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Happy Jan. 11! "Learn Your Name in Morse Code" Day

For "Learn Your Name in Morse Code" Day, here is a cookie with my name in Morse Code. Here is a link to translate your name into Morse Code!


This is from the batch of shortbread I made from "Stay at Home Chef's" YouTube channel, which I used for the Trivial Pursuit Pieces for Trivia Day. She uses a really cool Ziploc bag hack. See links. This is an example of planning projects/posts to be most efficient with your time. Since I had planned to do posts with these weird & wacky holidays, I used the same batch of shortbread for 2 of them, which saved me time rather than making 2 separate batches of cookies or doing 2 separate projects.



What is Morse Code?

"Morse Code was one of the most important innovations of communications the world has seen, serving as the foundation of one of the first high-speed communications networks in the world. Used for everything from semaphore communication, to flashing with lights, to drawing it out as a sort of code, and most importantly, the use of telegraphs to help transmit information across vast distances in the days before the telephone, it’s hard to understate the importance of Morse Code.



First demonstrated on January 11, 1838 by Alfred Vail and Samuel Morse, Morse code soon became commonly used by the military and the aviation industry worldwide.

Until 1999 the distress signal "SOS", or "··· – – – ···" in Morse code, was used to communicate distress by ships and naval vessels around the world. Although it does not stand for anything it has been remembered as "Save Our Souls" or "Save Our Ship".

It was replaced by the Global Maritime Distress Safety System in 1999, but is still widely recognised as a distress signal today.


**As a bonus, there is a gift at the bottom of the post: "SOS" by ABBA below. :)

History of Learn Your Name In Morse Code Day

"Learn Your Name In Morse Code Day was created by someone known only as Brownielocks, and was done as part of trying to revitalize the love and recognition of this fading method of communication. While it’s no longer necessary to getting a Ham Radio License, it is still felt that it’s incredibly important to pass on, so that this versatile method of communication doesn’t disappear.


I'm not sure exactly what this YouTube video I found when searching "Morse Code Desserts" and "Morse Code cakes" is demonstrating, but I think a cake is transmitting electrical signals in morse code!

Happy "Learn Your Name in Morse Code" Day!

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