November seems sometimes to be remiss of both holidays and happy days and so I would like to suggest we make Carl Sagan's birthday an international holiday! We could celebrate the sane and rational side of mankind for one day and perhaps remember what it is that brought to us an array of everyday wonders: Science.
There are a litany of great Carl Sagan quotes out there, but my own personal favourite would be, "If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe."
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Carl Sagan - 'A Glorious Dawn' ft Stephen Hawking (Symphony of Science)
So now that you have an excuse, go out and celebrate a Novemeber day -- Carl would want you to!