Sunday, June 30, 2013

Social Media Day (June 30th)

Social Media Day
Social Media Day
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June 30th is Social Media Day!
Social Media Day was created by Mashable in 2010 to "recognize the digital revolution happening right before our eyes." Social media's origins can date all the way back to 1971, when Ray Tomlinson sent the first email ever to himself. Skipping ahead, in 1985, America Online (AOL) was created. Years later, Beverly Hills Internet (BHI) started Geocities, and it is currently owned by Yahoo! who offers it as a web hosting service for Japan. In 2003, Myspace was launched. Facebook was created in 2004. YouTube was invented in 2005. In 2006, Twitter was introduced to the internet. In 2013, Instagram had 100 million users storing 4 billion photos!

Social Media Day Art
Social Media Day Art
Photo Cred: @cfernandez5
Celebrate this weird holiday by putting down that pen and pulling up a keyboard. Visit all your favorite social media websites! Update your status, upload a picture or video, post a tweet, add new content to your blog, send an email, or do whatever you usually do to stay social online! Set up an account for your mother or father if they don't have one already. In honor of Social Media Day, follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest, like us on Facebook, and subscribe to us on YouTube! Wish your friends a "Happy Social Media Day!" However you decide to spend Social Media Day, stay social online, and appreciate the mode of communication that you have in front of you. Don't take anything for granted!

Social Media Day Fun Facts:
  • If Facebook was a country, it would be more populated than the United States, with only China and India ahead of it.
  • On average, users spend 20 minutes per visit on Facebook.
  • The first video on YouTube was a 20 second clip that was published on April 23rd, 2005, at 8:27 pm called "Me at the zoo."
  • @XboxSupport holds the Guinness World Record for the "Most Responsive Brand on Twitter."
  • $#*! My Dad Says holds the Guinness World Record for the "First television show based on a Twitter feed."

Social Media Day Jokes:
  • Facebook is the only place where it is acceptable to talk to a wall.
  • A hacker briefly shut down Twitter last week. Millions of Twitter users were forced to talk to each other the old fashioned way... through Facebook.
  • When I was kid, my social network was called "outside."
  • I almost forgot to update my status about my run on the treadmill. What a waste of a workout that would have been!
  • Google+ is like a gym membership. Everyone signs up for it but never uses it!

Social Media Day Quotes:
  • "Social media is not about the exploitation of technology but service to community."
    • Simon Mainwaring
  • "There's a danger in the internet and social media. The notion that information is enough, that more and more information is enough, that you don't have to think, you just have to get more information - gets very dangerous."
    • Edward de Bono
  • "Human relationships used to be easy: you had friends, boy- or girlfriends, parents, children, and landlords. Now, thanks to social media, it's all gone sideways."
    • Susan Orlean
  • "People take things at face value on social media. Earnestness is the assumption."
    • Mindy Kaling
  • "At the end of the day, money is just a proxy for votes. That is what makes politics so vulnerable to social media."
    • Sean Parker

Social Media Day Destinations:

This holiday has also been called: National Social Media Day, International Social Media Day, S M Day, SM Day, and SMDay.

June 30th is also Meteor Day!

Social Media Day is celebrated in June which is: Adopt-A-Cat Month, Fight the Filthy Fly Month, Great Outdoors Month, LGBT Pride Month, National Accordion Awareness Month, National Candy Month, National Dairy Month, National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, National Rose Month, National Turkey Lovers' Month, and National Zoo and Aquarium Month!

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Insurance Awareness Day (June 28th)

Insurance Awareness Day
Insurance Awareness Day
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June 28th is Insurance Awareness Day!
The origin of Insurance Awareness Day is currently a mystery. Many people speculate that this unusual holiday was started by insurance companies to encourage customers to purchase insurance. Others believe that this holiday was created to remind people that when things go astray, it's important to have a backup plan! There are many different types of insurance that protect against risks, including property insurance, fire insurance, life insurance, auto insurance, and health insurance. Insurance helps reduce risks, spread risks from the individual or company to a larger community, and it offers long-term finance for public and private sectors.

Home Insurance
Home Insurance
Photo Cred: @sish86
Celebrate this weird holiday by comparing insurance companies to determine the best value for your money! Use extra caution today, so using your insurance isn't necessary! Wish your friends or insurance agent a "Happy Insurance Awareness Day!" Bring your insurance agent some peanut butter cookies or doughnuts a token of your appreciation. Protect your home, and purchase home insurance! If you are an insurance agent, schedule a valuable offer for insurance today in celebration of Insurance Awareness Day. However you decide to spend Insurance Awareness Day, stay safe, and spread the word about insurance!

Insurance Awareness Day Fun Facts:

Insurance Awareness Day Jokes:
  • If you sleep with your wife that's Legal and General.
    If you sleep with your girlfriend that's Mutual Trust.
    If you sleep with a prostitute that's Commercial Union.
    If you sleep with all types that's Group Life.
    If your wife lets you sleep around that's Liberty Life.
  • What's the best thing about turning 65?
    • No more calls from life insurance agents.
  • Last week I bought a retirement policy. All I've got to do is keep up the payments for 15 years and my agent can retire.
  • You ought to feel highly honored," said the businessman to the life insurance agent, "so far today I have had my secretary turn away seven insurance agents." Then the agent replied, "Yes, I know. I'm one of them."
  • What's the difference between an insurance company and the mafia?
    • The insurance company can tell you how many people will die this year, while the mafia can tell you the names of all of them.

Insurance Awareness Day Quotes:
  • "Unemployment insurance is a pre-paid vacation for freeloaders."
    • Ronald Reagan
  • "There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?"
    • Woody Allen
  • "Fun is like life insurance; the older you get, the more it costs."
    • Kin Hubbard
  • "If a child, a spouse, a life partner, or a parent depends on you and your income, you need life insurance."
    • Suze Orman
  • "People don't trust private health insurance companies for all the right reasons."
    • Bernie Sanders

Insurance Awareness Day Destinations:
  • Visit your local Geico office, and ask about auto insurance. It's so easy, a caveman can do it.
  • Drive to your local Allstate office, and consult an agent about auto insurance. Are you in good hands?
  • Buy supplemental insurance at a local Aflac office.
  • Visit a Progressive office, and ask to know more about auto insurance.
  • Stay home, and read about Insurance Awareness Day on WeirdHoliday.com!

This holiday has also been called: National Insurance Awareness Day.

June 28th is also International Body Piercing Day, International Caps Lock Day, National Tapioca Day, and Paul Bunyan Day!

Insurance Awareness Day is celebrated in June which is: Adopt-A-Cat Month, Fight the Filthy Fly Month, Great Outdoors Month, LGBT Pride Month, National Accordion Awareness Month, National Candy Month, National Dairy Month, National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, National Rose Month, National Turkey Lovers' Month, and National Zoo and Aquarium Month!

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

National Chocolate Pudding Day (June 26th)

National Chocolate Pudding Day
National Chocolate Pudding Day
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June 26th is National Chocolate Pudding Day!
National Chocolate Pudding Day offers a perfect excuse for you to indulge yourself with some delicious chocolate pudding. This unusual holiday is a great occasion for chocolate pudding companies and chocolate pudding lovers alike. There are two types of chocolate pudding. In the United States, Canada, Sweden, and East and South East Asia, chocolate pudding is boiled then chilled, and its texture is that of custard with starch. In the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand, chocolate pudding is steamed and baked, and its texture is similar to that of cake.

Delicious Chocolate Pudding
Delicious Chocolate Pudding
Photo Cred: @kamicak13
Celebrate this weird holiday by cooking your own homemade chocolate pudding and sharing it with the people you love. Buy some Hershey's Cocoa, and follow a recipe to make some quick creamy chocolate pudding. Open up a chocolate pudding Snack Pack, and enjoy! Have a competition with your friends to see who can make the most delicious chocolate pudding on National Chocolate Pudding Day. Wish your friends a "Happy National Chocolate Pudding Day!" Whichever way that you decide to spend National Chocolate Pudding Day, let go of anything that's holding you back, and indulge yourself with some chocolaty pudding delight!

National Chocolate Pudding Day Fun Facts:
  • On November 7, 1993, a Rugrats episode premiered called "Angelica Breaks a Leg," in which Angelica fakes a broken leg just to get attention. At one point, DiDi walks into the kitchen to discover that Stu is up at 4:00 am making Angelica chocolate pudding, only to find out later that she is not hungry anymore. The scene eventually turned into a meme that originated on 4chan called "Stu Making Chocolate Pudding At 4 AM."
  • In the late 19th century, many American food companies and social reformers promoted pudding as a type of health food. As a result, chocolate pudding was perceived by some as a health food.
  • By the 1930s, instant custard and chocolate pudding mixes were readily available to the American public.
  • General Foods (Jell-O) introduced their very own chocolate pudding mix in 1934 as "Walter Baker's Dessert." In 1936, the company renamed the product as "Pickle's Pudding."
  • According to Guinness World Records, on May 10, 2010, Donald Cunningham set the record for the most pudding eaten in three minutes at 1.34 kg (2 lb 15 oz). Cunningham used sugar-free Jell-O chocolate pudding for the attempt.

National Chocolate Pudding Day Jokes:
  • Some gangsters decide to rob a bank. After several days of brainstorming, they agree on the best plan. The next day, they get to work and are able to get into the bank relatively easy. Once inside the main vault, they discover one wall is full of safe deposit boxes, and they start to work on them immediately. They drill and pry open the first box only to find a small container of chocolate pudding inside. The gangster in charge says, "Okay, well, at least we can eat it." So they eat the pudding. They drill and pry open up the second safe deposit box and find more chocolate pudding. They decide to devour it too. Determined to find the goods, the process continues for the rest of the night until all the safe deposit boxes have been opened. They didn't find any money or jewelry in any of the boxes. Disappointed the head gangster said, "Well, at least we got a free meal out of it." The next day, they pick up a local newspaper and read: "MYSTERY AT THE SEWAGE TESTING PLANT: Sewage Plant Workers Baffled As Fecal Material Is No Where To Be Found."
  • ...And then Courtney Love said, "You know, I'm not like a 'cool mom.' I'm a mother, but I’m a really, really good mother, and the proof is in the pudding. Also in the pudding were trace amounts of LSD, cocaine, and crystal meth. No amount of self esteem was found in the pudding."
  • A depressed-looking man is sitting in a cheap, greasy diner in a Leeds suburb. He picks up the menu and sees that it contains just three dishes: meatloaf, shepherd's pie and chocolate pudding. The waitress comes over to take his order. "I'll have the chocolate pudding," says the man glumly, "and if you could throw in a few kind words that would be mighty welcome." The waitress leaves and returns a few minutes later with a plate of chocolate pudding. She bangs the plate on the table in front of the man and starts to walk off. "Hey," says the man. "I got my dinner; how about those kind words?" The waitress turns, takes the cigarette out her mouth and says, "Don't eat the pudding."
  • A 6-year-old boy was sitting on the steps of his apartment building, eating a huge bowl of chocolate pudding. A man walked by and was surprised by just how big a bowl it was. He asked the youngster, "Is that a bowl of pudding?" The youngster replied, "Yes sir, it is." The man then asked, "Are you going to eat all of it?" The boy responded, "Yes sir, I am." Then the man asked, "Does your mother know that you're going to eat all the pudding?" The boy replied, "No sir, she doesn't." Then the man asked, "Well, don't you know that eating all the pudding isn't good for you?" The boy answered, "My grandfather lived to be 100 years old." The man asked, "Is that because he ate a big bowl of pudding everyday?" The boy replied, "No. It's because he minded his own f**king business."
  • Knock Knock... Who's there?... Pudding!... Pudding who?... Pudding on your shoes before your trousers is a bad idea!

National Chocolate Pudding Day Quotes:
  • "Your face makes my soul want to eat chocolate pudding!"
    • Andy Milonakis
  • "The first bowl of chocolate pudding was too hot, but Goldilocks ate it all anyway because, hey, it's chocolate pudding, right?"
    • Mo Willems, Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs
  • "I eat vegetarian a lot. I buy only fresh ingredients and cook from scratch - that way, when I feel like snacking and look in my fridge, it's: 'Oh, baby carrots or chocolate soy pudding. Take your pick.'"
    • Nadia Giosia
  • Mike: "I'm just dandy, I got a bowl of chocolate pudding in my underpants."
    Steve: "We didn't have any pudding in there buddy."
    • Black Sheep (1996)
  • "I would snack on crisps and chocolate and my meals weren't the best. I ate lots of steak with creamy sauces, chips and peas, washed down with wine and a pudding."
    • Jennifer Ellison

National Chocolate Pudding Day Destinations:

This holiday has also been called: Chocolate Pudding Day and International Chocolate Pudding Day.

June 26th is also National Beautician's Day and National Toothbrush Day!

National Chocolate Pudding Day is celebrated in June which is: Adopt-A-Cat Month, Fight the Filthy Fly Month, Great Outdoors Month, LGBT Pride Month, National Accordion Awareness Month, National Candy Month, National Dairy Month, National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, National Rose Month, National Turkey Lovers' Month, and National Zoo and Aquarium Month!

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

National Catfish Day (June 25th)

National Catfish Day
National Catfish Day
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June 25th is National Catfish Day!
National Catfish Day is a great holiday for fishermen and catfish lovers alike! This weird holiday was created in 1987 when President Reagan declared that June 25th will be National Catfish Day to recognize and bring awareness to the catfish farming industry. Catfish are a unique and scrumptious type of fish that are a popular meal on dinner plates around the country. Many catfish are raised on farms which are environmentally friendly, which offer another opportunity for you to do your part for the environment if you missed National Dump the Pump Day!

Catfish in the Hocking River - National Catfish Day
Catfish in the Hocking River
Photo Cred: @samdinkins
Celebrate this weird holiday by cooking some catfish on the grill! Make some catfish sticks, but be sure to share them! They're delicious! Go to a Cajun restaurant, and order some authentic fried catfish. Watch Catfish: The TV Show on MTV, and learn about the other type of catfishing! Go fishing for some catfish, and see how many you can catch! Go watch or participate in a fishing competition. Dress your cat up like a fish! Dress your fish up like a cat (probably not a good idea). Visit a local catfish farm, and ask to tour the facility. Wish a friend a "Happy National Catfish Day!" However you decide to spend National Catfish Day, eat lots of catfish, and spread awareness about catfish farms!

National Catfish Day Fun Facts:
  • Catfish have over 27,000 taste buds!
  • Electric catfish are capable of generating up to 350 volts of electricity!
  • The record for the largest catfish in the United States was a blue catfish that weighed 150 pounds in 1879.
  • Glass catfish are virtually transparent and are often times purchased for home aquariums.
  • Catfish can lay up to 4,000 eggs a year per pound of body weight.

National Catfish Day Jokes:
  • What's the difference between a lawyer and a catfish?
    • One is a bottom-dwelling, scum-sucking scavenger, and the other is a fish!
  • What is the difference between your girlfriend and a catfish?
    • One's got fat lips and whiskers, the other one is a fish!
  • Why did the dog jump into the sea?
    • He wanted to chase the catfish!
  • You might be a redneck if...
    • ...you keep catfish in your aquarium!
  • Have you ever seen a catfish?
    • How did he hold his pole?

National Catfish Day Quotes:
  • "My husband calls me 'catfish.' He says I'm all mouth and no brains."
    • Dolly Parton
  • "I am an unpopular electric eel in a pool of catfish."
    • Edith Sitwell
  • "We have sat on the river bank and caught catfish with pin hooks. The time has come to harpoon a whale."
    • John Hope
  • "Normally, anything that hits the line. It doesn't matter, whatever comes in. Most of the time, I love catfish. Most of them catch bass. I fish at the bottom of the lake so I catch a lot of catfish - them heavy boys, I try to get them in there."
    • A.J. Davis
  • "Bottom feeders like channel catfish are more likely to be exposed."
    • Dan Williams

National Catfish Day Destinations:
  • Drive to a catfish farm, and learn about how catfish are raised!
  • Go to a lake or river, and go fishing for catfish!
  • Go to a restaurant that serves catfish in honor of National Catfish Day!
  • Stay home, and fry up your own catfish!
  • Stay home, and read about National Catfish Day on WeirdHoliday.com!

This holiday has also been called: Catfish Day, International Catfish Day, National Catfishing Day, Catfishing Day, and International Catfishing Day.

June 25th is also Leon Day and National Strawberry Parfait Day!

National Catfish Day is celebrated in June which is: Adopt-A-Cat Month, Fight the Filthy Fly Month, Great Outdoors Month, LGBT Pride Month, National Accordion Awareness Month, National Candy Month, National Dairy Month, National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, National Rose Month, National Turkey Lovers' Month, and National Zoo and Aquarium Month!

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Swim A Lap Day (June 24th)

Swim a Lap Day
Swim A Lap Day
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June 24th is Swim A Lap Day!
The origin of Swim A Lap Day is currently unknown. This weird holiday provides a great way to kick off summer and a perfect opportunity for swimmers to have fun in the pool! Swimming is an ideal recreational and competitive sport that helps athletes maximize their fitness. Many pools have lanes for people to use when they want to swim laps. Unlike running laps, swimming laps consist of swimming back and forth from one side of the pool to the other. If it's difficult for you to swim, try using swim fins (our favorite are the pink fins)! Wear proper swimming attire like goggles, a snorkel, a nose plug, sunscreen, a swim cap, and of course a swim suit!

Swimming Underwater
Swimming Underwater
Photo Cred: @katelynrenee06
Celebrate this weird holiday by heading out to the pool! Swim as many laps as you can! Hold a competition with friends to see who can swim the most laps or the fastest lap! Participate in a swimming competition (long course, short course, medley, or open water)! See which one of your friends can hold their breath the longest while swimming underwater! Wish your friends and family a "Happy Swim A Lap Day!" Wear or lay on a floatation device in the pool, and float like a duck! If you don't enjoy swimming or can't swim at all, try lounging on a pool chair and work on your tan while drinking a martini! However you decide to spend Swim A Lap Day, spend time out at the pool and get wet!

Swim A Lap Day Fun Facts:
  • 65% of people in the United States don't know how to swim!
  • Swimming became an Olympic event for the first time in 1896!
  • In 1907, White Star Line's Adriatic became the first ocean liner to have a swimming pool ready to go to sea!
  • Benjamin Franklin invented swim fins!
  • Swimming causes less stress on your body's bones and joints than in other sports because your body is supported by water.

Swim A Lap Day Jokes:
  • What kind of stroke can you use on toast?
    • BUTTER-fly!
  • What do a dentist and a swim coach have in common?
    • They both use drills!
  • Why did the swimmer keep doing the backstroke?
    • The swimmer just had lunch and didn't want to swim on a full stomach.
  • Why didn't the vegetarian stay in swimming for very long?
    • She didn't like the meets.
  • Whenever you are feeling powerless, remember that just one of your turds can shut down a whole swimming pool.

Swim A Lap Day Quotes:
  • "This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can't see how deep it is."
    • Dennis Rodman
  • "I have often wanted to drown my troubles, but I can't get my wife to go swimming."
    • Jimmy Carter
  • "Swimming is normal for me. I'm relaxed. I'm comfortable, and I know my surroundings. It's my home."
    • Michael Phelps
  • "I was quite fat as a kid. And swimming is a sport you can enjoy whatever size you are. If you're fat, running is a pain. I'm not really built for running."
    • David Walliams
  • "If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do all the rest have to drown too?"
    • Steven Wright

Swim A Lap Day Destinations:
  • If you have a swimming pool at your home, take a dip, and swim some laps!
  • If there is a community pool in your neighborhood, go swimming in honor of Swim A Lap Day!
  • Go to the lake with friends, and swim in the area designated for swimmers!
  • Go to the ocean, and swim against the waves!
  • Stay home, and read about Swim A Lap Day on WeirdHoliday.com!

This holiday has also been called: National Swim A Lap Day and International Swim A Lap Day.

June 24th is also International Fairy Day, Museum Comes to Life Day, and National Pralines Day!

Swim A Lap Day is celebrated in June which is: Adopt-A-Cat Month, Fight the Filthy Fly Month, Great Outdoors Month, LGBT Pride Month, National Accordion Awareness Month, National Candy Month, National Dairy Month, National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, National Rose Month, National Turkey Lovers' Month, and National Zoo and Aquarium Month!

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

National Pink Day (June 23rd)

National Pink Day
National Pink Day
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June 23rd is National Pink Day!
National Pink Day offers a great opportunity for anybody to wear pink! Any of the colors between purple and red, of medium to high brightness, and of low to moderate saturation can be classified as pink. Pink is commonly used during other holidays, such as Valentine's Day and Easter. Pink is oftentimes called "the color of love." Pink flamingos, pink iguanas, pigs, and pink dolphins are just some of the animals that have pink coloring. If you missed National Martini Day, go out and have a pink martini! Watch the classic movies Pretty in Pink (1986) or Pink Cadillac (1989).

Pink Sunset Clouds
Pink Sunset Clouds
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Celebrate this weird holiday by listening to Pink Floyd or P!nk. Watch The Pink Panther movies or cartoons! Pull out your pinky, and give someone a pinky swear. If something is baffling you, "when in doubt, pinky out." Wear your favorite Victoria's Secret PINK clothes. If you are a guy, pull out your pink shirt or shorts. Donate, and wear your pink ribbon to help end breast cancer. Wish someone you know a "Happy National Pink Day!" Give someone you love a pink rose, or watch a pink sunset together. Use food coloring to turn your food pink. However you decide to spend National Pink Day, embrace your feminine side, and celebrate this unusual holiday!

National Pink Day Fun Facts:
  • Pink is a combination of red and white.
  • According to the Women's Institute for Domestic Science, boys originally wore pink, since it was considered a more masculine and stronger color. Blue was considered dainty and pretty, so it was often associated with girls.
  • In English, the word "pink" could be derived from the Dutch flower pinken dating back to 1681.
  • Baker-Miller Pink, also known as "drunk tank pink," has been painted in jail cells to calm violent prisoners.
  • Both red and pink represent love, but red denotes hot passion, while pink is romantic and charming.

National Pink Day Jokes:
  • What would you call the USA if everyone had a pink car?
    • A pink carnation!
  • What's the difference between pink and purple?
    • Your grip.
  • What is pink and fuzzy?
    • Pink fuzz.
  • What is blue and fuzzy?
    • No, not blue fuzz. It's pink fuzz holding its breath!
  • Once there were these 3 guys all looking for a place to stay for the night. They all saw a pink house. The first guy walked up to this pink house that had a pink driveway. He walked up the pink driveway, knocked on the pink door, and what do you know a pink lady answered. The man asked this pink lady if he could stay the night and she said yes. He walked into the pink house, walked up the pink staircase, walked down the pink hallway, walked into the pink room, sat his things down on the pink floor, and went to sleep on the pink bed. The next man decides to stay here too. He walks up the pink driveway, knocks on the pink door, talks to the pink lady, walks up the pink staircase, walks down the pink hallway, walks into another pink room, sets his things down on the pink floor, lies down on the pink bed, and goes to sleep. The next man decides to do the same thing. So the man walks up the pink driveway, knocks on the pink door, talks to the pink lady, walks up the pink staircase, walks down the pink hallway, walks into the (guess what color) PINK room, lies down on the pink bed and goes to sleep. The next day the first man got out of bed walked down the pink hallway, walked down the pink staircase, and walked into the pink kitchen for breakfast. The second man got out of bed, walked down the pink hallway, walked down the pink staircase, and walked into the pink kitchen for breakfast. The third man got out of bed, walked down the pink hallway, walked down the pink staircase, and walked into the pink kitchen for breakfast. The pink lady then asked them, "What would you nice gentlemen like for breakfast? I have Cheerios and Fruit Loops." The first man said after thinking long and hard about it, "I think I'm gonna have Cheerios." The second man after thinking long and hard about it said, "I think I'll have the same." The third man after thinking long and hard about it politely answered, "I would like some Fruit Loops if it's not too much trouble please." The moral of the story is: The ratio of men liking Cheerios to Fruit Loops is 2:1.

National Pink Day Quotes:
  • "Pink isn't just a color, it's an attitude!"
    • Miley Cyrus
  • "I fell off my pink cloud with a thud."
    • Elizabeth Taylor
  • "I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."
    • Audrey Hepburn
  • "I love pink - pink's my favorite. I hardly ever - weirdly - wear it, but I love the color pink."
    • Ellie Goulding
  • "I don't think I will ever get tired of wearing pink."
    • Emma Bunton

National Pink Day Destinations:
  • Go to Victoria's Secret, and buy some PINK clothes for yourself or your girlfriend.
  • Go to the bathroom, but make sure you wash your hands so you don't get pink eye.
  • Drive to the bakery, and buy some pink cupcakes with pink frosting, or make your own!
  • Go outside tonight, and watch the gorgeous pink sunset, or pick a pink flower!
  • Stay home, and read about National Pink Day on WeirdHoliday.com!

Alternative titles for this holiday include: Pink Day and International Pink Day.

June 23rd is also Let It Go Day, National Pecan Sandy Day, and United Nations Public Service Day!

National Pink Day is celebrated in June which is: Adopt-A-Cat Month, Fight the Filthy Fly Month, Great Outdoors Month, LGBT Pride Month, National Accordion Awareness Month, National Candy Month, National Dairy Month, National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, National Rose Month, National Turkey Lovers' Month, and National Zoo and Aquarium Month!

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

National Chocolate Eclair Day (June 22nd)

National Chocolate Eclair Day
National Chocolate Eclair Day
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June 22nd is National Chocolate Eclair Day!
National Chocolate Eclair Day can offer a great opportunity to grab a doughnut if you missed National Doughnut Day! Even if you celebrated that unusual holiday earlier this month, today's a perfect day to eat a chocolate eclair! Chocolate eclairs are oblong pastries that are made with choux dough, filled with a cream, and topped with chocolate icing. The dough is usually formed into an oblong shape with a pastry bag and baked. The pastry is then typically filled with a chocolate-flavored custard or a type of cream. Then chocolate icing is applied to the top. In the United States, chocolate eclairs are normally filled with vanilla pudding or custard.

Brunetti Chocolate Eclairs
Brunetti Chocolate Eclairs
Photo Cred: @lolv
Celebrate this weird holiday by visiting your favorite bakery and buying a chocolate eclair or seven! Wake up early and serve your family chocolate eclairs in bed! If you are running late to work, go to the doughnut shop, and buy a box of chocolate eclairs for your boss and coworkers. Tell your boss that your were late in honor of National Chocolate Eclair Day! Have a competition with your friends to see who can eat the most chocolate eclairs! Buy a ton of chocolate eclairs, and try to break the record for the world's largest chocolate eclair pyramid! However you decide to spend National Chocolate Eclair Day, we wish you have an extra delicious and chocolatey day!

National Chocolate Eclair Day Fun Facts:
  • Eclair means "lightening" in French. Many people believe that eclairs got their name from the glistening sparkles from the frosting that resembles a lightning bolt.
  • Although the origin of the chocolate eclair is unknown, it has been hypothesized that Marie Antoine (Antonin) Carême, a French chef, made the first chocolate eclair.
  • The oldest recorded eclair recipe discovered in an American cookbook is from 1884.
  • The most popular chocolate eclair filling is vanilla cream or whipped cream.
  • In the United States, a chocolate eclair is sometimes referred to as a "Long John." A Long John is an elongated doughnut, filled with custard, cream, or jelly and covered in chocolate frosting.

National Chocolate Eclair Day Jokes:
  • A policeman pulls a man over for speeding and asks him to get out of the car. After looking the man over he says, "Sir, I couldn't help but notice your eyes are bloodshot. Have you been drinking?" The man gets really indignant and says, "Officer, I couldn't help but notice your eyes are glazed. Have you been eating doughnuts? A chocolate eclair perhaps?"
  • Dear Chocolate Eclair,
    Thank you for making my hour-long Zumba class worthless.
    Sincerely,
    Overweight Mom
  • Today, is a perfect day to loudly eclair that I couldn't care less.
  • Why do officers never eat chocolate eclairs?
    • Cops can't put their thumbs through them to chase down criminals!
  • Why did the chocolate eclair have to go to the dentist?
    • It needed a chocolate filling!

National Chocolate Eclair Day Quotes:
  • "He has no more backbone than a chocolate eclair."
    • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Jerry: "So let me get this straight. You find yourself in the kitchen, you see an eclair in the receptacle, and you think to yourself, 'What the hell, I'll just eat some trash.'"
    George: "No no no no no. It was not trash."
    Jerry: "Was it in the trash?"
    George: "Yes."
    Jerry: "Then it was trash."
    George: "It wasn't down in. It was sort of on top."
    Jerry: "But it was in the cylinder."
    George: "Above the rim."
    Jerry: "Adjacent to refuse is... refuse."
    George: "It was on a magazine. And it still had the doily on."
    Jerry: "Was it eaten?"
    George: "One little bite."
    Jerry: "Well, that's garbage."
    George: "But I know who took the bite. It was her aunt."
    Jerry: "Well, you, my friend, have crossed the line that divides man and bum. You are now a bum."
  • "I owe it all to little chocolate donuts."
    • John Belushi
  • "Even in the old days, we'd make an effort. When I'd go out to score on Eighth Avenue, I'd get my junk and a chocolate doughnut. But I'd always also pick up one of those pita-pocket health food sandwiches. You know, something really good for me."
    • Steven Tyler
  • "But the doughnut ladies have learned how to get back at you. They do the subtraction for you in front of the other customers to make you look like an idiot. You go in there, 'Yeah, I'd like a dozen donuts. I'll start with seven chocolate.' 'You have five left.' 'Okay, if I were to order one more, then how many would I have left? How many would I have then doughnut lady, that's want I need to know and now!'"
    • Brian Regan

National Chocolate Eclair Day Destinations:

This holiday has also been called: Chocolate Eclair Day, International Chocolate Eclair Day, Chocolate Eclairs Day, National Chocolate Eclairs Day, and International Chocolate Eclairs Day.

June 22nd is also Great American Backyard Campout, Soap Microphone Day, and Stupid Guy Thing Day!

National Chocolate Eclair Day is celebrated in June which is: Adopt-A-Cat Month, Fight the Filthy Fly Month, Great Outdoors Month, LGBT Pride Month, National Accordion Awareness Month, National Candy Month, National Dairy Month, National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, National Rose Month, National Turkey Lovers' Month, and National Zoo and Aquarium Month!

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Go Skateboarding Day (June 21st)

Go Skateboarding Day
Go Skateboarding Day
Photo Cred: @thecandidobserver
June 21st is Go Skateboarding Day!
Skateboarding originated in the 1940s. According to popular belief, Californian surfers enjoyed surfing so much, that when there was no waves in the ocean, the surfers still wanted to surf. So the idea of creating a board with wheels on it came about, so the surfers could still do what they loved. Today, skateboarding is recognized worldwide as an action sport, and it is one of the main sports in the X Games. Popular skateboard tricks include an ollie, pop shove-it, boardslide, boneless, no comply, kick flip, heel flip, impossible, and 360 flip. Tony Hawk is arguably the most famous skateboarder, becoming the first skateboarder to land a "900."

Longboarding in Pittsburg
Longboarding in Pittsburg
Photo Cred: @jeremycj
Celebrate this weird holiday by going outside and skating! If you don't know how to skate, go out and teach yourself! Try to complete a basic trick, such as a manual or ollie. Drop down the half pipe at the community skatepark. Try to grind a rail! Wish a friend or fellow skateboarder a "Happy Go Skateboarding Day!" If you are an experienced skateboarder, teach yourself a new trick. If you are uninterested in actually using a skateboard, try playing a skating game such as Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD. However you decide to celebrate Go Skateboarding Day, have fun, stay safe, and remember to wear protective gear! All the professionals do it.

Go Skateboarding Day Fun Facts:
  • In 1959, the Roller Derby Skateboard (the first commercially manufactured skateboard) went on the market. The Roller Derby Skateboard had wheels that were made of clay.
  • In Norway, the ownership, use, and sale of skateboards was banned from 1978-1989.
  • In the 1970's, Frank Nasworthy added polyurethane wheel technology to skateboards.
  • The very first precision-bearing skateboard wheels were created by Road Rider.
  • In 1976, the first outdoor skatepark was created in Florida.

Go Skateboarding Day Jokes:
  • What did the Lion say when he saw a boy on a skateboard?
    • Meals on wheels!
  • What is the hardest thing about riding a skateboard?
    • The road.
  • A boy and a girl were walking home from school one day, and the boy says "I have a skateboard. Skateboards are for boys only!" Hearing this, the girl asked her mother for a skateboard. So the next day they were walking home, and the girl shows the boy her skateboard. Then, the boy said "Well, footballs are for boys. You can't have one!" So the girl asked her mother for a football. The next day, they were walking home, and the girl showed the boy her football. Then the boy said, "Okay then." He pulled down his pants and said, "Your mom can't possibly buy you one of these!" So the next day, they were walking home, and the boy said, "You cant tell me you've got one." The girl pulled her pants down and said, "My mommy said as long as I have one of these, I can get as many of those as I want."
  • Three men died in a car accident and met Jesus Christ at the Pearly Gates. The Lord spoke unto them saying, "I will ask you each a simple question. If you tell the truth I will allow you into heaven, but if you lie, Hell is waiting for you." To the first man the Lord asked, "How many times did you cheat on your wife?" The first man replied, "Lord, I was a good husband. I never cheated on my wife." The Lord replied, "Very good! Not only will I allow you in, but for being faithful to your wife I will give you a huge mansion and a limo for your transportation. To the second man the Lord asked, "How many times did you cheat on your wife?" The second man replied, "Lord, I cheated on my wife twice." The Lord replied, "I will allow you to come in, but for your unfaithfulness, you will get a four-bedroom house and a BMW." To the third man the Lord asked, "So, how many times did you cheat on your wife?" The third man replied, "Lord, I cheated on my wife about 8 times." The Lord replied, "I will allow you to come in, but for your unfaithfulness, you will get a one-room apartment, and a Yugo for your transportation." A couple hours later the second and third men saw the first man crying his eyes out. "Why are you crying," the two men asked, "if you got the mansion and limo?" The first man replied, "I'm crying because I saw my wife a little while ago, and she was riding a skateboard!"
  • How many skateboarders does it take to screw in a light bulb?
    • Just one, but it takes twenty tries.

Go Skateboarding Day Quotes:
  • "I consider skateboarding an art form, a lifestyle and a sport. 'Action sport' would be the least offensive categorization."
    • Tony Hawk
  • "When I was a kid, I always wanted to live in California because I liked skateboarding."
    • Demetri Martin
  • "All I wanted to do was ride skateboards - I wanted to be a professional skateboarder. But I had this problem. I kept breaking half of my body skateboarding."
    • Travis Barker
  • "For me, skateboarding is a lifestyle. I really don't know anything different. My life revolves around skating. If I wasn't a professional skateboarder, I'd still be skating every day."
    • Ryan Sheckler
  • "Life is a lot like skateboarding."
    • Lil Wayne

Go Skateboarding Day Destinations:
  • Go to the skatepark, and show off your skating skills!
  • Drive (or skate) to the skate shop, and buy a new board or customize your own!
  • Take a vacation to the West Coast, and ride a longboard near the coast.
  • Visit the Skateboarding Hall of Fame Museum in Simi Valley, California.
  • Stay home, and read about Go Skateboarding Day on WeirdHoliday.com!

Alternative titles for this holiday include: National Go Skateboarding Day and International Go Skateboarding Day.

June 21st is also National Flip Flop Day and Take Your Dog To Work Day!

Go Skateboarding Day is celebrated in June which is: Adopt-A-Cat Month, Fight the Filthy Fly Month, Great Outdoors Month, LGBT Pride Month, National Accordion Awareness Month, National Candy Month, National Dairy Month, National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, National Rose Month, National Turkey Lovers' Month, and National Zoo and Aquarium Month!

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

National Dump The Pump Day (June 20th)

National Dump The Pump Day
National Dump The Pump Day
Photo Cred: @druablank
June 20th is National Dump the Pump Day!
National Dump the Pump Day was created in 2005 by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) to encourage people to save money and ride public transportation. Public transit can provide an economical way to save cash, especially when gas prices are high. The point of this unusual holiday is to limit the use of your automobile and save gas. Dump the Pump Day presents an ideal opportunity to use or buy an economical car such as a Smart car. National Dump the Pump Day offers a great opportunity for America to lessen its dependency on foreign oil, while making a positive impact towards reducing global warming and climate change.

Old Gas Pump
Photo Cred: @aprettylight
Celebrate this weird holiday by walking or riding your bike instead of driving your car. If you would rather take a more unconventional form of transportation, try a skateboard! Take a train, shuttle bus, or taxi into town to reach your destination. If you need to get across town, and there is no public transportation available, consider carpooling with a neighbor. If you have to go to the grocery store or run errands, wait until you can do many different things in one trip instead of taking multiple trips. Wish friends and family a "Happy National Dump the Pump Day!" Whichever way that you and your friends decide to spend National Dump the Pump Day, make an effort to save gas and reduce your carbon footprint.

National Dump the Pump Day Fun Facts:
  • According to the APTA Transit Savings Report, a two person household that downsizes to one car can save an average of $9,700 or more a year.
  • In 2012, the United States took 10.5 billion trips using public transportation.
  • Each day during the week, people board public transportation 35 million times.
  • For every $1 billion invested in public transportation, 36,000 jobs are created.
  • Public transportation in the United States saves 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline every year.

National Dump the Pump Day Jokes:
  • Bill and Hillary are out driving in the country near Hillary's hometown. They are low on fuel so Bill pulls into a gas station for a fill-up. The attendant comes out and begins to pump gas into the First couple's gas tank. As he is doing this, he looks into the passenger window. "Hey, Hillary. We used to date in high school, do you remember me?" he asks. They chat for a few minutes, Bill pays and the First couple leaves. As they drive off, Bill is feeling very proud of himself and looks over at Hillary. "You used to date that guy? Just think what it would be like if you had married him instead of me," he says smugly. Hillary looks at Bill and shrugs. Then she replies, "Well I guess you'd be pumping gas and he would be the President."
  • How high are gas prices in New York City?
    • So high rats are carpooling in from New Jersey!
  • Why do only 70 percent of Americans feel economic hardship because of $4/gallon gas?
    • The other 30 percent own oil company stock!
  • My wife told me she wanted to go out somewhere expensive... so I took her to the gas station.
  • Gas has become so expensive that SUV now stands for "sport utility victim."

National Dump the Pump Day Quotes:
  • "Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second."
    • Edward Abbey
  • "Ethanol doesn't burn cleaner than gasoline, nor is it cheaper."
    • Jeff Goodell
  • "I buy food and gasoline - that's it."
    • Kat Dennings
  • "If you look - look at - I mean, look at what's going on with your gasoline prices. They're going to go to $5, $6, $7 and we don't have anybody in Washington that calls OPEC and says, 'Fellas, it's time. It's over. You're not going to do it anymore.'"
    • Donald Trump
  • "Like the vast majority of my constituents, I continue to be concerned about record profits reported by petroleum companies at a time when consumers are paying record high prices for gasoline."
    • Mike Rogers

National Dump the Pump Day Destinations:
  • Walk to work instead of driving your car!
  • Run to school or wherever you work.
  • Go on a bike ride with your significant other on your favorite trail.
  • Take a train or another form of public transportation into the city.
  • Stay home, and read about National Dump The Pump Day on WeirdHoliday.com!

Alternative titles for this holiday include: Dump The Pump Day and International Dump The Pump Day.

June 20th is also American Eagle Day, National Ice Cream Soda Day, National Vanilla Milkshake Day, and Take Your Dog To Work Day!

National Dump The Pump Day is celebrated in June which is: Adopt-A-Cat Month, Fight the Filthy Fly Month, Great Outdoors Month, LGBT Pride Month, National Accordion Awareness Month, National Candy Month, National Dairy Month, National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, National Rose Month, National Turkey Lovers' Month, and National Zoo and Aquarium Month!

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

National Martini Day (June 19th)

National Martini Day
National Martini Day
Photo Cred: @shortiiexx
June 19th is National Martini Day!
National Martini Day is celebrated annually in honor the popular alcoholic beverage. If you go to the bar, and the bartender asks you to "name your poison," order a martini. It's the classy thing to do. The origin of the martini is currently unknown, but the earliest record of the "Martinez" can be found in Jerry Thomas’ 1862 book, How to Mix Drinks, or the Bon Vivant’s Companion. In 1888, the word Martini was first mentioned in The New and Improved Illustrated Bartenders' Manual by Harry Johnson. In 1911, Martini di Arma di Taggia served a cocktail made with gin, vermouth, orange bitters, and an olive garnish. Thus, the martini that we enjoy today was born.

Three Martinis
Three Martinis
Photo Cred: @tempemarketplace
Celebrate this weird holiday, and order a delicious martini with your friends. Watch a James Bond movie, or read a James Bond novel, and ask the bartender to serve you up a martini "007 style." Wish someone you know a "Happy National Martini Day!" Pour yourself a martini, and don't forget the olive! Throw a party and serve up some martinis! Try something new, like a vodka martini, also known as a vodkatini or kangaroo cocktail. Try an apple martini, chocolate martini, or an espresso martini. If you enjoy a more tart beverage, enjoy a sour apple martini or a sour patch martini. Either way you decide to celebrate this amazing holiday, enjoy yourself and act responsibly! Cheers!

National Martini Day Fun Facts:
  • The Martini derived it's name from the city of Martinez, California (1887).
  • Martini enthusiasts typically believe that a perfect martini must be served in a 4 ounce glass.
  • It is widely believed that the Martini glass was invented during the Prohibition Era. The shape of the glass made it easy to dispose of the banned alcohol during a police incursion.
  • The shape of the martini glass helps prevent the ingredients from separating.
  • The Algonquin Hotel in New York City serves a martini that costs $10,000! The garnish that tops off the martini is a gorgeous, real radiant cut diamond.

National Martini Day Jokes:
  • Charles Dickens strolls into a bar and orders up a martini. The bartender asks, "Olive or twist?"
  • A businessman enters a tavern, sits down at the bar, and orders a double martini on the rocks. After he finishes the drink, he peeks inside his shirt pocket and orders the bartender to prepare another double martini. After he finishes his beverage, he again peeks inside his shirt pocket and orders the bartender to bring another double martini. The bartender says, "Look, sir, I'll bring you martinis all night long, but you have to tell me why you look inside your shirt pocket before you order a refill." The customer replies, "I'm peeking at a photo of my wife. When she starts to look good, I know it's time to go home."
  • A man walked into a bar and ordered one martini after the other, each time removing the olives and placing them into a jar by his side. When the jar was filled with olives the man started to leave. When the bartender asked him what that was all about, he replied, "My wife just sent me out for a jar of olives."
  • Martinis are like breasts... One isn't enough, and three are too many.
  • A guy wandered into a bar and ordered a martini. The bartender brought it to him, and he drank it down. When he finished it, he started nibbling on the rim of the glass. He kept nibbling and nibbling until there was nothing left but the stem of the glass. He then threw the stem over his shoulder where it broke into pieces on the floor. By now, quite a few of the patrons are watching this go on. He ordered another martini, and repeated the performance; nibbling the rim of the glass around and around until there was nothing left but the stem, which he threw away over his shoulder. Several patrons are staring at him with their mouths open. He ordered a third martini and did it all over again; nibbling down to the stem and throwing the stem over his shoulder. After the fourth time, he paid his bill and left. All of the other barflies were staring at him in amazement. The bartender said, "That's the weirdest thing I ever saw!" Just then, a customer yelled out, "He's throwing away the best part!"

National Martini Day Quotes:
  • "Martinis are the only American invention as perfect as a sonnet."
    • H. L. Mencken
  • "A man must defend his home, his wife, his children, and his martini."
    • Jackie Gleason
  • "I never go jogging, it makes me spill my martini."
    • George Burns
  • "He knows just how I like my martini - full of alcohol."
    • Homer Simpson from The Simpsons: "I, (Annoyed Grunt) - Bot"
  • "Happiness is... finding two olives in your martini when you're hungry."
    • Johnny Carson

National Martini Day Destinations:
  • Go to the library, and read the James Bond novel Diamonds Are Forever (1956), and learn why James Bond likes his martinis "shaken, not stirred."
  • Go to the bar, and ask the bartender to pour you up a martini!
  • Go on a date with your significant other, and order a martini for the both of you.
  • Stay home, and throw a martini party at your house!
  • Stay home, and read about National Martini Day on WeirdHoliday.com!

Alternative titles for this holiday include: International Martini Day, Martini Day, National Martinis Day, International Martinis Day, and Martinis Day.

June 19th is also Eat an Oreo Day, Juneteenth, and World Sauntering Day!

National Martini Day is celebrated in June which is: Adopt-A-Cat Month, Fight the Filthy Fly Month, Great Outdoors Month, LGBT Pride Month, National Accordion Awareness Month, National Candy Month, National Dairy Month, National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, National Rose Month, National Turkey Lovers' Month, and National Zoo and Aquarium Month!

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

International Picnic Day (June 18th)

International Picnic Day
International Picnic Day
Photo Cred: @petitbill
June 18th is International Picnic Day!
Picnics are a great way to spend the summer outdoors! Early during the Victorian era, picnics offered opportunities for men and women to spend time together outside. Typically, early picnics consisted of many people and a ton of elaborate food! Now, picnics are more laid back and usually occur between a few close friends or family. Picnic food includes fruit, bread, sandwiches, chips, soda, water, leftovers, or anything else that someone decides that they want to eat. International Picnic Day is a perfect occasion for people who want to enjoy a day in the park and spend time with the people they care about.

Picnic by the Lake
Picnic by the Lake
Photo Cred: @mylissecrystal
Celebrate this weird holiday by going on a picnic! Make sandwiches and gather up some fruit to put in your picnic basket. Call up some friends, and have a picnic in the park, or just invite your lover for some personal time together! Have a family reunion over a picnic! Have a picnic in your backyard. Wish everyone that means something to you a "Happy International Picnic Day!" Spend time in the sun, or under the shade of a tree. Go out into an open field, and wear your favorite sunglasses. Bring cards to play while you are eating! Either way that you decide to celebrate International Picnic Day, get outside and enjoy the weather!

International Picnic Day Fun Facts:
  • The first appearance of the word "picnic" in print can be found in the 1692 edition of Tony Willis's, Origines de la Langue Française, which mentions "pique-nique" as being a group of people in a restaurant who brought their own wine. In other words, BYOB.
  • Picnics evolved from elaborate traditions of moveable outdoor feasts enjoyed by the wealthy to small-scale occasions enjoyed by anyone.
  • In 2000, about 4,000,000 people attended a picnic in France that was about 600 miles long (about 1,000 kilometers long) to celebrate the first Bastille Day of the new Millennium.
  • The longest picnic line measured 2,277 meters and was organized in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, on July 15, 2012, as part of the Kitchener Cityhood Centennial Celebration.
  • The 1955 film Picnic was a multiple Oscar winner. The film has been remade twice, in 1986 and 2000.

International Picnic Day Jokes:
  • Three old men were sitting on a front porch comparing their memories. The first one says "I remember being in a stroller, I must have been two." The second one says "I remember standing up in the crib and looking around." The third one says "You both have lousy memories, I remember going to a picnic with my dad and coming home with my mom."
  • There were these two morons driving along the highway looking for a place to stop and picnic. The first moron says, "Let's stop here, and have our picnic under that tree." The other says, "No! Let's have it right here in the middle of the road." They fought for a bit, but finally agreed to have it in the middle of the road. All of a sudden, a car comes speeding towards them and has to swerve into the tree to keep from hitting them. The second moron says, "See? If we were under that tree, we'd be dead now!"
  • A man says to a woman, "Do you know the difference between a penis and a chicken leg?" The woman replies, "No." The man then asks, "Well, do you want to go for a picnic?"
  • Three turtles, Joe, Steve, and Poncho, decide to go on a picnic. Joe packs the picnic basket with cookies, bottled sodas, and sandwiches. The trouble is, the picnic site is 10 miles away, so the turtles take 10 whole days to get there. By the time they do arrive, everyone's whipped and hungry. Joe takes the stuff out of the basket, one by one. He takes out the sodas and realizes that they forgot to bring a bottle opener. Joe & Steve beg Poncho to turn back home and retrieve it, but Poncho flatly refuses, knowing that they'll eat everything by the time he gets back. Somehow, after about two hours, the turtles manage to convince Poncho to go, swearing on their great-grand turtles' graves that they won't touch the food. So, Poncho sets off down the road, slow and steady. Twenty days pass, but no Poncho. Joe and Steve are hungry and puzzled, but a promise is a promise. Another day passes, and still no Poncho, but a promise is a promise. After three more days pass without Poncho in sight, Steve starts getting restless. "I NEED FOOD!" he says with a hint of dementia in his voice. "NO!" Joe retorts. "We promised." Five more days pass. Joe realizes that Poncho probably skipped out to the Burger King down the road, so the two turtles weakly lift the lid, get a sandwich, and open their mouths to eat. But then, right at that instant, Poncho pops out behind a rock. "Just for that, I'm not going."
  • Who comes to a picnic but is never invited?
    • Ants.

International Picnic Day Quotes:
  • "I'm into all that sappy stuff - a surprise picnic, nice dinner, or traveling. I'm kind of an old romantic."
    • Will Estes
  • "Kissing a man with a beard is a lot like going to a picnic. You don't mind going through a little bush to get there!"
    • Minnie Pearl
  • "Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors."
    • Alice Walker
  • "The examined life is no picnic."
    • Robert Fulghum
  • "Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic."
    • W. H. Auden

International Picnic Day Destinations:
  • Drive to the park, and have a picnic with your family!
  • Go to the lake with your girlfriend, and have a picnic on International Picnic Day!
  • Find an open field, and lay out a blanket to have a picnic.
  • Go to the store, and buy a picnic basket!
  • Stay home, and read about International Picnic Day on WeirdHoliday.com!

Alternative titles for this holiday include: National Picnic Day, Picnic Day, International Picnics Day, National Picnics Day, and Picnics Day.

June 18th is also Go Fishing Day and National Cherry Tart Day!

National Apple Strudel Day is celebrated in June which is: Adopt-A-Cat Month, Fight the Filthy Fly Month, Great Outdoors Month, LGBT Pride Month, National Accordion Awareness Month, National Candy Month, National Dairy Month, National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, National Rose Month, National Turkey Lovers' Month, and National Zoo and Aquarium Month!

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Monday, June 17, 2013

National Apple Strudel Day (June 17th)

National Apple Strudel Day
National Apple Strudel Day
Photo Cred: @jianlianglei
June 17th is National Apple Strudel Day!
Apple strudel is a type of sweet, layered pastry with apple filling inside. The filling is made of grated cooking apples (usually of a tart, crisp, and aromatic variety such as Winesap apples), sugar, cinnamon, raisins, and bread crumbs. Strudel uses an unleavened dough. The basic dough consists of flour, oil (or butter) and salt although as a household recipe, many variations exist. Apple strudel dough is a thin, elastic dough, the traditional preparation of which is a difficult process. The dough is kneaded by flogging, often against a table top. Filling is arranged in a line on a comparatively small section of dough, after which the dough is folded over the filling, and the remaining dough is wrapped around until all the dough has been used. The strudel is then oven baked, and served warm. Apple strudel is traditionally served in slices, sprinkled with powdered sugar.

Apple Strudel & Ice Cream
Apple Strudel & Ice Cream
Photo Cred: @seldyloui
Celebrate this weird holiday by eating some apple strudel. Enjoy the mouth-watering flavors of apple strudel with each bite you take. Wish a friend a "Happy National Apple Strudel Day!" Bake apple strudel, and share with your friends and family, or just eat it all! Buy an apple strudel scented candle, or some apple strudel lip gloss! Watch Inglourious Basterds and admire the amazing scene with the closeup of the strudel! Have a competition with your peer to see who can eat the most apple strudel in the shortest amount of time. However you decide to spend National Apple Strudel Day, we hope you have a sweet and delicious day!

National Apple Strudel Day Fun Facts:
  • The word "strudel" means "vortex," "whirlpool," or "eddy" in German. The word comes from the layers of dough that swirl throughout the filling.
  • The oldest known recipe for apple strudel is from Austria in 1696.
  • Apple strudel originated in Vienna, Austria.
  • Apple strudel is especially popular in Austria and in European countries that belonged to the Austro-Hungarian empire in the past.
  • Purists say that the dough when baking apple strudel should be so thin that you can read a newspaper through it, while a legend has it that the Austrian Emperor's perfectionist cook decreed that it should be possible to read a love letter through the dough.

National Apple Strudel Day Jokes:
  • A British couple adopted an orphaned German baby. For five years the baby was silent, wouldn't cry, never said a word to any one. The parents, concerned that the child might have development disabilities, took him to specialist after specialist, and all concluded that the child was normal. On the child's sixth birthday the parents gave young Wolfgang an apple strudel. Wolfgang took one bite and said, "This apple strudel is a bit tepid." The parents look on in amazement, the mother asking, "Wolfgang, you've never spoken before. Why now after all these years?" Wolfgang looked her in the eye and says, "Up until now everything had been satisfactory."
  • The dutiful Jewish son is sitting at his father's bedside. His father is near death. The father is weak and says to his son, "Son, that smell! Is your mother making my favorite apple strudel?" The son replies back, "Yes, Dad." The father, even weaker than before, asks, "If I could just have one more piece of your mother's apple strudel. Would you get me a piece?" The son says, "Yes, Father." The son leaves and walks toward kitchen. After a while, the son returns and sits down next to his father again. The father says, "Is that you son?" The boy replies, "Yes, Dad." Confused, the father asks, "Did you bring the apple strudel?" The son replies, "No, Father." The father, with all the energy that he has left, exclaims, "Why? It's my dying wish!" The boy calmly explains to the father, "Well Dad, Mom says the strudel is for the Sheva!"
  • A Jewish mother asks her son, "Do you want some dessert? I've got some apple strudel and some cheesecake." The boy replies, "I'll have some cheesecake please." The mother, deeply hurt, exclaims, "So what's wrong with the strudel!?"
  • A man looks into his lover's eyes in the heat of passion, and opens his heart to her, "Death by suffocation is a piece of apple strudel next to a night with you." He then gets up and proceeds to leave.
  • A husband who fights with wife all day gets no piece at night... and we don't mean apple strudel.

National Apple Strudel Day Quotes:
  • "I have no truck with lettuce, cabbage, and similar chlorophyll. Any dietitian will tell you that a running foot of apple strudel contains four times the vitamins of a bushel of beans."
    • S.J. Perelman
  • "Older women are like aging strudels - the crust may not be so lovely, but the filling has come at last into its own."
    • Robert Farrar Capon
  • "A child is born with the potential ability to learn Chinese or Swahili, play a kazoo, climb a tree, make a strudel or a birdhouse, take pleasure in finding the coordinates of a star. Genetic inheritance determines a child's abilities and weaknesses. But those who raise a child call forth from that matrix the traits and talents they consider important."
    • Emilie Buchwald
  • Hogan: "What about Schultz?"
    Carter: "He won't talk."
    LeBeau: "Not even to me, and I got him hooked on apple strudel."
    Hogan and his men try to figure out what the Germans have been up to.
  • "And I keep that toaster, you can come and be my strudel, b****."

National Apple Strudel Day Destinations:
  • Drive to a German bakery and ask for apfelstrudel, the German word for apple strudel!
  • Look for an apple orchard, and pick some fresh apples.
  • Go to the library, and look for information about apple strudel.
  • Stay home, and bake your own apple strudel with this amazing recipe!
  • Stay home, and read about National Apple Strudel Day on WeirdHoliday.com!

Alternative titles for this holiday include: Apple Strudel Day and International Apple Strudel Day.

June 17th is also Bunker Hill Day and Eat Your Vegetables Day!

National Apple Strudel Day is celebrated in June which is: Adopt-A-Cat Month, Fight the Filthy Fly Month, Great Outdoors Month, LGBT Pride Month, National Accordion Awareness Month, National Candy Month, National Dairy Month, National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, National Rose Month, National Turkey Lovers' Month, and National Zoo and Aquarium Month!

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