An event every year that begins at 00:00 on day 6 of January, repeating indefinitely
When: January 6
First occurrence: .?.
Bean Day is on the same day as the dying day of
Gregor Mendel who specialized in genetics and did
experiments with all kinds of legumes. His findings contributed to making cool hybrids,
which is a very basic way of genetic engineering
without directly altering genes like in scary
science fiction books. Most of the food we eat has been engineered this way
without us even realizing it anymore.
Celebrate with baked beans, chili, hummus, peas
or whatever you like!
Did you know that peanuts are actually also a kind of bean?