Here are some reasons to celebrate this month, plus the once-in-a-lifetime chance to create your own holiday.
March 1st: National Peanut Butter Lover’s... READ ON
February may be the shortest month of the year, but there is certainly no shortage of unusual holidays to celebrate.
February 4th: Ice Cream for Breakfast... READ ON
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Stephen Colbert's satirical campaign for "President of the United States of South Carolina" made headlines Friday, as he appeared with Herman Cain at the "Rock Me Like a Herman Cain South Cain-olina Primary Rally." Colbert, who's not actually on the ballot on South Carolina, is using his pseudo candidacy to shed light on campaign finance reform and the Citizens United ruling. For his part, according to ABC News, Cain recited a few lines from the Pokemon movie.
Election... READ ON
It’s a New Year, which means 12 new months to observe some offbeat, obscure and just plain odd holidays. Like these!
January 7th: National Old Rock Day
Have you thanked a veteran rock today? Though no official creator has stepped forward, paleontologists must be behind this holiday honoring the fossils and rock formations that are as old as time.
January 9th: National Static Electricity... READ ON
December 26th wasn't just Boxing Day; it also marked the first day of the pan-African holiday celebrating African culture known as Kwanzaa. Founded in the mid-1960s by Maulana Karenga, a black studies professor at Cal State Long Beach, this holiday lasts from the day after Christmas through January 2nd. Each of the 7 days is assigned a principle to be honored: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.
Just as Kwanzaa is a... READ ON
You don't need us to remind you about the major December holidays. But you do need us to tell you that it's Monkey... READ ON
According to the Coca-Cola Company’s website, they currently manufacture 3500 different products in over 200 countries. Here are 10 unique Coca-Cola beverages you probably won’t find in your local grocery store. 1. Café ZuThis Thailand coffee is not for the lazy. Or the ladies. The official brand statement says CAFÉ ZU is a “ready-to-drink canned coffee with ginseng developed for hard-working males between 25 and 35 years old.” 2. Samurai This carbonated energy drink is sold... READ ON
Would you inject 50 hookworms under your skin for your job? Or steam in a vomit sauna for a few hours? Hopefully we non-scientists will never have to answer questions like these. But for the 11 brave souls on this list, experimenting on themselves was all in a day's work.
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Not only have the men and women of the United States Armed Forces served their country, they have also served as inspiration for the Great White Way.
1. Carmelina... READ ON
In its six seasons on CBS, The Nanny never broke into the Top 10 in ratings, peaking at #16 in season three. And this was before it was nearly canceled after a dismal first season. It was not a critical darling, nor an award-winner, garnering only one Emmy in its entire run: Best Costume Design. Yet despite a modest first-run performance, The Nanny has achieved great success in the years since its cancellation.
The Nanny soared overseas. Dubbed versions were broadcast worldwide with minor tweaks for... READ ON
Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.