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Haunted Refrigerator Night

hauntedfridgeOctober 30 is Haunted Refrigerator Night! As a precursor to one of the spookiest nights of the year, Haunted Refrigerator Night was created by Thomas and Ruth Roy of Wellcat to find, “what evil lurks in the refrigerators of men… and women… and venture unto the realm of the lower shelf, rear.”

When was the last time you gave your fridge a good scrub down? We’re going to venture to guess that it’s been a while. Those Asian leftovers behind your quite possibly curdled milk are probably growing some hauntingly hairy mold. If you’re looking for a way to get into the Halloween mood that doesn’t involve the traditional pumpkin carving or ghost story telling, turn off the lights and gather your friends and family around your fridge and find out what’s been lying dormant inside. The results are sure to be terrifying!

To keep your fridge from becoming the scariest place in your home, it’s good to give it a deep cleaning at least once a week. If you don’t always have time to complete such a task, there are a few things you can do to keep your fridge tidy in the mean time. These include: periodically checking for any spoiled foods and throwing them out, wiping condiment bottles before returning them to the fridge, and cleaning up any leaks or spills immediately.

Happy Haunted Refrigerator Night!

Sources: Wellcat, Bookrix, Giftypedia,

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Plush Animal Lover’s Day

Happy Plush Animal Lover’s Day!

For everyone who secretly still falls asleep tightly gripping his or her favorite plush animal, today is for you. It’s Plush Animal Lover’s Day, so love your plush animals all you want and don’t be afraid to claim your love for plush animals to the world!…Ok, so bringing your plush animal to work might get you a few weird looks from your co-workers, but once the word is out about how much you love your plush animals, you may just find yourself with a new plush animal or two every year.

Don’t have a plush animal? Go buy one! Think of it as a new pet that you don’t have to feed, bathe or clean up after. And don’t forget to buy a new plush animal for your plush animal-loving friends!


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Worldwide Howl at the Moon Night

wolf-moonWith Halloween only five days away, it’s only fitting that October 26 is Worldwide Howl at the Moon Night! We’re sure at one point in your life you’ve wanted to let out a giant howl at that celestial orb in the sky, so tonight is the night to release your inner wolf.

Wolves have been connected with howling at the moon for centuries. Images of wolves and moons have been traced back to the Stone Age, while Roman and Greek goddesses of the moon were also known for keeping dogs and wolves in their company. There were even some Native American cultures that believed wolves summoned the moon to rise every night.

Are wolves really howling at the moon though? Experts say this popular belief is not actually true. Wolves are nocturnal creatures, and because they travel in packs, they often howl to communicate with other members of their pack. While the way they hold their heads toward the sky makes it look as though these nighttime creatures are communicating with the moon, they do this because it helps their howls carry a further distance. The incredibly vocal wolf howl can carry up to 6 miles in wooded areas, and up to 10 miles in areas where there are no trees.

This connection between wolves and the moon helped to contribute to the popular mythical creature of the werewolf. Werewolves or “lycanthropes” are humans who have the ability to transform into a wolf or wolf-like being. In most werewolf mythology, this transformation takes place whenever there is a full moon. Werewolves usually have a bad reputation, with several people believing that lycanthropes come to be as some sort of punishment to the person whom the condition is effecting. Werewolf legends were often used to explain the grotesque acts of serial killers. More recent werewolf stories and movies link lycanthropy with puberty because of the onset of hair growth, mood swings, and aggressive impulses. Find more werewolf trivia here.

After you’ve given a proper nighttime howl tonight, you can continue your celebration by watching any of the various werewolf movies or television shows listed here!

Sources: Yahoo,, Wikipedia, Animal Planet


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Sorry, we won’t yell at you anymore.

International Caps Lock Day was created in 2000 by Iowa man Derek Arnold. Arnold created this day to be a parody holiday poking fun at those who use the caps lock button when not necessary. The internet made this silly holiday a sensation, so don’t be surprised if you come across some status updates that are entirely made up of uppercase letters today.

Anderson said of the holiday that is now in it’s 14th year of celebration,

International Caps Lock Day is in fact a testament to the small mindedness of certain Western individuals: the majority of the world’s population writes in scripts which have no concept of letter casing. Therefore it is advised to laugh at anyone who invokes this day as an excuse to dismiss local typographical conventions: they are simply making an a** out of themselves.

International Caps Lock Day has become so popular, that it is now celebrated on two days. It is also celebrated on June 28th to pay tribute to Billy Mays, the infomercial king known for his incredibly vocal delivery in all his commercials, who died that day.

You can celebrate Caps Lock Day by keeping that caps lock button pushed down all day and using the hastag, “#CAPSLOCKDAY” because according to the “official” CAPS LOCK DAY website, “CAPS LOCK DAY IS A CELEBRATION OF LIFE AND FOREVER SCREAMING TEXT FOR ALL ETERNITY AND LOVE.”

Sources: Punchbowl, Huffington Post, The Next Web

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Be Bald and Be Free Day

October 14 is Be Bald and Be Free Day!

Be Bald and Be Free Day is a day for all the bald-headed people out there to accept, appreciate and celebrate their baldness and the freedom that comes with it. Just think…you never have to spend money on haircuts, hair care products, brushes or combs or waste time getting your hair cut and styling your hair in the morning. See? Being bald isn’t so bad. Today – better yet, every day – don’t you dare cover up your bald head. Be bald and be free…and be proud of it!

For those of you who aren’t bald, show your bald-headed relatives and friends respect by laying off the bald jokes today.

Note: Be Bald and Be Free Day is copyrighted by Wellcat.


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Ten-Four Day

October 4 is Ten-Four Day!

Ten-Four Day is a celebration of ham radio operators who signal an affirmative reply with “ten-four”. This signal can also mean “message received”, “understood”, “okay”, and “roger that”.

The code “ten-four” was created for CB radio and police radio systems to make radio exchanges come across clearer. See the full list of police codes here.

Sources: The Holiday Whiz, Every Day is Special

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Festival of the Latest Novelties

September 24 is Festival of the Latest Novelties!

This holiday celebrates the newest fads and odd novelty items that usually make the most exciting new inventions. Observe this wacky holiday by getting some new, fresh products that are out on the market. Who knows? Whatever you pick may be the next big thing!

Sources: Bubblews, Stacy Reid

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Stay Away from Seattle Day

If you’ve been thinking of travelling to Seattle, think again – at least for today.  September 16 is Stay Away from Seattle Day.

Stay Away from Seattle Day is (kind of) a playful holiday, although die hard Seattleites use today as an opportunity to shun out-of-towners. This holiday was created as a rebuttal to too much tourism, further development of national chains in the area, and too many newcomers to the Emerald City.

Citizens of Seattle want to keep the city for themselves and you’re not invited! They cite chicken infestations, traffic, and the obvious rain stigma as reasons not to come visit. Still not convinced?  Here is the full list of 25 reasons to stay away from Seattle.

Sources: CBS Seattle, Seattle Twist

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Make a Hat Day

Amsterdam - Hats - 0924September 15 is Make a Hat Day!

Make a Hat Day is  a crafty and creative day that everyone can enjoy! All you have to do to celebrate is make a hat. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a milliner – or professional hat maker, that is. You can even make a plain old paper hat if you want. Find out how here!

If you’re brave enough to make a real hat on Make a Hat Day, check out the websites listed here to learn the basics of hat making.

Did You Know…that September 15 is also Felt Hat Day? Celebrate both occasions by making a felt hat!


Photo Source:© Jorge Royan / / CC-BY-SA-3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
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Cheap Advice Day

September 10 is Cheap Advice Day!

Today’s holiday celebrates cut-rate counselors everywhere, whether they are a professional in the psychiatric industry or that friend who just can’t help but offer their unsolicited advice.

This holiday originates from an episode of Charles M. Shultz’ Peanuts on September 10, 1992 where resident psychiatrist Lucy van Pelt raises her psychiatric fee from 5 cents to 47.

On Cheap Advice Day, take advantage of the low-cost advice given to you by anyone who will listen to your problems. In this economy, not all of us can afford fancy shrinks, so take your cheap advice where you can get it!

Sources: Make A Smile Today, Yahoo! Voices

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