Gina Mei
October 23, 2014 3:32 pm

We know what you’re thinking right now, it’s MOLE DAY?!  HOW DID I MISS MOLE DAY?! Fear not, Gigglers. It is definitely not too late to celebrate this important holiday. Even though you probably didn’t know it existed until right this second, Mole Day has actually been around since the early 1980s. It’s the unofficial holiday for chemistry lovers everywhere to celebrate Avogadro’s number, the number of particles in a mole of any given substance (approximately 6.02×1023, of course), and takes place starting at 6:02 AM every year on October 23 (Get it? 6:02 on 10/23!). Its strongest supporter is the National Mole Day Foundation, which is responsible for introducing an array of outstanding puns each year, including “an ace in the mole,” “rock ‘n’ mole” and the “mole the merrier.” (Pause for quiet pun-humor chuckles.) But chemistry and pun enthusiasm aside, there are tons of other amazing moles worth celebrating today. Here are just a few of our favorites.

Marilyn Monroe’s mole

Has there ever been a more iconic (facial) mole? Marilyn’s is so famous that there’s even a piercing named after it.

Cindy Crawford’s mole

No mole conversation would be complete without mentioning Cindy Crawford’s famous beauty mark, the mole that launched a thousand fake moles, or, rather, girls in mirrors with eyebrow pencils attempting their own replicas.

Mole (Animal)

Perhaps the original iconic mole (ani-mole?). Moles have small eyes and velvety fur and, apparently, long, human-like nails that are begging for some nail art.

Mole Sauce

OK, so it’s mole-AY, we know. BUT IT IS STILL SPELLED MOLE.

**Spoiler Alert** Espionage Mole

Fun fact: The origin of the word “mole” as a long-term undercover spy who works their way into gaining trust and getting secret intelligence comes from the novel Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Not bad, John le Carré. Not bad.

Slightly-More-Fun Espionage Mole

In one of the sillier scenes of the Austin Powers trilogy (which says a lot, because the movies are pretty ridiculously silly), a mole of the spy variety happens to have a rather pronounced mole of the facial variety. It’s not a big deal, but Austin won’t let it drop.

Harbor Mole

This kind of mole is a large, stone structure, used as an elevated path, causeway, or pier in the water. Who knew that’s what these things were called?! This mole is from East Dunkirk Harbor!

Rufus the Naked Mole-Rat

Yes, we know he’s not a mole-mole, but expand your horizons! Where are my Kim Possible fans at? Rufus was the best little rodent sidekick anyone could ever ask for, and he loved nachos. Perfect.

Disney Mole

The mole in The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad was so darn adorable, and the best part of the ride at Disneyland which accompanied the film.

Moleskine

The choice notebook of so many! Even though it has nothing to do with moles per se (contrary to somewhat popular belief, they have nothing to do with a mole’s skin), we’re celebrating mole(skine)s in all forms.

Guacamole

A moment of silence for how delicious this looks. Don’t mind us as we celebrate by eating all of it.

Happy Mole Day, Gigglers!

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