Today we celebrate truthfulness, candor, openness, and frankness. It’s National Honesty Day, a day to tell the truth openly and frankly. And truth is important. Without it we don’t know who or what to trust. Lies have a way of catching up to us. Like the boy who cried wolf, we may find nobody believes […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
You probably use zippers several times a week, if not every day. But did you realize this useful little closure has its own day? That’s right, today we celebrate National Zipper Day. Why? Probably because zippers are everywhere and make life easier in lots of little ways. But we haven’t been able to find out […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Today we raise awareness of the need to ensure every worker is safe at work, not exposed to dangerous or unhealthy conditions on the job. That’s what World Day for Safety and Health at Work is all about. Those of us living in developed countries tend to think of workplaces as pretty safe places, for […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
What the heck is a Matanzas Mule you ask? This poor animal was apparently the sole casualty of a battle during the Spanish-American War. So his (or her?) sacrifice is remembered as Matanzas Mule Day. On April 27, 1898 American naval forces bombarded the village of Matanzas in Cuba. They weren’t too effective, because only […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Today we celebrate the simplest way to take a picture, with a pinhole camera. That’s right, this little box with the tiny hole has its very own day: Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. It’s an international event, promoting pinhole photography. The day’s creators envisioned the day as bringing together people around the world through the simple […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
DNA Day celebrates DNA and all the advances that understanding its structure has made possible. We celebrate on April 25 because it was on that date in 1953 that James Watson, Frances Crick, and their colleagues published the structure of DNA in the journal Nature. (PDF) In April 2003 the Human Genome Project was declared […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
If you’ve ever doubted that there’s a special day for absolutely everything, this should convince you. It’s National Hairball Awareness Day. Seriously. Anyone who’s ever been owned by a cat is plenty aware of hairballs. Especially in the spring, when our favorite little furballs seem to hack up hairballs on a daily basis. Often right […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Whovians rejoice! It’s Impossible Astronaut Day. Don’t know what that is? Sorry, you’re not a true Whovian. But if you’re here then you want to learn. So there’s hope for you yet. 😉 Dr. Who, Series 6, Episode 1 That’s the episode called The Impossible Astronaut. It aired on April 23, 2011 (in the UK). […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Guess what day it is? (Yes, Earth Day, and that’s an important cause. But guess what other day it is?!) It’s Jelly Bean Day! That’s right. These fun little candies with a sugary shell and soft gelatin center have their own day. Whether you prefer the more traditional fruity beans or the exotic flavors from […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Pet holidays are some of our favorites. On April 21 the lucky honoree is the bulldog. That’s right, it’s Bulldogs are Beautiful Day. And bulldogs are beautiful. Jowly, slobbery and chunky, yes. But beautiful just the same. There does seem to be some difference of opinion on the actual date of this holiday. Most sources […]Continue Reading... No Comments.