October 23 is National Mole Day

Not these kinds of mole:
Austin Powers Mole
Spy vs Spy Classic Mad Magazine Comic
Mole Rodent Pest

It’s this kind of Mole aka Avogadro’s Number

6.022137 × 1023

It’s a unit of measurement used in chemistry. Mr. Chalker, my high school chem teacher would crap a mole (animal) if he knew I was writing about this. The old reprobate.

Mole Day is celebrated annually from 6:02 am to 6:02 pm by chemistry nerds and number nerds in schools throughout the U.S.

This brings forth such wit as…
Q: What did Avogadro teach his students in math class?
A: Moletiplication

Q: What kind of fruit did Avogadro eat in the summer?
A: Watermolens

Q: Why was there only one Avogadro?
A: When they made him, they broke the Moled

Q: What kept Avogadro in bed for two months?
A: Moleonucleosis

Q: What did Avogadro invent for his wife to use as a night cream?
A: Oil of Molay

Q: What is Avogadro’s favorite kind of music?
A: Rock ‘N’ Mole

Q: What did Avogadro get when he mixed ice cream, chocolate syrup, and milk together?
A: A chocolate Molted

Q: Avogadro loved to watch M*A*S*H. Which character did he like most?
A: Father Molecahy

Q: What was Avogadro’s favorite Indian tribe?
A: The Molehawks

Exactly what is wrong with today’s educational system. Instead of studying all the minutiae about Avogadro’s number, its derivation and use among scientists, they make it another “let’s-have-cupcakes-and-make-up-jokes” day.

Wake up Moles! Math and numbers should be boring and tedious.

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