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Weird Holidays

The 20 Most Unusual Summer Holidays

Posted 05.11.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By John Stark Summer weird, summer wonderful. From watermelons to hammocks to cheering up the lonely, here are events y...

Squirrel Appreciation Day: Don't Miss Celebrating!

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 10.06.2014 | Green
Bonni Brodnick

I'm thankful for many things and my list runneth over, but I've never thought squirrels could be counted among them. Until now.

Kooky January Holidays

Posted 03.11.2013 | Home

When we think of holidays in January, we think of New Year's Day and Martin Luther King's Birthday. But did you know that during the first month of th...


The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 06.28.2012 | Technology

IT'S CAPS LOCK DAY Y'ALL! As if you needed an excuse to write everything in capital letters today, it turns out the July 28 is officially known as ...

Easter Bunny Shocker: He May Not Be A Rabbit

Mental Floss | Posted 05.26.2012 | Weird News

The Easter Bunny is one of the greatest icons of all time. Yet, he may not be completely honest with the minions who wait for him every Easter. ...

Leprechauns: 10 Weird Facts

TheFW | Posted 05.14.2012 | Weird News

Few icons from folklore and mythology have been branded and co-opted more than the leprechaun. They have become so synonymous with Irish culture t...

Where Did Groundhog Day Come From?

Mental Floss | Posted 04.03.2012 | Weird News

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning, which apparently means there's six more weeks of winter. But who decided we should trust a Pennsylvania...

6 Insane Holidays You'll Wish You Celebrated | David Moye | Posted 09.25.2011 | Weird News

In America, a holiday amounts to little more than a day off from work and a few quiet beers. It turns out that we're really dropping the ball when ...

Ben Muessig

PHOTOS: It's Rat Catcher's Day -- And Exterminators Don't Even Know It | Ben Muessig | Posted 09.21.2011 | Weird News

Exterminators work long hours setting traps in dark corners and dank basements -- but July 22 is their day in the sun. Or at least it's supposed to...

David Moye

Whip Out Your Pocket Protector And Rejoice! It's Embrace Your Inner Geek Day | David Moye | Posted 07.13.2012 | Weird News

Today may not seem like anything special, but it is actually a holiday of sorts. Two, actually. For starters, it's "Embrace Your Inner Geek," a ...


Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Today is squirrel appreciation day. While everyone can celebrate squirrels in their own way, we wanted to point you to some useful resources around th...