Bald and Free Day

October 14, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

Good morning my glabrous friends. Today is Friday, October 14th. Today’s holidays are:

Bald and Free Day

Whoever created this holiday must have had yours truly in mind. If you’re tired of the facade of comb-overs, bad toupees, or hats to cover your balding pate, go ahead and free yourself from them today. Bald and Free Day encourages you to embrace your lack of hair. Personally, I did this about 4 decades ago, and I’m glad I did.
There are many advantages to being bald.

  • No more wasted money on shampoos, conditioners, and other hair styling products.
  • You no longer have to deal with making appointments at the barber shop.
  • You never have to ask yourself, “Does my hair look okay?”

Imagine the freedom. You have the one hairstyle that truly allows you to roll out of bed and go. Now, let me debunk some of the myths about balding.

  • Standing on your head will not increase circulation and make hair grow back.
  • Wearing a hat will not cause baldness.
  • Blow drying and styling products do not cause baldness. (These methods can cause broken hair and split ends but do not lead to total baldness).
  • Specific foods will not make your hair fall out. (But a poor overall diet can affect baldness).
  • Baldness does not come from poisons or toxins in the air.

The more you learn about balding, the more you will see that it is a perfectly natural part of life, so why fight it. It isn’t really as big a deal as you may think. Relax and enjoy your baldness, even if it is just for today.

national lower-case day

national lower-case day urges you to dispense with those pesky capital letters which add unnecessary keystrokes to your already too busy day and use only lower-case letters when writing today. this holiday was undoubtedly created either by, and/or for, victims of ‘outcome-based’ education, the functional illiterates who frequent social media sites, just plain lazy people, or a combination of these people. capitalization was created for a number of reasons; chief among them is to add clarity to the written language. with that said, please don’t celebrate this holiday. as this paragraph clearly demonstrates, it is annoying.

National Kick-Butt Day

Not to be confused with National Kick Butts Day – the annual ‘quit smoking’ event – National Kick-Butt Day is reserved for kicking yourself in the backside and get you  motivated to begin taking action on all those goals and plans you’ve let go by the wayside. So straighten yourself up and kick it into high gear. Stop procrastinating. To quote comedian Larry , the Cable Guy, “Git ‘er Done.”

National Dessert Day

Dessert is a typically sweet course that concludes a meal. The word dessert originated from the French word “desservir”, meaning “to clean the table”. Dessert, in one form or another, has been around for millennia.  In ancient civilizations, people enjoyed dried fruits, honeycomb, or nuts to cleanse the palette.
Today, there are a plethora of desserts from which to choose, so enjoy the bounty and indulge in your favorite dessert(s) today. You can always get back on your diet tomorrow.

National Chocolate-Covered Insect Day

Chocolate is one of the most popular flavors in the world and people will eat it on anything—strawberries, pretzels, peanuts, –  insects! This holiday honors anyone brave enough to try even a bite of a chocolate-covered insect.
For this exotic snack, insects are roasted to perfection then coated in chocolate. Crickets and ants are the most popular variety and most people who have tried them think they taste like chocolate-covered popcorn. (I’ll bet for a minute there, you thought I was going to say that they taste like chicken). You can find an impressive selection online.
In some countries, such as China and Thailand, chocolate-covered insects are a delicacy. In Southern Africa, caterpillars (without the chocolate) are an important source of protein for some indigenous groups.

Grover’s Birthday

Vet Nurse Day

World Egg Day

World Standards Day

On this date in

  • 1066 – The Battle of Hastings occurred in England. The Norman forces of William the Conqueror defeated King Harold II of England.
  • 1912 – Theodore Roosevelt was shot while campaigning in Milwaukee, WI. Roosevelt’s wound in the chest was not serious and he continued with his planned speech. William Schrenk was captured at the scene of the shooting.
  • 1922 – Lieutenant Lester James Maitland set a new airplane speed record when he reached a speed of 216.1 miles-per-hour.
  • 1926 – The book “Winnie-the-Pooh,” by A.A. Milne, made its debut.
  • 1928 – The first televised wedding took place in Des Plains, IL. James Fowlkes and Cora Dennison were married in a radio studio.
  • 1933 – Nazi Germany announced that it was withdrawing from the League of Nations.
  • 1936 – The first SSB (Social Security Board) office opened in Austin, TX. From this point, the Board’s local office took over the assigning of Social Security Numbers.
  • 1943 – The Radio Corporation of America finalized the sale of the NBC Blue radio network. Edward J. Noble paid $8 million for the network that was renamed American Broadcasting Company.
  • 1944 – German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel committed suicide rather than face execution after being accused of conspiring against Adolf Hitler and the execution that would follow.
  • 1947 – Over Rogers Dry Lake in Southern California, pilot Chuck Yeager flew the Bell X-1 rocket plane and became the first person to break the sound barrier.
  • 1954 – Cecil B. DeMille’s “The Ten Commandments”, starring Charlton Heston, began filming in Egypt. The epic had a cast of 25,000 people.
  • 1960 – Presidential candidate John F. Kennedy first suggested the idea of a Peace Corps.
  • 1962 – The Cuban Missile Crisis began when U.S. reconnaissance aircraft photographed the Soviet construction of intermediate-range missile sites in Cuba.
  • 1964 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent resistance to racial prejudice in America. He was the youngest person to receive the award.
  • 1968 – The first live telecast to come from a manned U.S. spacecraft was transmitted from Apollo 7.
  • 1984 – George ‘Sparky’ Anderson became the first baseball manager to win 100 games and a World Series in both leagues.
  • 1987 – Jessica McClure, 18 months old, fell down an abandoned well in Midland, TX. The rescue took 58 hours.
  • 2002 – Britain stripped power from the Catholic and Protestant politicians of Northern Ireland. Britain resumed sole responsibility for running Northern Ireland.

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