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international watch firefly day

aim to misbehave. take the day off and (re-)watch the greatest little show in the 'verse. it's international watch firefly day!






the questionnaires of james lipton, bernard pivot, and marcel proust

three well-known personalities popularized lists of questions that are supposed to display the true character of the people who answer them. they also show that the apparently simple task of copying a list poses a challenge.






the globe theatre

shakespeare's famous globe theatre, originally built in 1599, bears little resemblance to what most people think of as a theater today. a replica, made as historically accurate as possible, was built in london in 1996.






talk like shakespeare day

what better way to celebrate shakespeare's 454th birthday today than to embarrass yourself by trying unsuccessfully to talk like he wrote?






the globe theatre

shakespeare's famous globe theatre, originally built in 1599, bares little resemblance to what most people think of as a theater today. a replica, made as historically accurate as possible, was built in london in 1996.






earth day

it's earth day! of all the planets i have visited, including my home planet, this one definitely throws the best parties for itself.






13 ways to find north if you’re lost in the woods

shocking but true: even in the 21st century, it's still possible to get lost in the woods. if you ever need to figure out which direction is north, you can use any of numerous methods, ranging from high-tech to low-tech to no-tech.






national tea day

never mind what the clock says. it's teatime all day today—national tea day. and yes, you're welcome to enjoy a cup even if you don't live in the "right" nation.






white tea

take tender, young tea leaves and dry them quickly without letting them oxidize for a tea with a delicate flavor and, reputedly, numerous health benefits.






un chinese language day

if it's raining millet, it must be the season of guyu, and that of course means it's time to celebrate the legendary inventor of chinese characters on un chinese language day.






the inventions of thomas jefferson

thomas jefferson was many things: a president, a slave owner, a philosopher, a linguist, and an inventor, for starts. unfortunately, the list of things he invented has been overstated, and yours truly was one of the culprits.






national garlic day

april 19 is national garlic day, but garlic is useful every day of the year for keeping away bacteria, high blood pressure, and (so i've heard) vampires.






houtong cat village

a former coal-mining village in taiwan was on the verge of dying out, but then hundreds of stray cats saved the day.






banana day

april 18 is banana day, but not for the reason you think. nope, give it up, you'll never guess.






the truth about bananas

america's favorite fruit comes from an herb, not a tree. the life cycle of this plant, and the working conditions of the people who harvest its fruit, are among the little-known facts about bananas.






malbec world day

on malbec world day, raise a glass to the french agronomist who introduced the malbec grape to argentina, leading to the creation of a major industry (and many bottles of delicious wine).






palacio barolo

a 22-story office building in buenos aires, argentina, may not look like much at first glance. but a closer inspection shows it to be a tribute to dante's masterpiece the divine comedy.






national eggs benedict day

it's almost like an egg mcmuffin, but with a poached rather than fried egg, and hollandaise sauce on top—which, if you ask me, makes all the difference in the world. today we celebrate national eggs benedict day.






pope benedict ix

whatever your opinions of the catholic church, there's no getting around the fact that 11th-century pope benedict ix set such a high bar for corruption that politicians are still trying to match him to this day.






national rubber eraser day

today we celebrate the accidental discovery, in 1770, of a better way of removing pencil marks than moist bread—and far more convenient, too. it's national rubber eraser day.