Today is the 5th day of the 3rd week, the 19th day of the 1st month, the 19th day of 2023 and:
Wait, what? A quark?
- Artist as Outlaw Day
- Brew a Potion Day
- Get to Know Your Customers Day
- Good Memory Day
- Gun Appreciation Day
- National Popcorn Day
- New Friends Day
- Tenderness Toward Existence Day
- Tin Can Day
- Women’s Healthy Weight Day
- World Day of Migrants and Refugees
- World Quark Day…
A type of “elementary particle and a fundamental constituent of matter’ [as defined on Wikipedia] or “an elementary particle which makes up Hadrons, the most stable of which are protons and neutrons’ [in the Simple English version of Wikipedia]?
Or the first thing I thought of was the Deep Space Nine Star Trek character?
Apparently it is a dairy product that has been in use since the 14th century and used to be very popular in Europe. It is made by warming soured milk until it curdles, then straining and the result is something with the consistency of cottage cheese. It is very popular with those who are lactose-intolerant, apparently. It’s rare in America – only three dairies in the whole country are making it – but very popular in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine because it is thought to be good for the health of babies.
And here I thought the Ferengi were celebrating a birthday!