I would like to wish you all a very happy Read a Road Map Day!
Ramble of the Day
Yesterday, I saw that it was Hug a Newsperson Day (at least in the United States), and I promptly thought, “Why does this day exist?” I am a newsperson, and received a few hugs, which was nice, but there are probably better ways to celebrate newspeople. I shared this with my older sister, who is a lawyer (and hugged me yesterday), and quickly discovered that there was a Be Kind to Lawyers Day Day, and it was on Tuesday. (I told her she should put that at the bottom of all her e-mails to her clients for the next week.)
Anyway, all of these oddly-specific days had me interested in what other oddly-specific holidays exist. Here are today’s holidays, per Days of the Year:
- Tell a Lie Day
- Deep Dish Pizza Day
- Caramel Day
- Star Trek First Contact Day
- Go For Broke Day
- Hospital Admitting Clerks Day
- Read a Road Map Day
Before I continue, I must acknowledge that I will never celebrate Deep Dish Pizza Day, and I am not sorry about that. I also wonder if taking a peek at Google Maps qualifies as celebrating Read a Road Map Day, since I don’t think most people have physical road maps anymore.
Here are some other random ones I have stumbled upon that I thought were worth sharing:
- January 11: Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day
- February 22: World Thinking Day
- March 3: What If Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day
- April 6: Plan Your Epitaph Day
- May 5: Hug a Shed and Take a Selfie
- June 7: VCR Day
- July 2: I Forgot Day
- August 10: Lazy Day
- September 7: Bring Your Manners to Work Day
- October 2: Name Your Car Day
- November 4: Use Your Common Sense Day
- December 25: Christmas Day
I could, of course, go on, but I decided not to, if only to save time. I am convinced some of these are fake, though this website seems fairly legitimate. I love how there is a World Thinking Day and a Use Your Common Sense Day, though those are things people should do every day. I also appreciate how there is still a day for VCRs, though I am unaware if any still exist. Additionally, I am pretty sure I will forget I Forgot Day.
People are weird!
Links of the Day
Some Liverpool fans threw bottles and fireworks at the Manchester City team bus before their Champions League match yesterday.
Today’s longer read: Michael Yohkin for The Independent on CSKA Moscow midfielder Bibars Natcho, the first non-Jewish player to captain the Israel men’s national team