March Is Awesome 2011 #24

MIA '11

This is the First Annual March Is Awesome event! The amount to which I love my very own month of March is absurd; my birthday, my brother’s birthday, many of my friends’ birthdays, the beginning of spring, and much, much more! Will you join me in my celebration of March? Alright!

March 24th

In The Before Times: On this day in 1993, the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 was discovered orbiting Jupiter. In July of the following year, it was observed that the comet was actually pulled apart due to Jupiter’s massive size and gravity. The comet is now nicknamed the String of Pearls, because it still exists as fragments. Isn’t science crazy?

Celebrity Birthdays: Three more geek-ish birthdays today! Jim Parsons, Alyson Hannigan and Peter Jacobson all share a birthday today. The amazing Jim Parsons is better known as the amazing Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory. I love Sheldon so much; I know he’d probably annoy me to death if he was real, but the truth is, I really love the guy, so I guess I’d be stuck with him. (Just like Leonard, Howard and Raj are too!) You may know Hannigan from such shows as How I Met Your Mother as Lily, Veronica Mars as Trina, and that one huge vampire show that everyone loves. What’s it called again? Oh yeah, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. My good friend Shawna (whose birthday was on the 20th! Good job for remembering!) loved Hannigan’s character, Willow, and I think she was my favourite character too. And last but certainly not least is Jacobson, who has a long list of film and TV credits, but I know him as Dr. Taub, the lovable short Jewish doctor on House. I love Taub’s strange relationship with his other co-workers, especially the one with his new roommate.

What’s happening today?: Today is World Tuberculosis Day. Tuberculosis, more commonly known as TB, is sadly still a prevalent disease, especially in third world countries.

As usual, if you know of any other exciting things happening today, feel free to leave them in the comments! Thanks for playing!