between his birthday and until the end of May, I love my Irish and Mardi Gras themed party stuff! I actually have my birthday and my other sons birthday in May, so I just spend a lot of time between March first and May planning, buying, and eating! I can be totally honest about myself...I'm a foodie! In the worst sense. This love includes anything Mediterranean, South American, French, Italian, desserts from anywhere in the world, American Chinese is one of our favorites and they keep coming up with new dishes all the time! I don't think I could handle the traditional Chinese or Japanese foods. I tried Sushi as a child, since one of my babysitters was Japanese, and I still like to try new foods. But if something new is too unusual, I will try anything vegan, stick with rice, and I won't try anything with fish or meat...I'm picky still. But of course, then there is this traditional Irish meal I love every year!
It's difficult to say who discovered Saturn. It has always been visible to the naked eye in the dark of night. Galileo Galilei was the first to look through a telescope in 1610 and see Saturn's rings with Titan, one of it's many moons. These had disappeared for him later and chalked up to a trick of the eye. In 1659 it was a Dutch Astronomer, Christiaan Huygen, who saw Saturn's largest moon and he named it Titan. In 1675, Giovanni Cassini discovered 4 more moons orbiting this gas giant, as well as it's two largest rings and their gap. This gap is called 'The Cassini Division'.
Where on Earth did pumpkins come from?
As a little girl in the 1980's, I spent my Christmases either in California with my mother or in New York with her parents. She tried to always be in New York for the Holidays, but it was rare. I was usually in New York without her. Both her parents birthdays fell in December with my grandfather's birthday falling on Christmas Day.